February has rolled around again which means thoughts turn to love as Valentine’s Day creeps closer. While this Valentine’s is set to be very different given the current lockdown, it doesn’t mean you can’t still treat a loved one from the comfort of your own home.
You can share the love this February with the help of some of our local Sutton Harbour businesses, many of which have something special on offer to help you celebrate. So whether you’re planning to surprise a partner, friend or loved one – or just looking to support a local Plymouth business – discover what’s on offer along Plymouth’s historic harbour.
Many restaurants, cafes and eateries in Sutton Harbour are offering takeaway and delivery services while the lockdown restrictions are in place. This month, treat yourself to a delicious takeaway from a local business or order food for a loved one to show you’re thinking of them. If you can’t be together in person, you could even set up a virtual dinner date and enjoy a takeaway together over Facetime.
Here’s a round-up of the restaurants offering takeaways in Sutton Harbour:
HonkyTonk Wine Library is offering click & collect and home deliveries, running on Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm – 5pm. On their new takeaway menu you can choose from:
· Braised lamb shank
· Salmon, cod and haddock pie
· Chickpea and butternut curry
Orders can be made from the HonkyTonk online shop which has a full list of what’s on offer.
Are you a fan of seafood? Order from The Harbour Seafood Restaurant’s delicious takeaway menu with a range of dishes on offer. You can get your order delivered to your door via Deliveroo or you can collect your meal from the restaurant. Visit the website for the full menu and contact details.
You and a loved one can enjoy a range of dishes from Supha’s Street Food Emporium in the comfort of your own home. Visit their website to explore the extensive menu of delicious street food- style dishes with Asian influences and order your meals to collect.
Click & collect available Wednesday – Friday, 5pm-8:30pm and Saturday & Sunday, 2pm-8:30pm.
Many of the alfresco eateries dotted around the harbourside are also offering takeaway food and drink, including Cap’n Jaspers, The Greek, Louise’s Coffee and Donuts and Alfresco.
Want to cook your own meal but need fresh seafood? Merchant units located at Plymouth Fisheries are also offering deliveries and collections. Locals can get seafood deliveries from city-based suppliers through the Call4Fish initiative which has been set up to help support the local fishing industry. Visit the website to find out more.
As well as this, Shop4Plymouth has been set up by Plymouth City Centre Company and Plymouth City Council, with support from Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, in a bid to reconnect the public with its local retailers, as well as supporting local businesses across the city. Shops, cafes and restaurants in the Sutton Harbour and Barbican area are featured on the site with information on offerings and contact details.
Share the love on social media
You can support local businesses without spending a penny. Share the love on social media by engaging with your favourite waterfront businesses on their posts and share their content with your friends.
You can also #ShareaSmile to help do this. The Share a Smile campaign launched by our tenant PKF-Francis Clark aims to support tourism and leisure businesses and attractions across the South West by encouraging people to recommend their favourites on social media using #ShareaSmile. You can get involved by telling us your favourite places to visit along the harbour in just a few easy steps:
1. Post your recommendation on Twitter or Instagram using #ShareaSmileSW
2. Tag in the business name
3. If you think particular friends or family would enjoy it, then tag them too
Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day treat
While you can’t go out for a candlelit dinner or embark on a romantic get-away this Valentine’s Day, you can still do something special at home, from a wine tasting experience to exploring the National Marine Aquarium.
HonkyTonk Wine Library is hosting a special virtual event this month – a Valentine’s wine tasting. The wine lounge has teamed up with some amazing suppliers to bring you their special virtual wine tasting event. There are four packages to choose from to make your Valentine’s Day at home memorable. Plus, the wine lounge also has two delicious set menus meals on offer throughout the Valentine’s weekend.
Do something different and explore the UK’s largest aquarium. Say hi to over 4,000 sea creatures from your sofa and discover the NMA’s exciting exhibits on their virtual aquarium tour. There will be opportunities to ask the aquarium staff your burning questions about the ocean and the creatures who live there. You can even explore with aquarium with another household; more information can be found on the NMA website.
Locals can also take a romantic stroll along the waterfront on the Harbour Heritage Trail, a one-mile circuit route around Sutton Harbour, learning more about Plymouth’s maritime history and visiting some of its most famous waterfront landmarks. You can find the Heritage Trail on the Plymouth Trails app, available to download on the App Store or Google Play.
We encourage anyone visiting the harbour to ensure they are following Government guidelines on social distancing.