Rick Stein has announced that he is permanently closing his fish restaurant in Falmouth, Cornwall, in a bid to “pandemic proof” the company.
Rick Stein's Fish, located on Discovery Quay, opened in 2010 offering sit down and takeaway fish and chips as well as fresh seafood, burgers and curries. It was the first site the company opened outside of Padstow.
The lease has been taken over by the team behind The Taphouse in Saint Agnes and will reopen as an ‘Apres Sea’ restaurant and bar called Kona.
In June last year, Rick Stein closed its Porthleven restaurant, at which time the company said it was cutting costs to ensure its survived the coronavirus pandemic. The site was subsequently taken over by chef, restaurateur and hotel owner Michael Caines.
On the group's website, a message from Rick about the closure read: “I am very happy that The Taphouse has taken over our wonderful site and team in Falmouth.
“As we opened our first ‘nationwide restaurant’ in the summer, Stein’s At Home, bringing our simple, easy to cook, dining experience into homes across the country, our teams need to work on growing this area further to ensure we ‘pandemic proof’ the company and our other restaurants for the future.”
Rick Stein operates 10 restaurants across the UK including Stein’s Fish & Chips in Padstow.