Award: Two Michelin star
Chef: Nathan Outlaw resettled his flag ship restaurant to the picturesque village of Port Isaac in 2015. See my previous blogs for details of his career. Crowned Britain’s number 1 restaurant by The Good Food Guide in 2018 and 2019, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw is the only fish restaurant in the UK to hold two Michelin stars.
Nathan has just announced he has sold his interest in the Mariners Pub, Rock, to Paul Ainsworth and, after losing his Michelin star at his London restaurant at the Capitol Hotel (after the 2019 Michelin announcement), he is closing the Capital and opening a new purpose built, brasserie style Cornish seafood restaurant at The Goring Hotel, Belgravia.
Visit: 2nd March 2019, dinner for two.
Review: The restaurant is situated at the top of Port Isaac overlooking the rugged Cornish coastline. It exclusively serves a seafood set menu and you can choose a wine pairing if you want to. The food was superb, and the wines matched the food perfectly.
Nathan has reduced the number of courses because customer feedback has indicated that there was simply too much food. I disagree. Now you have 4 courses only – starter, middle (which has the fabulous Porthilly sauce), main and dessert. There are only two choices available for the starter, two mains and two desserts. I prefer the more extensive choices from a taster menu, without the added vegetable dishes that were served with the main course.
The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. When we visited, Sat Bains was enjoying a birthday party on the next table!
The menu and food: