It was therefore a real joy to step once again over the threshold of Number 6 to taste Paul's cooking, though my plan for a smallish lunch was hijacked by Paul's enthusiasm for feeding me. In this respect I have no complaints for the food at Number 6 is simply fantastic and restraint on my part is always the most difficult thing. What's more, the menu has so many new things on from last year I don't know where to start: fortunately, Paul does, sending me out the beautiful smoked haddock, vichyssoise, yolk and the best black pudding in the game. He follows through with the Cornish lambs kidneys with smoked mushrooms on toast with grabiche dressing.
My trip around the UK, as will unfold on this blog in later posts, took in many great places, yet few if any make me smile like a visit to Number 6 does. In short, I would not dream of visiting Cornwall without visiting Number 6 also, and sometimes I even dream of visiting Cornwall just to visit Number 6.
Visit Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 website
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Previously I visited Driftwood, also Cornwall
Next stop: Lords of the Manor, Gloucestershire
Number 6 location map