Cornwall’s Michelin Star offerings are dominated by culinary giant Nathan Outlaw, who has obtained 2 stars across his two Cornish venues. But Paul Ainsworth’s No.6 is hot on his heels and the county is slowly amassing its fair share of Michelin Plates…
Paul Ainsworth at No.6
Paul Ainsworth at No.6 is housed in an unassuming Georgian townhouse, complete with a stylish lounge and an eclectically decorated dining room. Paul’s style of cooking gives traditional recipes a modern twist and his ingredients are always of the highest quality. You’ll find that the service is attentive (staff can be seen walking back and forth with walkie talkie style devices) and enthusiastic throughout your meal. Diners are encouraged to chat with the kitchen team to find out more about their food and many elements of the menu feature theatrical twists.
Diners at Paul Ainsworth at No.6 can choose from an affordable three-course lunch menu (£30-34) or splash out on the à la carte menu. Maverick opted for the latter, as it included Paul Ainsworth’s famous dessert ‘A Fairground Tale’. However, it’s important to note that this can make quite the difference to your final bill…
6 Middle Street, Padstow, PL28 8AP, United Kingdom
Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen
Nathan Outlaw’s intimate Fish Kitchen has just 15 covers. Housed in a quirky historic building in the gorgeous Cornish fishing village of Port Issac; expect low ceilings and wonky walls. Local day boats lead what’s on the menu. You’ll find a delicious mix of seafood and small plates – so allow yourself 3 or 4 dishes and get grazing.
Like all Cornish venues worth their salt, a drinks menu of local gins, spirits and beers is also available.
1 Middle Street, Port Isaac, PL29 3RH, United Kingdom
Outlaw’s New Road
Nathan Outlaw’s flagship restaurant in Port Isaac has retained its Michelin Star since it was transformed into a more casual dining experience in 2019. Described by the Michelin Guide as ‘smart yet laid-back’, dishes are focussed on ultra-fresh fish and shellfish landed nearby. Expect honest, unfussy dishes featuring classical combinations, as well as excellent wine pairings to enhance your meal.
The restaurant is located in a great headland location, with sweeping views of the North Cornwall coast. Due to its Port Isaac location, taxis are often hard to come by – so make sure you’ve booked your transport ahead.
6 New Road, Port Isaac, PL29 3SB, United Kingdom
Cornwall’s Michelin Plates
Lewannick, PL15 7QQ
As well as being awarded a Michelin Plate, Coombeshead Farm was awarded a coveted Green Michelin Star for gastronomy and sustainability. Set on a working farm, in 66 acres of meadows and woodland, these guys offer the ultimate field to fork experience.
New Yard Restaurant
Trelowarren Estate, Trelowarren, TR12 6AF
New Yard Restaurant also received a Green Star for sustainability in the 2021 Michelin rankings. From a beautiful. converted stable building, they offer a seasonal menu that showcases homegrown produce and ingredients foraged from the estate.