St Petroc's Bistro

Mediterranean-inspired dining beside the sea in Padstow

St Petroc’s is an informal, modern bistro in the heart of the seaside village of Padstow.

Inside, the atmosphere is bustling and lively where bold, modern paintings brighten the white walls of the bistro. There is a courtyard and pretty garden for alfresco eating albeit with parasols and patio heaters to compensate for the variable weather. There’s also an inviting bar and lounge – perfect for drinks before or after a fabulous meal.

The food is strongly influenced by Rick Stein’s Mediterranean travels, so expect to find dishes on the menu such as baked scallops with pimentón, serrano ham and crisp garlic and olive oil crumbs.

If you’re visiting with a four-legged friend in tow, they’re welcome to join you in the bar or the courtyard.

The restaurant’s relaxed feel is echoed in St Petroc’s comfortable guest bedrooms, with decorative fireplaces, four poster beds and views over the Camel Estuary in some rooms.

Sample menu


Stir fried squid with chorizo, chilli, red pepper and potatoes, £8.50


8oz bavette (28 day dried aged Scottish Highland beef), £19


Sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream, £6.75

Insider’s tips

Most people know Rick for his love of seafood cookery but St Petroc’s also has a fantastic grill section, including a 30 day dry aged 14oz Sirloin on the bone from South Devon and a selection of Scottish Highland steaks, well-known for being tender, succulent and full of flavour.

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Rick Stein's cafe and restaurant in Padstow, Cornwall

You can drop in for breakfast, coffee, lunch or dinner as the relaxed informal style of this Cornish café is designed for everyday eating

2-4 New Street, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8EA

01841 532700

Opening hours

Open every day. Lunch from 12pm-2pm. Dinner from 6.30pm-10pm

Chef: Nick Evans

Owners: Rick Stein and Jill Stein

Bedroom rate: £160

Bedrooms: 15

  • Kids welcome
  • Dogs welcome
  • Wifi
  • Disabled access
  • Outside catering
  • Gluten free options
  • Exclusive use
  • Online booking

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