Where to Eat in Plymouth: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 6, 2017 Hector Krause

Plymouth (/ˈplɪməθ/ ( listen)) is a city on the south coast of Devon, England, about 37 miles (60 km) south-west of Exeter and 190 miles (310 km) west-south-west of London. It lies between the mouths of the rivers Plym to the east and Tamar to the west, where they join Plymouth Sound to form the boundary with Cornwall.
Things to do in Plymouth

1. Artillery Tower

Firestone Bay, Plymouth PL1 3QR, England Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner HK$392 - HK$439 +44 1752 257610
Excellent
78%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 323 reviews

Artillery Tower

Small family run Restaurant located within a 500year old Artillery Tower with views across Plymouth sound, Drakes Island & Mount Edgecombe. Cooking with locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

Reviewed By jacksugden2 - Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom

This is one of the best restaurants I have eaten in recently and is definitely Michelin Star quality in my opinion - it is better than some I have eaten in which are Star rated. Every course we had was top quality and the mushroom soup appetiser was one of the best I have ever had. Do not miss this place if you live in or are visiting Plymouth.

2. Positano

36 Mayflower Street, Plymouth PL1 1QX, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$322 - HK$408 +44 1752 661290
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 814 reviews

Positano

Reviewed By Jamie C - Plymouth, United Kingdom

Simply just book a table for a great evening of excellent service, fine wines and great food - which will not break the bank.
Good for large groups, with close friends or a special evening for two - my friends and I would recommend this restaurant as a must to visit.

Boringdon Hill | Boringdon Hall Hotel, Plympton, Plymouth PL7 4DP, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards British, European Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks HK$604 - HK$871 +44 1752 344455
Excellent
83%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 188 reviews

The Gallery Restaurant at Boringdon Hall

Overlooking The Great Hall, the intimate and deliciously romantic 3 AA Rosette Gallery Restaurant exudes warmth. The traditional beams, intricately carved furniture and cosy nooks are the perfect backdrop for the exquisitely presented fine dining delights that await. This intimate dining den is one of the most original places to eat in Devon. Curiously unforgettable, the Gallery Restaurant is an idyllic setting for relaxed celebrations, romantic liaisons, and remarkable fine dining. Changing with the seasons, the divine menu at the Gallery Restaurant is where our Head Chef, Scott Paton, showcases fine dining using only the finest locally sourced ingredients. Step inside to be tempted by visually stunning and highly executed dishes and fiendishly good desserts.

Reviewed By twankey - Plymouth

Wow!! Choose here on a recommendation for my wife's Birthday , so glad we did .
The food was superb, presented in a modern way with tastes to go with the presentation.
Service was a little slow to start but was perfectly timed throughout the rest of the evening with knowledgeable staff explaining each part of the taster menu
I was particularly impressed with the wine list ,which in other fine dining establishments we have eaten in has been priced ridiculously . The wines here started at reasonable prices ( £20) and went up a lot !
Yes its not cheap but it a special occasion place and you will definitely remember it
Thank You

4. Clovelly Bay Inn

Boringdon Road | Turnchapel, Plymouth PL9 9TB, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$102 - HK$212 +44 1752 402765
Excellent
74%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 369 reviews

Clovelly Bay Inn

★★★★★ Plymouth PUB BY THE SEA ★★★★★<br><br>"Renowned For Wonderful Food"<br><br>Family owned pub situated on the waterfront in the historic village of Turnchapel<br><br>A warm welcome and friendly atmosphere awaits whether you are visiting us to drink, dine or both!<br><br>We are ideally located to Mountbatten for all you’re your water sports needs, The South West Costal path for walking and only a short drive or water taxi to The Barbican and Plymouth City Centre.<br><br>We look forward to seeing you soon

Reviewed By DENZIL G

Fabulous pub with great food in a little waterside location in Turnchaple Plymouth. The staff are very friendly and the food is very tasty and plentiful. The only minor point is some of the tables are close to the bar and pool table and can get a bit crowded not a problem if you are drinking but can be a little annoying if eating. They also have regular festivals which are amazing especially the sausage and cider.

5. West Hoe Fish Fryers

7 Radford Road | West. Hoe, Plymouth PL1 3BY, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Fast Food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1752 221409
Excellent
81%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 771 reviews

West Hoe Fish Fryers

There are a few fast food eat in and out food places in <br>Plymouth some of which have a modest cult status in the city either because of their prominent and convenient position or because of a consistent reputation. West Hoe Fryers has such a reputation for being close to the Hoe foreshore and parkland and foe taking care to maintain traditional standards. There is a steady faytime trade and often a queue for the cafe eating area. Worth a Tripadvisor listing.

