Mahé Chef’s Table and Development Kitchen

Adjoining Paul Ainsworth at No.6, Mahé is an exciting addition to Padstow’s vibrant gastronomic community. The interiors – featuring one-of-a-kind antiques and bespoke furnishings carefully selected by Emma Ainsworth and designer Eve Cullen-Cornes – provide an elegant, intimate space in which guests can experience our chef’s table.

Beginnings

Named after the Seychelles island where Paul’s parents met, Mahé is built on an ethos of ‘beginnings’ through its family ties to the island, as well the fundamentals of cookery, all whilst showcasing the very best of Cornish produce.

“We thought long and hard about a name that would suit its origins. Quite rightly, Emma said it should resonate with beginnings, and my parents meeting on an island in the Indian Ocean was the very start of their journey. Our guests at Mahé will witness the creation of dishes from the start to finish by long-time colleague and friend, John Walton. The three of us are so excited to welcome our guests.”

– Paul Ainsworth

Beginnings

Named after the Seychelles island where Paul’s parents met, Mahé is built on an ethos of ‘beginnings’ through its family ties to the island, as well the fundamentals of cookery, all whilst showcasing the very best of Cornish produce.

“We thought long and hard about a name that would suit its origins. Quite rightly, Emma said it should resonate with beginnings, and my parents meeting on an island in the Indian Ocean was the very start of their journey. Our guests at Mahé will witness the creation of dishes from the start to finish by long-time colleague and friend, John Walton. The three of us are so excited to welcome our guests.”

– Paul Ainsworth

The Chef's Table

At our chef’s table, our team create and serve a bespoke menu of world-class gastronomy for up to 10 diners, whilst offering creative insight and a detailed understanding of the dishes throughout the experience.

Sitting just centimetres away from the kitchen, guests can watch our chef’s prepare a menu of contemporary British cookery crafted from meticulously sourced produce, or relax on our private terrace with a pre-dinner G&T.

Get in Touch

The chef’s table is available to book for lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Saturday.

If you’d like to make a reservation, or have any questions about Mahé, please get in touch on 01841 532 093.

Our Guest Relations team is available to take your call from 9am to 6pm every day.

Get in Touch

The chef’s table is available to book for lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Saturday.

If you’d like to make a reservation, or have any questions about Mahé, please get in touch on 01841 532 093.

Our Guest Relations team is available to take your call from 9am to 6pm every day.

A Private Dining Experience

Mahé’s indulgent, immersive space is also ideal for an exclusive dining experience. Our team will devise a completely personalised menu for you, with matching wines selected by our sommelier.

Tell us a few of your favourite artists and we’ll even tailor a musical playlist to accompany your unique chef’s table experience.