CORNWALL FOODIES: RICK STEIN TAKES ON RESTAURANT IN PORTHLEVEN
PUBLISHED: 14:57 28 October 2014 | UPDATED: 13:07 30 August 2017
Celebrity restaurauteur Rick Stein is set to open a new restaurant in Porthleven
Rick and business partner Jill Stein to take over the already established Clay Quay restaurant. Situated on the harbour-side, the restaurant will continue to offer sharing plates of local and seasonal produce all inspired by Rick’s travels.
Opening in November the family hope the restaurant will complement the already thriving foodie scene and continue the restaurant’s success since it opened earlier in the year. 'We aren’t planning to make too many changes,' says Rick. 'We’ll be adding a few new dishes on the menu and the odd new painting – other than that we love the current concept. It’s a great restaurant in a beautiful fishing town.'
Since Rick and Jill opened The Seafood Restaurant in 1975, the Padstow based business has grown to include five restaurants, accommodation, retail outlets, a cookery school, and most recently have announced plans to open a restaurant in Winchester. It is still very much a family-run operation with Rick, Jill and all three sons at the forefront of the business.
'This is tremendous news, not just for Porthleven, but for Cornwall,' says Malcolm Bell, Head of Visit Cornwall. 'Rick and the team have done an amazing job at transforming the reputation of our county’s restaurant offer over the last two decades and this has helped to create a cluster of world class establishments, placing Cornwall as the number one food-tourism destination in the UK. However, other destinations are after our crown so this investment will help us stay number one.'
'We are very pleased to welcome Rick and Jill to Porthleven,' adds Trevor Osborne, who with his family owns the restaurant as well as Porthleven Harbour. 'Porthleven’s growing reputation for good food will be further enhanced. For the past five years, the Village has hosted a Food and Music Festival which attracts circa 20,000 visitors to the Village. We hope that the Stein reputation and involvement will add further to the attraction of the Village as a wonderful destination with wonderful restaurants.'