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Restaurant Nathan Outlaw

AA Notable Wine List 2017-18
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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Refined multi-course seafood dining from a modern master

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Wines by the glass

Despite all the appearances in armchair foodie slots on the telly, and extending the mini-empire to restaurants in London, Rock and a second operation in Port Isaac, Nathan Outlaw has never let the celeb stuff get in the way of cooking fish in a masterful manner. The namesake flagship sits at the top end of the village, with uplifting views out to sea and an understated minimal look involving Cornish art and just enough chunky wooden tables to seat 30 lucky diners, so booking is essential if you’re planning to make a pilgrimage to see what the fuss is all about. Choosing what to eat is easy: seafood is always the star of the show, and it is delivered via lunch and dinner tasting menus. The ethos is to let top-class Cornish materials speak eloquently for themselves, helped along, naturally, with razor-sharp technique and an innate sense of what works with what. Cured monkfish with celery and ginger might kick off proceedings in fine style, before a dish featuring cod’s roe, then perhaps smoked mackerel with onion, parsnip and preserved herring. After that, gurnard could appear pointed up with a fathoms-deep Porthilly crab sauce, before progressing to a splendid piece of turbot served with winter vegetables and green dressing. Next up, a cheese course based, perhaps, around Cornish Jack cheese served with an earthy beetroot and walnut tart. Finally, a brace of desserts, the first delivering a thrilling combination of banana, peanut, espresso and lime, before a clever take on the tried-and-tested theme of red wine pear and chocolate.

Opening hours

  • Closed: Christmas and January
  • Days closed: Sunday to Tuesday
  • Closed for lunch: Wednesday to Thursday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Nathan Outlaw, Chris Simpson

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British, Seafood
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 1
  • Wines over £30: 163
  • Wines by the glass: 16

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 30
  • Off-site parking available: Adjacent to restaurant

Additional information

  • Seats: 30

Getting here

M5/A30/A39 towards Wadebridge. B3267 through St Teath. Then B3267 on to Port Isaac

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