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Fifteen Cornwall Review

Fifteen Cornwall Review

Fifteen Cornwall EntranceLast year when we went to Cornwall we was not able to go to Fifteen, although my brother in-law and his partner went for breakfast and said how great it was.

As a part of our trip to Cornwall this year we had planned to visit a number of restaurants and one that was on our list was Fifteen Restaurant. The restaurant was booked a few months before we went to ensure we got a table, which was a good idea as it was very busy!

As we had our niece with us we went for lunch, which was not a bad choice as the weather was perfect. Fifteen Cornwall is position right on the edge of Watergate Bay overlooking the sea, it was incredibly picturesque.


The decor of was excellent with white tear drop lights hanging down and bright colour pictures painted on the wall. The Fifteen Restaurant has wide windows going all around the room, allowing people enjoy the views of the sandy beach and the blue sea. If you can get a table by a window, I really would recommend trying to book one of these if possible.

Fifteen Watergate Bay

I thought the lunch menu was quite extensive, there is a set menu allowing you to order 2 course (£26), 3 courses (£32), or 4 courses (£40).

Starter

I had the carnaroli risotto, this came with wild garlic and hazelnut pesto. It came nice and warm and was cooked perfectly, you could taste the garlic but it was not overpowering and the pesto gave it a nice additional flavour.

Rach had Linguine arrabbiata, this came with parmesan shavings on the top. Usually ill nick a mouthful but didn’t as I was enjoying my starter too much 🙂 She did however say that it tasted excellent with lots of flavour.

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Main

For main Rach and I both had the pork belly which came with polenta and kale. The pork belly was cooked perfectly with a nice crisp top, but not so crisp that you couldn’t bite into it. The polenta surprised me as usually I find it tasteless, however this had a good amount of seasoning and had a nice taste to it. The pork was finally topped with some salsa verde, I do like salsa verde and it really complimented the pork.

My Father in law had the salted hake which looked incredible and he did say it tasted very nice, the dish came with herby potatoes and aioli. If you are going to have fish then this is certainly the perfect place.

Fifteen Cornwall Main Pork Belly Fifteen Cornwall - Main - Hake

Dessert

I had a semi freddo dessert which came with a nice crunchy biscuit, whereas Rach chose a panna cotta that came with roasted rhubarb. They were very well presented and they tasted incredible and was a great way to finish off what was an amazing lunch.

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The next time we go to Cornwall (hopefully next year) I think i’ll try and get into Fifteen Cornwall in the evening to see what it’s like, i’m sure it will be incredible!

If you have been or plan to be, please do comment below i’d love to hear from you!

Its worth noting that Fifteen is not a Jamie Oliver restaurant, he doesn’t get profit from here. He was apart of the initial program that set it up to get people into a trained skill as a chef, all profits from the restaurant go back into training new recruits etc. I feel this is a very good cause and would love it to continue as think it is very worthwhile.

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Disclaimer: I was not paid or compensated in anyway to write this review, it is all based on my own personal opinion

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Paul Ainsworth no 6

Paul Ainsworth no 6 – Padstow Restaurant

Paul Ainsworth no 6During our last holiday in Cornwall we booked into one of the many restaurants in Padstow, Paul Ainsworth No 6. It was one of the restaurants I wanted to visit last year but didn’t have time, this year it was one of the things I was looking forward to the most.

If you do plan to go it’s well worth booking early as tables do get booked up, I do believe I booked a couple of months before just to be sure. The restaurant itself is in what looks like a house with tables spread out both downstairs and upstairs, with the tables having plenty of space between them.

I really liked the atmosphere, even though it is ran by a Michelin star chef such as Paul Ainsworth it felt relax and was very comfortable.


One arrival we were welcomed at the door and shown to our seats, as I had tweeted previously on how excited I was we were given a glass of champagne which was very nice of them.

Whats Paul Ainsworth No 6 Location Like?

Padstow is fairly small so most of the restaurants are in a good location really, it’s only about a 3 minute walk from the harbour where you can find a few pubs to get a drink as well as being pretty close to the car parks.

We drove into Padstow and parked up for the night which for 4 hours was just over £4 I believe, if you are however staying at one of the hotels in Padstow then as I said before it’s easily walking distance.

One of the reasons why I love Padstow is once you have had a nice meal, you are only a few minutes from the harbour so you can have a nice leisurely stroll around the harbour.

What Did I Have To Eat At Paul Ainsworth No 6?

There are 5 options for a starter, main and dessert. Some may feel that this is limited but I do believe it’s best to focus on a few dishes and execute them perfectly than have to many and they taste average and believe me here it is well above average!

With it being situated right on the harbour the menu has a good selection of fish/seafood, however if this is not your thing then there are other options such as liver, beef and duck.

