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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theatre
“heatre Royal, Plymouth, is a theatre venue in Plymouth, Devon. It consists of a 1,300-seat main auditorium, The Lyric, which regularly hosts large-scale musicals, opera and ballet; a 200-seat studio, The Drum; and a 50-seat studio, The Lab. On a separate site, Theatre Royal Plymouth also has a production and learning centre, TR2, featuring rehearsal studios and workshops for the production of set and costumes.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“This area is the heart of Plymouth's night life with a countless amount of bars and some wonderful restaurants.. for a night out it really comes to life at the weekends..great for the day time too.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Park
“beautiful scenic view over Plymouth Sound and the jewel in Plymouth's crown”
  • 23 locals recommend
Building
“Plenty of things to do here. Shopping, restaurants, beautiful views set in the granite backdrop of Royal William Yard, a former Royal Navy victually centre.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Great for walks and food- it can be reached via a short boat journey from Cremyl in Plymouth. good walk would be to Kingsand from Mount Edgecumbe a long the coastal path and then catch the boat back to Plymouth”
  • 20 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“A lovely place to while away the morning watching the world go by over a cofee”
  • 23 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Leading shopping destination with over 60 retailers, including clothes, footwear, homeware, food and more. www.drakecircus.com/shops”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
“The south west's largest purpose-built conference, exhibition and entertainment attraction with an Ice Rink, catering outlets from fast food to ice cream and meeting areas.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Black Friars Distillery, the working home of Plymouth Gin since 1793, is the oldest working gin distillery in England - take a guided tour and learn about the art of making the world-famous Plymouth Gin.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Despite the uninspiring surroundings this is my favorite restaurant in plymouth. the food and atmosphere are spectacular. There is a little pub right next door which is also excellent. Rock Salt if I'm not mistaken is the highest rated Plymouth restaurant on Trip Advisor.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Plymouth Hoe, referred to locally as the Hoe, is a large south-facing open public space in the English coastal city of Plymouth. The Hoe is adjacent to and above the low limestone cliffs that form the seafront and it commands views of Plymouth Sound, Drake's Island, and across the Hamoaze to Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall. The name derives from the Anglo-Saxon word Hoe, a sloping ridge shaped like an inverted foot and heel.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Plymouth Hoe is the natural heart of Plymouth with breath taking views across Plymouth Sound, one of the most perfect natural harbours in the world. Standing tall on the luscious green-lawned expanse of the Hoe is the iconic Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“lovely area, lots of places to eat: Seco lounge, wagamama, Prezzo, Pierre 1st Sunday of every month they hold a local market in the centre with a range of stalls local food, coffee and lots of shopping ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mitch Tonks’ Plymouth restaurant has beautiful harbour views and serves up delicious fresh fish dishes, from traditional fish and chips to fritto misto, prawn tacos and Jersey Rock oysters. They also offer a local fish menu, which changes daily depending on the catch of the day.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“With an unbeatable combination of great food and great coastal views, The Dock is a family run café and restaurant that’s perfect for everyone! Whether you’re celebrating something special or just catching up with friends over coffee or cocktails, we offer an informal, relaxed setting for breakfast, lunch or dinner using the very finest food – sourced from across Devon and Cornwall. Situated at King Point Marina, in the heart of the Plymouth’s vibrant and ever changing Coastal Quarter in Millbay, enjoy the wonderful outlook from our two al fresco balcony dining areas. Make The Dock your next port of call!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Designed by Victorian architect Sir John Rennie and constructed between 1825 and 1831, Royal William Yard is steeped in history. Considered to be one of the most important groups of historic military buildings in Britain, it is also the largest collection of Grade 1 listed military buildings in Europe. The Royal William Yard is a thriving hub for many Plymouth businesses and retailers. The Yard is one of Plymouth’s premier lifestyle destinations and is an arts and culture destination with regular public events taking place including outdoor theatre productions and open-air cinema, arts and crafts markets and the launch of Community Interest Company Ocean Studios offering opportunities for over 100 artists in residence. There’s also the Edward Waite Gallery and various artworks exhibited within Residence ONE.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Despite the uninspiring surroundings this is my favorite restaurant in plymouth. the food and atmosphere are spectacular. There is a little pub right next door which is also excellent. Rock Salt if I'm not mistaken is the highest rated Plymouth restaurant on Trip Advisor.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Mitch Tonks’ Plymouth restaurant has beautiful harbour views and serves up delicious fresh fish dishes, from traditional fish and chips to fritto misto, prawn tacos and Jersey Rock oysters. They also offer a local fish menu, which changes daily depending on the catch of the day.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“With an unbeatable combination of great food and great coastal views, The Dock is a family run café and restaurant that’s perfect for everyone! Whether you’re celebrating something special or just catching up with friends over coffee or cocktails, we offer an informal, relaxed setting for breakfast, lunch or dinner using the very finest food – sourced from across Devon and Cornwall. Situated at King Point Marina, in the heart of the Plymouth’s vibrant and ever changing Coastal Quarter in Millbay, enjoy the wonderful outlook from our two al fresco balcony dining areas. Make The Dock your next port of call!”
  • 10 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Enjoy freshly prepared French food, in an open kitchen for all to observe, in the historic setting of Royal William Yard, Plymouth.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Housed in the world famous Plymouth Gin Distillery, Barbican Kitchen was established in 2006 by the Tanner Brothers, Chris and James. Our aim is to deliver fresh local food at a realistic price. Barbican Kitchen takes full advantage of the superb larder here in the Westcountry. With the menu showcasing stunning local meats, vegetables & top quality fish from our fantastic network of suppliers. We can cater for all your requirements and don’t forget kids under 5 eat for free! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“very near the flat and has a nice atmosphere. perfect for a drink and a snack before a pavillions show.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice fish restaurant. Walk down James Street and turn left follow the coast for an evening stroll before lush food.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Another Southside Street gem is Quay 33, who pride themselves on their fantastic quality, locally sourced, homemade fresh food. Fish fans will love the great range of menu options, with everything from a classic fish pie to seafood risotto on offer.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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