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Paul Ainsworth at No. 6

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Ratings and reviews

Travellers' Choice Best of the Best


European, British, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service

MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

A delightful Georgian townhouse on a narrow harbour backwater plays host to Paul Ainsworth’s restaurant. The small first floor bar-lounge has a clubby,...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
Comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visiting No 6 was an absolute must during our time in Padstow. The service was outstanding and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. Every single dish was a wonderful combination of flavours and outstanding presentation. Don't be fooled by the size of the dishes,...the number of dishes that came out was more than enough to fill you up. Looking forward to returning soon!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at Paul Ainsworth’s Town House, which was fab with wonderful staff who could not do enough for us. The highlight of our stay was to be a meal at No 6 on my husbands birthday. Our expectation was that this would also...be ‘top notch’. In fairness the food was very good and when served by staff other than our waitress it was enjoyable. I have no idea why this young woman exhibited what we felt was a very superior and negative attitude towards us. We watched carefully and she seemed different when serving other tables.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, great ambiance and amazing food. We received a warm and friendly welcome when we arrived and every member of the team that we met made us feel welcome and valued. The ambiance was great with a luxury yet relaxed feel about the restaurant....Once the food started to arrive we realised that we were in an amazing restuarant with amazing food. Whatever you do when in Padstow, dont miss this restuarant. We wished we could have dined here all of the 3 nights we were in Padstow.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on 14th September with husband and friends! I have to say it was the most memorable, incredible evening which will remain in our memories forever. Food delicious! Staff extremely knowledgeable and attentive. You might need to book months in advance but it's worth the...wait! LOVED IT. Thank you.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily one of the worst meals ever. Don’t go there if you are hungry as every course is one mouthful but the staff just love themselves and they think they are doing you a favour.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat here 5pm on 9th Sep. From the moment we stepped into the restaurant we were made to feel special. The entire evening was amazing; food was the best I’ve ever eaten and the service was exemplary. Will definitely book again fornext year

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a non seafood eater staff went out of their way to ensure my dining experience could still be enjoyed. Service and food are exceptional. A must do Michelin restaurant if you’re in the area.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was completely flawlessly, I'm a fussy eater and I loved every single mouthful. Thank you so much to chef and his team tonight and the front of house staff for an incredible memory.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had high expectations for this restaurant and it did not disappoint. Paul Ainsworth clearly wants his guests to have the best experience and that is what we got. I can not fault the food or service. Every dish was perfecr! Lovely relaxed atmosphere but...still classy! One of the best high end restaurants I have eaten in.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting and we were blown away with the attention to detail. Food was outstanding with information provided on source of ingredients etc. Staff were attentive and knowledgeable we felt comfortable and service was perfect, neither rushed nor lacking. What made this extra special...was the personal touches, the waitress spoke to us and seemed genuinely interested in our plans for the following day and the celebration of our silver wedding anniversary. On arrival there had been a hand written anniversary card on the table, but after leaving we received a personal email from our waitress Katie to say she hoped we had a safe journey home the next morning and that she hoped we enjoyed our Stonehenge sunset trip the next day. That really was above and beyond what we expected. We can’t wait to return.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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August 1, 2021|
Response from I1047GNmf | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply. I did not recall seeing any young children and likewise did not recall seeing a child menu option, although best to give the restaurant a call direct to confirm. Good luck.
September 15, 2020|
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Response from 966philipe | Reviewed this property |
We parked on the large seafront car park using app to pay, it does get very busy but people leave frequently
September 3, 2020|
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Response from 966philipe | Reviewed this property |
I’d email or call the restaurant
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Frequently Asked Questions about Paul Ainsworth at No. 6

Yes, Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5