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Plymouth Arts Centre Restaurant

38 Looe St, Plymouth PL4 0EB, England
+44 1752 206114
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Ranked #136 of 507 Restaurants in Plymouth
Price range: $16 - $41
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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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
409 helpful votes 409 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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
479 helpful votes 479 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
599 helpful votes 599 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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673 reviews 673 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
2,188 helpful votes 2,188 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
1 review
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
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310 reviews 310 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
2,220 helpful votes 2,220 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
947 helpful votes 947 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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