Find this eaterie just a stone's throw from the quay. Although a café by name, we have classified this as a top budget restaurant, as although offering value for money, its ambitions, and prices, are of a higher order. As would be expected from an establishment run by Rick Stein, fish figures prominently - but there's plenty of choice for carnivore's and vegetarian's alike.
Expect to find the likes of 'Salad of Lancashire Cheese, with Pancetta & Chili Beetroot'; 'Poached Fillet of Mackerel with Sherry Vinegar and Mint Butter Sauce' and perhaps 'Thai Fish Cakes' among the starters.
'Cod with Spicy Noodles'; 'Home-made Fish Fingers and Chips' and 'Char-grilled Rib-eye Steak with Tomato & Red Onion Salad' among the mains.
If having a full meal, leave room for desserts, such as 'Crème Brulée' or 'Sunken Chocolate Cake'; or perhaps some English cheese.
Booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment - queues have been known to stretch right down the road, and many go away hungry.
Comfortable rooms are available at Rick Stein's St Petroc's Bistro, just up the road.
- Food Style: Budget Restaurants - the best
- Lunch: Weds-Sun (more days in summer); Breakfast 8.00-10.30, Lunch 12.00-15.00; mains about £11 to £18 - plus Sandwiches; set L £23.50 (3 courses)
- Dinner: Weds-Sun (more days in summer):19.00-21.30; set D £19.95; mains about £11 to £18; set D £23.50 (3 courses)
- Seats: 40, plus 10 outside
- Wine: a short, but very-well-thought-out wine list kicks off at around the £20 mark
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Directions: a little back from the harbour. See the map on this page.
- Parking: Street Parking
- Closed: 25th & 26th Dec, 1st May
- Outside eating