Restaurant Nathan Outlaw

Two Michelin star dining in Port Isaac

In an unassuming, yet elegant, white building in the pretty fishing town of Port Isaac you’ll find a culinary rarity – the only seafood restaurant in the UK to be awarded two Michelin stars, an accolade it has enjoyed for the past five years.

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, owned and run by the celebrity chef of the same name and ably assisted in the kitchen by head chef Chris Simpson, offers what could arguably be Britain’s best seafood, served exclusively as a tasting menu.

The eight-course dinner menu typically includes five seafood courses, promising to take diners on a sail around the Cornish coast with locally-sourced, seasonal and sustainable fish and shellfish prominently featured. A smaller lunch menu is also offered on Fridays and Saturdays.

You can expect the likes of cured monkfish with ginger, fennel and lemon, raw scallop matched with preserved herring, flavoured with chilli, onion and bacon, rounded off with spiced quince and hazelnut tart. A purely vegetarian menu is also available with sufficient notice.

Wine-lovers can opt to take the accompanying wine flight experience, carefully comprised by Sommelier Damon Little.

With Nathan Outlaw in the kitchen most of the time, many visitors report a cheery encounter with the renowned chef, helping to create a truly memorable dining experience.

Insider’s tips

Even if you don’t get to see the man himself, the two-level restaurant with stunning ocean views outside and glimpses into the kitchen downstairs, impressive levels of service and immaculate presentation should stay in your mind years after you visit.

6 New Road, Port Isaac, Cornwall, PL29 3RH

01208 880896

Opening hours

Dinner, Wednesday – Saturday, 7pm –  9pm
Lunch, Friday – Saturday, 12pm – 2pm

Chef: Chris Simpson

Owners: Nathan Outlaw

Sample tasting menu

Cured monk fish, ginger, fennel and lemon
Raw scallop, preserved herring, chilli, onion and bacon
Red mullet, kohlrabi and wild garlic
Gurnard and porthilly sauce
Turbot, winter vegetables and green dressing
Ragstone goat’s cheese, beetroot and pine nut
Orange and rhubarb
Spiced quince and hazelnut tart

£119 per person

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