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starters SEASon To bE CHEErFuL Welcome to another edition of the Menu Guide. 2009 has seemingly raced by – however, I can assure you there’s still a bit of life left in the final year of the ‘noughties’ for you to enjoy great food. as we leave the rich colours of autumn behind, wrap up warm, and gather round the fireside in preparation for the winter nights, restauranteurs and head chefs across the region are busily setting about making seasonal twists and tweaks to their menus for your culinary pleasure. to accompany the festive season, the winter edition of the Menu Guide is packed with fantastic offers from many of the restaurants hoping to tempt you to take a break from the shopping, celebrate an office party or simply enjoy new tastes and warm welcomes. We are also proud to announce the launch of our funky new website. as well as a fresh new look, you can now keep up to date with all the latest offers, menu changes and upcoming events that are taking place in your favourite restaurants. If you want to keep tabs on the very latest news visit us now: If you’ve ever wondered what the difference between a Michelin star and an aa rosette is, Nick Bayly takes a closer look at just what it takes to make the grade. stars in their eyes is on page 24. You may be familiar with the phrase ‘eat with your eyes’. owners of local restaurants and bars are taking this one step further and becoming ever more creative with the way their venues look in a style-conscious society. We take a look at some of the dazzling décor and admire the ambience on offer around the region in our feature, an appetite for ambience. With Devon and Cornwall’s reputation as one of the great larders of the world, we champion the use of local produce and explain why we should continue to make the most of what’s right here on our doorstep. finally, I would like to point you in the direction of our fabulous (as ever) readers’ competition. this time round, you have the opportunity to win a fantastic evening dinner, bed and breakfast at the glorious Bovey Castle. Charge your glasses and get ready for yet another cracking year. see you again in the summer! Andy nicholson

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The Ship Inn at Noss Mayo is a delightful, traditional waterside pub where you can enjoy good wine, local beers and superb fresh, homemade food. The Inn’s location is an excellent walking destination and a yachtsman’s port of call - you can even tie up your boat outside!

The perfect place to have a drink, sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful views and Charlie & Lisa’s friendly hospitality!

The Ship Inn Noss Mayo South Devon PL8 1EW Tel: 01752 872387 Email: Web:

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06 Small bites all the latest news on developments in and around the area’s bar and restaurant scene. 08 new openings Keeping tabs on the new arrivals and widening your dining horizons.



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28 A Secret Worth Sharing we take you down by Plymouth Yacht haven to let you into a secret - the positively wonderful Bridge Bar and restaurant - but remember, mum’s the word!

10 nothing but Star Quality if you’re looking for a bit of ViP treatment then the Langdon Court may be right up your street, or more accurately, right down a luxurious grand drive, set in the beauty of the rolling wembury hills.

18 The grilling we turn the tables on four local chefs 21 Local Heroes! with more and more restaurants ‘going local’, Stephen Barrett from Bistro One champions a few local heroes and explains the obvious merits of using local produce.

12 An Appetite for Ambience with the standard of cuisine on offer in the South west at an all-time high, we explore why the décor may be just as important as the dining. 16 A Warm Welcome Awaits with a generous blend of all the right ingredients, and a little bit of ‘je ne sais quoi’, it is small wonder that the outcome of a visit to Chloe’s is the finest dining with the warmest of welcomes.

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given out, we investigate what an award really says about your favourite restaurant.

24 Stars in their Eyes if you’ve ever wondered just what it takes to earn a Michelin Star, or who decides how many aa rosettes osettes are

0 readers’ Competition Your chance to win a beautiful stay for two at the award winning Bovey Castle. 1 dining out everything you need to know about everywhere there is to go. 72 X marks the Spot Your fully comprehensive map of restaurants in and around Plymouth.


75 Listings Full bar and restaurant listings.

the Fishbone restaurant


arundell arms




who’d have thought it


the Ship inn, noss Mayo


Squid ink


the Barbican Pasta Bar


the grecian taverna


Langdon Court


the Fish Market


the Pasta & Pizza Bar


the water Dragon




asia Chic


heskyn Mill


al Basha


the glassblowing house




han Dynasty


the Barbican Steak house


an Boesti


rocco y Lola


the halfway house grenofen


Spice empire


the Bridge Bar and restaurant






the rock inn


Bovey Castle


annabel’s Cabaret & Discotheque 41

Seawings Bar and Bistro


the whitchurch inn


Browns hotel




the white hart


the notter Bridge


22 Mill Street


Piermasters Seafood restaurant


Bistro One


the rising Sun


Morgan’s italian


Barbican Kitchen




Bella italia


the Farm house restaurant China Fleet 34

the Mission






tanners restaurant


the Steak and Omelette


the Fisherman’s arms


the holland inn


Barclay house


Chambers restaurant




Saltash tandoori




the eastern eye indian Cuisine




Kitley house hotel


the watering hole


Cuisine Spontanee


the Mussel inn


Café Cuisine




the waterfront


trattoria Pescatore


the terrace


the artillery tower




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smallbites bArCLAY HouSE rESTAurAnT AWArdEd SECond CoVETEd AA roSETTE year’ category, and to complete the hat-trick received a bronze taste of the west award. Only 2% of the 40,000 restaurants the aa inspects receive two aa rosettes, Barclay house will join the 619 english restaurants which have received this accolade. 01503 262929.



October has been an exciting month for Barclay house with the celebration of winning three awards in just one week, cementing its rising position on the gastronomic map. as well as gaining a second aa rosette, Barclay house also won the silver award in the Cornwall tourism awards 2009 ‘restaurant of the


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nnabel’s is a unique Cabaret and discotheque venue in the South West, nick-named the kingdom of night-time Pleasures. Live music being its primary heartbeat featuring up and coming bands through to top names such as imelda may. in true cabaret style, entertainment from burlesque dancers, stand-up comedians once a month, and other speciality acts. With our stylish, sexy, comfortable and intimate interior it makes the perfect place to hold your party. Call: 01752 260555.

SQuid ink WinS TASTE oF THE WEST AWArd as one of just 12 restaurants in the whole of Cornwall to receive a taste of the west hospitality award for 2009 Squid ink was awarded a silver, beating prestigious competition including Fifteen at watergate Bay into Bronze place. Located in the historic fishing port of Looe, Squid ink is already well renowned for its beautiful seafood dishes and prides itself on its contemporary British cooking with Mediterranean and asian influences, always prepared from scratch using the best local produce. Call: 01503 262 674.

FrESH nEW FACES AT PiErmASTErS One of the old stagers of the Barbican dining scene, Piermasters has been going for three decades and has long been considered one of the most fashionable and renowned restaurants in the city. as the name suggests, seafood is a speciality and new head Chef graham Ledwith brings with him a great deal of experience and some exciting new dishes to add to the menu. its location right on the quayside at the Barbican makes Piermasters a special venue and graham promises you can expect fantastic food and drink, a professional warm welcome and a great atmosphere. Call: 01752 229345. PiErmASTErS

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From derelict to ‘Devon Dining Pub of the Year’. the 150-year-old coaching inn at California Cross, Modbury, taken over 5 years ago by the Bell family along with their chef tim whiston has just been presented with this award by Devon Life. they were judged on a number of criteria including quality of food, knowledge and content of menus, use of local produce, atmosphere and value for money. tim whiston, California Country inn’s head chef, also achieved his own accolade being one of three finalists in the Devon Chef of the Year. this makes him a top player in the county list with other finalists being Mitch tonks and tim golder. Call: 01548 821449.

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eXCLUSiVe! i’m A CELEbriTY gET mE inTo THE TrEASurY?



