Every day: 12noon - 10pm
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About St Petroc's Bistro, Padstow
From our 28 day dry-aged aged Chateaubriand to our Devon Ruby Red steaks, choosing something from the grill is a must when you visit St Petroc’s Bistro. Enjoy drinks in our cosy snug bar, our relaxed lounge or dine in our pretty garden courtyard. Dogs are welcome outside and in the bar. Join us 12-4pm to choose from our Prix Fixe menu, three courses £25.95.
Courtyard felt a bit claustrophobic with the big umbrellas and initially we were sitting by the extractor fan which was noisy but fortunately the waitress was very helpful and enabled us to move further away. A bit annoying that someone had just turned up without booking and sat at a very nice table at front of bistro in sunshine when we were tucked away at the back.
We had a wonderful meal, despite having to sit outside due to COVID. The heaters were a perfect temperature and the little enclosed front area provided a lovely atmosphere. The fish was fresh and beautifully cooked and the ability to get a carafe of good quality wine when we didn’t want a full bottle was an excellent feature. The service was superb. Would definitely recommend to others visiting the area and would come back next time we’re in Padstow
Despite chilly weather the staff could not have made more effort to make it as enjoyable as possible - well done all
The team working there were all super efficient and friendly, the fish was very good, steak a bit on the rare side for me but tender and tasty.
Wonderful surroundings and atmosphere in the ‘secret garden’. Warm, friendly and efficient service. Food was excellent, price was fine. Really enjoyed St Petroc’s Bistro.
It rained and was quite cold but this made up for the quality of the food and the friendly and attentive service. My only complaint is that I have only just discovered from the email requesting this feedback that there was a prix fixe menu option. I wasn't offered this on the day.
AWFUL. FROM START TO FINISH. 1) Our Party of 4 arrived at 8:30pm to a table where the heater lamp was broken, & the gas fire was clearly running out of gas as it wasn’t giving off any heat - at all. Despite raising this a number of times, the staff did not do anything about it. We were simply ignored. At 10pm when we were very cold, we asked a different member of staff to help who kindly changed the gas canister - immediately. Someone else could have done this 1.5 hours beforehand. 2) For our first round of drinks, we ordered Espresso Martini’s. For £11 each, we were expecting these to at least be served in Martini glasses. They were not. They were served in wine glasses which was very bizarre. Half of the experience of a Martini, is the glass. 3) 2 of the Party ordered grilled lobster with fries. The Thermidor with new potatoes arrived for both people and the staff were insistent at first that they were the grilled lobsters - even suggesting that they’d order us some fries to replace the potatoes. It was finally agreed that it was Thermidor & the meals were taken away. I then had to request that the other two members of our party’s food was taken away so that we were not eating separately. 4) Both grilled lobsters were clearly under cooked meaning that we could not eat parts of it. And the broccoli that arrived with one of the other mains was abysmal. It was very soft and limp. Even though both lobsters & the broccoli were taken off the bill, the whole experience was not what were expecting from a Rick Stein Restaurant. We were very much looking forward to dining with you, but left very deflated. Especially as it was still a £300 bill. It would have also been appreciated if the front of house or Manager could have apologised for the poor evening we had. But no one seemed to care.
This was a very good experience, the staff looked after us very well, the food was excellent, and the setting very interesting. The only downside was the weather as it rained most of the lunch, but you cannot be held responsible for that!
You need to clear areas of looking like a dumping ground I realise these areas are not open to the public but en route to the toilets you pass these areas and they look a mess The food was lovely and the atmosphere was relaxing but the surrounding areas need to enhance the experience and not detract from it.
Great food and ambience for a Birthday treat.
Perfect - as always.
Amazing Food, Great service and Highly Recommended
Excellenr food and customer service- thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and will be back
Absolutely fantastic service and a good menu, unfortunately my Dover Sole meunière had either been overcooked or cooked prior and reheated, not great when it is £45+, unfortunately this has dampened my experience of the meal. Dover sole meunière is my favourite dish and was delighted it was on the menu, unfortunately it was not great. I felt sorry the staff given what has been going on so didn't want to cause a fuss, and a delay, given I was dining with my girlfriend. I am actually shocked it was allowed to leave the kitchen, admittedly if I cooked one myself like that I would be pleased but not at £45+ and then 12.5% service charge. A shame as great meal otherwise.
Full marks to you all for putting on an amazing dining experience - al fresco. Food excellent as always and great to see all the team again, smiling as ever.
We had originally booked for The Seafood restaurant but due to bad weather, the manager contacted me on morning of our booking to cancel. I explained that we were leaving Cornwall in 2 days so he asked me if he could call me back.. 15 minutes later i had a booking at St Petrocs.. I was grateful for his effort and out the box thinking St Petrocs was brilliant. Considering the weather we were all squeezed under an umbrella byt staff made it as comfortable as possible. All the staff were fantastic and meal was magnificent... Well done Rick Stein for having such brilliant staff...If i am ever back in cornwall, you will see me again..
Excellent, as always. Thank you.
We had a lovely lunch as always at the Stein restaurants and Stein at home. The service and atmosphere, again, as always was super and are looking forward to eating with you in September. Good luck for the future Regards Simon
Staff were lovely and so polite. There was a misunderstanding with my booking being cancelled but it was resolved quite easily with the support of the reservation team. Only downside was the steak we ordered wasn’t the greatest but besides that everything was really nice! Would definitely visit again, everything was well in order following covid guidelines too.
Lovely lunch, al fresco ! We al enjoyed immensely
Totally brilliant! The Seafood has always been my absolute favourite and I honestly didn’t think that St Ps could pull off the same magic...how wrong I was! The fish soup, lobster thermidor and tarte tatin were PERFECT. The secret garden is gorgeous. The waiting staff are absolutely top drawer. The best Sunday birthday lunch ever! Thanks St Ps x
What an experience from start to finish, friendly staff excellent service and food delicious.
We dined on the terrace during the last week of lockdown, we were made very welcome and kept warm with heaters under the table umbrellas. The food and service was superb as always. Thank you for making our rather unusual holiday enjoyable.
Had a lovely meal even though it was very cold outside. We were kept warm by the heaters in the pretty sheltered garden.
Lovely meal with excellent friendly, relaxed and charming staff. Only improvement suggestion is to add your spirit list to the bar menu and have them then in stock. It was a bonus to be in the owners company and his guests, but whilst I understand his privacy, and we looked not to intrude…. I received another viewpoint that they were surprised he didn’t do a quick walkabout to check his guests were happy…. An equally valid point.