Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw acquires Stargazy Inn in Port Isaac

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Chef Nathan Outlaw is expanding his Cornwall operation with the acquisition of the famous Stargazy Inn in Port Isaac.

In 2020, he closed his Michelin-starred flagship restaurant Restaurant Nathan Outlaw at the height of the first lockdown, relaunching it as Outlaw’s New Road, stripping the concept down to make it "more inclusive and accessible." Shortly thereafter, it won a star in the Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland 2021.

This purchase comes not only after the closure and reopening of his flagship restaurant but also the permanent closure of his London Siren in Belgravia’s The Goring Hotel, during the pandemic.

Two-Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw and his wife Rachel acquired Stargazy Inn, in Port Isaac, from local operators David and Jackie Barnard for a reported £1.85m guide price.

According to Cornwall Live, the couple said they will now concentrate on running their other restaurants - the Port Gaverne Hotel and Pilchards on the Beach - and said, “We wish Nathan and Rachel, who have been our friends and neighbours for the last seven years, the greatest success with Stargazy Inn.”

Nathan said: “Over the last seven years, I’ve been gazing at the property from our restaurant just a stone’s throw away, dreaming that one day we could get our hands on it, and now we have the keys. We are so excited to have brought such a great place and can’t wait to get going with Outlaw’s Guesthouse.”

The Outlaws have plans to refurbish the nine-bedroom property, which boasts an award-winning restaurant and coastal views, as an exclusive venue.

Nathan has had a restaurant in Port Isaac since 2015 when he moved Nathan Outlaw in the Village from the nearby village of rock to its current site. It had been in Rock since 2008.


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Editor 17th January 2022

Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw acquires Stargazy Inn in Port Isaac