Outlaw’s New Road in Port Isaac has been voted one of the UK’s top restaurants in the annual Harden’s Top 100 Best UK Restaurants diners’ poll.

The restaurant jumped to the #2 spot from last year’s 44th position with Nathan Outlaw’s other Port Isaac outpost, Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, also featuring at #24.

Harden’s co-founder Peter Harden said of Outlaw’s New Road: “Nathan Outlaw’s harbourside HQ inspired a dazzling level of satisfaction from our diners this year, with all of the numerous reports we received on it acclaiming it as an ‘outstanding’ performer and very arguably ‘the best seafood and fish restaurant in the UK’. Freshness of ingredients and local sourcing as well as the friendly Cornish-service makes this spot a very worthy runner up in our 2024 Top 100 list.”

Adding to Cornwall’s star showing, Paul Ainsworth’s flagship restaurant Paul Ainsworth at No.6 in Padstow goes from strength-to-strength climbing to #4 in the elite ranking for its “out of this world” experience, with the guide noting “few restaurants in the UK achieve such a high level of esteem in our annual diners’ poll”.

Relative newcomer, Ugly Butterfly in St Ives, fluttered into 31st position. “A seriously interesting tasting menu and a view to die for are helping to win ever-greater acclaim for Adam Handling’s (of London’s ‘Frog’ fame) beautiful venue overlooking Carbis Bay. It doesn’t come cheap, but most reporters felt this year that “it’s worth every penny.”