The Menu Guide has heard an unconfirmed rumour on the grapevine that the Treasury in Plymouth is set for a refurbishment in early 2010 and we have also heard that former I’m a Celebrity contestant and Michelin Star Celebrity Chef John Burton Race is joining forces with the Treasury to create a new spring menu. Look out for John in the kitchens in the near future! All we can say is, watch this space.

the highly popular arribas restaurant is celebrating 5 years of successful trading as Plymouth’s premier authentic Mexican restaurant. in addition to the cool and sophisticated tequila Bar upstairs, and the stylish buzz of the restaurant downstairs, arribas are now offering a brand new takeaway service, giving you a chance to enjoy a fajita, burrito, enchilada or chimichanga on the move. Just make sure you pick up a few napkins too! Call: 01752 603303.

THE iTALiAn Job AT morgAn’S


Morgan’s italian is the result of a natural evolution which has resulted in the creation of a fantastic stylish italian Mediterranean restaurant. Formerly Morgan’s Brasserie, the new incarnation has made subtle changes to the menu resulting in a sublime combination of perfect pastas, speciality shellfish, risotto

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a very popular 16th Century pub in the heart of Milton Combe (near Yelverton), the who’d have thought it is something of a local institution. with a loyal customer base and the popularity of its menu, which includes sumptuous local seafood and game, the who’d have thought it also offers Bed and Breakfast with en-suite rooms. the rooms have been sympathetically styled around the traditional 16th Century features whilst providing maximum luxury. whatever the reason for your stay, you can be assured that your comfort is the number one priority here. Call: 01822 853313.

and many of the great old favourites to mention. Manager Craig thompson explains “every time that you visit, we hope you will have a relaxing, unobtrusive time with effortless service. “From our Mediterranean italian menus you can choose quality food that suits any budget.” Call: 01752 255579.

Congratulations to Tom! Tom dodd beat off stiff competition from 21 others aged 16-22, at Westminster kingsway College, in June 09. Tom, who was 16 at the time of the competition, is an apprentice chef at the barbican kitchen, and student of City College, Plymouth. He entered the live open main Course dish for Two at the Craft guild of Chefs major mini Series. Tom had 0 minutes to produce 2 perfect plates of his chosen dish: steamed John dory fillets served with lemon crushed cornish new potatoes, sauteed spinach, seared scallops and a basil butter sauce. Tom came best in class and was awarded a gold medal!

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newopenings heaven RestauRant BaR & galleRy

heaven RestauRant

an Boesti Fine dining and CoCktail BaR

From the creator of the well renowned B.E.D! Restaurant comes the classy, chic, and as the name suggests, heavenly new venue by Mehdi Taheri. Located on Exeter Street, Heaven Restaurant and Bar is a gorgeously styled lounge restaurant offering a menu of Mediterranean influenced cuisine, daily specials and an express lunch menu. In addition, Heaven also do a fabulous Sunday roast and even seasonal barbeques. Tel: 01752 223232.

The brand new An Boesti Restaurant is now open at St. Mellion. Created on the premise that Cornwall is one of the finest larders in the world, this A la Carte restaurant has locally produced, premium quality cuisine very much at its heart. Head Chef Kevin Hartley brings with him a vast amount of experience and culinary creativity and has been responsible for achieving many AA rosettes at the various restaurants he has worked in. The new front-of-house team is led by Restaurant Manager Yannick Loue from France. Yannick is also very experienced and confident that you will thoroughly enjoy your experience of An Boesti. Tel: 01579 351351.

the BaRBiCan steak house The latest addition to the vibrant Barbican is now open on Notte Street, just opposite the entrance to Southside Street. Offering something that Plymouth has been crying out for, the Barbican Steak House is proud

to welcome you to enjoy an all British style menu, prepared fresh on the premises. Premium Steaks are the focus of our menu, including the 16oz T-Bone, but we also offer tasty pastas, flavour filled fish dishes, sensational salads and many more tempting dishes. And you can also try our Spicy Jerk Marinade if you fancy giving your steak a little kick. Using only British meat from British farms, the Barbican Steak House really is the best of Britain! Tel: 01752 222214.

coffee or pick from our huge selection of teas and herbal infusions. Naughty snacks and treats are also available and our staff are willing to listen to any suggestions you, our customer, have to say. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank those who have supported us to date and look forward to seeing you over the coming festive season, thank you. Tel: 01752 319067.

the daiRy Situated on Bretonside just off the Barbican, The Dairy offers a perfect stop-off location for anyone passing, whether it is for morning coffee, a spot of lunch, mid afternoon snack, after work drinks or a big night out! Our aim is to provide an atmospheric ambience, combining features from the new and the old to create the perfect setting for you to eat, drink, party or simply lounge with friends. Currently proving ourselves as a popular night spot, we would also like to show people what we have to offer during the day and in the early evenings, so please stop off to try some rustic food dishes, drink some fine

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esiding beautifully in the heart of the South hams, near the village of Down thomas and wembury Beach, one of Devon’s most sought after locations and only six miles from Plymouth city, you’ll discover Langdon Court restaurant, where beautiful food, friendly, impeccable service and captivating views are in abundance. this may very well be one of the most spectacular hotels in Devon, but it’s the astounding rise of the restaurant’s reputation separately, that has grasped my attention and the attention of every food and restaurant aficionado in the region, let alone the country! Offering sumptuous lunches, afternoon teas and elegant evening meals, the food served here has steadfastly become a celebration in its own right. how lucky are we then that Langdon Court restaurant just happens to be on our own front doorstep? as soon as you enter there is inviting warmth and welcoming energy. the service is impeccable, the staff graceful and the aromas tantalising. everybody is welcome, for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, a quick

if you are seriously in the know about where to eat out in the region, you’ll have visited already. if not, please allow me to introduce you to Langdon Court restaurant. By rosalie glendinning drink or an evening meal with Langdon Court catering for everyone not just residents. Simply, when people visit they don’t want to leave, it’s the way it should be. through their impeccable standards, savvy owners emma and geoffrey ede have transformed the restaurant residing in the majestic grade ii Listed tudor Manor house into a must-visit destination. “Our aim has been to blend Langdon Court’s natural location, history and charm with exquisite food, that’s both appealing and affordable. Offering what can only be described as a special occasion every time,” enlightened emma. there are two main areas to enjoy. Firstly, there’s the Brasserie Bar serving lunches, afternoon teas and food throughout the day on request. the Brasserie Bar graciously

offers a relaxing, refreshing ambience; cheery attentive bar staff, converse with clientele relaxing in comfy chairs and enjoying the warmth of the roaring open fire, whilst autumn sunlight pours in through beautifully dressed bay windows framing views of wemburys hills and vineyard’s. the food in the bar intelligently appeals to all tastes. Starters and light bites include warm crispy duck, home smoked salmon, country house ploughman’s and warm foccacias and ciabattas with a variety of fillings. Main dishes include seared Brixham scallops with crispy Parma ham and grilled sirloin steak with hand cut chips. “My aim has been to offer appealing variety, to suit all tastes and inclinations and to use the beautiful ingredients we have in the region to their full potential,” added head Chef Carl Smith.