I have included Rach’s starter below as well, we had the same main and shared a dessert.

Mart’s Starter – Bird’s Liver Parfait – £14

I love liver and was actually very surprised how it came, it was incredibly smooth and had an amazing flavour. The liver came with piccalilli and sourdough bread with some garnish, I would recommend it as think it was the best liver I have had so far.

Paul Ainsworth no 6 Starter 1 - Bird Liver Parfait

Rach’s Starter – Smoked Haddock – £12

I was tempted by this starter but as Rach ordered it and I was having Fish for my main, I went for the liver. Not a bad thing as it meant I had another starter to take a photo of 🙂

The haddock came with a tasty quiche lorraine which goes well with fish as well as a poached quails egg. This was then topped with foam and some garnish, it looked incredible!

Paul Ainsworth no 6 Starter 2 - Haddock

Main – Fish Of The Day – £42 (May changed based on the fish)

The fish of the day was Turbot which is a fish I have never had before but thought it’s the best time to give it a go. The fish itself tasted very nice and as you can imagine was very fresh, since it was fished that same day!

The fish came with a nice mixture of Padstow crab, bisque sauce, ramsons and leeks. This tasted incredible and really added a little extra to the dish.

Paul Ainsworth no 6 Main - Turbot

2 of the people on our table had the Rib of Beef which was actually brought out to them when it was not cooked to show them the meat and explain how it had been aged for 40 days, it looked incredible. The dish came with caesar salad, pommes anna and a tasty looking sauce.

Dessert – Fairground Tale – £24PP

This was a take on the dessert that Paul Ainsworth served on the Great British Menu, I therefore had to give it a go! It had changed somewhat and improved on and everything we did have tasted amazing!

I cannot fully remember everything that was on it but it was typically what you would find at a fairground such as doughnut, chocolate and a tasty moose. This dessert tasted incredible and I loved the theatrical of it and would really recommend it to everyone that would give it ago.

Paul Ainsworth no 6 Dessert Fairground Tale 1

Paul Ainsworth no 6 Dessert Fairground Tale 2

What Was The Service Like?

At a place like Paul Ainsworth No 6 you would expect great service and they really didn’t fail to deliver, it was excellent. From the moment we walked in they welcomed us warmly and quickly showed us to our table and provided us with the menus.

They were all very friendly and accommodating, they often came to check up on us and make sure that we had everything we needed. One thing I really did like was the fact that we were not rushed and never felt rushed, as I said it was a great relaxing experience.

Final Foodie Thought On Paul Ainsworth No 6

I really couldn’t recommend this restaurant anymore, it was incredible. Like Sat Bains this type of food is on a completely different level and you can really see how Paul got his Michelin star. I don’t think they do them but I do think it would be amazing to be able to try a tasting menu, if I am wrong then I do apologise as it is possible they have tasting nights on specific dates. I think a tasting menu would be incredible as you would be able to try so many different dishes.

Again the food tasted incredible and the service was second to none, if you are in Padstow or around that area then I certainly would recommend a visit!

Where To Find Paul Ainsworth No 6

Address: 6 Middle St, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8AP
Phone: 01841 532093
Website: https://www.paul-ainsworth.co.uk
Price:££££

If you have been or planning on going please comment below! 🙂

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Rojanos Restaurant

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Image Courtesy of www.Rojanos.co.uk

Rating (4/5)

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Where Did I Go?

Name: Rojanos Restaurant

Address: 9 Mill Square, Padstow, Cornwall, PL28 8AE

Phone: 01841 532 796


Price Range: £££

Website: http://www.rojanos.co.uk/

I visited Rojanos earlier in the year with Rach, my brother in law and his partner. We wanted a nice meal for one of the evenings during our holiday. I am glad we booked Rojanos as the food and atmosphere were brilliant.

Owned by the great Paul Ainsworth and headed up by chef Paul Dodd, we were not disappointed. We spotted the restaurant when we visited Padstow and thought it looked great from the outside so booked it, it has a great outside seating area.

The menu is diverse and offers Italian influence cuisine, at responsible prices.

What’s The Location Like?

The location of Rojanos is great, its literally a minute or so walk from Padstow harbour. Padstow itself is a great town and would recommend it for a break away, if you do go make sure you check out Rojanos 🙂

What Did I have?

We needed to get back to our holiday home so didn’t have a dessert, however the starter and main that we had were excellent quality.

Starter – Cornish ‘Mackerel on toast’ – £8.50

When the dish arrived I really liked the fact that the Mackerel came in a decorative tin. The Mackerel tasted amazing, mixed with spring unpins, red onion, chilli, tomatoes, coriander, basil and lemon. It came with a chargrilled sourdough, which with the mackerel was very nice!

