Summer is the perfect time to dine out at the restaurants and cafés dotted around Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour. That time is even better well spent when you can bring your pooch along too! So, we’ve compiled a list of some dog-friendly restaurants around Sutton Harbour for owners and their four-legged friends to check out.
Canine conscious cafés
Whether you’re fuelling up for a lovely long dog walk around the Hoe or meeting up with friends for a doggy date, there are plenty of places to get your caffeine fix along the harbour. Both Alfresco and Creamer’s Street Barista are takeaway spots with seating on the cobbles. You can find Creamer’s on the edge of Guy’s Quay and Alfresco by Sutton Harbour Marina, across from the Mayflower Museum.
Boston Tea Party sits on the corner of Sutton Harbour and has plenty of indoor seating as well as a great outdoor seating area. Dogs are welcome and the team are happy to fetch them some water. Whether you’re after brunch or dinner, Boston Tea Party has a menu bursting with choices making it a great all-rounder. Rockets and Rascals on the Barbican specialise in bike hire but also offer a selection of great food and coffee. Whether you choose to sit indoors or outdoors, dogs are welcome here, the café just asks they be kept on a lead.
Dogs are more than welcome at Daisy’s Tea Rooms & Coffee Shop – which is named after owners Carl and Jackie’s own beloved pup. The tea rooms offer everything from cream teas to Sunday roasts and a great, friendly atmosphere. Daisy may even make an appearance herself!
If you’re heading out for lunch or dinner and don’t want to leave the dog at home – bring them along. The beauty of having a venue along Sutton Harbour and the Barbican is that the great views call for outside seating. That means your dog is welcome at almost all venues with outdoor seating (if they’re polite!).
Supha’s can be found on the east side of Sutton Harbour. Their pan-Asian cuisine is always popular, with a menu encompassing dishes from Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Dogs aren’t permitted inside but there is outside seating with a wonderful view of the marina. Sutton Harbour’s pizzeria The Stable is dog-friendly and has extensive outdoor seating with gorgeous views of the water. The menu offers a variety of sourdough pizzas with locally sourced toppings and a great selection of ciders.
On the Barbican’s cobbles, you will find the brand new Armado Lounge with both indoor and outdoor seating. The extensive menu caters for vegetarians, vegan and gluten-free diets making it a great all-rounder if you’re in a big group. They don’t cater for a doggy diet, but they’re more than welcome here. Just up from the lounge is The Harbour seafood restaurant and takeaway. The restaurant allows dogs until 7pm and there might just be a treat in it for them. If you’re looking to sit outside, the takeaway side of the venue has seats alongside the harbour making for a great view.
Just next door you’ll find The Greek preparing authentic Grecian food to takeaway. The ever popular vendor is takeaway only but there are seats alongside the harbour and plenty of benches to sit and enjoy while your furry friend has a rest. No booking is required at Rockfish which is located just next to the National Marine Aquarium. Offering fresh, locally caught fish you can either dine in or takeaway. They have a great alfresco decking area with a great view out to the Sound watching the boats as they come and go. Plus, the decking area can be covered by an awning if you need to keep your dog out of the midday sun.
Neither a pub nor a restaurant, HonkyTonk Wine Library sits in a category of its own along Sutton Harbour. Well-behaved dogs are welcome here allowing you to browse a menu bursting with breakfast, sharing platters, dinner, and dessert options with your pup. Of course, there is also a huge selection of wine to choose from and taste.
Enjoy a drink outdoors with your furry best friend at plenty of pubs on the Barbican. The Ship allows dogs in the outdoor bar area and even has treats and water to give. The Three Crowns, on the other side of the Quay, also allows dogs and has ample seating outside looking over the water.
Enjoy the dog-friendly outdoor terrace at Bonne Santé restaurant and cocktail bar. The Instagram-worthy backdrops also make for great pictures whether you’re the influencer or your dog! Don’t let the summer fun stop by having to leave the dog at home. There are plenty of places to dine ready to welcome you and your canine companions – some with water and treats in tow.