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/

About the Author Martyn

I have enjoyed cooking for some years now, its one of the only things that I can do that makes me relaxed and forget any worries I have. I love trying new foods and visiting restaurants. Other hobbies include writing, game development and work :)

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  • What a great weekend. I spent an aforenton in Padstow or (Padstein as my friends and I know it) the harbour was lovely, the small shops all around the town Proper cornish ice cream and great fish and chips by the sea side. Rick Stein has loads of resturants in Padstow including a great fish and chip shop. On one side is a tank (paddling pool) fillied with live fish and crabs and lobsters and then the traditional chippy next door. But don’t expect muh change from a320, yikes it was an expensive bag of cod and chips!

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