Visiting Emily Winkle’s Cornwall Gem Cherry Trees

“Padstow, on the north Cornwall coast, has long been a food-lover’s haunt. And that’s largely thanks to Rick Stein, who opened The Seafood Restaurant here more than 40 years ago, and has since added a host of other fish-related businesses. Yet, despite the fishing town’s nickname of ‘Padstein’, it’s come a long way in the past few years. A new generation of chefs are hot on Stein’s heels – and he’s no longer the only Rick in town,” Ellie Ross reports for a story in National Geographic, which features New Zealander Emma Winkle’s café, Cherry Trees.

“A stroll around the picturesque harbour, with its bobbing fishing boats and pleasure yachts, will bring you to great places to eat,” Ross writes. “Cherry Trees is owned by Winkle, a New Zealander who came to Padstow to set up shop within view of where her grandfather once ran a cafe, just across the bay.

“Emma’s husband, Richard, masterminded the menu, while her mother, Cherry, helps out with service. Expect locally sourced produce, such as Padstow crab, but with a Kiwi slant – try the Afghan biscuits (a traditional New Zealand snack) or a slice of the legendary lemon meringue pie.”

Original article by Ellie Ross, National Geographic, March 17, 2020.


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