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Top Choice Cabaret in Plymouth


Saucy showmanship comes to the Barbican at Annabel's, a late-night cabaret club where you never quite know what the night's entertainment might be – be it burlesque or blues, comedy or country. It's great fun, and t…
Top Choice Distillery in Plymouth

Plymouth Gin Distillery

This heavily beamed distillery has been concocting gin since 1793, making it the oldest producer of the spirit in the world. The Royal Navy ferried it round the world in countless officers' messes and the brand was …
Top Choice Landmark in Plymouth

Plymouth Hoe

Francis Drake supposedly spied the Spanish fleet from this grassy headland overlooking Plymouth Sound (the city's wide bay); the bowling green on which he finished his game was probably where his statue now stands. …
Top Choice Area in Plymouth


For a glimpse of what Plymouth might have looked like before the bombers of the Luftwaffe had their way, head down to this historic harbour area, where the part-cobbled streets are lined with Tudor and Jacobean buil…
Top Choice Modern British in Plymouth

Rock Salt

Local boy Dave Jenkins has worked wonders at his little brasserie, which has deservedly built up a loyal local following and scooped foodie awards, too. It suits all times of day: tuck into fluffy eggs royale for br…
Top Choice Asian in Plymouth

Supha's Street Emporium

An exotic new addition to the up-and-coming area around Sutton Harbour, this joint specialises in spicy, flavourful Thai-style street food: classic massaman curry, steamed sea bass, larb and papaya salads, and much …
Modern British in Plymouth

Barbican Kitchen

Plymouth's premier local-born chefs, brothers Chris and James Tanner, have brightened up the Barbican with their relaxed-but-refined bistro at the Plymouth Gin Distillery. It's a quirky, fun place to dine – turquois…
Cafe in Plymouth

Cap'n Jaspers

Beloved by bikers, fishermen, families and tourists, this greasy-spoon kiosk is a local institution thanks to its late hours, motorised gadgets and resolutely burger-van fare – trying to finish the ‘half a yard of h…
Seafood in Plymouth


A long-established eatery with fish so fresh it's just stopped flapping. Treats include the scallops sautéed in garlic butter and the succulent grilled skate.
Fine Dining in Plymouth

Tanners Restaurant

The surroundings are gorgeous, and so is the cuisine. A beautifully-lit medieval building sets the scene for reinvented British and French classics; Bodmin moor venison carpaccio, risotto with wild garlic and Vulsco…