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Owner and Chef Patron


Paul Ainsworth at No 6 and Rojano’s


Paul Ainsworth is owner and chef patron at Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 in Padstow, Cornwall. Paul co-owned the restaurant, simply titled, Number 6, in 2006 with two friends but took it on solo in 2009 changing the name to Paul Ainsworth at Number 6.
The restaurant gained its first Michelin star in 2013 and has appeared on numerous top 100 lists including The Sunday Times.
In 2011, Paul reopened a long-established Italian restaurant, Rojano, renaming it Rojano’s in the Square – a homage to his days working with Gary Rhodes.
In the same year, he appeared on the BBC2 TV series The Great British Menu where he made it through to the banquet for his dessert titled ‘Taste of the Fairground.’
He had a number of jobs as a teenager, and after leaving school he went to Southampton City College to study catering and hospitality supporting himself by working as a waiter at The Star Hotel.
Through college connections Paul was given the opportunity to work with Gary Rhodes at Rhodes in the Square, where he started in 1998. He then moved across London to Royal Hospital Road, working in Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant which was soon to earn its third Michelin star. He spent three years under Gordon’s guidance before moving on to another one of the celebrity chef’s restaurants, Pétrus in 2003. After a three year stint at Petrus Paul then followed head chef Marcus Wareing to The Berkeley.
In 2015 Paul and his team opened a six-bedroom “home-from-home” to operate alongside his two restaurants in Padstow, Cornwall.