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The Journeyman Restaurant & Cookery School

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Mellingey Mill | St Issey, Padstow PL27 7QU, England
+44 1841 540604
18:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Padstow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say.The food,the atmosphere,surroundings and the service was absolutely FIRST class.You can smell the delicious spices as soon as you get out of the car. You are made to feel so welcome by the lovely lady who is the waitress and also the chef comes out and speaks to you.Definitely will go back.

Thank Sally R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We have been at the Journeyman quite a few times over the years and it still remains our favourite eatery in the area. The food is always excellent and well delivered in a cosy atmosphere. We should have been there back in May for our 40th anniversary but had to cancel at the last minute due to illness, but had... More 

Thank Martin H
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We made our annual prigrimage to the Journeyman this week, and decided we needed to sample the experience twice during our holiday. If you like a good curry, than the food produced by Steve will surpass your wildest expectations. The favours that he manages to produce are second to none, and if we lived nearer, we would be going every... More 

Thank Richard T
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to this restaurant & we would have no hesitation in recommending this place to anyone. The food was to die for & we will definately be returning back here again in the future. It was all home cooked and the flavours and choices were fantastic and very reasonably priced. Only a small place so you... More 

Thank LindseyLincs
Kent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We chose 3 courses of which all were delicious. The setting is beautiful, the restaurant is cosy and the food was second to none, a really good find. Pre booking is a must.

Thank Sally H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner have been to the journeymen on more than one occasion and are satisfied every time. It's a lovely quiet restaurant with a relaxing atmosphere. The times me and my partner have been we have been served by a young blonde waitress who is polite, friendly and very intentive. The food is fantastic every time we've been.... More 

1 Thank Kerri S
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Fancied a decent curry after the being disappointed by Rick Steins hopeless effort at a Lamb Kahrahi at the Cornish Arms the previous night, we were not let down here , the Chef certainly knows how to make a good Chicken Tikka Massala , we will definitely return .

2 Thank Chris G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My husband and I ate here on Tuesday. The Nepalese lamb was sublime, and the beef rendang marvellous. We enjoyed the fab food, quick and courteous service, and very reasonable prices so much we booked there and then for the following Thursday. The meal was just as great and we can't wait to eat there again. Thankyou to the girls... More 

1 Thank Kim S
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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547 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 465 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Previous reviews tell you need to know about this restaurant so no point in repeating it all. Since discovering this restaurant many years ago we unfailingly book a table at The Journeyman for our annual visits to Cornwall, which is something we wouldn’t do unless we held it in high regard, particularly as this area of the country has many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Have been to the journeyman a few times with friends and family. This restaurant is amazing. The ambience is always lovely, Lauren the waitress lovely and very efficient. The chef is incredible producing fantastic food quickly and I gave always enjoyed every mouthful. It's one of my favourite places to eat and I would recommend it to anyone who likes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Indian, Asian, Thai, Balti, Fusion, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mellingey Mill | St Issey, Padstow PL27 7QU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Padstow
  • Phone Number: +44 1841 540604
Did you know? Despite not being an Indian restaurant, The Journeyman was recently shortlisted at the British Curry Awards and voted in The Independent Newspaper's survey of the top 50 restaurants to eat curry in the UK! Our location on the historic Saint's Way in the picturesque hamlet of Mellingey is a short 5 minute drive from either Padstow or Wadebridge & only 1/2 mile from St Issey. We have a large, free car park on site. We're ideally placed for that special night out, a family occasion, or just a chilled evening with friends. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of our restaurant's mill dining room on long summer evenings or cosy winter nights. The Journeyman's extensive menu offers something for everyone with over 40 dishes selected from the world's finest cuisines.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?