Ripley back with Stein


Michelin-starred chef Paul Ripley has rejoined the Rick Stein empire as new head chef of the Seafood Bar in Falmouth.

Ripley first worked for Rick and Jill Stein 20 years ago as head chef of the Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, before leaving to open his own restaurant, Ripley’s in St Merryn, where he achieved a Michelin star.

He then became chef and landlord of the St Kew Inn in 2008, a St Austell Brewery pub in Wadebridge, and has now returned to work for the Steins, as head chef at their Seafood Bar in Falmouth.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be working with Rick and Jill Stein again. The Seafood Bar in Falmouth is such an exciting opportunity. I want to try and encourage people to come and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and, of course, tasty food.”

Rick Stein added: “I’m really happy to have Paul back. There’s nothing he doesn’t know about cooking seafood. It’ll be a joy to have him cooking and chatting to customers as he does.”