Having seen Rick Stein on TV many times in his super food programmes from around the world, we stayed in Padstow on holiday and had lunch at the Seafood Restaurant.
The lunch menu is a good option if you want to control your budget and at the time of writing this (Aug 2017) it was £40 / $52 per person for 3 courses. Now this may seem steep when you add wine but for the quality of the food it’s excellent value. We booked a 2pm seating and were shown straight to our table on arrival and were served soon after.
There are several different choices for each course to suit all tastes and should you not want this then main lunch menu is also available.
My son has a slight nut allergy so we asked about what was available and the waitress was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions about food choices.
Starters was wonderful with most of my party having the langoustine bisque (top left) whilst I had the pea and jamon risotto (top right). I tried all starters and I can say they all tasted delightful.
For main course most of the party had the ‘Blonde Ray’ fish which was a meaty white fish that came in the bone. I have no pictures as it would spoilt the meal for anyone going, but it was a treat to the taste buds.
I am not a big dessert fan so opted for cheese which consisted of five cheeses and accompaniments. The cheese was at room temperature so good when compared to other restaurants that serve it cold straight from the fridge. All others in my party had various desserts as you can see from the photo. Excellent.
As with any good restaurant the wine list was exhaustive. It starts at £26 for a bottle of White but we opted for the Sauvignon Blanc at £29. A clean crisp refreshing white wine. It was so good we had another.
So was it worth the money ?
In my opinion yes it was especially if you are in holiday in the area and want to have a memorable experience. I would defiantly come again.
Do book in advance as it get very busy especially during school holidays.