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“mY Aim HAS bEEn To oFFEr APPEALing VAriETY, To SuiT ALL TASTES And inCLinATionS And To uSE THE bEAuTiFuL ingrEdiEnTS WE HAVE in THE rEgion To THEir FuLL PoTEnTiAL”

the main restaurant adjacent offers an equally enjoyable yet quite different experience. warm tones, elegant pictures and scattered antiques augmented with gentle candlelight and fresh flowers create a refined, chic ambience. the service and attention to detail is again second to none and the food outstanding. Fillet of beef carpaccio with a rocket salad and terrine of smoked salmon and anchovies with a Salcombe crab and shallot salad are options for starters. Mains include oven-roasted tournedo of salmon and foie gras and pan seared margret breast of duck with an orange jus. all dishes are presented with artistic acumen and strictly created with fresh local seafood, locally reared meat and game, seasonal fruit and vegetables and herbs

drawn from their Jacobean garden. You’d think that such standards and impeccable dishes would come at a cost, but again, the prices are beyond generous and evidently another attraction. Seriously, if you find a better place to eat out in the region then please do let me know - i’d be the first to visit. But for now, i’ll stick with Langdon Court. opening Hours: Brasserie Bar: 11am – 11pm with lunch between 12 and 2.30pm. restaurant: 6.30 – 9.30pm Langdon Court Hotel and restaurant Adams Lane, down Thomas, Plymouth, devon PL9 0dY. Tel: 01752-86258. Fax: 01752-86428 Email:

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ong gone are the days when eating out in a restaurant was just about, well, eating out. today we expect far more; today we expect an experience and the design of a restaurant plays an integral role in meeting our expectations. Often the design acts as an initial menu of what’s to come, whetting the appetite and reassuring the customer that the food, like the surroundings and the design, will be of a certain standard, style and presentation. what’s more, the design is literally where fashion meets functionality. From the layout to the lighting, the use of space to the theme selected, the fixtures to the furnishings, the colour codes to the tablecloths, everything has to be meticulously considered to ensure the comfort and contentment of both the customers and staff alike. the design of any restaurant can often help define the popularity and positioning of a restaurant. So where can we go to grasp an alluring ambience and an unforgettable experience, created by intelligent design? SubTLE STYLE Sitting snugly in the heart of Plymouth’s business district, the modern French restaurant Chloe’s has a lifting contemporary design creating elegance and a homely feel. natural wooden floors, host well-spaced tables dressed in beautiful French tableware and warm natural tones including light beige’s and creams prevail. Champagne bottles are placed perfectly and a waldstein Baby grand Piano played every evening offers a rich cosy atmosphere. the stylish simplicity of Chloe’s was purposely implemented, so that the décor did not detract from the dishes. Co-owner Jo

what makes you return to a restaurant? it’s certainly the food, undoubtedly the service not forgetting an agreeable bill at the end of the evening, but could the design of a restaurant also play a part in luring you back? rosalie glendinning thinks so. hocking explained: “it was essential that the interior looked elegant and inviting as this was the essence of our food. we didn’t want the décor to overpower for this would detract attention from the food. the emphasis for our design was always about the food first which is creative, passionate and elegantly crafted. Our subtle design purposely ensured our guests’ attention remained focused on the design of our dishes first and foremost.” EXoTiC And EroTiC Yukisan was the first Japanese restaurant to open in Devon in 2004, and as an innovation in the region the design had to match this.

“as soon as people walk in they absorb the surroundings, it gives them an immediate insight into what to expect. it was vital that our design offered the Japanese experience. it had to be exciting with essences of Japanese culture using bold colours with dignified design. Our design had to be earthy and graceful yet exciting,” advised owner Christine Lam. the design is exotic and mysterious but with an injection of comic quirkiness. there are three distinct dining areas; two spacious oriental dining rooms downstairs and a fantastic Japanese room upstairs, furnished with traditional Japanese cushioned seats at floor level. “People love sitting on the floor, the

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In most cases of interior design, artists impressions as per The Mission (left), are used to help the client visualise how the colours and textures work alongside the brand.


innATE grACE the interior to the much-acclaimed tanners restaurant in the heart of Plymouth was designed beautifully by celebrity chef brothers and owners Christopher and James tanner. however, interestingly, the initial selection of the elegant Prysten house, in which their restaurant has resided for the last ten years, was largely due to the fact that they wouldn’t really have to change much in terms of design at all! “although the design has evolved over time, when we first started out ten years ago we were on a tight budget. One of the main attractions of the Prysten house was its character, the beautiful slate

design is authentic, but it’s funky, fresh and fun, we also have an old British telephone booth, where we hang customers coats, blending British design with Japanese décor,” added Christine. Bold, black, white and red colours prevail, whilst wooden furniture, ornate fresh flowers, Japanese carvings and paper screen dividers are placed throughout with subtle blue lighting to imitate water. interestingly, nterestingly, the tables are laid with symmetrical perfection, which is integral to the Japanese ethos. “everything verything has to be balanced, down to the way the tables are laid, the entire design to has to have a natural flow. the he restaurant is spacious with a natural calming energy. the entire experience and that includes the design is about celebrating the mystique and spirit of the Orient,” Christine surmised.

floors and rag stone walls and the fact that we didn’t have to do anything to the design,” the brother’s advised. For Christopher and James the historical aspect to the building was key. the Prysten house is the oldest surviving domestic building in Plymouth built in 1498 and steeped in local history. the ambience is relaxed, convivial and grand with thick medieval walls and original features creating a timeless experience. ““the building is naturally beautiful with the well in one part of the restaurant which was the original drinking source for the settlers of Plymouth. these buildings come along once in a lifetime. Our design was simple really, the guts were all in place, we just added soft furnishings of extremely high quality, which now make the restaurant a complete

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thE trEasury

Benjamin Shearn, the proprietor of the Treasury (below), believes that design for any restaurant should offer an immediate wow factor combined with functionality, practicality and efficiency.

package.” Throughout the restaurant the design is subtle, with gentile furnishings to enhance the building that include wooden doors and leaded windows. Beautifully arranged fresh flowers are in abundance, candlelight by night and even their tables are of a bespoke design beautifully made from Cornish ash creating a deliciously refined feel. EnhancEd ElEgancE Set against the glorious backdrop of the Dartmoor National Park in the ancient market town of Tavistock, you’ll find Browns Hotel, formerly a 17th Century Coaching Inn. The hotel has recently been lovingly refurbished with a design that has transformed the building into a stylish town house hotel, brassiere and wine bar where essential English elegance is enhanced with contemporary grace and style. “It was important for us through the design to retain the buildings natural beauty and respect its heritage but enhance the grace of the building with contemporary décor,” said Managing Director Phil Biggin. The beauty of Browns design is that it cleverly offers contrast, accommodating differing tastes. Initially the main bar set in reds and golds is cosy and relaxed with deep comfortable seats, a roaring fire, daily newspapers and a welcoming oval bar creating a homely mood. The restaurant attached is vibrant and modern hosting a range of colourful abstract paintings celebrating the artistry of local Plymothian painter Martin Bush. The conservatory next door is opulent

and airy, with a fabulous focal point in the glorious Roman well, which uniquely provides filtered spring and sparkling water. “This is an incredibly beautiful building and we had to work carefully with its identity to weave in our own design in. We have created separate areas purposely with their own characters so that they can appeal to everyone. From those looking for something with a contemporary edge to those looking for classic elegance. We have embraced the buildings natural layout and design but lifted it with our own personal touches,” Phil added.

ergonomic aspects, such as, the design of the waiters’ stations or the design of the kitchens.” For Edmond it’s all about logistics and allowing for the comfort of staff and customers. “Design is about many things you don’t or shouldn’t see and all those things taken for granted, such as lighting, water, gas and electricity. It is only once this infrastructure is in place that you can begin to have fun with your ideas front of house.” However, once everything is in place, intriguingly, Edmonds designs start with one object and then his vision grows and continues to do so even when the restaurant is

“thErE is no rEal formula for succEss, Each typE of rEstaurant appEals to diffErEnt pEoplE, at diffErEnt timEs, for diffErEnt occasions and for diffErEnt rEasons.” dEsign BEhind thE scEnEs The design of any restaurant for Edmond Davari is crucial to the success of the business, he should know he has a successful range of restaurants all over the city, including Rocco Y Lola, Asia Chic and The Souk. However, Edmond refreshingly admits that having a design that appeals to everyone can be difficult: “There is no formula for success, each type of restaurant appeals to different people, at different times, for different occasions and for different reasons.” However, he continues to add that part of the success to his range of restaurants has been due to design behind the scenes. “Restaurants are all about detail, not just the obvious things such as flowers and tableware. Details also encompasses the

functioning. “My designs often originate from one small item that I may locate in a shop, a market or even in a second hand fair, such as the Moroccan plaques which came from little schools in villages near Marrakech and was the starting point for the design of Asia Chic. Everything else is then built around that.” dramatic dEsign Another innovative businessman who knows what he is talking about when it comes to intelligent interior is Mario Hajiyianni who co-owns restaurants and businesses within Plymouth. One such business includes The Mission, the dramatic bar and restaurant in the heart of the city. This beautiful 19th century building offers breathtaking impact

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as soon as you enter, which is exactly as Mario had intended: “We wanted to create a shock in the city, to provide a place that was exciting, fresh, fun and informal but with a sexy edge. This magnificent building is ornate and grandiose and the design had to be an extension of this.” As soon as you enter, there is a sensual almost seductive mood; deep reds and purple tones pervade throughout, a huge ornate bar takes centre stage, elegant paintings are placed alongside ornate vases and dramatic curtains shimmer throughout. The interior has undoubtedly secured the wow factor in the city and is literally breathtaking. “We wanted to create an immediate impact on arrival and to be different to every other place. The food and the cocktails served are modern, colourful and fresh and likewise the design and décor had to reflect and weave in with this. We knew exactly what we wanted as soon as we discovered this auspicious building. The design of the restaurant has played a huge role in defining the mood of The Mission and our customers love the breathtaking decor and the way we have lifted the building into a new modern dimension through the design.”

