Best restaurants in Plymouth

This beautiful town in Devon has many parts that feel like it's never changed – but it’s totally come into this century when it comes to its restaurants, which is why making a list of the best restaurants in Plymouth was a piece of cake. Though known for exceptional local seafood and quality Devon shellfish, Plymouth’s best restaurants also offer healthy dining options, vegan menus, and quality steaks often with great views over the city and its harbour. If you’re taking a summer holiday, make sure that you bookmark this page of the best restaurants in Plymouth for some much needed inspiration.

Updated on 19 June 2024

Being a seaside town, it’s no shock that restaurants in Plymouth are famed for taking advantage of the area’s great supply of fresh fish and seafood, with most small brand restaurants including fresh catches on their menus - including the likes of langoustine, Devon crab and oysters. If you’re not a fan of shellfish or seafood though, there will still be something that stands out as there are a variety of cuisines to choose from. Most restaurants in Plymouth sit within the mid-range category, though we’ve included some more upmarket haunts to cater to special occasions and celebratory dinners.

You’ll find a number of restaurants with sea views, and others with vistas over the green landscape that make the perfect conclusion to a day taking in the fresh sea air. The port city of Plymouth in Devon is a hugely popular holiday destination and is well known for its maritime history, and beautiful seaside vibe. If you’re spending a few days here, and can pull yourself away from the seaside, check out the sea creatures at the National Marine Aquarium on Sutton Harbour, or stroll around the marinas and find the catch of the day at the Plymouth Fisheries fish market.

Welbeck Manor & Golf

Welbeck Manor & Golf

Welbeck Manor and Golf, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 5DF

A short trip into the country, Welbeck Manor is leading a winning campaign for local seasonal menus. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea all with sweeping views over a stunning Devon landscape. Just be sure to book!

£30 - £49
British
Bars
Afternoon tea
Hotel Bars
Jolly Jacks

Jolly Jacks

Richmond Walk , Plymouth , Devon, PL1 4LS

Located on the waterfront in Plymouth, Jolly Jacks has a lot going for it. The bar and bistro boast an extensive menu which makes the most of all the local and fresh seafood Devon has to offer.

£30 - £49
The Barbican Kitchen

The Barbican Kitchen

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

Within the famed Plymouth Gin Distillery, The Barbican Kitchen offers an international brasserie-style menu. Whether you fancy a healthy nourish bowl or West Country pork belly - satisfying food is the order of the day.

£30 - £49
International
The Boathouse

The Boathouse

2-5 Commercial Wharf, Plymouth, PL1 2NX

Both modern and relaxed, local and international; The Boathouse is the go to destination for quality Devon seafood dishes emboldened by global culinary influences. Envision moules mariniere, Catalan monkfish, and baked mackerel with spiced African sauces

£30 - £49
British
Fish
Le Bistrot Pierre Plymouth

Le Bistrot Pierre Plymouth

New Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3RP

Informal French fare, and seasonal plates of homestyle cooking executed with confidence, you can’t go wrong with Le Bistrot Pierre - especially when it comes with a heated terrace and great views of the Royal William Yard.

£30 - £49
Steak
French
The Bottling Plant

The Bottling Plant

5 Southside Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2LA

The Bottling Plant is a quirky restaurant and cafe complete with original pillars, flag-stone floors and walls covered in portraits from times past. Perch on a whisky barrel with a cocktail or cappuccino surrounded by oak chests and grandfather clocks.

£50 - £79
Modern European
The Hook and Line

The Hook and Line

Royal William Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3QQ

Founded by two fishermen, expect to feast on the freshest fish and seafood around at this rustic coastal restaurant. From oysters and scallops to fish finger sarnies, there’s no finer place to enjoy a taste of the sea.

£50 - £79
Fish
The Rockfish Plymouth

The Rockfish Plymouth

3 Rope Walk, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 OLB

The Rockfish in Plymouth makes the most of all the delicious and locally sourced seafood Devon has to offer. Overlooking the sea and neighbouring the National Marine Aquarium, there’s no better choice for fish fanatics.

£30 - £49
Fish

Looking for something to impress your guests? We’ll admit, most of Plymouth’s best restaurants lean more towards casual and semi-formal dining. But if you’re searching for the best of the best, don’t worry, a short trip across county lines and you can dine at the best Michelin star restaurants in Cornwall.

Or, if that’s not your cup of tea - and you prefer an actual cuppa with some dainty cakes to top it off, check out our round-up for the best afternoon teas in Cornwall. Alternatively, if you’re looking for somewhere slightly closer but just as impressive, consider our collection of Torquay's best restaurants.

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