Paul Ainsworth at No. 6
Celebrated chef Paul Ainsworth’s eponymous central Padstow restaurant is situated in a beautiful Georgian townhouse. Paul Ainsworth at No. 6 has earned the awardwinning chef, who appeared on the Great British Menu in 2011, a Michelin star, four AA rosettes and a place among the top 50 restaurants in the 2016 edition of Good Food Guide . Alongside his dedicated team and wife, Emma Ainsworth, Paul focuses on local, seasonal produce and creates stunning modern British food.
Warm and friendly service, a relaxed atmosphere, an extensive, seasonal wine list, and exceptional food are just some of the things you can expect from a visit to No. 6, but there are always a few little surprises on the menu to make the dining experience unique. The regularly changing menus may include delicate starters such as crisp Porthilly oysters, cured pork, green apple and fennel, and show-stopping seafood mains like the market ﬁ sh of the day, which is accompanied by Jack crab and bouillabaisse sauce, and ﬁnished with oyster leaf. Unconventional desserts such as the aptly named A Triﬂe Cornish, which comprises strawberry, rhubarb and saffron, are a real treat.
While the techniques Paul uses are complex and the dishes are expertly crafted, there’s a level of simplicity to the menu that is respectful of each ingredient, allowing the beautiful Cornish produce to speak for itself.