St Petroc's Bistro, Padstow

New Street, Padstow, United Kingdom, PL28 8EA
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Lunch
Thursday – Sunday 12pm – 2pm

Dinner
Monday - Sunday 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • 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.

Cuisine: French
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

We loved the food but the experience was spoiled by some of the children on a nearby table. Perhaps we should have realised this could be a possibility at this time of day. We won’t come again this early as it is a waste of money

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Fish cooked perfectly.

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Good main courses let down by poor value side dishes. Our order of mixed leaves consisted of 4-5 lettuce leaves with no dressing. Not convinced how hand cut the (thin) chips were either. Wine list was also a little overpriced. So overall not great and not fully worthy of the Stein name

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

We waited far too long for appalling food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

The service was impeccable. We really enjoyed all three courses from the Prix Fix menu, particularly the Hake. Our annual visit was everything we hoped it would be! Many thanks The Boyd’s

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Visited On Monday, 15 July 2019

In a word, meh. Whoever came up with the shockingly bitter hazlenut butter dressing with the scallop starter should consider re-training. Their palette. Two diners, both the same starter, same inedible bitter dressing. Tiger prawn starter was almost, but not quite, actually cold. The room temperatureness of the dish hinted that it was not in fact intended as a plated cold starter. Hake, fish was well cooked and flavoursome but entirely spoiled by a hollandaise that was completely overwhelmed by a heavy hand with the mustard. Completely and totally overwhelmed - a real scrape off job. Never, ever had to do that before, anywhere. Not even at Nandos for heavens sake. Dining with dogs turned out to be not so friendly. The snug is anything but. It's the outmess/dispense room, the size of a small bedroom and with waiters running in and out to collect drinks for other tables. Rather than a special end to our holiday it felt like we'd been reluctantly squeezed in after arriving having put the maitre 'd on the spot. (We hadn't. We'd actually booked 6 weeks earlier.) Drinks not refreshed, and granted, my son is only 16 years old, but he's 6 feet tall so when he asks for another apple juice, it's kind of a given that the glass will also be refreshed. Deserts, meh. Pavolova an uninspiring cream pile with a meringue plonked on top and a passion fruit dressing. And for heavens sake, 2 out of the 3 cheeses European?? There are a lot of restaurants I would have not thought twice about this, but a Stein bistro?? Service hotch potch, no designated waiting staff for the table/room, just a stream of different waiters coming in and out with different items resulting in every request we made being forgotten and no one actually taking responsibility for servicing our table. After the mains were cleared, the table was slightly (very) untidy as we shared the last legs of the lobster, and without a shadow of doubt needed a wipe down, but ignoring the obvious lobster claw bits and butter spillages the waitress started to lay the cutlery for desert on top of some of the shell pieces. Really?? Absolutely no way she could have not noticed the mess and she continued to set the table completely undaunted by the lobster pieces. We picked up the cutler, wiped the table with the napkin (rather pointedly) and requested a fresh napkin, which never arrived. An untidy, disjointed and incomplete service and sorry, but there was more sparkle and sass at the local fish and chip shop than St Petroc's.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Excellent service and delicious food. The warm walnut bread was yummy and lemon sole goujons and baked crab were amazing.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Never disappoints!

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

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Visited On Monday, 15 July 2019

Excellent food, good menu choices.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Great food and atmosphere - the private dining room is fab for a larger booking and family celebration.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Food overpriced and not that tasty. Service great

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Nice relaxed atmosphere , good choice of food

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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

We had a lovely lunch in the garden with our two dogs. Staff were extremely welcoming & efficient & the little garden a delight. While the food was nice, my scallops were a bit of a disappointment & the food just lacked a little finesse for the price. Plus extra little things that make a place special, like bread for the table etc, were missing. We did enjoy our lunch though.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

accoustics very noisy needs attention

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

A lovely lunch and not our first time but kitchen was rather slow and you weren’t full (not front-of-house who were perky and friendly); 2h:45m for 3 courses was a tad much. Also and I hate to say it, the food was a little lackluster, with the exception of the lobster which was utter perfection. At these prices I do think you should do better. We ate at the Marlborough branch on Wednesday and the quality of food was better, but service was worse; 3h20m for 3 courses. So as the ‘Governor’ would say: there you go, you can’t please everyone all of the time. That said: it’s still a treat to eat at each and God-bless all involved.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Stuck in traffic and arrived late and stressed. The staff quickly put us at ease and sat us in the lounge with drinks so we could relax before going to our table. My son wanted lobster and we commented he didn't know what to do and laughed. We realised that the waiter had heard and when the lobster came the top chef came to show him (very well) how to do it Incredible is all I can say about this place and if coming to Cornwall I would definitely come back and recommend to anyone. Food is glorious and wine suggestions all in place I really couldn't fault it and I have been to many luxurious restaurants. Thanks for an incredible evening we will cherish as a memory of our Cornish holiday forever and my son will know how to eat lobster and remember how he learned.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Fantastic, thank you!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

We enjoyed our lunch.The staff were charming and the service was good. We eat outside in the sun.The shades for the other tables needed a clean.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

So lovely and an amazing atmosphere. Perfect for all ages and any occasion!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

Food was excellent and the restaurant felt exactly like a busy french bistro! The only negative was the service was a bit slow - took a long time for our starters to arrive.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

2nd visit on a holiday in Padstow. Friendly and efficient staff and food all pretty tasty. Starters of hake fritters, melon salad and fish soup all good. Mains of seared tuna, hake and rib eye very good (I had the steak and it was a prime cut cooked very well). Well worth a visit and not too expensive. The Stein recommended wines are worth a go.

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

I thought the dressing on the salad was very overwhelming

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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

Really lovely place for lunch. We sat in the garden which was gorgeous good service and good food.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 July 2019

Very small portion sizes..otherwise perfect!;)

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