The Seafood Restaurant


Britain’s favourite seafood restaurant stands on the quay in popular Padstow - heavenly bedrooms dotted about town are a delight.


32 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


In 1975 a young chef called Rick Stein opened a restaurant in Padstow. These days he has four more as well as a deli, a pâtisserie, a seafood cookery school and 40 beautiful bedrooms. Despite this success, his homespun philosophy has never wavered: buy the freshest seafood from fisherman on the quay, then cook it simply and eat it with friends. It is a viewpoint half the country seems to share – the Seafood Restaurant is now a place of pilgrimage – so come to discover the Cornish coast, walk on the cliffs, paddle in the estuary, then drop into this lively restaurant for a fabulous meal, perhaps black risotto with Cornish cuttlefish, grilled Padstow lobster with fine herbs, hot chocolate fondant with toasted marshmallow ice cream. Book in for the night and a table in the restaurant is yours, though flawless bedrooms are hard to leave. They are scattered about town, some above the restaurant, others at the bistro or just around the corner at St Petroc’s House. All are immaculate. Expect the best fabrics, Vi-Spring mattresses, stunning bathrooms, the odd terrace with estuary views.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
25-26 December.

Fleecy Chalky's pal blanket, guide to dog walks in Cornwall, personal dog bowls, and 100% natural dog treats from Green & Wilds with selected breaks.

Dogs £20 for 1st night, £5 thereafter, per dog. Max. as many as can comfortably fit.

Walks along Camel Trail by Camel estuary, or across harbour and on to beautiful North Cornwall coast paths.

Lunch £38.50. Dinner £58.50.


Nightly price
from £165
32 Doubles
From £165


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sarah Collins

  • From quiet coves to golden beaches, there is an abundance of nearby beaches to explore and enjoy.
  • Daily boat trips are available from Padstow harbour. Choose from an adventurous day of fishing, an exhilarating speed boat ride or a relaxing cruise out of the estuary.
  • With discounted bike hire available for guests, you can enjoy the picturesque camel trail winding along the bank of the estuary up to Wadebride and Camel Valley vineyard beyond.
  • Cornwall is lucky to have a mild climate and as such the gardens in Cornwall are quite unique. There is a great selection of gardens nearby including the Eden Project.
  • Cornwall is home to several outstanding golf courses with St Enodoc visible across the estuary from Padstow and Trevose nestled on the headland down the coast.
  • You can’t fail to be impressed by the collection of historic houses in Cornwall, from National Trust properties to private homes there is plenty to see and explore.