Star chef Nathan Outlaw’s two Michelin-starred Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Port Isaac was previously considered one of the best fish and seafood restaurants in the UK. Sadly, due the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, Outlaw decided to shut up shop and rebrand the space as a more accessible offering, giving it the new name Outlaw’s New Road. It seems the gamble has paid off, because the restaurant was awarded one Michelin star less than a year after opening. Outlaw's New Road serves seafood-focused menus that make use of Cornwall’s bounty, from coast to field, with a focus on simple and classic cooking.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with an a la carte menu available in the day, and a singular tasting menu on offer for dinner. The restaurant’s seafront setting and fabulous views of the north Cornish coast make its window seats the best, and most popular, in the house. The interiors are simple, smart and homely, with white walls, wooden beamed ceilings and lots of natural light.
The a la carte lunch menu includes complementary cheddar and oregano bread, followed by the likes of lobster risotto with orange, basil and spring onion, turbot with lemon and garlic butter, confit potatoes and Hot Dog peas, and elderflower and custard tart with gooseberry and ginger tart for dessert.
In the evening, the menu shifts gears to a 12-course taster. It begins with nibbles, before moving through a selection of fishy courses, and finishes with petit fours. Examples include sea bass with pistachio, mint and anchovy, lobster with orange and basil, mackerel with green sauce and tomatoes, and a dessert of chocolate, mint and yoghurt.
The wine list features a premium selection of Champagne and English sparkling, as well as a concise selection of reds, whites and roses. You'll always find a 'featured' wine on offer too, which is recommended by the sommelier and great for diners who can't decide.