Stein’s French connection
If you’re looking for a stylish hideaway for lunch, dinner or an overnight stay just a short stroll from the bustle of Padstow harbour, this Stein bistro and boutique hotel is a lovely choice.
Jill Stein’s relaxed styling gives the historic building a cultured air, creating a perfect setting for the bistro’s classic French cooking.
Dry‑aged steaks, the freshest Cornish seafood and a smart selection of wines seduce with their simple elegance. The menu changes regularly to reflect the micro‑season, but an unwavering constant is the care with which quality ingredients are treated and the joy to be found in the unfussy dining experience.
In addition to its à la carte menus at lunch and dinner, the bistro runs a popular set lunch on weekdays which features three courses (such as fish and shellfish soup, moules frites and sticky toffee pudding) for a very keen £26.
Ten cosy rooms above the restaurant make a gourmet mini break in the seaside town a very seductive option.
Trencherman’s tip: kick off dinner at sister establishment Ruby’s Bar, where a creative compilation of cocktail choices is guaranteed to pique the palate for the dinner that follows.