Open Tuesday to Saturday
12pm - 11pm (last table at 9.30pm)
A relaxed intimate bistro in the heart in the heart of Padstow. Locally sourced meat, fish and veg.
We have eaten at the sister restaurant Pawn on the Lawn many times and were expecting great things!! Had nice greeting off waitress but she was obviously fairly new and inexperienced with the menu, the water we were served was luke warm and tasted of chlorine so not the best, so we changed for a bottle of still water. The food was great, really enjoyed the differnt flavours with the mackeral and clams being especially good. We were disappointed that two of the puddings were frozen custards which were obviously brought in, as they looled like the icecream pots you buy in a cinema or theatre and for the cost of them think that is poor as the home made puddings were far superior. The atmosphere was not as vibrant as prawn on the lawn and this may be due to the darker colour which made it seem a little old fashioned. All in all a lovely evening but could have been amazing with a few little changes ie don't serve tap water warm, bought in puddings and make sure that all waitresssing staff are trained to the same high standard, as those at Prawn on the Lawn..
Quirky yet fun, great flavours, good staff, nice to see something different in Padstow
Dining as it should be - exquisite and innovative food; Lots of sharing and lots of fun. Loved it - will definitely be back. Thank you.
Excellent dishes. Particularly the mussel popcorn and chicken croquettes.
We loved the new style menu!! Stand out dishes were the chicken croquettes, the squid, the clams, the lamb skewers, the T bone steak was beautifully cooked, and of course the potatoes, always a favourite. Service and atmosphere were superb. Didn't get as far as dessert, we ate so much if everything else! Can't wait to come back again
Great food. Great service.
Fantastic evening and delicious food. Great addition to Padstow dining scene
Had a lovely lovely time, service is amazing and love the restaurant itself. Was a bit disappointed in menu change as I had been the week before and had the most amazing lamb with garlic crumb and charred greens which I would have had again! However our waitress did tell us about the menu change and the food was delicious. Just felt like we hadn’t had a proper meal as the plates were small and came out at different times but I would still go back and recommend it’s a great little place 😁
Brilliant Padstow secret, highly recommend
Sorry, the service wasn’t good, very squashed seating & tables, food very adverage, & took far too long , we were ignored practically for the first 10mins, took 1 hour, 40mins to finally get our main course,
Great new edition to Padstow lovely decor we were fortunate to be in the window seat which was lovely but could benefit from a cushion. Food was lovely particularly the crushed potatoes we have already re booked and will recommend front of house were very good
We were in Padstow for a week as it was my 60th birthday on Monday and booked a couple of other places to eat then saw here online and it recommended to book as very small. We booked Friday as our finale. After eating elsewhere on Thursday, we had shellfish, my husband took ill in the night and didn't feel well enough to eat anything so l phoned at 10 am to cancel but was told if l did l would have to pay £50 cancellation fee. Now if we hadn't turned up that's fair enough l would expect it. Anyway by this time I'm ill too but we walked to the bistro and had a glass of water each and a main but l could only manage about half. I did ask when trying to cancel if l could move the booking to next year when we will be back (Easter) long shot l know but sadly no. We loved the place very good staff and the pork what l had was fantastic but maybe a bit more discretion and empathy for genuine cancellations
There is little you can do to improve this little restaurant/bistro, other than making it bigger! But then - it is probably the size that makes it so cosy. Could I recommend that you put a strip of mirrors around all side walls, at about seated head-height. It is very useful for waiting staff, and for nosy customers.
Great evening and great food.. definitely be back soon..
Best main course I’ve ever had!
2nd time there and just as good
Both the service and the cooking was in a different league. The Velvet crab bisque was delicious and the shell fish stew tasted sublime! Lovely staff, friendly and quietly attentive. A cosy intimate setting, just perfect! Thank you!
Our first visit and we shall definitely be coming back. The food was excellent as was the service. However we did get caught out by the two different types of Garnacha wines on the menu - watch out for that given the price difference!
I gave my feedback on the day. I ordered the fish and shellfish stew and was very disappointed to get something with lots of squid ink which was not described on the menu. I can't stand squid ink so could not eat it. Disappointed to get charged for it especially at £18. Burger was very expensive for something not that special with fries not described properly either it should have read matchsticks fries rather than skinny. Crab soup and pork belly were good but the rest completely spoiled the meal. Not cheap at £200 for 6 people with only 2 glass of wine no desserts and just 4 starters. Would not go back or recommend for value for money. Shame as we were fans of sister resto prawn on the lawn. And other than handling of issue re squid ink. I would have rated service as good.
Just gets better each time we visit. The attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the customer experience. Padstow is blessed with some great restaurants and Barnabys is fast moving towards the top.
In our view Barnaby's & Prawn on the Lawn were the best restaurants in Padstow from several quality ones visited. These owners really know what they are doing & how to do it.
Barnaby's is a great restaurant!!
A wonderful little restaurant with an open, warm and friendly atmosphere. We had superb food served by knowledgeable and helpful staff. Definitely a place we will return to.
First visit and loved it, already booked for October and December! Wonderful menu, cooked simply and beautifully presented using lots of local ingredients/suppliers which changes regularly we were told to make the best of seasonal products.