A celebration of the sea

Our flagship restaurant in Padstow was opened by Rick Stein and Jill Stein in 1975. Nearly 50 years on, the menu at The Seafood Restaurant still reflects everything that Rick set out to achieve – a celebration of great quality fish and shellfish, simply cooked. Head Chef Pete Murt leads the way now, with his team perfectly recreating Rick’s recipes time and time again for guests to experience – including lobster thermidor, turbot hollandaise and Indonesian seafood curry.

The seafood bar at the heart of the restaurant is where you’ll find people watchers and real food enthusiasts who want to find out more about everything from our team behind the bar as they shuck oysters and pour drinks. Like a relaxed chef’s table experience where you can choose the menu.

Hear from our customers

Excellent value lunch set menu with a good range of choices. The mussels were fresh with a garlic sauce. The hake with confit onion melted lovingly together. The seabass curry was gorgeous with sides to match. But the star of the show was the cheesecake with salted caramel – simply exquisite.

- Luke

Fabulous food – every course was delicious. The service was excellent , and thought the whole experience was very good value for money. A lovely treat to celebrate being on holiday as a family

- Ellie

To celebrate his new book, Simple Suppers, Rick is heading around the country to a few of his favourite bookshops and locations on a book tour that kicks off on 29th October – scroll down to find your nearest event. The book celebrates some of Rick’s very favourite homely dishes that he says includes, ‘recipes...

Words by Sophie Farrah  The youngest of three, Charlie Stein was born in Padstow in 1985, ten years after Rick and Jill first opened their small seafood bistro on the harbour. “85 is a good vintage. I don’t get to drink enough of it,” he laughs.  He was brought up by the sea in Cornwall,...

Rick Stein two night dinner, bed and breakfast break in Padstow, Cornwall.  Escape to Cornwall this winter on our two night dinner bed and breakfast break in Padstow. Crisp sunny days are perfect for exploring beautiful windswept beaches and a rugged coast path free from crowds. Waking up by the coast to the sound of seagulls knowing...