Located in the historic heart of Plymouth, Sutton Harbour is famous for its maritime history and fishing port but over time, the harbourside has also become a fantastic destination for foodies.
Sutton Harbour hosts some of the finest independent restaurants, eateries and bars in Britain’s Ocean City, with many venues boasting a beautiful view of the marina.
Ranging from authentic street food to wine bars and delis perfectly positioned between the bustling city centre and the sea, the cobbled streets form a centrepiece of the city.
So, if you’re looking to tuck into delicious food from a local, independent eatery, here’s a list of our top five independent venues along the harbour to try.
HonkyTonk Wine Library
HonkyTonk Wine Library is a family-run wine bar and deli located at North East Quay overlooking Sutton Harbour Marina where “only the best will do”. With a relaxed atmosphere, sophisticated wines from around the world and delicious food to compliment them, HonkyTonk is the perfect place for catching up with friends or enjoying a romantic night for two, and their famous meat and fish platters are a sight to behold.
Rated fifth out of 475 restaurants in Plymouth on Trip Adviser, this independent deli offers Sutton Harbour a new experience, hosting local events each month.
The launch of a new breakfast menu has been a huge hit along the harbourside, offering a classic breakfast with a twist. Filled croissants and overnight oats are among the menu choices to help you start your morning off well, with breakfasts served up on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 9am-11am.
The monthly comedy club is a popular event at HonkyTonk. West Country favourite Tom Glover puts on a show with his great ad-libbed jokes while the venue hosts a relaxed and intimate evening for guests, serving up a tasty pre-show dinner and wines from all over the world.
With the recent launch of its very own Plantation Spiced Rum, HonkyTonk is offering the chance to develop your own signature rum while learning about the history of the drink, tutored by Devon Distillery.
Daisy’s Tea Rooms and Coffee Shop
Daisy’s Tea Rooms & Coffee Shop is run by husband and wife duo, Carl and Jackie. Known for its home cooked favourites and freshly baked cakes, the café continues to be a popular draw for many locals with loyal customers returning regularly.
Afternoon Tea at Daisy’s is one of the most popular offerings, and you can even build your own. Choose your sandwich filling, bread type, scone, cake and even what drink you would like to accompany the home-baked goods, all from just £11.
If you’re thinking of treating the mother-figure in your life this Mother’s Day, Daisy’s is offering a deluxe afternoon tea for 2 for £26; be sure to book.
Supha’s Street Food Emporium
Supha’s offers big flavours from South East Asia, with dishes from Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia, and a whole range of authentic tastes to choose from.
The team at Supha’s pride themselves on serving up fresh food using seasonal produce as well as offering an extensive vegan and vegetarian selection. The restaurant supports local and independent suppliers, including seafood merchant Moby Nicks located at the neighbouring Plymouth Fisheries.
Supha’s is located on the eastern side of the harbour overlooking the marina which provides the perfect backdrop during the warmer months when you can enjoy this authentic street food alfresco and sit overlooking the water on the harbour’s edge.
Supha’s is open Tuesday-Sunday to eat in or click & collect. Book your table to guarantee a space indoors or outside.
The Greek is an authentic Greek kitchen based directly opposite the Mayflower Steps, offering up classic souvlaki wraps with pork, chicken or halloumi served with salad and tzatziki, as well as other famed Greek treats and favourites.
Outside seating is available which makes this a perfect dining spot in the sun, soaking up the marina atmosphere and Greek cuisine with it.
The kitchen also doubles up as an ice cream hut, serving you a post-lunch sweet treat with Language Farm ice cream- not one to be missed by visitors and local residents.vailable which makes this a perfect dining spot in the sun, soaking up the marina atmosphere and Greek cuisine with it.
The takeaway eatery often stays open late so keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.
Barbican Bao came to Sutton Harbour last year and has been a huge hit ever since. Based on Quay Square, this takeaway eatery serves freshly steamed buns with a choice of fillings including
Korean pulled beef, barbecue Char Sui pork, teriyaki mushroom and bang band seitan. For those looking for a post-lunch treat, sweet bao buns are also on the menu, and there are veggie and vegan options too.
The street food trailer is open Tuesday-Sunday and offers something for every palate. Although Plymouth has its fair share of international restaurants, not many serve bao buns as a fast food option. When you’re next having an amble along the harbour, be sure to pick up a bao.
With some of the city’s best-loved restaurants and bars serving up a wide range of cuisines from light bites to fine dining, Sutton Harbour’s