It’s been great to see how many hospitality businesses have adapted during this time, including Rick Stein’s team who recently announced the details of a pop-up in Padstow. Stein’s on the Quay has replaced, for the summer, the chef’s cookery school (which can’t open for social distancing reasons).
Headed by chef-director Jack Stein and head chef Nick Evans, the pop-up will serve a concise menu using the best of each day’s catch. Sourced metres away from the table, to start guests can expect Porthilly oysters, Cornish crab wakame with cucumber salad and wasabi mayonnaise and Jack’s ceviche of bass with chipotle, pomegranate seeds and coriander.
Mains feature lobster thermidor, a fruit de mer platter and meen kulambu, a south Indian cod curry. A selection of summery wines to pair perfectly with the seafood has been curated by wine and beverage director Charlie Stein.
Located on the Quay, the pop-up overlooks the picturesque Camel estuary. Alongside the views, diners can also enjoy watching the dishes being plated live from the restaurant’s cooking station.
“I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve managed to turn around Stein’s on the Quay in such a short amount of time” says Charlie Stein. He continues “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.”
Stein’s on the Quay is now open to the public Wednesday to Sunday 5-9pm. To book a table, visit the website here
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