Welcome to Paul Ainsworth At No.6.

Our Michelin Star restaurant is located in a beautiful Georgian townhouse in the heart of Padstow.

We serve modern British food with a focus on especially sourced Cornish produce.

Fantastic service in our warm and friendly surroundings awaits you.

Meet the Team

John Walton

Head Chef


I have had the pleasure of knowing John for over 14 years. We first met at Pétrus in 2003, when I worked as his Sous Chef. Not only is he the glue that holds together the running of Paul Ainsworth at No.6, he is a fantastic leader and mentor to his team, sharing his incredible talent and craftsmanship on a daily basis. A true friend, he is also an inspiration to me personally. He allows me to dream of new ideas and creations, whilst supporting us whole heartedly with the future goals and ambitions of the restaurant.

Chris McClurg

Senior Sous Chef


Chris is with out doubt one of the most talented chefs I have ever worked with. His energy and sheer drive makes me excited everyday to be the best we can. What sets Chris apart from the rest is an incredible knowledge of butchery that he learnt working with Jack ‘o’ Shea. This knowledge is invaluable for our quest to showcase the very best of Cornish meat and game. All this coupled together with wicked charm and Irish wit make a very bright future for Chris.

Sarah Holian

Restaurant Manager


In 2013 a very young and unassuming girl joined our team. All the way from the Wirral, Sarah very quickly made an impression, surprising herself at her amazing talent for hospitality. In 2016 Sarah was promoted to Restaurant Manager, taking this role and really making it her own. Her knowledge of our food and wine is infectious, she passes this down through her team, which provides our guests with the experience we drive towards every day. I have never met or worked with anyone quite like Sarah, her calming influence and aura are incredible to watch, she really has the 'Swan Effect'. On her days off you will find Sarah and her fiancé Jack Clements from Rojano’s in a restaurant living and breathing our wonderful industry.

Sophie Kneller

Restaurant Manager


Sophie's parents, 'AKA' The Knellers, have been regular customers of ours pretty much since day one. Mr Kneller always used to tell me that he would love for their daughter Sophie to one day come and work with us. Well after a few years passed, and Sophie going on a wonderful journey in hospitality of her own, working with some truly inspirational people and establishments, she moved home to Cornwall and joined us in 2016. Sophie has really become part of the family, and since starting has basically smashed it out of the park. She has an incredible passion and energy for all things service. Her desire that our guests have the best possible experience really makes me smile. At No.6 we work to a saying: "Make It Happen". Sophie is the very essence of that, which will only help her continue her journey for excellence.