The Old Ship Hotel

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May, 2018

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The Old Ship Hotel

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We had dinner at this establishment in Padstow a couple of months ago. We had spent the day in “Port Isaac”: and headed to Padstow for a belated birthday dinner for my uncle. We thought we’d try to get into Rick Stein’s Café as it was a Tuesday. We wandered around the shops and restaurants down by the harbour and came upon Rick Stein’s café and it was opening at 6:00 pm, a few minutes hence. I went in once they opened to see if there was a table available but we would have had to wait two and a half hours for an opening. Ah well, it was worth a shot. We came upon the “Old Ship Hotel”:, checked out the menu and decided to give it a try.

We ended up ordering off the daily specials board listed above the bar. An aunt and I had the calamari as a starter; my uncle had the 10 oz rump steak and my two aunts and I each had the starter size warm oak cooked salmon salad with beets and new potatoes. It was all delicious and the service was quick and friendly. As we had smaller portions, well the ladies did, we had room for dessert. One of my aunts had sticky toffee pudding and my other aunt and I shared the lemon tart with clotted cream. Americanos rounded off the meal for a total of £67.15 for the four of us. As it turned out, we arrived back at our holiday let in Looe before we would have been seated in Rick Stein’s café. It all worked out in the end.

Denise Bridge

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