Where we like to lunch and indulge in a Cream Tea.
Cherry Trees (1 mile)
This is new to us and fast becoming the place for coffee, tea and cakes – all homemade and indulging, especially their Cornish Cream Teas – the best (remember, when in Cornwall to put the jam on FIRST!).
- West Quay, Padstow
- 01841 532 934
Prideaux Place (1 mile)
Our closest historic, stately house – tons of Cornish history, and an international film location. There is a very nice Tea Rooms that serves lunch and tea, Open Easter to October half-term.
Rick Stein’s Café (1 mile)
Good, quick food at very good value. The Café has recently improved in quality and has an intimate feel about it. There is a nice little courtyard garden to sit in the Summer.
Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 (1 mile)
Paul Ainsworth is one of the country’s best chefs, along with head chef Chris McClurg, this restaurant is superb and in October 2012, won a Michelin Star, the first in Padstow! The menu is very well set out, some dishes you will know; some re-designed comfort food; some highly innovative dishes and puddings to die for! Always leave some room as it is virtually a law that you taste Paul’s puddings! The service is very attentive and the dishes beautifully presented, the flavours are well crafted. Closed Sunday evening and Monday.
New in 2019: Mahé Cookery School and Chef’s Table. Next door to ‘Number 6.’
The Mussel Box (1 mile)
Formally The Basement Café – A nice little café/bistro with beautifully cooked food – especially mussels – to take away or to eat in. The mussel and fish dishes are fabulous and on hot and balmy days and nights, or even cold winter nights, you can sit outside looking at the harbour, in a conservatory (with heaters for winter).
Dog friendly most moths of the year, but please check.
The Falcon (8 miles)
Deep in a valley accessed from a little road opposite Newquay Airport, the charming village of St Mawgan has a village shop, a Japanese Bonsai tree nursery and this nice little pub that does well cooked traditional pub food. We had a lovely lunch there sat outside (in the summer) in the quiet with a magical tinkle of water coming from the Ford nearby. Nice for supper as well.
The Olive Tree (2 miles)
A small, well presented bistro serving pasta, pizza and steaks at a good standard. Lovely special dishes each day at a reasonable price, served in a friendly atmosphere. A nice place to go to out of the melee of Padstow. Open for Brunch and Dinner.
Trevisker’s Kitchen (1.5 miles)
This is quite a new eatery, at The Trevisker Garden Centre, just half a mile out of Padstow, on the way to Wadebridge. Chef Henk De Villiers is a well-know character around these parts and offers good bistro-style lunch and supper menu. Good for large parties. Very good menu and value.
- Well worth a try
- Dog Friendly
The Mariner’s Arms (14 miles)
Paul Ainsworth’s pub. Very good pub food.
- Highly Recommended
- Dog Friendly
Lellizzick Farm Cream Teas
This B&B and working farm is perched on the headland of Stepper Point, overlooking views of Hawkers Cove and the Camel Estuary. Open through the summer months and serves lovely cream teas with a view.
Paula (who helped us here at Woodlands the past 8 years) has set up these lovely Ice cream and barista coffee vans, one in Treyarnon Bay and the other on Booby’s Bay. Cakes and cookies.
Food for Thought (2 miles)
Mobile take-away. It doesn’t matter if you’re wet and covered in sand; have your lunch at their tables and chairs and watch the surfers. Open from Easter to October half term.
- Harlyn Bay - the upper car park
St Enodoc Hotel (14 miles)
Very good for lunch ‘Al Fresco’ Lunches in the summer with wonderful views. The restaurant is a lovely place for winter lunches as well after a strenuous walk to Betjeman’s grave in St Enodoc Church or a round of golf at the golf club.
The Seafood Bar and Fish Monger (1 mile)
A ‘Drop-in’ bar (that is not bookable) you should try, especially for lunch. Very good fresh fish – as you would expect, and a great place to join friends after shopping in Padstow.
Hugo's rating: Graded from Very Good to Outstanding.
All mentioned, are good. Establishments not on the list are either not up to standard or not visited.
Key: Very Good = 'OK' – 'Well worth a try' – 'Recommended' – 'Highly Recommended' = Outstanding.