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Plymouth Arts Centre Restaurant

38 Looe St, Plymouth PL4 0EB, England
+44 1752 206114
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Ranked #206 of 523 Restaurants in Plymouth
Price range: $16 - $39
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our award-winning restaurant is run by Josh Peel. Josh 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.
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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The restaurant has changed from how it was with upmarket food and good atmosphere upstairs to a far more casual and relaxed cafe style, predominantly downstairs by the bar. The change has come about, I believe due to a change in the funding, making the arts centre, which is a charity have to cut its coat to suit its cloth.... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Unfortunate as it is, the chef Sam Lounds no longer works here, and in his absence it appears that they really have cut down on what they're offering. The bar/restaurant is manned by the young chef that accompanied Sam, and his friend Charlie on the bar. While their work is great, you can't help but wonder if they are being... More 

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Kate F, Public Relations Manager at Plymouth Arts Centre Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. The food we serve at PAC Food, and the way it is served, has changed in the last few months. We feel our offer is now more suitable for our predominately cinema-going audience, rather than a full restaurant-style experience which is not why people come to Plymouth Arts Centre. As a charity, our resources are... More 

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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This used to be a great place with good art, delicious food and an easy atmosphere. What has happened. Downstairs is a coffee bar with no customers and a barman/barista so condescending that we chose to leave without sampling his fare (which appeared to be limited to brownies and salad rolls in the fridge wrapped in cling film). The convivial... More 

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Kate F, Public Relations Manager at Plymouth Arts Centre Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry you had a bad experience on your recent visit. I hope you are able to come again and see some more of the work and artefacts from the Walk On exhibition which are displayed on the walls and in a glass case in the cafe and in the restaurant. More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

First time visit today for a girlie cup of coffee whilst the kids were at school. Bright and fresh, great americano and pot of tea served with tasty piece of cake. Will defo visit again to try the hot food choices and the cocktails!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
579 helpful votes 579 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Came in for a pre-film supper a couple of weeks ago and found that it seemed to be all change. Will be disappointed if the place is in free fall. We had a brief snack and ended up eating again later at the Noodle Lounge. Does anyone know what's afoot?

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Kate F, Public Relations Manager at Plymouth Arts Centre Restaurant, responded to this review

We've had some recent changes here, one of which has been that orders are now taken at the bar, rather than at the table but we still have Cinema Suppers and daily Specials. Sammy decided that the time was right for him to move on and his ambition is to set up his own business and we wish him luck... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
618 helpful votes 618 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I like the style of meals prepared by Sam in the restaurant. Also the neat little wine list. The film/meal deal is not bad but we have come to prefer to upgrade or use the a la carte menu.

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25 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
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95 reviews 95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
668 helpful votes 668 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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489 restaurant reviews
2,531 helpful votes 2,531 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
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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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Additional Information about Plymouth Arts Centre Restaurant

Address: 38 Looe St, Plymouth PL4 0EB, England
Phone Number: +44 1752 206114
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
Cuisine: Contemporary, British

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