The Seafood Restaurant (Rick Stein), Padstow, Cornwall Reviews

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The Seafood Restaurant (Rick Stein), Padstow, Cornwall
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★★★★★

“best fish there is. end of !”

Written on: 24/03/2015 by Daniel.nick (4 reviews written)

Not a big fan of the celeb chef culture but this place is the best hands down, it needs to be given what you pay, but we won’t dwell on this. it is a stark reminder to all other restaurants, particularly a certain Scottish chef, that having a famous face is not enough to be regarded as the best restaurant there is. I’m a professional chef and have been for 12 years so feel i know a thing or 2 about the industry. in most case i would recommend going to a restaurant that’s recommend to you… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Our Dining Experience!”

Written on: 30/12/2013 by michaelwoodall (1 review written)

Both my wife and myself dined at The Seafood Restaurant 23rd December 2013 and were not disappointed. Good atmosphere, staff very attentive and food was excellent. Prices are comparable to other restaurants of the same standard. Will definitely visit again. … Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“3 OUT OF 6 DISHES WERE GOOD”

Written on: 17/03/2012 by kevincornwall (5 reviews written)

We decided to go back to Rick steins after a long break,because lets be honest it is expensive,we had the set lunch which looked on paper a good bet at £29.99,the seafood soup and crab were both very good and we thought great this is going to be good,then the hake was served and it was a disaster the batter was ok but the fish was mush inside way over cooked although the pea puree with it was great,the half lobster thernidor was also excellent a kick back to the 70,s. The puddings were both… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Brill Time”

Written on: 01/11/2011 by CameronWilliamson (3 reviews written)

This is our 1st visit. Having chatted to pals and examining the we have been stop looking forward to dining here. The service was very good. Very attentive. The climate was positive yet inviting.They're going the additional distance ensuring their guests are content.This is the most beautiful entree I have ever had!I highly suggest this restaurant if you love food items. Very accomodating workers, try to there when you need them… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“A wash out!”

Written on: 21/07/2011 by Janicehollis (1 review written)

I was not impressed by the location of the restaraunt, with a pay and display car park in front and industrial buildings surrounding it. We were a little early for our pre-booked table but were seated straight away, nice white tablecloths and napkins, tables very close though. The menu choice was adequate although expensive for what it was, especially as you had to pay extra for side dishes. We ordered drinks, my husbands larger came up in a very tall unsteady looking glass which was… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to Janicehollis's Review

Written on: 29/08/2011

What an idiot! the industiral building is th lobster hatchery which supplies the eggs for the future generation of lobster served at any cornwall restaurant!
As for the car park, Padstow is a massive tourist attraction and was there before the restaurant!!!
Apart from that it is in the best place to get all the waterfront visitors!!
God forbid you should ever work for the tourist board or run a restaurant!

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★★☆☆☆

“Very disappointed by Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant. ...”

Written on: 26/04/2011

Very disappointed by Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant. Meal started off well, but main courses (which were pricey, £35 each) were poor - one of them was inedible first time out the kitchen, we sent it back and it wasn't much improved the second time round. The chef agreed it had been "badly cooked", but apart from suggesting that he keep everyone else's food on a hot plate whilst we chose something else, didn't do anything to make up for the poor meal (e.g. free pudding, or glass of wine on… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Third time at eating at Rick Stein The Seafood...”

Written on: 17/03/2011

Third time at eating at Rick Stein The Seafood Restaurant Padstow in the last 12 moinths- still hoping for the excellent dining experience sadly dissapointd, an average restaurant, the St Petroc is beter for value and service. Have had far better service and food in Gasto pubs in Worcestershire. Seafood restaurant some dishes good, others poor - rubbery Thai fishcakes, cold fish, Good mussels. service indifferent, drop and run approach. Seats too close to each other - pack them in approach… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“It was my 25th Birhtday, and my partner took me down...”

Written on: 28/02/2011

It was my 25th Birhtday, and my partner took me down to Padstow for a long weekend, As he knows i've always dreamed of visting Rick Steins restaurant and Bistro!!! Rick stein is a huge inspriation to me'and has been for a number of years. And having had the opportunity to visit his restaurant's was absoulety amazing. The bistro was excellent food and service and enjoyed every minute of it .We had the 3 course lunch meal at the seafood restaurant ' and from the moment we walked through the door… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“For such an expensive restaurant I expected better. ...”

Written on: 07/01/2011

For such an expensive restaurant I expected better. There were four of us (evening of 4th January 2011).
One of our starters did not arrive until I summoned a waiter to find out where it was. The texture of my fish soup was dubious, but otherwise the starters were quite good.
Quality of Baguettes was very poor (dry and tasteless) but other breads were good.
Main courses were OK - but only OK, not fabulous: large portions of turbot (perhaps even too large?) and very good vegetables… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“As a proclaimed Rick Stein fan, we have just returned...”

