Sutton Harbour is home to some of Plymouth’s most scenic waterfront dining spots. As we mark the last days of summer, there is still time to make the most of the unseasonably warm September we are having. The evenings are growing shorter but dining out with a gorgeous sunset is still on the cards.
So, where are the best places to dine with a front-row seat to the setting sun?
Supha’s Street Food Emporium serves up authentic Asian cuisine on the east side of Sutton Harbour six days a week until 10pm (Tuesdays and Sundays 9pm). Their fresh, street food style of dining hails from Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Malaysia.
They have even recently won the Taste of the West Gold Award, the most prestigious food and drinks award in the South West.
On a warm evening, dine outside of Supha’s with beautiful views out across the harbour. It’s known among diners for the stunning sunsets it offers while you tuck into some authentic Asian dishes.
Miller & Carter Steakhouse
The Miller & Carter Steakhouse are Supha’s neighbours who serve award-winning prime steak as well as a whole host of other dishes. There is plenty of outside seating for diners to make the most of and take in the impressive views. Indulge your appetite and revel in the last temperate evenings of the year.
Plus, if you need to walk off some of the evening’s treats, take a short walk around Sutton Harbour and enjoy the rippling pink and orange water basking in the sunset’s glow.
Rockfish are renowned across the South West for their fresh, sustainable seafood dishes. Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour is lucky enough to be one of the chosen locations including the alfresco Sardine Bar.
The seafood restaurant can be found just next to the National Marine Aquarium and the entrance to and from Sutton Harbour Marina. Dine in the glow of the setting sun with views out towards Plymouth Sound as you watch the fishing boats returning to the harbour. They will be leaving again in the morning to catch the fresh fish for a day of dining at Rockfish!
The Harbour Seafood Restaurant and Takeaway
The Harbour seafood restaurant and takeaway also offers up fresh fish dishes and classic fish and chips. Located in Sutton Harbour on the quay front, you can dine in the family restaurant with huge open windows out towards the marina. Take in the array of boats bobbing in the historic harbour as the sun sets on the last summer nights.
If you’d prefer to take your chips with you to chase the sunset, the takeaway part of the restaurant is just next door. There are plenty of options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets too.
HonkyTonk Wine Library
If after dinner, the sun is still setting and it’s too nice of an evening to go home, head to HonkyTonk Wine Library. Open until the evening six days a week, browse from a selection of wines, spirits, gin, beers and more. Sink a cool, refreshing beverage while you enjoy the warm breeze on their outdoor terrace with views across the harbour.
HonkyTonk also hosts an array of events, with a comedy night coming up on the 21st September. Once the sun has set, laugh the night away with your new favourite glass of wine!
The Plymouth branch of The Stable has a large outdoor seating space to tuck into some tasty sourdough pizza and a crisp cider. Make the most of it while the evenings are still warm and enjoy the views of the marina out towards the Sound.
If you’re staying for pudding but the chill in the air has made an unwelcome appearance, the restaurant has large, open windows so you can still enjoy the views from the comfort of the inside. The Stable is open seven days a week until 10pm (11pm on Friday and Saturday) so you can also grab another drink or two.
The Armado Lounge is part of the Loungers chain and is the newest arrival to the old Glass Blowing House on the Barbican. Offering the same menu as their sister site at Royal William Yard, expect the classic Lounge favourites.
There is plenty of inside seating with a great view of the harbour thanks to the old Glass Blowing House’s huge, floor-to-ceiling window panes. If the sun hasn’t quite set yet, grab a freshly made drink from the bar and take a seat on the cobbles. You’ll be able to bask in the glow of the setting sun and enjoy the warm breeze.
With the last days of summer fast approaching, soak up the remaining rays at Sutton Harbour. There are plenty of relaxed settings to dine out and reflect on all the great memories made this season.
For a full list of all the great places to dine along Sutton Harbour, visit our Eat & Drink page.