On Sunday, we were delighted to welcome the brilliant Paul Ainsworth to cook dinner at No.6. Given his Michelin-starred restaurant in Cornwall is actually called ‘Paul Ainsworth at Number 6’, how could we not invite him to bring his acclaimed cooking to Portmeirion?
Paul’s early love of hospitality came from growing up in his Mum and Dad’s guesthouse. His career really began when he moved to London at just 18. He gained tremendous experience working for Gary Rhodes at ‘Rhodes in the Square’, Gordon Ramsay at his 3 Michelin star restaurant on Royal Hospital Road and Marcus Wareing at Petrus in the Berkeley hotel. He then went on to establish two successful restaurants and accommodation in Cornwall – the Michelin starred Paul Ainsworth at Number 6, and Italian influenced Rojano’s in the Square, as well as six boutique bedrooms at Padstow Townhouse.
Paul’s unique cooking was recognised with a Michelin Star awarded in October 2012 and a 4th AA rosette in September 2016. Paul and his team work closely with local farmers, fishermen and artisan suppliers to create the dishes at ‘Paul Ainsworth at Number 6’ and ‘Rojano’s in the Square.