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Plymouth Restaurant Guide

In recent years, Plymouth has become a destination for visitors and locals alike that love great cuisine. It has attracted celebrity chefs such as Gary Rhodes, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Mitch Tonks who have all set up restaurants here in recent years. The wide range of Plymouth restaurants provide a mouth-watering spectrum of choices.

Plymouth restaurant guide

Dining in Plymouth City Centre

The city centre has many dining options, as you would expect from the major city of the South West. Types of cuisine available range from Chinese restaurants to Steak Houses, Vegetarian, Italian, English, French, Indian, Japanese, Mexican and Thai restaurants. If you like bistro dining, you should try the popular Bistro One on Ebrington Street owned by food and wine expert, Stephen Barrett. Alternatively, if you prefer fine dining, Tanners Restaurant, owned by celebrity chef brothers Chris and James Tanner, is the place for you.

Bistro One Plymouth

Bistro One, Plymouth

Seafood Restaurants

Plymouth is known as Britain’s Ocean City. Of course, with Plymouth being a port city there is an abundance of excellent fish and seafood restaurants serving freshly caught produce.

Whatever type of food you are in the mood for, you will find a Plymouth restaurant that caters to your taste.

The many conveniently placed multi-storey car parks in Plymouth city centre mean that parking won’t be a problem for the Plymouth diner.

Al Fresco Dining on Plymouth’s Waterfront

However, Plymouth food lovers are lucky enough to have even more options than just the city centre when choosing Plymouth restaurants.

Plymouth Hoe has several restaurants with stunning sea views across Plymouth Sound, whilst across the water at Mountbatten, you will also find several fine restaurants overlooking the Sound.

Plymouth Barbican Restaurants

Plymouth Barbican has a plethora of excellent restaurants to choose from, many of which serve freshly caught local fish from the fish market on the Barbican. On a fine night the diner can choose to sit at one of the many al-fresco areas; cosy under an umbrella or canopy, diners can enjoy the sea air, the cry of seagulls and the reflections on the water from the lights set on bobbing boats. If you are eating sea food here, then you may be gazing at the very fishing boat that caught your fish! These atmospheric surroundings add to the enjoyment of the gourmet experience in one of the many Barbican restaurants.

Tanners Restaurant

Tanners Restaurant

Fresh Local Ingredients

The variety of quality restaurants in Plymouth is truly impressive, with many chefs using fresh local ingredients in their recipes.

One evening won’t be enough to sample all these gastronomic delights, so foodies will want to return to try out a few more Plymouth restaurants.