Mahé Chef’s Table

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 discover how to create stunning dishes, or enjoy a personal and unique experience at 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

John Walton – Chef Patron, Mahé

Paul has known John for over 15 years, since they first met working together under Marcus Wareing at Pétrus in 2003. Born and raised in Padstow, John began his career working for Rick Stein at The Seafood Restaurant, returning to his hometown to join Paul at No. 6 in 2006. In over a decade as Paul’s right-hand man, John has become a leader and mentor to the whole Ainsworth family, and his incredible talent and craftsmanship have been instrumental in gaining and maintaining No. 6’s Michelin star.

The Chef's Table

At our chef’s table, John and his team create and serve bespoke menus 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 John prepare a menu of contemporary British cookery crafted from meticulously sourced produce, or relax on our private terrace with a pre-dinner G&T.

More about our chef's table
The Chef's Table

At our chef’s table, John and his team create and serve bespoke menus 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 John prepare a menu of contemporary British cookery crafted from meticulously sourced produce, or relax on our private terrace with a pre-dinner G&T.

More about our chef's table
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 tailor a musical playlist to accompany your unique chef’s table experience.

Get in Touch

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