Al fresco dining
Dining 'Al fresco' is one of life's simple pleasures. Although we may not always be blessed with the most clement weather, Plymouth has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to riverside eateries, piazzas and courtyards, or even sun-trapped gardens who offer exquisite surroundings to match their culinary expertise.
We've handpicked some of the best fine dining restaurants, waterfront locations and destinations for you to try this summer.
2-5 Commercial Wharf, Plymouth PL1 2NX
The Boathouse is a waterfront restaurant, bar and takeaway, specialising in seafood caught by their own boats and situated overlooking the Mayflower Steps and just a stone’s throw from Plymouth’s historic Barbican.
The Boathouse serves a varied menu of fish and shellfish, caught locally, along with mouth-watering meat, vegan and veggie dishes - all made using fresh, locally sourced produce.
In the summer, the restaurant offers excellent al fresco facilities so that you can enjoy the lovely weather as well as the bounties of the sea.
Salumi Bar & Eatery
18 Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LH
Salumi’s city beer garden is hard to beat when the sun shines, especially with a cocktail in hand and one of their legendary burgers in the other.
It’s got a distinctively more modern feel about the place with a recent makeover, all the same creativity and flavour put into the menu. Dave and his Head Chef, Jake Hardington, are showcasing stunning, modern British dishes, featuring heavily based local seasonal ingredient, sitting alongside his own take on traditional pub fare such as our local beef burger and day boat fish and chips.
The perfect spot for al fresco dining, whatever the weather.
King Point Marina, Brunel Way, PL1 3EF
With an unbeatable combination of great food and great coastal views, The Dock is a family run café and restaurant that’s perfect for everyone!
Whether you’re celebrating something special or just catching up with friends over coffee or cocktails, we offer an informal, relaxed setting for breakfast, lunch or dinner using the very finest food – sourced from across Devon and Cornwall.
Situated at King Point Marina, in the heart of the Plymouth’s vibrant and ever changing Coastal Quarter in Millbay, enjoy the wonderful outlook from our two al fresco balcony dining areas.
The Hook and Line
The Slaughterhouse, Royal William Yard, PL1 3QQ
Situated on the beautiful, south west coast of Devon and with our own fishing boats, Sidney Rose, Elin D and Barbican Rose, our mission is to serve simply cooked, delicious seafood dishes.
Inside the Hook & Line, you'll discover a quirky, rustic interior with cosy booths. In homage to Plymouth's naval roots, we've created the city's first speciality Rum Bar. Owner, Steve Page's area of expertise, the bar, is the heart of The Hook & Line - with a carefully selected wine list, Perrier Jouët champagne, cocktails that are on point and our very own, signature ale, the Hook, Line & Sinker.
3 Rope Walk, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, PL4 0LB
Award winning seafood restaurant founded by Mitch Tonks serving the best local, sustainable fresh seafood with stunning views across the water to Plymouth Sound. Spacious indoor restaurant with Salcombe Brewery bar & deck outside + more alfresco seating.
The Sardine Bar in Plymouth is a wonderful place to enjoy a pint of Salcombe Brewery Ale and some south coast seafood. We have spectacular views over the harbour and plenty of seating. Takeaway food is also available from the Sardine Bar.
Mayflower Marina, Richmond Walk, Plymouth, PL1 4LS
Situated on the beautiful Mayflower Marina, overlooking the Royal William Yard. We serve fresh food and drinks all day every day from 9am to 9pm – breakfast through to dinner.
As well as our restaurant and bar area, we have a fabulous terrace for Al fresco dining and cosy log burner for those bitter winter days. A perfect place to explore Britain’s Ocean City from.
Open 7 days a week – from breakfast through to dinner every day – we have something for everyone at any time.
The Custom House, The Parade, The Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2JP
Bonne Santé, a cafe, bar & restaurant built on a vision of offering a great range of fresh & indulgent food and beverages, with both your enjoyment & 'good health' in mind.
Whether you are looking for breakfast and coffee or dinner and cocktails, we have it covered. We boast a formal yet relaxed setting, with customer experience being at the forefront of our priorities.
And to top all of this, we have produced our menu entirely GLUTEN FREE, making easy pickings for an individual that follows a gluten-free lifestyle.
New Cooperage , Royal William Yard , Plymouth, PL1 3RP
Located in the stunning Royal William Yard, our Bistrot, bar and heated terrace is the perfect place to eat in Plymouth. Recognised as a 2021 Traveller’s Choice Winner by Trip Advisor for consistently delivering fantastic experiences to our guests.
Bistrot Pierre’s ‘raison d’etre’ is great value French cooking and seasonal menus. They combine French bistrot classics such as steak-frites, boeuf bourguignon and tarte au citron with some fabulous new additions such as superfood salad or roast pork belly, there really is something for everyone
8 Royal William Yard, Brewhouse, Plymouth, PL1 3QQ
this summer, wagamama champions their kokoro bowls. kokoro means spirit, heart + mind, and these bowls are full of your fresh flavours. featuring the new katsu salad – a refreshing twist on the classic katsu we all know + love. light, bright + fresh. served with your choice of chicken or tempeh (vg) with a sprinkling of apple slices, cucumber, pickled asian slaw + edamame beans. the perfect summer pick me up. from flavourful noodles to spicy rice dishes, wagamama takes you on a journey of senses from bowl to soul. there’s something for everyone. play it simple with your go-to or turn up the heat with something new. you decide.