Reviewed By John R - Plymouth, United Kingdom

I’m sorry to say that after 20 plus years to regularly going to our default chippy that standards are slipping to the point where I’m not sure I’d go back anytime soon.
The fish is lovely. No question
The large sausage is full of odd tasting fat... it squirts out the end.
Not enjoyable.
The pies are ok. Nothing fantastic.
The scampi has become hit and miss. Sometimes it’s over cooked other times almost undercooked.
The chips don’t taste right. Is the fat old? Potatoes different? I don’t know but they are not as nice as they were.
It’s relatively expensive these days and I’ve been disappointed once too often to be confident in recommending West Hoe Fryers as wholeheartedly as I have previously.
☹️

6. Harbourside Fish & Chips

35 Southside Street | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LE, England Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Cafe, Seafood, Fast Food, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$31 - HK$63 +44 1752 603183
Excellent
73%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 811 reviews

Harbourside Fish & Chips

Reviewed By Jo B - Plymouth, United Kingdom

Ordered fish and chips for a Sunday afternoon treat for the family, but only half the order turned up! When called to see what happened to the rest I was advised that they didn’t know and half the party were left without food, unless I wanted to pop down and get it and let the food I did have go cold!
When we did eat what food we had there was no salt and vinegar on it despite it being requesting and whilst the food was tasty it unfortunately wasn’t up to the award winning standard we were expecting.
Perhaps it was an off day and it certainly wasn’t bad but my poor experience will certainly make me think twice about reordering, sorry.

7. Quay 33

33 Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LE, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1752 229345
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Quay 33

Quay 33 Cafe and Restaurant located on Plymouth Barbican with views over Sutton Harbour, just the place to kick back and relax with good local home-made fresh food cooked by Chef Dave Morgan (formerly Chambers and Morgans). Quay 33 is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and offers an excellent choice of menus. Quay 33 is is run by Dave Morgan and his wife Diane who look forward to welcoming you.

Reviewed By Tony K - Plymouth, United Kingdom

It’s the first time I’ve been here, a nice little place, but the welcome could of been a bit warmer. It was midweek and half the tables were empty, the waitress asked if we had booked, I didn’t , she didn’t look to happy and sat us down at a table. I thought I’d done something wrong. The food was excellent , the service was good, price wise on the upper mid priced. Overall quite good, except the welcome.

8. Jasmins

81-83 Ridgeway, Plymouth PL7 2AA, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1752 340300
Excellent
85%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 151 reviews

Jasmins

Reviewed By plymfamily - plmouth

Visited with my sister this morning for breakfast for the first time. Lovely welcome from the owner and given a choice of tables. Lovely choice of food options and we settled on full brekkies,tea and juice each. The portions that came out were substantial and...MoreHi many thanks for leaving such a fantastic review. I am glad you enjoy your time at Jasmins. I hope you return at some point soon. Regards. Paul Jasmins Cafe.

9. Taste of Thailand

Cornwall Street | 101/102, Plymouth City Market, Plymouth PL1 1PS, England Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch +44 7972 812710
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 166 reviews

Taste of Thailand

Reviewed By Rey D

Lived in BKK for a bit and food here is beautiful compared to in Bangkok!!!! Very happy and satisfied, was veggie friendly and had delish tofu ? staff are friendly and smiley :) makes a difference

10. Supha's Street Food Emporium

Marrowbone Slip | Unit 1, East Quay House, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth PL4 0HX, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Seafood, Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1752 228513
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 391 reviews

Supha's Street Food Emporium

Reviewed By Trevor-and-Gillian - Plymouth, United Kingdom

We've now been to Supha's a few times, both at lunchtime and evenings, and have loved it every time!
Really varied menu to suit every taste and appetite - big / small, mild / hot. We really like the lunch specials, as they encourage you to try dishes you mightn't otherwise order - great value and delicious.
The staff are really friendly and just can't do enough for you. They're very attentive without being imposing. An absolute pleasure.
The decor and layout is perfectly in keeping with the overall "street food" ethos and contributes to an authentic experience and friendly atmosphere.
Our favourite dish is the Malay curry (hot) with coconut rice, although I don't think you'll be disappointed with whatever you order.
We'll be back, and regularly.......

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