Discover why Cornwall is THE food capital of the UK

If you’re looking to tickle your taste buds, Cornwall has got to be on your bucket list of holiday destinations.

Food lovers would be hard pushed to find a better place anywhere in the county than Padstow.

This picturesque fishing town is home to a number of incredible chefs – including one or two celebrities!

So, why not pay a visit to Padstow and see for yourself?

The Pig at Harlyn Bay

This fab venue is just a 10-minute stroll from Harlyn Sands, and you’ll certainly be glad you made the trip!

The Pig commits to offering a 25-mile menu, using as much produce from their own kitchen garden as possible.

A “serious love of all things local”, means anything that cannot be grown in their garden doesn’t have far to travel.

The Lobster Shed

When the Cornish summer sun shines – and even when it doesn’t! – you will find a little slice of heaven at The Lobster Shed

This superb outdoor venue serves seafood, chargrilled meats and barbecued veg from wood-fired ovens.

Though you may need to bring your umbrella for those typical British days…

Paul Ainsworth

Celebrity chef Paul Ainsworth has opened a mini empire in Padstow.

He started with Paul Ainsworth at No.6 back in 2010 and went on to launch Caffe RojanoMahé and Padstow Townhouse.

No.6 is currently the only Michelin-starred restaurant in Padstow and is also proud owner of 4 AA Rosettes. Here, you’ll find modern British food with a focus on Cornish produce.

If you’re looking for something a little less ‘formal’ Paul Ainsworth Caffe Rojano is a “flexible, fun and relaxed restaurant”. The menu includes deli sandwiches, delicious sourdough pizzas and fresh pasta dishes.

Mahé, meanwhile, is the development kitchen for all of Paul Ainsworth’s venues. Get a sneak peek at new dishes in a ringside seat at the Chef’s Table.

You’ll also get an insight to the process behind creating fabulous menus and world class gastronomy.

Rick Stein

Any food lover’s visit to Padstow wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Rick Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant.

Boasting an international reputation for fresh seafood and Cornish produce, it has a seafood bar filled with oysters, langoustines, and sashimi.

Upstairs, the terrace offers the ideal place to soak up the summer sun, while gazing across the scenic Camel Estuary.

If you’re looking to pick up a new skill on your holiday, a visit to Rick Stein’s Cookery School is a must. The School has incredible views across the estuary, chef’s demonstrations and hands-on cookery.

But the best bit is enjoying the fruits of your labour with a chilled glass of wine at the end!

Prawn On The Lawn Padstow

Two years after opening an eight-seater seafood bar in London, Prawn On The Lawn Padstow was born. And it has featured in the Michelin Guide every year since.

Named the ‘Best UK Seafood Restaurant’, Prawn On The Lawn changes its menus daily, as local fishermen deliver seafood direct to the door.

The team are proud to use the best local suppliers for everything from veg to craft beer.

This year (2021) the team at POTL have taken up residence at Trerethern Farm. Perched at the top of a hill, with incredible views across the Camel Estuary – perfect for watching the sun go down.