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Paul Ainsworth

Paul Ainsworth has been honored with multiple awards, achieving his first break at Gary Rhodes’ Michelin-starred Rhodes in the Square in London.  Two years later, Paul left Gary to work with leading British Chef Gordon Ramsay at his Chelsea restaurant, Royal Hospital Road.  Whilst there, Paul was part of the team that successfully earned the restaurant its third Michelin star. 


About Paul Ainsworth

Paul Ainsworth was born into the hospitality industry, and later went on to study catering and hospitality at Southampton City College.

In 2005 Paul was invited to head up the kitchen of No6 in Padstow, and in 2009 Paul and his wife Emma took over the restaurant and relaunched it as Paul Ainsworth at No6.  In 2013 the restaurant was awarded a Michelin Star, one of Paul and Emma’s proudest achievements.

In 2010, Rojanos in the Square joined the Ainsworth Collection, and in 2020 Paul and Emma purchased the freehold and relaunched the restaurant as Caffè Rojano.

In 2014 the couple bought The Padstow Townhouse, and after extensive refurbishment launched it as a luxury boutique hotel in 2015.

In 2019  the couple took on their most ambitious project to date, The Mariners Public House in Rock.  After total refurbishment, The Mariners was relaunched in the Spring.  The same year, in the Autumn, the couple completed Mahé, an intimate private dining space that adjoins CiCi’s Bar at No6.  Mahé. named after the island in the Seychelles where Paul’s mother met his father and is the development kitchen for No6.  It is also home to the Chef’s Table experience, and the Ainsworth Collection’s Cookery School.

In April 2018, Paul won the ‘Best Chef’ category at the GQ Food & Drink awards. Paul has celebrated two prestigious wins at The Cateys for ‘Restaurateur of the Year - Independent’ and the ‘Chef Award’. Paul appeared on BBC2’s Great British Menu in 2011 and won the south west regional heat. He has since appeared on various chef programmes. Paul and Emma support many charities and in April 2019, Paul ran the Virgin Money London Marathon, raising over £43,000 for Pancreatic Cancer UK in honour of his late father, and in 2020 the couple helped raise £2.5million to buy a new state of the art helicopter for the Cornwall Air Ambulance.

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Apple and Frangipane Slice with Cornish Clotted Cream by Paul Ainsworth

For the perfect autumnal treat, check out Paul's delicious apple and frangipane slice with Cornish clotted cream

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Banoffee Cheesecakes by Paul Ainsworth

Paul’s decadent banoffee cheesecake is an impressive take on a delicious classic

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Beef Suet Pudding with Gravy and Porthilly Oyster by Paul Ainsworth

Paul’s take on this winter classic is filled with braised beef, slow roasted root veg in an aromatic red wine jus

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Bitter Chocolate and Orange Tart with Crème Fraiche by Paul Ainsworth

Paul’s decadent dessert is perfect for serving at your next gathering with family and friends

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Christmas Gingerbreads by Paul Ainsworth

Nothing says Christmas like a tin full of homemade gingerbreads

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Cornish Carbonara by Paul Ainsworth

The flavourful aroma and the rich taste of Paul's Cornish Carbonara will definitely make you, and your family craving for more

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Cornish Fishcakes with Tartare Sauce by Paul Ainsworth

Paul’s Cornish fish cakes are a decadent twist on an everyday classic

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Cornish Pasty by Paul Ainsworth

Paul is showing his decadent take on the humble Cornish pasty. Rich buttery pastry filled with delicious beef skirt, diced swede, potato and onion

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Cornish Tamworth Pie by Paul Ainsworth

Cornish Tamworth Pie is the ultimate hand pulled Pork pie, best made in advance for the ultimate picnic

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Custard Doughnut with Honeycomb by Paul Ainsworth

This delicious recipe uses common ingredients like caster sugar, flour, eggs and unsalted butter to make Doughnuts. But what makes this recipe stand out is the filling of Vanilla Cremeux

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