How old is Rick Stein and what’s his net worth? – The Sun | The Sun

How old is Rick Stein and what’s his net worth? – The Sun | The Sun

November 2, 2023

CHEF Rick Stein has been a fixture on television screens for decades.

The restaurateur may be a household name but who is he—and what's his net worth?

How old is Rick Stein and what's his net worth?

Rick Stein, was born on January 4, 1947, in Oxfordshire, and is one of our best-loved television chefs.

The Padstow-based chef has an estimated net worth of £32 million thanks to his successful career in the television and food industries.

When he was, Rick’s father Eric tragically took his own life after battling with depression for years. 

At the time Rick had been training in hotel management in London, but after the loss of his father, travelled the world, visiting New Zealand and Mexico. 

Back in England, Rick studied English literature at New College, Oxford University. 

Soon after graduating in 1971, he moved to Padstow, in Cornwall, where he now has a host of restaurants. 



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Rick’s presence in Padstow is so strong that the Cornish seaside town has been given the nickname “Padstein”. 

Rick initially ran a nightclub with a friend, which he converted into his first restaurant, The Seafood Restaurant, which is still open.

He has since opened several more restaurants and published over 20 cookbooks, with a television career spanning almost 40 years.

Rick was awarded the OBE in 2003 for services to tourism in Cornwall, and the CBE in 2018 for services to the economy.



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Where are Rick Stein's restaurants?

Rick has a total of 10 restaurants in the UK, and two in New South Wales, Australia. 

Along with The Seafood Restaurant, Rick has three other restaurants in Padstow, St. Petroc's Bistro, Stein’s Fish & Chips, and The Cornish Arms. 

Outside of Cornwall, Rick has gradually opened a chain of seven restaurants, around the south of England, including one in Barnes, London, all with a focus on Cornish seafood. 

In 2022, Rick Stein’s seafood restaurants were hit by losses of £1.2 million

The restaurateur blamed the losses on the lasting effects of Covid, soaring costs, and fewer visitors to Cornwall. 

Stein came under fire in September for charging £2 for condiments like mayonnaise and tartare sauce at his restaurants in Padstow.

What TV shows has Rick Stein appeared on?

Rick made his first television appearance alongside the legendary Keith Floyd in 1985, in the BBC’s Floyd on Fish.

Rick got his own show in 1995, The Taste of the Sea, on BBC. 

He’s been on our screens ever since, with the third series of “Rick Stein’s Cornwall” airing in January 2023. 

Many of Rick’s television shows are based around his passion— the seafood of Cornwall—but many of his other programmes see him travelling the world to experience different cuisines. 

Rick has also appeared in an episode of Who Do You Think You Are?

Who is his wife and do they have children?

Rick Stein is married to Sarah Stein (née Burns), 

Rick met Sarah in her native Australia when she was working as a publicist on a book tour he was doing.

At the time, Rick was still married to his first wife, Jill Newstead. 

He had a five-year affair with Sarah until he split from Jill in 2007, after 27 years of marriage.

The pair tied the knot in 2011.

Sarah is a co-owner of Rick Stein at Bannisters, in Australia, and owns a bookshop in Padstow.

Rick has three sons, Edward, Jack, and Charles, from his first marriage to Jill.

All three sons work in their father’s business.

The eldest son, Edward, born in 1979, is a sculptor who has helped with the renovations of the Winchester restaurant the Cornish Arms. 

Jack, born in 1982, is chef director of the Stein restaurant menus and runs his own cookery courses at Rick Stein’s Cookery School. 

The youngest, Charlie, born in 1985, is a wine merchant turned director at The Rick Stein Group. 

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