If you can't reserve a table at Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant, or you'd like something less elaborate this, elegant and excellent, little bistro should suit you well. Although addressed as New Street, this is one of the town's oldest buildings.
Fish is still the main event on the short menu, but the menu is balanced and there are more options, and local ingredients have been carefully sourced.
Expect the likes of 'Yellow Split Pea Soup'; 'Poached Fillet of Mackerel with Sherry Vinegar'; 'Moules Mariniere' and 'Sautéed Calves Brains with Brown Butter & Capers' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Roast Cod with Morel Sauce'; 'Fillet of Sea Bass with Roast Fennel and Tomato; 'Osso Buco'; 'Toulouse Sausages' and 'Steak Frites' among the mains.
Desserts are simply but well-executed - typified by 'Chocolate Mousse' and 'Passion Fruit Pavlova'.
Comfortable 'cottagey' rooms, are highly recommended after a night here or down the road at The Seafood Restaurant (q.v.).
- Food Style: Bistro
- Lunch: Thurs-Sun (all week in summer) 12.00-14.00; mains from about £11 to £26; set L £12.50 (2 courses)
- Dinner: all week 18.30-21.30 (they open at 18.30 during school holidays); mains from about £16 to £30
- Seats: 55, plus 20 outside
- Wine: a concise, but well chosen, wine list kicks off at around the 20 mark; and includes 8 by the glass
- Children's portions: Children's menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Directions: follow the one way system around the harbour, take the 1st left, find St. Petroc's on the right or see our map on this page
- Closed: phone ahead about Christmas arrangements
- Outside eating
- Rooms available