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“Devil's Point great, cafe needs improvement or competition.”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Devil's Point Cafe

Devil's Point Cafe
Ranked #520 of 714 Restaurants in Plymouth
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Description: Tripadvisor already lists the interesting Artillery Tower restaurant built into a fourteenth century gun fort close to the entrance to Devonport dockyard still the largest naval base in western Europe. It is usually open only evenings. But just alongside with it's own car park, a fantastic view of the frequent close passing warships and close to the local tennis and croquet courts as well as the outer perimeter wall of the stylish Georgian Royal William Yard. The cafe does a no stop trade in snacks sandwiches rolls and hot and cold drinks. Recently extended to provide more seating inside this is a constant daytime meeting point for people using he Coastal footpath sportsmen and women and lots of walkers. The view across this inner corner of Plymouth Sound into the Mount Edgecombe country park makes for an attractive and restful experience. Well deserves a listing.
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“Devil's Point great, cafe needs improvement or competition.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

Many local people know the delights of the Devils Point free 24 hour conveniently gently sloping big public car park and the delightful walk around the corner with the best views of the Sound and the entrance to the river and dockyard. Just park your car and gaze at the fantastic view or get out and walk in either direction. But the little cafe by the Artillery Tower and the corner of the RWY wall is a serious lost opportunity. The food even the Walls etc ice cream is very expensive. It is not noticeably friendly and there are problems with the lockable car park which is jealously guarded from anyone who wants to eat at the adjacent restaurant, walk the dog(or granny), take a look over the wall at the small beach and swimming pond, or just draw breath.We have seen and keep hearing of people, including pensioners, having their cars locked in if they are not out at 5 o'clock. The problem could be easily solved and the Devil's Point experience made even better if the council would just grant a licence for a good old fashioned ice cream van or even a snack/burger van up in the main car park. Take note, Devil's Point Cafe, inertia and indifferent pricey service is not the way to draw and keep customers, or protect yourselves from viable alternatives.

  • Visited June 2012
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10 Thank DougalM_12
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“love devils point”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

staff always friendly
my grandson loves the ice cream

Visited May 2012
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3 Thank helen m
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London, United Kingdom
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“Inexplicably unfriendly.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012

Slightly odd set up but in a very useful position overlooking one of the more interesting views across the western Sound and entrance to the dockyard. Particularly good spot to watch the British and visiting warships pass in or out. Snack bar sells small cooked meals but mostly ice creams, hot and cold drinks and various baps. But the staff are so cold and indifferent. A few evident regulars who often stand close by with what look to be their own mugs sometimes inject a bit of happiness but the snack bar itself is one of the most uninviting that I have encountered. Pity, it's a good spot especially for walking the path in either direction along the edge of the sea. Limited parking, beware the threatening signs and the risk of your car being locked in overnight.

  • Visited May 2012
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12 Thank JoeS424
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“Very dissapointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012 via mobile

Food too expensive really for what it is, the staff are rude, closes too early and locks car park for no apparent reason better value and welcoming from the cafe further along. Will not be bothering here again!!!!!!

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22 Thank plymouthlass
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“Nice spot, grumpy staff.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2011

Fantastic views, very useful place for tea and a snack but regrettably some of the staff, particularly the older lady never raise a smile or pass the time of day.

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16 Thank creasedup
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