Cooking experience with Rick Stein in Padstow

Cooking experience with Rick Stein

Padstow: A Culinary Haven with Rick Stein

Padstow is a charming working fishing port surrounded by glorious sandy beaches, at the head of the Camel River. It is also home to Rick Stein’s food empire, featuring the renowned Seafood Restaurant, a cookery school, and his hotels.

Cooking Experience with Rick Stein: A Must-Do Itinerary

For those seeking a memorable culinary adventure, a cooking experience with Rick Stein is unparalleled. Here’s a suggested itinerary to make the most of your visit:


  • Lunchtime: Arrival and afternoon check-in
  • Evening: Begin your cooking experience with Rick Stein at his cookery school, where you will prepare your own dinner under expert guidance.


  • Daytime: Engage in various activities; we have numerous suggestions to enhance your experience.
  • Evening: Enjoy dinner at the Seafood Restaurant, another highlight of your cooking experience with Rick Stein.


  • Morning: Breakfast and check-out

Rick Stein’s Cookery School

Now in its 21st year, Rick Stein’s Cookery School was initially started to provide intensive training to chefs at The Seafood Restaurant in preparing and cooking fish and shellfish. Today, these teachings are shared with guests through engaging cookery classes. During this cooking experience with Rick Stein, you will learn trade secrets and how to cook some of his classic dishes.

After a welcome glass of prosecco and canapés, you will watch two demonstrations by our chefs and then replicate the dishes before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of your labor with good wine, followed by dessert and coffee.

Sample Menu:

  • Salmon with passion fruit, lime, and coriander
  • Prawn molee – watch demo, cook, and eat
  • Fillet of sea bass with vanilla butter vinaigrette – watch demo, cook, and eat
  • Raspberry crème brûlée
  • Coffee & petit fours

Typically, the evening starts at around 6 pm and ends at around 9 pm, making for a complete and fulfilling cooking experience with Rick Stein.

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Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant

The first of Rick Stein’s restaurants in Padstow, The Seafood Restaurant, was opened in 1975 by Rick and Jill Stein. Situated on the Quay, it is known for its classic seafood dishes and excellent wines. Choose from selections such as Sashimi of Scallop, Sea Bass, Tuna, and Loch Duart Salmon as a starter to Singapore Chilli Crab as a main course. Dietary requirements can be catered for as well.

Accommodation: St Petroc’s

Part of the Rick Stein empire, St Petroc’s is an historic building with select views of the sea, a guest lounge next to a secluded courtyard garden, and a cosy Cornish feel. This lovely haven is just a few minutes’ walk from the harbor.

Included in Your Padstow Celebration

  • Private cooking experience at the Rick Stein Cookery School, with drinks
  • Four-course À La Carte dinner at The Seafood Restaurant (wines not included)
  • 12.5% service charge on four courses at The Seafood Restaurant
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast, 5 double and 2 single occupancy rooms
  • Transfers between accommodation and Padstow (The Pig only)
  • Pre-event liaison and planning
  • Oliver Myles Event manager on hand to look after you throughout

Price for 12 guests from £10,700 + VAT