Written on: 23/11/2010

As a proclaimed Rick Stein fan, we have just returned from a very disappointing visit to his restaurant. I thought the food was overpriced and pretentious. The tables were placed too close together; we felt as if we were sharing the experience with the people on the next table. Definitely will not be re-visiting nor recommending this eatery - may even switch off when he's on tv in protest!… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“We were really looking forward to this as the first...”

Written on: 08/10/2010

We were really looking forward to this as the first night meal on our honeymoon. I won't say it was terrible, far from it, but I've eaten good quality seafood in nicer restaurants at half the price.

Front-of-house staff were friendly, if a little hit-and-miss in the quality of service they provided. Starters we're pleasant, nothing more. I had the Linguine with Palourde Clams and Fresh English Ceps; perfectly OK. My wife had the Falmouth Bay shrimps, also quite nice. The mains were really… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Its definatley expensive but it is definately the best...”

Written on: 28/09/2010 by ant1970 (2 reviews written)

Its definatley expensive but it is definately the best !!!! I was lucky enough to be in Cornwall two weeks ago and we treated ourselves to three really good meals out at famous restaurants : Fifteen by Jamie , Nathan Outlaws bistro and Rick Steins place in Padstow. Rick Stein blew the other two out of the water ...the food was fresh, simple and so full of flavour , the service was slick and unobtrusive and for a woman who generally prefers a good piece of red meat I am now a fully fledged fish… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“There were four of us who celebrated our fifth wedding...”

Written on: 13/09/2010

There were four of us who celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary at Rick Steins seafood restaurant.
We booked the day before and that was a simple process and I received a confirmation SMS informing me of our booking and time - very good.
On our arrival we were greeted very pleasantly and quickly escorted to our table.
Olives and fresh bread wer put on the table (the walnut bread is superb!!)
We opted for the £35 lunch menu and each selected our choice of starter and mains and enjoyed a… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Most delicious food, cooked simply and full of...”

Written on: 05/09/2010

Most delicious food, cooked simply and full of flavour. My partner (a chef)described his lobster salad started as the best thing he had ever eaten. My lobster thermador was FANTASTIC!! The staff are friendly and attentive yet do not harras you. It is very pricey, but you get what you pay for and the food was 5 star! Would most certainly visit this restaurant and Padstow again… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“We booked in for a late lunch on a trip to...”

Written on: 03/09/2010

We booked in for a late lunch on a trip to Cornwall-family of three. The first thing to point out is that the restaurant has a first class view of the pay and display car park. Seaview it isn't. But we've had some cracking meals in Birmingham overlooking carparks as well so it's about the food not necessarily the location. ( Weve had equally dire experiences on mountain top 5 star restaurants). We chose from the standard menu at £35 per head. The front of house staff were friendly and helpful… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“We went for lunch in August having booked a few days...”

Written on: 18/08/2010

We went for lunch in August having booked a few days in advance. We were simply intrigued to experience Rick Stein's cuisine because of our enjoyment of his TV personality and attitude to seafood cooking. The location of the restaurant was OK but I expected Rick to have chosen a more "upmarket" location for his flagship restaurant at this picturesque part of the country. The decor is pleasant but could be improved for those "facing the wall" when seated by using mirrors in a judicious fashion… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“The only thing that let the meal down was the over...”

Written on: 12/08/2010

The only thing that let the meal down was the over sized and nasty tasting starter.....I chose mussels in a giner sauce with spring onions; it was nasty and sickly. The portion needs to be be reduced by 50% becuase everyone was waisting over half of the serving. However, the lobster Thermidor 20 out of 10. It was wounderful… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Staff were lovely, just attentive enough - I had the...”

Written on: 29/07/2010

Staff were lovely, just attentive enough - I had the huge stack of Singapore crab and my napkin was expertly, unobtrusively, replaced as and when necessary (and it was sooooooooo necessary). All in all an expensive but a great night out. The room was lovely too! Iron and ironing board in the wardrobe!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Good fresh food treated with respect. ”

Written on: 27/06/2010

Good fresh food treated with respect.

I would certainly go there again even with friends who aren't particularly into fish. The menue has something for everyone.

There's a fine line between good service and being plain annoying. This restaurant has got evering spot on… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Very overpriced. Forget it...better food, better...”

Written on: 06/06/2010

Very overpriced. Forget it...better food, better prices and better staff in the local pubs. No, I'm not a Philistine, have eaten in the best in europe, Steins is a complete rip off… Read Full Review

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