Top Restaurants in Plymouth

When you’re new to a city and just have a few days to explore, it’s quite a challenge knowing where to look. So, we’ve done the hard work for you and selected some of the top restaurants in Plymouth, including waterside hotspots and tucked away bistros serving the freshest locally caught fish and seafood. Try The Tanner Brothers’ Barbican Kitchen in the Plymouth Gin Distillery for fine dining in Plymouth, the popular Honky Tonk Wine Library serving sharing platters or dip into one of the  of waterside seafood restaurants for a table with a view.

Rockfish Restaurant

Sutton Harbour, 3 Rope Walk, Plymouth PL4 0LB

A must for seafood lovers! Those of you familiar with Dartmouth will know all about Mitch Tonks and his Rockfish brand. Now open in Plymouth, the restaurant is next to the famous Mayflower Steps, close to the fish market so you can dine on local, sustainably caught fresh fish, landed at dawn and served up for lunch. You can’t get much fresher than that! 

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The Fig Tree @ 36

36 Admiralty Street, Plymouth, PL1 3RU

A firm favourite – this award-winning family-run independent bistro is a neighbourhood brasserie with a locally inspired menu of fresh seasonal and local food. Book a table for their ‘Do you trust the Chef’ nights, no menu, guess the flavours of the dish (choose meat, fish or veg) and a recommended wine pairing for a fun and interesting dining option.

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The Barbican Kitchen

Plymouth Gin Distillery, 60 Southside Street, Plymouth PL1 2LQ

Owned by Chris and James Tanner, the Barbican Kitchen uses only the freshest seasonal local ingredients to create culinary delights including slow cooked Westcountry beef short rib and pan roast pink bream. Visit the Plymouth Gin’s refectory bar or take a tour of the Plymouth Gin distillery and make your own gin while you’re there!

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The Hook & Line 

The Slaughterhouse, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, PL1 3QQ

Seafood cafe and bar at the Royal William Yard. This independent seafood restaurant owns a fleet of fishing boats bringing in the freshest fish, scallops and shellfish. If you’re planning a night in, try their super fresh Hook & Line Fish Boxes and cook up a treat!  

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Honky Tonk Wine Library

2 North East Quay, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, PL4 0BN

One of a kind! This independent family run wine deli is perfect for chilling and chatting over a glass of wine and grazing on a Honky Tonk platter all with fabulous views over the harbour. 

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The Boathouse 

2-5 Commercial Wharf, The Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2NX

Just a stone’s throw from Mayflower Steps and The Barbican, this popular seafood restaurant has its own fleet of day boats with an ever-changing menu reflecting the catch of the day. All fish and shellfish served is caught and landed by their crew – a true bait to plate experience! If you’re not a fish lover don’t despair, they also cater for vegetarian, vegan and meat lovers too using local seasonal produce in their dishes. 

The Boat House has their own Scallop Shack where the scallops are caught, shucked, prepared and cooked to order. If you fancy a night in, pick up some of the daily catch from the new wet fish counter.

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Kuku Shushi Bar & Restaurant

19 Princess Street, Plymouth, PL1 2EU

Kuku pulls together the essence of Japanese cuisine through innovative food combinations using seasonal local ingredients – the result, a fusion of traditional Japanese dishes and refreshing flavours for a tempting dining experience. Pull up a stool at the maple sushi-bar and watch the chefs at work. Kuku is open for lunches, afternoon drinks, cocktails, teas and dinner so why not escape the bustle of the city and relax in an oasis of calm. 

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Ocean View at The Dome 

Hoe Road, Plymouth,PL1 2NZ

A fabulous location for a fine dining experience. Relax and soak up the panoramic sea views over a glass of fizz and sample some of the finest cuisine from Devon’s larder. Tickle the taste buds with nibbles of Sutton Harbour monkfish scampi, starters of fried pork belly with guacamole and lime, choice of steaks from the grill or a Teriyaki Dragonfly Tofu with Jasmine rice and pickled radishes. 

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The Dock  

Kingpoint Marina, Millbay Docks, Plymouth, PL1 3EF

Serving up some of the best locally sourced food, this award-winning cafe restaurant offers great relaxed dining with floor to ceiling windows and balconies overlooking the water. The perfect spot to relax and experience Plymouth’s charm. 

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Pier One 

135 W Hoe Rd, Plymouth PL1 3DE

Whether you fancy a coffee and a croissant or a cocktail at sunset, the views from Pier One are hard to beat! This trendy restaurant is popular with both locals and visitors and a great place to dine and soak up the sun or to hunker down in the evening.

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