“We could have designed the restaurant with more tables but we wanted to ensure that we could tend to guests needs easily,” he added. The restaurant has a refined, warming, magical feel with an essence of fun. Wooden flooring runs throughout, neatly dressed tables with white linen and red flowers make for an inviting homely feel and a low ceiling with a fantastic blue and white lighting system makes you feel as though you are sitting under the stars by night creating a rich romantic mood. Large glass encased pictures of chilli’s dress the walls creating a fun element and celebrating the spiciness of the Indian cuisine. “The design to the restaurant had to be clean yet cosy with warmth and a welcoming atmosphere, the layout of the room and the décor does not overwhelm the food which is the main reason our guests are here. We wanted to celebrate the spicy inviting essence to Indian cuisine through our decor!” concluded Shelim. Timeless TasTe Lastly, one of Plymouth’s most noteworthy businessmen Benjamin Shearn, the proprietor of the Treasury, Bacaro and The Watering Hole in Plymouth, believes that design for any restaurant should offer an immediate wow factor combined with functionality, practicality

and efficiency. All Benjamin’s restaurant designs derive from a range of fantastically diverse ideas that have been pulled in from natural creativity and worldwide travel. The concept to Bacaro for example was influenced by Venetian waterside cafes, the Watering Hole offers a seaside feel and The Treasury set in a former 19th century converted city treasury was designed from ideas that stemmed from his love of travel and the colonial era. The Treasury is notably one of Plymouth’s most exceptional bar and restaurants within a landmark listed building. The design here is truly breathtaking with large plants, contemporary pictures and paintings, deep leather settees, opulent bay windows, a state of the art bar and lavish ornate furnishings. Not only are Benjamin’s designs meticulously thought through but they are definitely enhanced and complimented by the cuisine. “We wanted to weave our cuisine with the design; Bacaro features Venetian tapas ‘cicetti’. The Watering hole has an emphasis on comfort food and seafood and the Treasury offers classic English cuisine with world infusions,” Benjamin enlightened. However, the success to Benjamin’s designs in all his businesses is his ability for great timeless vision and a knack for offering elegance and appeal that won’t go out of fashion. “We offer originality, quality of furnishings and timeless good taste that absorb the natural surroundings and realise the beauty of the buildings you are working within.” Restaurants in the South West undoubtedly exude creativity and have undeniably created an appetite for ambience. So, with so many places to visit with such a diverse range of fantastic interiors, isn’t it time that you explored and experienced the restaurants in the region that provide a fabulous feast for all the senses including the eye?


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Family Flair For Shelim and his family, the design to Nibana their refined Indian restaurant in Crownhill Plymouth, was all about equal family input and creating a harmonious inviting restaurant together. “We all have to work here everyday and we all had to like the environment that we worked in, so it was crucial that we all designed the restaurant together to create a happy working environment,” he advised. As soon as you enter earthy natural tones prevail. Tables are placed spaciously to create intimacy but also for the ease of serving guests.



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take one creative French chef; mix in warmth and relaxation, affordable prices, generosity and a huge helping of Michelin recognition and then you’ll have – Chloe’s restaurant! So you’ve visited - right? By rosalie glendinning


here are very few restaurants that can adeptly blend and balance all the right ingredients in all the right areas, to provide you with an entirely exceptional experience when visiting for lunch or for dinner. however, Chloe’s restaurant in the heart of Plymouth City, simply does. For those of you who’ve already visited, it will come as no surprise that Chloe’s has secured an impressive reputation in just four short years, nor will its Michelin recognition make you bat an eyelid. what will come as a surprise, however, is that there are still some, who have not yet reaped the rewards of Chloe’s, where outstanding French dishes, served with refreshing friendliness, honesty and at affordable prices are in abundance. “we definitely have loyal, regular guests that return time and time again, but we are looking forward to meeting new customers. everybody is welcome, there’s no pretentiousness and there are no rules, apart from enjoy!” said co-owner Jo. after celebrating their fourth anniversary on July 14th 2009, (coincidentally Bastille Day), the recipe to Chloe’s success has been simple. the first ingredient has been in Chloe’s city central location in the heart of the business district, a short stroll from the main shopping hub and just around the corner

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from the theatre royal. the second, in their warmth, where relaxed staff meet your needs with cheery grace, ensuring relaxation in an informal environment. “Our aim has been to create an entirely relaxing experience, where all guests get the feeling that they have just walked into an inviting living room in the heart of the city and amongst friends,” Jo added. the third reason is in the relaxing ambience created by their subtle décor and design. warm earthy tones are lifted with natural colours, clever lighting, scattered green plants and perfectly placed beautifully dressed tables. By day Chloe’s is casual and bistro, by

night there’s a romantic rich mood largely created by the natural music that pours from the waldstein Baby grand Piano. the fourth reason is found in their incredible generosity for both lunch and dinner. at lunch times Chloe’s is Bistro orientated with an ever changing rapide menu which is excellent value for money and daily specials that the staff are more than happy to run through for you. astoundingly, the lunch menu offers a main dish for just £9.50, two courses for £13.50 or £16.50 for three courses. the evening experience is equally affordable as there are no hidden extras; no charges for bread and no supplements on any of the a La Carte Menu

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dishes, literally what you see is what you get! the evening a la Carte menu offers two courses for £30.00 or three courses for just £35.00! Jo added: “what could be better than simply popping out for lunch in between shopping or business and being able to enjoy affordable dishes with a Michelin seal of approval?” But, it’s the fifth and final reason that has undoubtedly been the crucial ingredient to the success of Chloe’s; the delicious Modern French cuisine prepared inventively by Jo’s fiancé, French Chef, Didier Franchet. all the dishes created by Didier strictly use only the finest freshest locally sourced seasonal ingredients, allowing for the creation of beautiful classic French favourites enhanced with contemporary innovation. From traditional beef bourgignon, roasted French rabbit leg to fresh local lemon sole and wild mushroom pasta gratin, there’s definitely something for everyone. what’s more, Didier ceaselessly adapts and enhances the menu by regularly introducing new dishes to savour and there’s also a beautiful range of devlish desserts and an extensive 28 strong wine list to deliberate over!

