Open every day
12pm - 2.30pm
6.30pm - 10pm
We have a seafood bar right in the middle of the restaurant where you can watch chefs assembling platters of oysters, langoustines and sashimi. No reservations are required for the bar and you can order anything from the a la carte menu.
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Gluten Free Available
About The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow
Opened by Rick Stein and Jill Stein in 1975, The Seafood Restaurant is famous for establishing an international reputation for the very freshest fish and shellfish, often landed on our doorstep. Head chef, Stephane Delourme and his team create simple seafood dishes with classic flavours using Rick’s recipes.
I, like so many, made a pilgrimage to eat at the Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, and I left very disappointed. The restaurant itself is lovely, good ambiance and the staff were excellent, salvaging something of my evening, also the wine pairings were superb. But the food, well below average. I had the fish soup to start, it lacked flavour and body and was poorly seasoned, almost as if watered down?! This is supposed to be a rich velvety dish with real depth. I then followed with the lobster risotto, also tasteless and with a balsamic glaze drizzled over it that had no place on the dish. Is nobody tasting the food before the pass? I’d have been disappointed with this meal at an average restaurant, but at Rick’s flag ship restaurant? Come on, not good enough.
This was our second visit as we enjoyed the first so much and it did not disappoint. The red mullet stuffed with crab was excellent as were the mussels starter. We will be back.
An excellent experience. The menu was exciting and the wine list exhaustive (although you do need deep pockets as some of the prices per glass or bottle are eye watering). The coordination between bar and kitchen was not good, as our starters arrived about the same time as our cocktails and our coffee arrived before dessert. That said, the service was superb and we had a memorable meal.
Thank you for another fabulous stay! The staff are amazing and made us feel so welcome. Can’t wait to visit again.
Amazing food and service. Thoroughly enjoyed my lunch and would not hesitate to return. Some truly stunning flavours, great presentation and well informed, polite but fun servers. As an added bonus not as stuffy as some fine dining experiences. Yum yum!
Excellent food. We had the lunch set menu and it was lovely. We ve been before and it was as good as ever. The restaurant itself looks lovely and is a perfect position overlooking the harbour. Good choices on the set menu and the house wine is good. Staff attentive and friendly. See you again next year.....
First time back at the Seafood restaurant for many years. The new make over (extension) is fabulous. We had a wonderful evening the food, wine & service were excellent - relaxed atmosphere great staff & service. You can be sure we will return again soon.
I love coming to the Seafood Restaurant!
We had a fantastic experience at The Seafood Restaurant. The service from our server Cameron was superb and a credit to the business. The food was top notch in particular the Scallops and Mackerel starters were outstanding as were the Lobster Risotto. We will be back.
As ever we had a fantastic meal, the staff are diligent but friendly at the same time. The atmosphere was great. We needed to change the booking to add two extra guests and the receptionist went out of her way to make this possible. A major feat as it was the Christmas Food Festival weekend.
Looked after us very well, made it feel more like the special occasion that it was.
Superb place to stay and the food was equally superb.
Fantastic food, great atmosphere and friendly staff many thanks
Beautiful location, attentive staff and scrumptious food! See you again next year!
Lovely restaurant, but lacked in any ambiance. Wine was superb and equally the food but we felt the food was very overpriced and the service was a little slow athligh the staff were very knowledgable and helpful
Fourth time we have eaten at the seafood restaurant excellent as always.
Still our favourite restaurant in the UK. The perfect balance of great food in a friendly environment in a lovely space.
Excellent food and service... highly recommended
Beyond expectations - and they were high! Even The diners on adjoining tables were lovely. Thank you Andy and Larrie.
Perfectly cooked fish and a great variety of dishes, excellent service and who'd have thought dessert would be amazing too.
We had a wonderful afternoon with amazing food, thank you to the whole team.
A gorgeous experience. Lovely atmosphere and fantastic food all topped off by the excellent service we received from our waiter. He was wonderful. Thank you. We’ll be back.
We visited your restaurant to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday (travelled down from Cheshire) with our 2 sons aged 15 & 12, what an amazing experience, the food wow! My youngest son said he felt like a king, referring to the way the staff treated him. Fabulous night, well worth the 5 hour drive, next time we are in the Padstow area will definitely be visiting again, thank you
A PERFECT birthday. Everyone from FOH to Head Chef Pete, are really on top of their fame. The food was divine, but not enough can be said about good service. Everyone we interacted with really knows their stuff. UK, Poland, Serbia, Padstow or Swanage, they set a high standard. My favourite.