Enjoy Sutton HarbourEat, Drink, Shop

Sutton Harbour is home to some of the finest restaurants, bars and cafes in Plymouth as well as boasting a host of independent shops, galleries and boutiques.

As one of the most varied food and drink destinations in the city, the harbour offers a wide mix of venues located in a stunning historic setting often used to host major events, and attracts a huge number of visitors every year as a result.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner for two, catch up drinks with friends or a big family meal that won’t break the bank, there is something to suit everyone in Sutton Harbour.

With locally caught, fresh fish easily available from merchants based at nearby Plymouth Fisheries, it’s no surprise that Sutton Harbour has a range of first-class seafood restaurants to choose from.

Some of the finest restaurants, bars and cafes in Plymouth

As well as successful chain restaurants like Boston Tea Party and The Stable, the harbour is also home to a variety of independent venues, such as the family-run Daisy’s Tea Rooms and Coffee Shop and its neighbour, HonkyTonk Wine Library - the perfect spot for wine lovers.

Along the cobbled streets are also a range of al fresco eateries offering lunch-time snacks, hot drinks
and ice creams, all with stunning views of the marina.

The waterfront is a popular location for lively evening and weekend celebrations. There is a large range of bars and pubs in Sutton Harbour including The Navy Inn, The Three Crowns, The Admiral MacBride and The Crown and Anchor to name a few.

When exploring the historic harbour you can also enjoy a unique shopping experience at an array of independent boutiques, art galleries and gift shops based both around the harbour and the adjacent historic Barbican quarter, as well paying a visit to one of the area’s many famous sweet and fudge shops.

In the location of the original fish market is The Edinburgh Woollen Mill which sells clothes, homeware and gifts, and Southside Street is home to a number of art, gift and foodie treat shops.

Dining

See below for a comprehensive guide to the first-class restaurants, cafes and eateries located in Sutton Harbour, for you to choose from and enjoy.

Alfresco

Italian-style outdoor café based in a specially converted tram located opposite the Mayflower Steps, selling hot drinks, lunch time snacks and light bites. Visit Website

Boston Tea Party

Overlooking the marina, Boston Tea Party serves breakfast, brunch and dinner dishes all day with vegetarian and vegan options available. Visit Website

Daisy’s Tea Rooms and Coffee Shop

A family-run cafe offering afternoon tea, homemade cakes and delicious Sunday roast dinners. Visit Website

HonkyTonk Wine Library

A library with a difference - HonkyTonk offer wines from all around the world as well as delicious deli-style foods and a variety of hot drinks. Look out for events such as wine tasting, comedy nights, jazz afternoons and salsa dancing. Visit Website

Miller & Carter Steakhouse

Located at Sutton Wharf, Miller and Carter offers hand-cut 30-day aged British and Irish steaks from handpicked farms. Visit Website

Rockfish

Owned by chef Mitch Tonks, Rockfish serves locally caught, fresh, sustainable seafood. The restaurant and takeaway neighbours the National Marine Aquarium. Visit Website

Supha’s Street Food Emporium

With a stunning view of the marina, Supha’s serve Asian-inspired street food as well as fresh, local seafood from merchant Moby Nicks located at Plymouth Fisheries. Visit Website

The Greek 

Serving authentic Greek foods, the al fresco eatery offers salads, wraps and artisan ice cream.  Find out more

The Ship

The Ship is a popular destination along the harbour, and offers a range of pub grub alongside a variety of drinks with indoor and outdoor seating. Visit Website

The Stable

The Stable has a variety of delicious sourdough pizzas on the menu as well as a large range of mouth-watering ciders. Visit Website

Cap’n Jaspers

A Plymouth institution, this al-fresco café serves up a range of burgers, hot dogs and rolls alongside hot and cold drinks and has been a popular hang-out since 1978, particularly with motorbike enthusiasts. Visit Website

The Harbour Seafood Restaurant 

The Harbour Seafood Restaurant offers fresh, sustainable seafood served up in a beautiful location, meters from the water’s edge with tables looking out over Sutton Harbour. Visit Website

Rakuda Kitchen and Cocktails

Open 9 am-1 am, the dining and cocktail bar serves a variety of foods including burgers, seafood and pasta dishes as well as an extensive range of cocktails, ciders and spirits with regular live music. Visit Website

Mombay Brasserie

Serving authentic Indian dishes created with local ingredients, Mombay Brasserie is located at Lockyers Quay with eat-in and takeaway options.  Visit Website

Louise’s Coffee & Donuts 

  Located at the edge of the quay, the al fresco eatery offers up a range of hot and soft drinks as well as delicious treats and freshly made hot donuts.
Shopping - Sutton Harbour

Shopping

Looking for something special?

There’s a wide variety of local, independent and national brand retailers along the harbour, just a short walk from high-street shopping at Drake Circus. See our guide below. 

Harbourside shopping

Sutton Harbour and the Barbican are home to a wide variety of independent shops and art galleries. Stroll along the picturesque cobbled streets linking the harbourside to Southside Street and the historic Barbican quarter to find everything from unique artworks and antiques to home-made fudge. Visit Website

Drake Circus Shopping Centre

Plymouth’s most popular shopping centre with over 70 of the biggest high street names and top brands. Drake Circus offers 1,270 parking spaces, a food court and free Wi-Fi. Visit Website

Edinburgh Woollen Mill

On the site of the Old Fish Market, the Edinburgh Woollen Mill sells a range of clothing, homeware and destination items for locals and visitors to enjoy. Visit Website

NMA Ocean Gift Shop

The National Marine Aquarium’s gift shop stocks a range of ocean-themed toys, gifts and souvenirs including a range of sea creatures and eco-friendly items. Visit Website

Plymouth City Centre

The wide, flat pedestrianised streets of Plymouth City Centre surrounding Drake Circus mall offer up an array of popular shopping brands. Visit major department stores like Debenhams and House of Fraser, browse high street favourites or explore the 150-stall Plymouth Market in the West End. Visit Website