Such is Chloe’s popularity, it also comes as no surprise that customers regularly ask if they can purchase items and food from the restaurant to take home with them. Jo said; “From our wine holders to our escargot, we were always getting asked if we sold a variety of items in our restaurant, but they were sourced from France and we didn’t - until now that is. For november 2009, sees the launch of “Petit Marche” our new produce mail order and online site, where people will be able to order French products through us.” Petit Marche will be showcased at the Mount edgcumbe house Christmas Fayre on the 12th and 13th December, along with their luxury Christmas hampers and a cooking demonstration, again illustrating the adaptability of this innovative couple. and adaptable and innovative they are! From birthday parties and Christenings, to anniversary and engagement parties, corporate functions and wedding celebrations, you can even hire the restaurant entirely for private use. “Plymouth registry Office is literally five minutes from the restaurant and we can be hired out with no charge for any wedding party. it’s just a beautiful environment in which

to celebrate any occasion,” Jo added. what’s more if you need to buy a gift for any occasion you can even purchase a novel “Chloe’s gift Voucher” as a bespoke gift. Jo continued; “it’s hard to buy unusual gifts today and our tailormade vouchers offer the gift of a wonderful experience in a beautiful Michelin recognised French restaurant.” Simply, what more could you ask for? if you haven’t sampled French food before, now’s the time to try – at Chloe’s. with such creative dishes, affordable prices and warm hospitality believe me - you’ll wonder why it’s taken you so long! opening hours: Open tuesdays to Saturdays Lunch - 12.00 to 2.00pm. Pre-theatre Menus - 5.30pm to 7.30pm for all theatre goers Dinner - 5.30pm to 10.00pm. Chloe’s restaurant gill Akaster House, Princess Street Plymouth PL1 2EX. Tel: 01752 20152. Fax: 01752 8491 Email:

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thegrilling the Bridge Bar and restaurant mount Batten.

We get four local chefs to tell us what makes them tick

TIM AuSTIN & STEVE JESSOP Where do you both work now? The Bridge Bar and Restaurant Mount Batten. Where have you worked before now? tm: La Scala at Bodmin jail for two years and before that various restaurants and hotels on the Essex and Suffolk border. sJ: The Leaping Hare, Wykem Vine Yards, and the Angel in Stoke by Nayland in Suffolk. Who taught you to cook? tm: Mainly from Malcolm Long at the Colchester Institute for Hospitality and Professional Catering where I studied for 3 years, then Paula Keen at the White Hall hotel in Broxted Essex. My first real job as a chef. sJ: My grandparents and my mother, then on to college after that travelling round the world with Carnival Cruise Lines. What is your speciality dish? tm: Slow braised Gammon hock with champ mash, one of my personal favourites. sJ: Roasted haunch of venison with slow braised red cabbage and cocotte vegetables.

BENJAMIN PALMER Where do you work now? Bp: Barclay House, St Martins Road, East Looe.

Which chef do you currently admire? tm: Probably Hugh Fernley Whittingstall I like the fact that he takes good quality seasonal produce and doesn’t mess around with it too much. sJ: Anton Mossiman, I admire his empathy for good quality seasonal produce. Where else do you eat out locally? tm: Not living locally but in St Austell I would have to say the Rashly Inn in Poll Kerris and the Porth Avalan Hotel in Charlestown. sJ: Having only recently returned to Plymouth I haven’t had a chance to get out and explore the local eateries. is there anywhere you haven’t eaten at and are dying to try? tm: The Fat Duck in Brae, just because Heston Blumenthal is so out there. sJ: Chez Panisse in California. What two famous people would you like to cook for and what would you cook? tm: I would be more interested in cooking for the heroes coming

Where have you worked before now? Bp: I have previously worked at Trawlers on the Quay in Looe.

back from Afghanistan and Iraq they are the real stars. What would I cook? Beef Wellington with all the trimmings followed by sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream vanilla ice cream. sJ: Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher, I would cook Roast Fore rib of beef and bread and butter pudding, What’s the most important thing about cooking? tm: Seasoning and consistency and always give 110%, if not then you might as well not bother! sJ: Consistency, use only the best seasonal produce, passion and flair, and above all always looking to improve oneself.

Who taught you to cook? Bp: I am self taught, just like many of the great chefs of today! I had kitchen jobs in local pubs and restaurants when I was younger, this is where I discovered my passion for food and cooking. I learnt a lot from the chefs I’ve worked along side and from there I have just been experimenting and learning from experience. What is your speciality dish? Bp: My specialty dish would have to be slow roasted pork belly with glazed apples, sage, pomme puree, crackling and a Cornish cider jus. Which chef do you currently admire? Bp: Nathan Outlaw, I love his use of local Ingredients and what he does with them! Every dish dances in your mouth, his food is first class!!

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The Arundell Arms Hotel, Lifton, devon.

barclay House, St martins road, East Looe


SteVen PiDgeOn Where do you work now? SP: the arundell arms hotel, Lifton, Devon. Where have you worked before now? SP: the imperial hotel, torquay, Kings arms, which is a gastro pub in Otterton, Devon. Who taught you to cook? SP: John Cuminston and Philip Burgess. Where else do you eat out locally? bP: i try to eat out as much as possible to see what other chefs are up to!! i have been to gidleigh Park in exeter, which holds two Michelin stars. the food, the building, the grounds, the atmosphere and the service was out of this world! is there anywhere you haven’t eaten at and are dying to try? bP: One place i have not yet visited is Le Manoir aux quat ‘Saisons, a two Michelin starred restaurant owned by raymond Blanc. i consider him to be possibly the best chef in the world and i look forward to dining there one day!

What two famous people would you like to cook for and what would you cook? bP: i would like to cook a rich and meaty venison dish for Marco Pierre white as he is a big game lover. i would also like to cook a hot chocolate fondant with homemade caramel ice cream for greg wallace as he is a great fan of puddings. What’s the most important thing about cooking? bP: always use local, fresh, good quality ingredients and don’t over complicate them, let the food speak for itself. it is also important to always be consistent.

What is your speciality dish? SP: Fillet of line-caught sea bass with lobster tortellini, spinach and red wine. Which chef do you currently admire? SP: David everitt-Matthias for his interesting ideas and quality of food. Where else do you eat out locally? SP: abode, exeter, Jack in the green. rockbeare.

What two famous people would you like to cook for and what would you cook? SP: Sir alex Ferguson and arsene wenger - an interesting conversation! i would leave it for them to choose from the menu and let the food speak for itself. What’s the most important thing about cooking? SP: Consistency, locally sourced produce, seasonality, accuracy and seasoning.

is there anywhere you haven’t eaten at and are dying to try? SP: Le Champignon Sauvage.

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how food has changed! Menu after menu now clearly states “locally sourced produce” as part of the new found honesty that in turn encourages local people to be confident when choosing a restaurant.

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his wonderful part of the westcountry in which we reside is home to a plethora of suppliers and growers who take pride in the freshness and availability of tasty and original products. aspiring chefs and cooks from all sectors of the industry thrive on excellent suppliers allowing them to create signature dishes that are so essential to the originality of their businesses. repeat business in this precarious climate of uncertainty is surely the key to a successful restaurant, café or bistro. television has also played its part with chefs like rick Stein extolling the virtues of outstanding produce that inspire chefs and cooks to be more adventurous and honest with seasonal fare. Menus from most restaurants fall into similar categories with starters, mains, cheese and desserts coupled with wine and coffee or tea. Looking at these categories individually we can evaluate just how local produce can help

sell the dish or restaurant. take soup, which is certainly a must on cold winter nights so why not feature it with a touch of originality and flair. Vegetable Soup is just fine but why not feature the name of the main ingredients, add a spice or two and decorate with fresh herbs or fronds or vegetable tops? the soup then has a life! Like for example, Butternut Squash with ginger, or Leek, Potato and watercress Soup should simply sell themselves with a seriously fresh statement. Same applies to vegetarian dishes; give them an honest name, cook to order and present with style. tamar View from Saltash (01752 848738) are my preferred fruit and vegetable merchant and are always available to advise with seasonal produce that will make up part of these nutritional dishes that have become very important as part of a healthy option on a modern menu. Fish, Shellfish and Seafood are also synonymous with all that’s good about our

westcountry fare. there is simply no excuse not to purchase from our local ports of Plymouth Barbican, newlyn, Brixham or Looe for simply the freshest of day-boat produce. Classical fish dishes such as Dover or Lemon Sole are generally available for perfect grilling on the bone, the more fleshy Monkfish or Pollack can be used for kebabs or sautés whilst local sustainable fish like gurnard, grey Mullet or Skate wings show the chef in a more adventurous mode with a nod to different flavours and textures. with global warming certainly effecting the variety of fish available why not have a go at Octopus, hake or Sardines that have been in abundance this past year? Oysters, Mussels and Clams have also become a very big part of restaurant fare in the past couple of decades so purchasing live shellfish with traceability is to be taken very seriously. My chosen Fish Merchant is Moby nick from Plymouth Barbican (0871 231 2301) who

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Every time a restaurant states “We Use Local Produce” it encourages return diners who in turn spread the ever useful word of mouth! If your restaurant uses local produce why not shout about it with a menu banner.

