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Plymouth Arts Centre Restaurant

38 Looe St, Plymouth PL4 0EB, England
+44 1752 206114
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Ranked #147 of 500 restaurants in Plymouth
Price range: $17 - $43
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our award-winning restaurant is run by Sammy Lounds, a Jamie Oliver protégé from Fifteen Cornwall. Sammy and his team create utterly delicious, affordable food with fresh, seasonal and sustainable ingredients sourced from local suppliers.Plymouth Arts Centre restaurant is the Barbican’s hidden gem – enjoy Art, Film and Food in a contemporary setting with character. We serve food and drink through the day, to eat in the restaurant, take away, or even take into the cinema. As one customer commented, “How civilized is it that I can get a cocktail and watch a film!”In 2012 the restaurant at Plymouth Arts Centre was awarded ‘Best Restaurant’ award by the Plymouth Food Awards and in 2013, Sammy won the Best Progression Award from Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall.
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68% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We love attending this little cinema and thought we would give the Simple Supper deal another go. The price has gone up to £16, £7.50 of which is the cinema price so therefore £8.50 for the food. £8.50 for just 3 fish goujons and a small metal bucket, small being the operative word, of frozen french fries, which didn't fill... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Started coming to eat here about a year ago. Sometimes on the film/meal deal but now more often for a full meal with mates. Like the way Sam runs it and the food choices.

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Top Contributor
598 reviews 598 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
1,683 helpful votes 1,683 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Like it before or after a film with or without the meal deal. Came back just to eat earlier in May and had an excellent time. The selection and pricing of the wines makes for a relaxing and satisfying session. The evolving food menu is both tasty and often delightful. Occasional flavour surprises. Our mixed age group had a really... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I went for the meal deal option when I went to see a film. Incredibly good value and I upgraded to a pudding because I spotted someone else enjoying the panacotta. I got spoilt by the chefs and the waiting staff and they all worked so hard and nothing was too much trouble. Had such a brilliant time went back... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

When we asked what a certain wine was like, the reply was don't know don't like wine. The food was also very disappointing not value for money, and we were not made to feel like a valued customer a take it or leave it attitude. A great shame as the venue has great potential

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
285 reviews 285 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
1,973 helpful votes 1,973 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Came in last night after about two years. Full and friendly but the modern plain what room looked a bit Spartan because the photos or images that used to adorn the walls had gone or waiting for the next ones. There was a short well constructed menu but no specials. Only variable seemed to be the fish. The soup starters... More

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112 restaurant reviews
789 helpful votes 789 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

After a let down at a new restaurant/cafe venture close by we were desperate for a low key relaxed and interesting place to eat. We saw the sign and windows of the arts centre and thought we'd take a punt. The menu was not extensive but still a good and tasty looking selection for the three courses. The staff were... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
948 helpful votes 948 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We have eaten here at least half a dozen times before going in to see a film. I like the style of Sam the chef and his helper. The menu seems to change regularly and I always enjoy it. Pleasant unusual building. I sometimes can't come to terms with the slightly self important or snooty older arty folk who occasionally... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Unusual premises, a kind of members and public art house cinema. I didn't see a film but plenty of people were eating before going in. We enjoyed our meal here. Skilfully put together by a personable lounge chef. Nice wines too. Good value.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

This is a real shame! The venue itself is wonderful, I use the cinema on a regular basis! The food however has been lacking for a few years now! We heard the food had been taken back in house and were eager to experience what they had to offer! It seems that they have kept the same poor team in... More

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