Review on The Mariners
Now that Nathan Outlaw has ended his association with The Mariners, a charming gastro-pub in Rock, Cornwall, it has been taken over by Paul and Emma Ainsworth, who already operate Michelin starred restaurant No 6 and boutique hotel Padstow Townhouse, alongside Rojano's, a casual pizzeria. Set over two floors with a ground floor bar and plenty of tables for eating, the main dining room is upstairs featuring an open kitchen and breathtaking views over the Camel Estuary towards Padstow.
The kitchen has created a seasonal menu of crowd-pleasing dishes making excellent use of the local larder. There's potted Cornish crab served with Doom Bar bread or maybe smoked chicken terrine, smoked chicken, citrus mayonnaise, roasted chestnuts and soughdough toast. When it comes to main courses, for fish fans there's a grilled whole Cornish plaice on the bone, devilled shrimp butter, charred leeks and Cornish potatoes. While carnivores might choose the slow cooked free range pork belly, bacon jam, potato terrine and pickled red cabbage or maybe one of the excellent steaks cooked on the charcoal grill. For a sweet-toothed finish enjoy the baked rice pudding with slow gin and blackberries.
To accompany the food there's a well thought out wine list and a good variety of local beers courtesy of Sharp's Brewery. The pub also plays host to live music events, check out their website for details.
The Mariners is also featured in: Michelin GuideRate this Restaurant
Gastro pub / British
Joe Rozier and Tom Dawes
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (12.00 - 4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card