7 Mouth-Watering Restaurants to Try When Staying in Rock

23rd July 2018

We give you the low down on our favourite and most sophisticated eateries to try when holidaying in Rock.

When it comes to finding great places to eat and drink in and around Rock, you won’t be short of options. With the Camel Estuary flowing directly in front of our properties, guests of Bijou and Ferrypoint have the choice of dining in both seaside towns Rock and neighbouring town Padstow – a short 10 minute boat ride away. Here are our top picks for dining out during your stay.

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No 1 Rock Road

Offering breathtaking views across the Rock Estuary, making your dining experience truly exceptional, No 1 Rock Road is less than a minute’s walk from both Bijou and Ferrypoint. Enjoy the locally sourced seasonal produce, or a ‘kiss from the sea’ such as Rock estuary mussels, oysters and their fresh catch of the day, along with a wide selection of pastas. The chef will offer impressive dishes and the finest flavours that will excite your senses, so look out for their daily special board.

Whether you are looking for a family lunch, intimate dinner, drink or cocktail, No 1 Rock Road offers a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Blue Tomato Cafe

Perfectly positioned beneath Ferrypoint and a 10-second stroll from Bijou, the Blue Tomato Cafe is a firm favourite offering vibrant, beautiful and tasty meals in a relaxed environment on the water’s edge. The chef takes the dishes you would expect to eat in a cafe and makes them extraordinary, from burgers and sandwiches to salads, pasta and daily specials. To top it all off, guests at Bijou and Ferrypoint receive a 10% discount.

The Mariners

Enjoy an afternoon stroll to the end of Rock Road and you’ll be greeted by one of Nathan Outlaw’s restaurants, The Mariners. Nathan Outlaw is a Michelin Star chef and opened these doors in 2014 with Sharps Brewery. Nathan and Head Chef Zack Hawke deliver a seasonal menu featuring the best of Cornish produce, complemented by Sharp’s Brewery’s skillfully brewed beers.

Enjoy a wide selection of day boat fish from their specials board, along with their shellfish platter on ice, all cooked and prepared in true Nathan Outlaw fashion.

The Dining Room

Fine dining at its best, The Dining Room provides a warm welcome and attentive service alongside fresh, thoughtfully prepared food and an extensive wine list, making it the perfect choice for all dining occasions. Since opening The Dining Room in 2010, the Chef has begun to showcase his own style of cooking, teaching himself new techniques. With few exceptions, every aspect of your meal will be made on the premises, from the selection of freshly baked breads and clotted cream butter to begin through to the petit fours served with coffee.

The Seafood Restaurant, Rick Stein

With an International reputation for the very freshest fish and shellfish, often landed on our doorstep, it’s no surprise that Rick Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant is on our list. Hop on the ferry (available every 20 minutes) or private boat taxi just a minute walk from Bijou and Ferrypoint and enjoy the 10 minute trip across the water over to Padstow. After your delicious meal, stroll around the pretty harbour, check out the many boutique shops and hop back on a boat towards Rock.

Paul Ainsworth at No6

Another must visit restaurant located in a beautiful Georgian townhouse in Padstow, is the Michelin Star awarded Paul Ainsworth at No6. Here you’ll be served modern British food with a focus on especially sourced Cornish produce. Standard of service is impeccable from start to finish to match the delicious food and wine offering.

Choose from the A La Carte Menu in the evening or a set lunch – 3 courses £29.

Greens of Padstow

Sit back and relax while you watch the everchanging panoramic views over the Camel Estuary at Greens of Padstow. Perched high above the picture-perfect harbour this popular cafe also boasts an 18-hole crazy golf garden for all the family to enjoy. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Greens of Padstow has something for everyone on its delicious menu including burgers, seafood, steaks and salads.

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