Nathan Outlaw is a talented chef based in Cornwall who has become a household name as a result of his years of high level cooking. He has two restaurants and a pub in Rock, Cornwall, one restaurant in Port Isaac, Cornwall and one restaurant in London all offering modern British cookery with a focus on outstanding British seafood.
Awarded 2 Michelin Stars for the past 5 consecutive years in the Great Britain and Ireland Michelin Guide, 4 AA Rosettes in the AA Hospitality Awards 2014-15 and placed 4th in the UK in the Good Food Guide 2015, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw is a seafood restaurant where Head Chef Chris Simpson heads the team with a set tasting menu which is driven by locally caught seafood and incredible Cornish produce.
For more casual dining, Outlaw’s at St. Enodoc Hotel in Rock, Cornwall offers a 3 course seasonal menu at £45 per person. Outlaw’s prides itself on fantastic Cornish produce and great service, making for a welcome and relaxed dining experience. Nathan’s restaurants in Cornwall are housed in the St Enodoc Hotel, awarded four stars silver, and breakfast award by Quality in Tourism for hotel standards, providing a wonderful setting to relax and enjoy great food and service.
In August 2013, Nathan and his team opened Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac which has been awarded 1 Michelin Star in the UK & Ireland Michelin Guide 2015 and 2 Rosettes in their AA The Restaurant Guide 2015 . The kitchen team serves small, original seafood dishes in a relaxed seaside setting.
Nathan also has an outlet in London with Outlaw’s at The Capital, situated in Knightsbridge and awarded one Michelin Star in the UK and Ireland Michelin Guide 2014. The highest quality seafood is brought from around the country to be showcased in an intimate and comfortable environment. The award winning Capital Hotel is a 5 Star family-owned boutique hotel which offers the perfect backdrop for a gastronomic night in the city.
In July 2014, Nathan and Executive Paul Ripley opened The Mariners Public House in Rock with Sharp’s Brewery offering no-fuss pub grub alongside locally brewed beers. Read more here.
Following his first book, ‘Nathan Outlaw’s British Seafood‘, which won ‘Cookery Book of the Year’ at the Food and Travel Magazine Reader Awards 2013, Nathan released his second ‘Nathan Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen‘. His latest book focuses on simplicity in seafood using easily-obtainable ingredients and divided into chapters by technique.
My wife Rachel and I are delighted to announce that Restaurant Nathan Outlaw is moving to new premises in the fishing village of Port Isaac. The restaurant will be located in the building currently known as The Edge, which affords amazing panoramic views across the bay.
Outlaw’s at St Enodoc Hotel, Rock will remain open, with everyone united to offer the best dining experience possible for both hotel guests and non-resident customers. Head Chef Tom Brown, Restaurant Manager Daniel Southern and their team will continue serving a seasonal menu of choice under Nathan’s direction, whilst St Enodoc Hotel will continue under the expert guidance of General Manager, Kate Simms.
We’ve had a fantastic 5 season run at St Enodoc Hotel and I’m sure Outlaw’s will continue to flourish in Rock but for our 2 Michelin starred Restaurant Nathan Outlaw it felt right to look for larger premises to grow the business. The Edge building became available at just the right time so we snapped it up. With its spacious, modern interior and enviable position at the top of the village, it’s the perfect place. Also, Port Isaac, with its rich fishing heritage, is the ideal location for us to open a restaurant specialising in fish and seafood. Our guests will be able to see the fishermen working and then come and dine on their catch. I hope too that the local community will view our new restaurant as an asset to the village and support us as they have Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen.
The new fine dining venue will offer a menu that continues to champion the finest fish and seafood available in the waters around Cornwall, as well as the very best quality produce available in the area. Open for lunch and dinner on specified days of the week, the new restaurant will also offer a private ‘Chef’s Table’ for group bookings and master classes.
Current Restaurant Manager Stephi Little will host front of house with husband Damon Little remaining as Beverage Manager and Anna Davey coming from Outlaw’s in Rock to take up the post of Restaurant Manager. Chris Simpson will continue as Head Chef.
One Michelin starred Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac will also remain open. Here, Restaurant Manager Megan Rees, Head Chef Simon Davies and their team will continue to serve diners delicious small plates of fish and seafood.
Nathan’s outpost in London, Outlaw’s at The Capital in Knightsbridge will also remain unchanged, with Head Chef Pete Biggs and Restaurant Manager Sharon McArthur offering diners a little taste of Cornwall in the city.
Following some refurbishment over the winter, the new Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Port Isaac will open to diners in early Spring 2015.