“THErE iS SimPLY no EXCuSE noT To PurCHASE From our LoCAL PorTS oF PLYmouTH bArbiCAn, nEWLYn, briXHAm or LooE For SimPLY THE FrESHEST oF dAY-boAT ProduCE”

emails me a daily bulletin allowing me to check prices and availability before emailing my order often delivered before i get to work. Meats and Poultry will always be the main body of produce for most restaurants. no doubt each individual chef has probably got a professional relationship with his or her butcher who can often prepare certain dishes with flair and style allowing the final cooking to be completed with ease. Slow-cooked dishes are also something which chefs might wish to pursue enable real tasty stews and casseroles a rightful place on the menu. Ox tail with Celery and Sherry, Belly Pork spiked with thyme and Orange Peel or Lambs Liver Fry can provide fabulously tasty retro dishes that could find new customers returning to the “comfort zone” of yesteryear! game and Veal are also back with gusto as local suppliers can offer truly outstanding cuts of meat that will give added value to those customers wishing to be more adventurous when dining out. Preferred suppliers who simply know their cuts of Beef are Jones and Champion Catering Butcher (01752 665693) Bocaddon Farm Veal (01503 220991) also at Plymouth Farmers Market. Cheeses have made a very welcome return to menus with exceptional westcountry

based dairies producing some of the country’s finest examples. Cheese is also very important as an ingredient or as part of a sauce or winter warming gratin dish. You need go no further than visit Country Cheeses in tavistock and totnes for the very best advice and selection. Cheeses also have seasons when the balance of flavour can vary – this is when your local cheese expert will help with selection. (01822 615035). Desserts and Puddings are truly a must on all menus but why not venture into the traditional with a baked Cornish Cheesecake or a Figgy Duff? Bread Puddings are definitely back with a bang so why not add the very best dried apricots or Dried apple rings and Cloves served with fine Custard of course? all these wonderful westcountry inspired dishes must be washed down with super quality drinks; many sourced nearby and offered year round. Cider is a must as an accompaniment to Fish dishes and Seafood. go to Cornish Orchards in Duloe nr Looe for a fine selection of many different styles of cider all packaged with style with the restaurateur in mind. Fruit juices and brilliant cordials also add quality to the drinks list. Last but certainly not least wine. every restaurant needs a wine Merchant who knows

about current quality products and current vintages. Short, sharp concise wine lists show understanding and know-how. My choice of expert in this field is Charles Steevenson in tavistock (01822 616272) who has a wonderful range of wines including a lovely selection of award-winning Devon and Cornwall wines that are truly excellent. Keeping it local for the locals surely must be the mantra. this will also encourage the many visitors to the westcountry to experience the very best we can offer. Stephen barrett - Chef and restaurateur – bistro one, Ebrington Street, Plymouth visit for menus and times of opening.

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Our new superbly appointed A La Carte restaurant - An Boesti offers guests a fine dining experience, using locally sourced, fresh produce, beautifully presented by our Head Chef and his accomplished team.

special offer! Free bottle of house wine with booking of four or more people when mentioning the menuguide Dinner only, excludes Valentines Day and is not in conjunction with any other offer.

Opening times: Open Wednesday to Sunday 6.30pm to 9.45pm. Open for Sunday Lunch

An Boesti | St Mellion International Resort | St Mellion | Saltash | Cornwall | PL12 6SD. Telephone: 01579 351351

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the restaurant world is awash with awards, but what do they mean, how do restaurants earn them and who are the judges? nick bayly reviews the reviewers


f the first thing you think of when you hear the word ‘Michelin’ is of big rubber things attached to the wheels of a Formula 1 car, then you’re probably reading the wrong magazine. however, if the word conjures up images of gordon ramsay’s furrowed brow, Masterchef or egg and bacon ice cream, then you’re more likely to know what i’m talking about here. it’s the wonderfully idiosyncratic and somewhat secretive world of restaurant awards. to the casual observer they may seem like meaningless gongs associated with eye-watering prices and impossible-tobook tables, but to those in the know they represent a tangible benchmark of culinary excellence. awards not only provide a

StarS in their eYeS snapshot of ‘current form’ of those working within the industry, but also offer an invaluable guide as to what you, the diner, might expect from a visit to an establishment that has been deemed worthy of one. in the days of internet forums and instant consumer feedback, one would have thought that these awards, whose printed guides line the shelves of many a household, may have had their day, but i for one think they are needed more than ever, cutting through the often ill-informed blogs and blather to deliver a concise, consistent and professional assessment of the marketplace. But how do restaurants earn their stripes, what do the awards mean to the chefs and, more pertinently, how do they impact on the

end user, the paying customer? the two main restaurant awards in the UK are those dished out annually by the Michelin guide and the automobile association. quite why a tyre company and the self-styled ‘fourth emergency service’ have become the arbiters of taste when it comes to cooking seems like an odd alignment, but it dates back to the mass production of the motor car at the turn of the last century, and the opportunity it afforded drivers to travel the length and breadth of the country stopping for lunch and dinner along the way. although the Michelin guide first appeared in the early 1900s, its famed ‘star’ system launched in 1926 as a way of distinguishing the great from the merely good on its growing list of places to eat. Fast-forward some 90 years, and attaining a Michelin star today is widely regarded as having reached the pinnacle of the cooking world. with only 1,800 restaurants in the 22 countries the guide covers having been awarded one or more stars, it’s a truly rarified club. to give an even better understanding of star status on a more local level, only 16 restaurants in the UK have two stars, and only four have the magical three stars (the Fat Duck, restaurant gordon ramsay, the waterside inn and alain Ducasse at the Dorchester). the stars have a massive impact on the financial success of a restaurant, with a third star historically boosting profits by as much as 60 per cent, while one and two stars can guarantee that tables are equally hard to

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come by. Conversely, the loss of a star can have a precipitously negative effect, with one of the world’s most revered French chefs, Bernard Loiseau, committing suicide six years ago after reportedly fearing that his restaurant, the Coq D’Or, might lose one of its three stars. it’s a sad story, but one that highlights the intense stress that reaching for the stars can bring upon those that seek them. interestingly, and what is less advertised, is that less than five per cent of the restaurants in the 1,200-page Michelin guide have any stars at all, with the vast majority appearing on the basis of positive reviews from the guides team of inspectors and recommendations from the general public. these restaurants are local, accessible and affordable, and counter the argument that Michelin-rated restaurants are all about fine dining and starched linen. the restaurant rating system is shrouded in a degree of mysticism, but the criteria by which a star is awarded is perhaps best explained by the editor of the Michelin guide himself, Derek Bulmer. he says: “the things that we look for when we award a star are firstly the quality of ingredients that are used – they must be of the very highest quality in order to get a star. we then look at the skill and flair in the preparation of those ingredients – that is if you like the talent of the chef. we look at the combination of the flavours. Do they go well together? Do they enhance the dish? we also look at the levels of creativity on the menu – does it suggest that the chef is striving to do something original?

