Rick Stein to launch Stein’s on the Quay

The Rick Stein team has announced the launch of its new pop up restaurant Stein’s on the Quay in Padstow for summer 2020.

The restaurant will be run by head chef Nick Evans and his team will aim to be serving up the “freshest Cornish catch of the day”.

Stein’s on the Quay is located in the space previously used for Rick Stein’s Cookery School which unfortunately can’t reopen until autumn due to social distancing regulations. The space has been transformed into a casual dining spot, open from Wed-Sun 5-9pm.

Utilising the live cooking station at the back of the restaurant, Evans will be finishing and plating dishes live in the dining room.

The “concise” menu, created by chef director Jack Stein, will be a “love letter” to the famed fish and seafood of Cornwall, sourced only metres from the table. Guests can feast on Porthilly oysters, served with Hog Island dressing or traditional shallot vinegar, harvested from the Camel Estuary below.

Other starters include Cornish crab wakame with cucumber salad and wasabi mayonnaise; Stein’s ceviche of bass with chipotle, pomegranate seeds and coriander and a Prawn cocktail with tomato and cucumber.

For mains, Evans and his team are serving up lobsters landed only 200m from the table in a classic Lobster thermidor. There is also the option of a Fruit de mer platter, including crevettes, mussels, prawns, crab claws, oysters and scallops, served with the traditional condiments.

Other mains include Meen kulambu, a fragrant south Indian cod curry; Moules frites and Goujons of lemon sole with tartare sauce. To accompany the dishes, Wine and Beverage director, Charlie Stein has curated a list of delicious summery wines to pair with the seafood heavy menu.

Charlie Stein said: “I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve managed to turn around Stein’s on the Quay in such a short amount of time. When we heard that restaurants were able to reopen but the cookery school would have to remain shut for the time being, it seemed like the most logical solution to utilise the amazing space we have up here.

“I’m really proud of the menu, it’s simple but delicious food which lets the spanking fresh seafood and fish do the talking. If I were on holiday in Padstow, this is exactly what I would want to eat overlooking the estuary, with a good glass of wine in hand.”

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