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“Good value for money” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Plymouth Arts Centre

Plymouth Arts Centre
38 Looe Street, Plymouth PL4 0EB, England
+44 1752 206114
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Ranked #83 of 269 things to do in Plymouth
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Owner description: Art, Film, Food - a nationally renowned centre for contemporary art, independent cinema and delicious food. Our award-winning restaurant is run by Sammy Lounds, a Jamie Oliver protege 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. Winner of Best Restaurant Plymouth 2012.
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Good value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Good standard of food with generous portions. Service was prompt and helpful. Definitely recommended for the cinema/supper deal.

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“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

For £12 we had a cinema ticket and a meal. The food was so lovely that we added a starter to the ticket deal. The staff at reception and in the restaurant were really friendly and service was great. We have tried the meal/cinema ticket deal before but that was prior to the change in ownership and we noticed a huge difference. The food we had was really, really good and we would definitely pop in for a coffee and sandwich if we are in town and will be back for another ticket deal. Super!

Visited March 2013
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“Great for films not so much for eating”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We came as a table of six for the £12 meal and film deal. We were given a menu in the restaurant and told we could have one of three options which were stared on the menus or pay extra for one of the other options. We queried the supposed veggie option as 4 of use were veggies as it stated it had parmesan which is not vegetarian, on checking with the chef the waitress informed us it wasn't vegetarian but no other option was given to us, in the end a couple or us opted for paying the little extra and the others went for soup and side but I can't say I was impressed especially seeing as it used to be a great little vegetarian restaurant. The film space is great, really intimate, as is the cafe.

Visited March 2013
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“Always full...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Well, that is such a generalisation. It is every time we visit but you get the gist and that must indicate something. Interesting to look at the artwork when, ostensibly, going to the flicks. If you are not disabled, lvatories shoe-horned into the basement but then it is a character building.

Visited February 2013
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“could be good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Again a similar experience as others, the little cinema and building are great. Where it all falls down is in the restaurant - staff are too rushed to be helpful, waiter checked what we ordered three times. When asked what red wines they had the waiter had to check and then cameback with the reply 'Merlot', so Merlot it had to be! Would have thought there would have been more choice. When the food came it was mediocre and not good value for money. We had to forego a pudding as it had all taken too long and the film was due to start.
We ordered a coffee and another wine to take into the cinema which we had to pick up in the downstairs bar. When we got there it was in chaos, all surfaces were covered in dirty cups and glasses, when I asked for my drinks I was told there were no clean cups. The barman washed a cup in what looked like a bowl of not very clean water, poured out a coffee and handed it to me. When I asked for milk, he looked a bit bewildered and found a plastic carton of milk and topped it up.
I don't know if they have a shortage of staff, but it is a shame because it could be a good venue to visit for a meal and film. We will certainly go there to see more films, but we will be eating elswhere before we go there!

Visited February 2013
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