“we also look for consistency and that’s in two parts – firstly, right across the menu, to make sure that the chef is not just a great meat cook, but can cook fish and that the desserts are up to the same standard. Secondly, it is consistency over a period of time: stars are not awarded very quickly, over just one or two meals, we will look at an address over a year to 18 months before we consider awarding a star.” in light of the current strained economic climate, Bulmer is quick to add: “Most of the Michelin guide is affordable. People always focus on the stars, but it’s only five per cent of the total book. People don’t want to talk about all the hundreds and hundreds of restaurants in the guide that are perfectly good places to go out and eat in, and that’s why most people buy it.” with the judging criteria established, the restaurants are rated following multiple visits by one or more of Michelin’s team of 70 inspectors working in europe. their visits are often prompted by requests from the restaurant owners themselves, while

“STArS ArE noT AWArdEd VErY QuiCkLY, oVEr JuST onE or TWo mEALS, WE WiLL Look AT An AddrESS oVEr A YEAr To 18 monTHS bEForE WE ConSidEr AWArding A STAr.” others are inspired from the inspector’s local knowledge or a weight of positive reviews from customers, who often send in reviews to the guide’s editors. to provide an idea of the work involved, in an average year each Michelin inspector clocks up over 20,000 miles on the road, eats over 250 meals and spends around 150 nights in hotels and guesthouses. each visits more than 800 establishments and writes over 1,000 reports. if you like driving and eating, it’s a dream job, but don’t bother applying if you’re scared of motorways and turn green at the sight of liver or squid. the inspectors always visit anonymously, booking under assumed names, and although chefs make it their job to spot the likely types, keeping tabs on such diners can provide an unnecessary distraction from the main task at hand. Men in their mid-40s dining alone with a notebook are a dead giveaway, but often inspectors come in pairs, or even pose as married couples. to confuse matters further, the guide’s editors rotate inspectors around the country, so they might not visit the same area for seven or eight years, making it even harder for chefs to spot their reviewers. Changes in chefs and/or ownership

will often set off a return inspection from Michelin, who claim to revisit establishments on average every 18 months in order to keep ratings up to date and ensure standards haven’t slipped, while inspectors always keep a close eye on new openings from talented chefs on the move. while attaining Michelin star status is something most chefs dream about, there are other awards that are equally revered, most notably those offered by the aa’s highly-respected rosette scheme, which helps provide diners with an indication as to culinary ability at restaurants throughout europe. the aa’s feared inspectors award the honours to restaurants for the ‘quality and service of their food and demonstrate mastery and excellence in their field’, with the number of rosettes offered from a starting point of one, up to the dizzy heights of five (see fact box). Because of the wider spectrum of award levels, the aa’s one- and two-star rosettes are slightly easier to come by than Michelin’s entrylevel status, with a three-star rosette perhaps equating to one Michelin star, if there is such a currency exchange in such subjective matters. to perhaps counter any accusations of exclusivity, Michelin has recently introduced a Pubs and Bars guide, as well as launching a new restaurant award called the Bib gourmand, which is particularly relevant in today’s economic climate, as it lists some 100 restaurants in the UK which offer a three-course meal for under £28, and that meets the criteria of offering ‘good food at moderate prices’. it may sound a rather flimsy benchmark, but getting on this list is no mean feat, and is hotly pursued by the huge number of restaurants operating in this competitive price range. they are represented in the guide with a tiny ‘Michelin Man’ logo with his tongue hanging out, which seems rather appropriate. and what of the restaurants themselves? Do they think that the toil and tears required to gain industry recognition pays off at the till? rising star nathan Outlaw, the 30-yearold head chef at the two-star restaurant

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The inspirational Michael Caines (left) who runs the toprated two-star venue Gidleigh Park in Chagford and rising star Nathan Outlaw (bottom left), head chef at the two-star restaurant at the Marina Villa Hotel in Fowey.

that bares his name at the Marina Villa hotel in Fowey, Cornwall, has no doubt about its positive effect on his business. “Being located in this part of the world does have its drawbacks when it comes to building up a reputation, so earning awards has helped build our customer base up regionally, as well as nationally. For the majority of the year we are relying on locals to book our tables, so you ignore the local market at your peril, but even that is driven by positive reviews in guide books and the press.” Despite the omnipresence of rick Stein, and the recent arrival of Jamie Oliver, Outlaw’s eatery is one of only five Michelin-starred restaurants in the South west, whose joint top-rated venue is the two-star gidleigh Park in Chagford, which is run by the inspirational Michael Caines. the other ‘one-star wonders’

in the region are the new angel in Dartmouth, which is operated by chef and tV celebrity John Burton race; the elephant in torquay, and the Masons arms in Knowstone. the Michelin guide also operates a rating system for those operating just below star status, with some popular restaurants in the Menu guide’s territory in Plymouth earning their places alongside those of international standing. tanners, Chloe’s, artillery tower and the Barbican Kitchen have all been afforded the coveted crossed knifes and forks, which represents Michelin’s sign of quality, and have benefitted hugely from appearing in its pages, especially when it comes to attracting visitors on holiday, who might otherwise not be aware of their notoriety. Further afield, the widely-acclaimed horn of Plenty at galworthy has three aa rosettes and three

the awarDS anD what theY Mean... miCHELin STArS * One star denotes a ‘very good restaurant’ in its category - it’s worth a short trip. ** two stars mean ‘excellent cooking’ it’s worth a slight detour. *** three stars offers ‘exceptional cuisine’ and is well worth a special journey. michelin-starred restaurants in the South West: one star: the new angel, Dartmouth; the Mason arms, Knowstone; the elephant, torquay. Two stars: restaurant nathan Outlaw, Fowey; gidleigh Park, Chagford.

AA roSETTES * excellent restaurants that stand out in their local area. the food is prepared with care, understanding and skill, using good-quality ingredients. ** restaurants with two rosettes represent the best local restaurants, offering higher standards and better consistency. greater precision is apparent in the cooking, and there is obvious attention to the quality of ingredients. *** three rosettes are awarded to ‘outstanding restaurants that demand recognition well beyond the local area’. they feature imagination and high quality ingredients, with consistent timing and judgment of flavour combinations.

Michelin ‘knives and forks’ to its name, with the enchanting country house hotel earning plaudits for Peter gorton’s ‘classic cooking and exemplary use of local ingredients’. Back in Plymouth, the Victorian grandeur of the Duke of Cornwall hotel enjoys tworosette status, while the Farmhouse restaurant at China Fleet Country Club recently became one of only 640 restaurants in the UK to be awarded one rosette. head chef Marc Slater, echoed the sentiments of many a chef before him, when he says: “it’s a chef’s dream to get an aa award. the Farmhouse is a fantastic restaurant and we all deserve this great accolade for our hard work. we would now like to look for a second rosette in the future.” Ultimately, awards and the guidebooks that support them are, just like the Menu guide, here to inform and inspire in equal measure. they can unearth a truly hidden gem that lies right on your doorstep, encourage you to take minor and major detours, and above all, encourage you to experiment and widen your culinary experiences. So if you’re looking for a food-loving present, be it for Christmas or a birthday, a copy of the Michelin guide or the aa’s restaurant guide comes highly recommended, while a booking to go with it might be an even more inspired gift.

**** Four rosettes highlight cooking that demands national recognition. Dishes demonstrate intense ambition, a passion for excellence, superb technical skills and remarkable consistency. ***** the food at a five-rosette restaurant stands comparison with the best in the world. it is highly individual, displays breathtaking culinary skills, with faultless flavour and texture combinations taking each dish to a new dimension. Three rosette-starred restaurants in the South West: the horn Of Plenty, gulworthy; hotel endsleigh, tavistock; Lewtrenchard Manor, Lewdown; the Orchid, torquay; the abbey, Penzance; hotel tresanton, St Mawes; well house hotel, Liskeard; Driftwood hotel, Portscatho. The 2010 Michelin Guide (Great Britain & Ireland) is available from January at all good book shops, priced £15.99. The 2010 AA Restaurant Guide is available now, priced at £16.99.

