Prawn on the Lawn, Padstow

Prawn on the Lawn is a fishmonger cum restaurant by husband and wife Rick (chef) and Katie (front of house) Toogood. They first opened one in Islington then decided to move to Padstow in Cornwall and open another which is where they are based now. There’s a lovely relaxed vibe about the place during our visit. The seafood counter in the window attracts a lot … Continue reading Prawn on the Lawn, Padstow

The Cornish Barn, Penzance

If you’re visiting Penzance in Cornwall there are two places you’ll want to eat; The Shore (read about that here) and The Cornish Barn, the restaurant inside The Artist Residence hotel on Chapel Street. The menu is predominantly small plates and smoked meats which is in keeping with the trendy surrounds. There’s reclaimed wood everywhere and old-school school chairs around industrial metal tables while fish … Continue reading The Cornish Barn, Penzance

The Artist Residence, Penzance

The Artist Residence currently has 3 hotels in the UK; London, Penzance, Brighton, with the latter once appearing on channel 5’s The Hotel Inspector. Our visit on this occasion being there one in Cornwall. It’s come a long way since those days. Originally a different local artist would design each room, resulting in an eclectic and rather odd place to stay. You wouldn’t know of … Continue reading The Artist Residence, Penzance

The Shore, Penzance

Bruce Rennie, owner of The Shore in Penzance, Cornwall, doesn’t make life easy for himself; it’s just him in the kitchen – not even a pot wash. Which makes it all the more impressive then that the food is so bloomin’ good. The man himself has worked in Michelin starred restaurants in Edinburgh and Northern Ireland so he knows what he’s doing. But with this, … Continue reading The Shore, Penzance

Chapel House, Penzance

The vibe at Chapel House makes you feel relaxed as soon as you walk in the door. We were first greeted by Susan who owns this converted Grade II-listed Georgian townhouse, now a six bedroom boutique hotel in the heart of Penzance, and I’m not sure we’ve ever received a warmer welcome elsewhere. She gives us a tour of the living room areas, all fabulously … Continue reading Chapel House, Penzance

Padstow Townhouse, Cornwall

Rojanos in the Square and Michelin starred No 6, restaurants both by Paul Ainsworth, have been mega hits in the harbour town of Padstow In Cornwall. It was good news then to hear Paul had opened Padstow Townhouse, which offers 6 luxurious suites just a short walk away. The walk may be short, but the hill is steep and if it’s raining, your fringe won’t … Continue reading Padstow Townhouse, Cornwall

The Scarlet, Cornwall

We arrived in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall after an arduous six hour drive from London, although you could fly to nearby Newquay airport. The location was pretty impressive; The Scarlet has clifftop views out into the sea. There’s no reception desk once you’re in, just friendly staff milling around waiting to check you in and give you a tour of the place. Our room, number 31, … Continue reading The Scarlet, Cornwall

Fifteen, Cornwall

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen has been sat on the cliff at Watergate Bay in Cornwall for some time now. I’ve been for breakfast before which was very nice and given it’s beachfront positioning, when the weather’s good, the views are a real beauty. This visit however was at night, in the pouring rain, but it still felt atmospheric. The restaurant was packed and although being a … Continue reading Fifteen, Cornwall

Rojanos in the Square, Padstow

Rojanos in the Square is Paul Ainsworth’s second restaurant in the gorgeous little harbour town of Padstow in Cornwall. Unlike his Michelin starred No.6 (which I love), this is a more casual and affordable restaurant serving pizza, pasta and the like. The place had a really fun and lively atmosphere which was helped by the sweet and charming waiting staff. On our Thursday night visit … Continue reading Rojanos in the Square, Padstow

Paul Ainsworth at No 6, Padstow

Our first visit to Paul Ainsworth’s restaurant No.6 in Padstow, Cornwall was absolutely faultless; cracking food and service and totally deserving of its Michelin star. On a return visit to the area with my parents, I couldn’t resist dragging them in for lunch. If you haven’t been to Padstow before, you really must; it’s a beautiful harbour town which is filled with great restaurants. As … Continue reading Paul Ainsworth at No 6, Padstow

Paul Ainsworth at No.6

No.6 is a Michelin starred restaurant from Paul Ainsworth in the harbour town of Padstow in Cornwall. After watching him on Great British Menu cook some rather stunning looking dishes I knew whilst my gentleman companion and I were on holiday in Cornwall we’d have to pay him a visit – and we didn’t regret it. The restaurant was unlike your typical seaside restaurant; slightly … Continue reading Paul Ainsworth at No.6