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Platters

12 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LS, England
+44 (0)1752 227262
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Ranked #79 of 508 Restaurants in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $53
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bruton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Eat here once a week as I stay in Plymouth monday to Friday always a warm welcome, small and some might say basic but the fish is brilliant and plenty of it on the plate normaly no room for the chips. Never get halfway through chips as fish is filling and well cooked by Dave mainly. He tells me what... More

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Cross between lorry drivers cafe and simple fish cafe. No one stands on ceremony. At most times it is packed. You may have to share a table. Unceremonious presentation and service but they do care. Fresh locally caught fish simply cooked. Neither cheap nor expensive. It is not prissy or precious. Expect noise raucous laughter some ribaldry and occasional drunks.... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Went here with my parents after they dropped me off for university, we booked a table here because we fancied fish - lucky we did, lots of people wanted to eat here later on! Anyway, the restaurant itself is wonderful, small but a good use of space. We counted 7 people working, 2 chefs, 3 waiters and 1 kitchen worker.... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We hadn't eaten at Platters for several years after moving away from Plymouth so it was great to go back this week. Everything is just the same, high quality fish and seafood, massive portions and friendly service. NB For those who doubt that this is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's favourite restaurants I sat at a table next to him... More

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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were taken here 8th Sept 2014 one evening prior to a meeting the next day. It wasn't what I was expecting as a business outing but I was pleasantly surprised. The retaurant is not fancy, quite small & one side has bench seats like some cafe's. However my food tasted great, the staff were friendly & the informal atmosphere... More

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Cawsand, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Nice staff, slightly strange atmosphere. Food was nice but average for the price. Good sized portions but sadly nothing special. With so many fantastic other places to eat in Plymouth I don't think we'll bother to go back.

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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I watch the english cooking shows at home in Australia and being a seafood and especially fish fan I have always wanted to try Monk fish. It looked like a lot of firm white fish I eat at home and love. Well I had some at Platters an it was all I thought it would taste like and better. My... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Small, informal, rustic restaurant plenty of regulars and some strangers like us. The tables are small and sometimes you have to share. The staff was friendly and warm, and we had great expectations about the food. But unfortunately, the food was nothing special. We ordered differents starters to share : scallops provencal (not good… the sauce was truly disappointing), whitebait... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Ate with my Son - we go here as a treat when my Husband is not joining us as he does not like fish, that's his loss because this place is wonderful. Simply cooked, plentiful portions, served by an experienced and passionate team. Well worth any wait for a table - it's a small place and they are usually full... More

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Folke
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Had a great meal at Platters. Just lobbed up. Got a table straight away. I had beautiful clam chowder while my friend had the mussels. They were so good the lady on the next table had entree envy and changed her order. Handled very nicely by the staff mains great too - so much food couldn't eat it al.

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