Main – ‘HOT SMOKED’ Loch Duart Salmon – £17.00

I don’t usually order Salmon so wanted to try something different and I am glad that I did. The Salmon had a great smoky tasted and came with Caesaw salad, quail eggs and a lemon on the side. The Salmon is served pink and had a great taste, the head chef and his team should be proud!

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What Was The Service Like?

The service was great, we were welcomed with a smile and shown to our table quickly. Our drink order and food orders were taken quickly and the server came quickly when they noticed our glasses were empty.

Final Foodie Thought

Rejanos is a great restaurant and if you like Italian based food then I would recommend it. The price is reasonable, where as the quality of the food is high, As mentioned before the location is excellent, looking forward to visiting again!

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Rick Stein’s St. Petroc’s Bistro

Rick Steins St. Petroc's BistroRick Steins Bistro is located Padstow. It is an amazing picturesque village in Cornwall. We first went to Padstow a couple of years ago on a family holiday. Ever since it has become my favourite place in the UK.

We visited Rick Steins Bistro on our last night of our holiday. Padstow has a number of Rick Steins restaurants so we wanted to try at least one out. As we had a toddler with us we booked into the bistro.

The decor of Rick Steins Bistro Padstow is really nice. Its set out so that chairs are nice and spread apart. Allowing you to enjoy your meal and have a good conversation, without feeling like you’re in another group.


As I said we did have a toddler with us and the staff were very quick to react. As soon as we were seated they brought colours and an activity sheet for her. Always goes down well to keep her busy and occupied 🙂

What’s The Location Like At Rick Steins Bistro?

As I said Rick Steins Bistro is located in the centre of Padstow. There is a large parking area in Padstow, which is only a couple of minutes walk to the Bistro. If you were already in Padstow then there are a good couple of bars and pubs to have some pre-meal drinks.

St Petroc’s is one that is open later, make sure you do book though as I expect they would get busy!

What Did I Eat At Rick Steins Bistro?

Starter – Scallops with pumpkin seed, Serrano Chilli and Coriander Sauce (£10.50)

I enjoy cooking and eating scallops and find that it’s a great starter that you can really get creative with. I order it from time to time to get inspiration on how I could go about making it.

The scallops arrive each in a decorative shell with the sauce over them, they smelt amazing and couldn’t wait to get into them. I personally found the serrano chilli a little over powering but that could be due to me not liking spice, if you are the same id probably suggest something else to start.

Rick Steins Bistro - Starter - Tasty fresh scallops in their shell..Very tasty!! - amateurchef.co.uk

Main – 16oz Chateaubriand (£29.00 Per Person)

I shared the Chateaubriand with Rach as it does serve 2 people. The beef came with pommes coq d’or, bordelaise sauce and salad of baby gem lettuce.

The steak was perfect, it was tender and full of flavour. I wouldn’t say it was the best beef I have had but it was in the top 5! The sauce that it came with was amazing and the baby gem lettuce was beautiful, it had an amazing taste to it.

Rick Steins Bistro - Main - Incredible Beef dish...would recommend this sharing main, very tasty!! - amateurchef.co.uk

Desert – Passionfruit Pavlova with Chantilly Cream (£6.75)

Rach often predicts what ill have for desert, most of the time its sorbet (only because some restaurants let themselves down with desert)

I ended up picking the passionfruit Pavlova as I saw it brought out for another table and it looked amazing.

I am glad I did, it came out and tasted just as good as it looked if not better.

Rick Steins Bistro Dessert - Passionfruit Pavlova with Chantilly Cream

What Was The Service Like At The Bistro?

Rick Stein should be very proud of his staff at the Padstow Bistro. They were without a doubt brilliant. We felt welcomed as soon as we walked in and shown to our seats. All of the staff that we spoke to were very friendly. Drink orders are taken quickly when you arrive. Soon followed  by our food.

The staff were great at bringing the toddlers main with our starter. Which I do like as it means they don’t need to wait to long. The staff are great at ensuring the food is brought out at reasonable times. We didn’t however feel like we were waiting too long.

Final Foodie Thought

If you are visiting Padstow then I am incredibly jealous. If your are looking for a nice restaurant, that provides good quality food at decent prices. Rick Steins Bistro would be perfect for you. I have been to a couple of his restaurants and I have to say his bistro is my favourite. Friendly staff, great tasting food and excellent atmosphere…what more could you want?

I would say that Rick Steins Bistro is perfect regardless of the occasion. Its suitable for groups as well as a nice romantic place to eat.

Where to Find Rick Steins Bistro

Address: 4 New Street, Padstow, PL28 8EA

Phone: 01841 532700

Price Range: £££

Website: https://www.rickstein.com/eat-with-us/st-petrocs-bistro/

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