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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Café
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“Great for fresh coffee and breakfasts, but also open for lunch and dinner in the season.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fine dining at its best. Pricey - but pretty cool. They do meat as well as the usual fish. Tom Kerridge recommends as his favourite restaurant in the UK”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lots of guests are interested in visiting Padstow and going to Rick Steins Seafood Restaurant. The set lunch is good value for a "TV chef" and the a la carte is very good. We like to book a late lunch (around 2pm) and drive to Padstow in the morning – park in the Padstow car park in front of Rick Steins and hire bikes from there and cycle (or walk) some of the Camel trail for a few hours then back to Rick Steins for lunch. The Camel trail is an 18 mile long disused railway line which passes through spectacular countryside and coastal areas. (Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow) Padstow is a pretty town and well worth the trip and a walk around after lunch.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Great family restaurant and especially if your little ones like Pizzas or Pasta.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Health
“This is our favourite seafood place to eat. Best place to sit is at 'the bar'. Tapas dishes are smallish, so start at the top of the menu and work your way down - really good food. You might need to book as this place is very popular.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“This is the best fish and chip restaurant in the area.... we think. The lemon sole is amazing. Be careful of the seagulls. If you get takeaway there are seats around the back of the building. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Our favourite pub for food - good classic pub selection as well as daily specials. Easily accessible with buggies.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Thin crust pizza restaurant - both take away and eat in if you fancy something different or a night in without having to cook.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“The Basement is the perfect place to eat, drink, socialise and people watch at all hours of the day whether it be for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a social coffee/cream tea or just a quick beer.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“As good as Rick Steins fish is, this is the place to go in Padstow for fish and chips, worth the queue.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Great locals spot, with fab food and the occasional local musicians playing. Large outdoors areas to people watch and eat. Highly recommended.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Great for fresh fish to cook at home. You can also sit inside and have some delicious fresh fish and a glass of wine.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Another popular place to eat in Padstow. The bar/snug area and secret garden are dog friendly.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Owned by Rick and Katie Toogood who also own Prawn on the Lawn, a similar restaurant with a bistro feel to it. Great cocktails”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Rick Steins Fish & Chips take away or eat in. Lovely Fish & Chips!...recommend the tartar Sauce!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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  • 1 local recommends