“Forget Rick Stein. Paul Ainsworth has stolen the march”, exclaimed a visitor after discovering this Georgian terraced house in the heart of Padstow (aka Padstein). No. 6 ticks all the right boxes – from its composed, elegant interior and highly dedicated, knowledgeable staff to its pedigree chef/proprietor, a man who has established himself as a class act. Paul Ainsworth’s Michelin-starred cooking delivers that most fashionable of gastronomic experiences – a succession of dishes offering a cavalcade of flavours and textures. We recommend the blow-torched mackerel with celeriac rémoulade, Parma ham and cucumber, but also check out the Galloway chateaubriand with ox cheek, grilled leek, horseradish and red wine sauce. The British cheeseboard is well worth considering, likewise crème brûlée with cinnamon-sugar doughnuts. “Getting better and better each year”, chimes a regular.