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“Just what the doctor ordered”

Outlaw's Fish Kitchen
Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Port Isaac
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 39
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Good for: View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Best Fishes
Nathan Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen is located in the perfect position for a fish restaurant right at the slipway in Port Isaac or as it is better known to lovers of a certain Doc Martin Port Wen. This tiny relic of a building oozes charm, and reeks of history indeed it is one of the oldest buildings in the village and is listed as being of special historic interest. Much more interesting however is the restaurant itself, with only eight tables you will be lucky to book during the high season, but it is well worth the effort. There were four of us when we visited celebrating two of our birthdays and right from the start we were made to feel very welcome and were superbly well looked after by Nathan and his team. We all chose the special tapas style tasting menu and really enjoyed the various dishes on offer, each of us had different favourites, mine was the marinated whole mackerel with garlic mayonnaise, but to be honest I could just have easily chosen any of the other dishes on offer as all were simply superb. The dining room is tiny and the headroom isn’t great, it is an old building so some of the facilities reflect its age. The food however is modern full of flavour and at times challenging, don’t go there if you want fish and chips, be prepared for sashimi style dishes mixed with Mediterranean flair cooked to perfection. The drinks and wine list is small but perfectly formed and includes locally sourced drinks of the highest quality.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our long leisurely lunch and then just to cap it all Nathan Outlaw came and sat with us at the end of the meal at our invitation and chatted us through his vision for the Fish Kitchen with its Michelin star and his other perhaps more refined dining rooms in London and Dubai. He posed for the selfies and signed our menus which are great permanent reminders of a special day, his tableside manner was just perfect, I think Doc Martin could well take some lessons from Mr Outlaw, this is one Kitchen which doesn’t need any doctoring at all.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We booked months in advance because we were staying in the village and the online booking process was really easy.

The waitress was fab ... very attentive but not overly so.

We opted for the set dinner which gave us half a dozen delicious sharing dishes. Each one beautifully cooked, Perfectly presented and totally delicious. Favourites were the Crispy Ling and the Hake but to be honest it was all gorgeous. Who knew fish could be so marvellous.

Pud is essential and comes with the set menu as do vegetables and a starter.

The wine flowed and though the place is quite small, it felt intimate and private.

Highly recommended ... we will definitely visit again

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous evening here every dish that they bought us (and there was plenty of them) were absolutely delicious... from the sourdough bread to the cheese at the end all was wonderful. The crispy ling and chips need a special mention though as does the lovely Portuguese waiter. Throughly recommend.

Thank Jo B
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Loved the tapas style portions, and the ability to try lots of different things.

Great location, and a really cozy restaurant. Service was very good, and a great dining experience.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I almost hesitate to write a review about this place as I want to keep it to myself. We went on recommendation from a friend and our son who is a real foodie. The restaurant is in a quiet Cornish harbour and overlooks the sea. It is extremely quaint. We received a warm welcome from the staff on an extremely cold day. We decided to have the Fish kitchen to share which is basically the tasting menu. Every single plate of food we had was exquisite. My particular favourite was the cured Brill. Expertly seasoned apparently simple food absolutely beautiful. The wine paring was perfect. We had a fabulous lunch and we would all definitely return if we were lucky enough to be able to get a table.

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