Barnaby’s Bistro, Padstow

If you are looking for something a little different, Barnaby’s in Padstow should certainly pique your interest. Not far from the harbour, the restaurant is located in an old, former-Victorian tearoom bursting with charm. Only a stone’s throw from the bistro’s sister restaurant, Prawn on the Lawn, Barnaby’s offers guests a warm, relaxed dining experience in the thriving heart of the town.

Established by Katie and Rick Toogood, Barnaby’s is named after Rick’s grandfather, George Barnaby. Working hard to create flavour-intense dishes with local produce, the staff work with trusted local suppliers to make sure their ingredients are as fresh as possible with minimal carbon footprint. Serving seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes, they use a wood fired oven called Bertha and experiment with exciting middle eastern influences.

Adopting a self-professed informal and friendly approach, the restaurant enjoys a fun, intimate feel throughout the year. Regularly updating their menus with the seasons and new concoctions, you can always look forward to the same happy atmosphere with different treats to tempt your taste buds. Particularly fun for romantic dates or group meals with friends, Barnaby’s serves sharing platters so you can all enjoy a lip-smacking medley.

That said, there are many single dishes too, so if you know your favourite you can dive straight in. From starters such as Porthilly oysters, to small plates such as 'Nduja meatballs, to mains such as whole plaice and with plenty of sides too, you can find your perfect arrangement. Vegetarian options are also provided and dietary requirements can be catered for with a little advance notice. When you’ve finished your savoury course, finish off your meal with dessert and languish in food-induced bliss. 

Open all day from 12 to 11pm Tuesdays to Saturdays, Barnaby’s is definitely worth popping into whether you are visiting for the first, fifth or fifteenth time. Adopting the emblem of a bee from their family background in Manchester, you can also feel good knowing that £1 from every bill is donated to Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

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Barnaby's, 22A Duke Street, Padstow PL28 8AB | 01841 533845 |

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