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have to admit; i am the world’s worst at keeping a secret, share and share alike i say especially if the secret’s worth sharing! So after visiting the Bridge Bar and restaurant in Plymouth Yacht haven and realising i’d probably just stepped into one of the best kept secrets in the region, this fabulous establishment didn’t stand a chance! with its attentive service staff, freshly cooked flavoursome dishes, enviable views over Plymouth’s Yacht haven and the recent appointment of Janette Bashford the business savvy general Manager at the helm, it’s not surprising the secret’s out! “we have seemingly been one of the best kept secrets in Plymouth, mainly due to our unique location however, word has certainly spread, we now have a great following and new customers are appearing all the time!” Janette gleamed. as soon as you enter, there’s a refreshing spaciousness and uplifting airy ambience, as natural light pours in through the floor to ceiling windows that frame views of Plymouths ever-changing yacht haven. the restaurant is based on two levels, both of which offer extended seating areas to relish the outdoors. neatly laid tables are

intelligently placed internally and externally, large green plants enliven corners, pictures with a sea theme dress the walls and two chic bars offering a medley of local beers, ales, spirits and an extensive world wide wine list, offer focal point on both levels. two grandiose pictures of Lawrence of arabia additionally enhance the walls on the stairwell giving cause for conversation. as revealed, Mount Batten was once a rnaS/raF seaplane station and Lawrence of arabia otherwise known as aircraftsmen Shaw was stationed there from 1929-33, of which is undoubtedly recognised and celebrated at the Bridge. everybody is welcome at any time. the doors open at 8am for early birds requiring breakfast or a wake up coffee. then throughout the day a medley of guests arrive from dog walkers, lunching ladies, families, seafaring folk in their colourful variety, dining businessmen and romantic couples to those who simply fancy a few drinks in a chic, unique relaxing location. what’s more, with refreshing dexterity the staff gracefully adapt to meet guests needs for every occasion. From christening and

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wedding functions, hen parties and birthday bashes, charity and black tie events to fancy dress doos and live music evenings, the premises can be adapted to accommodate variety. “the food, design and layout of our premises can be changed to suit requirements. the beauty of the building is that we can host private functions and run the main restaurant and bar consecutively whilst having the ability and know how to provide service-exclusivity and attentiveness at all times and for everybody,” added Janette. the menu is extensive, the produce and ingredients strictly sourced locally and the prices generous. everything is created and cooked in-house and from scratch, creating a fabulous selection to deliberate over throughout the day. in the morning a variety of breakfasts; including a range of traditional english options and american pancakes are offered, the extensive lunchtime menu includes hearty sandwiches and home-made soups and the evening menu boasts many dishes including steaks and curries. there’s always a daily changing Specials Board including locally caught fish and their desserts

With its attentive service staff, freshly cooked flavoursome dishes, enviable views over Plymouths Yacht Haven and the recent appointment of Janette Bashford the business savvy General Manager at the helm, it’s not surprising the secrets out!

are equally tantalising with icecreams, chocolate brownies and cheeses and vegetarian, gluten free and children’s options are available all the time. however, the secret to the increasing success of the Bridge Bar and restaurant is in fact, no secret at all and the concept simple. the service is always strictly courteous and kind, the cuisine of a consistently high standard and the experience for every guest more than enjoyable. as Janette aptly surmised; “the customer is key at all times and the focus of our attention. we listen to what the customer wants and deliver it, let’s face it, it’s not rocket science, it’s simple and really, no secret at all!”

The bridge bar and restaurant Plymouth Yacht Haven, Shaw Way, mount batten, Plymouth PL9 9XH. Tel: 01752 40888 Email:

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a BeaUtiFUL StaY FOr 2 AT boVEY CASTLE on dArTmoor nATionAL PArk

The Menu Guide has joined forces with bovey Castle to offer a chance to win a fantastic night for two in their fabulous hotel where you will enjoy a fantastic evening dinner, bed and breakfast in this tranquil and picturesque location. A bottle of champagne will also await the winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrival.


ncompromisingly smart yet totally unstuffy, Bovey Castle is a former stately home with excellent facilities and activities, including an 18-hole championship golf course, an holistic spa and two restaurants. the cool, country-house atmosphere is reflected in chic rooms and suites individually decorated in subdued colours. a light lunch on a sunny terrace, a snack after a round of golf, afternoon tea in front of a roaring log fire on a cold november day and, best of all, a superb dinner to round off the day accompanied by a fine bottle of red. Dining is an integral part of the Bovey Castle experience. Our superb kitchen works its magic with fresh, local ingredients delivered daily from all over the area with fish from Brixham, lamb from Launceston and finest beef from native Dartmoor cattle to create superb dishes to delight you. Question: Which fishing port does bovey Castle source their fish from?

bovey Castle, north bovey dartmoor national Park, devon TQ1 8rE Telephone: 01647 445000

The prize must be taken by 30th of September 2010 and is subject to availability. Send your answer, with name, address, contact number and email address, on a postcard or S.A.E to Bovey Castle Competition. The Menu Guide, The Studio, 37 Meadow Drive Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6XJ. Or email your answer to: The winner will be notified by the 31st of March 2010.

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Why not join our unique Customer Loyalty Card Programme offering 5% off your food and beverage bill at both establishments. Join online today!

Visit Browns Hotel, Brasserie and Wine Bar, the chic 17th century Town and Country hotel, which recently received the acclaimed Four Star Gold Award, 2009! Enjoy their progressive restaurant serving beautiful dishes from locally sourced produce created by a meticulous team of award winning chefs, an enticing programme which rewards loyalty and their fabulous Christmas and New Year offers!

Enjoy the glorious surroundings of the popular Devonshire village and continue your experience in one of the beautiful rooms that have recently been brought back to their original splendour.

80 West Street,Tavistock, T. 01822 618686. E. W.

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Situated within Plymouthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic Barbican offering extensive al fresco dining and award winning gourmet carvery. Look out for our Fresh fish specials from our very own day boat. Acoustic jazz and blues every Monday and Friday evening.

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Pre theatre early bird dining offers Supper club every Wednesday with live music Comedy every second Wednesday of the month Private lounge bar available for hire visit website for details:

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Cuisine SpontanĂŠe ial c e Sp ounts disc lar Has for pany Com

i Dishes from around the world prepared before your very eyes! i You choose the ingredients ~ we cook them in front of you in a wok i Eat as much as you like i Fully licensed but BYO wine restaurant i Great for birthdays, weddings, hen nights, company celebrations, business meetings or just a fun night out with family and friends

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Famous for our lobster dishes â&#x20AC;Ś

and enviable views across the Plymouth Sound.... The Waterfront offers an extensive a la carte with all produce sourced locally and a more informal bar menu is also available. With the menus changing seasonally, there is a selection for even the most discerning palate. Available for exclusive hire, weddings and parties.

The Waterfront, 9 Grand Parade, West Hoe, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3DQ tel: 01752 226 326, fax: 01752 206 894

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PASTA BAR After 18 years, the Barbican Pasta Bar remains one of Plymouth’s busiest and best loved restaurants. Situated in Plymouth’s historic Barbican this family owned and run eaterie has enjoyed phenomenal success. In recent years the restaurant has received numerous prestigious awards including Best National Pasta Restaurant, as voted for by the Pasta and Pizza Association, Plymouth’s Best Restaurant, as voted for by Plymouth Sound listeners and Best Italian Restaurant in Devon and Cornwall. Along with its sister restaurant, the Pasta & Pizza Bar situated in the city centre, the Barbican Pasta Bar has become synonymous with quality, excellent service and value for money. The extensive menu offers something for everyone with a wide range of fresh pasta. Homemade pizza and grilled dishes all cooked to order using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Good food, attentive friendly service and a great atmosphere, makes the Pasta Bars the perfect choice for all ages and any occasion.

The Barbican Pasta Bar 40, Southside St, The Barbican, Plymouth, Devon PL1 2LE Tel: 01752 671299

The Pasta & Pizza Bar 9, Market Avenue, Plymouth, Devon PL1 1PE Tel: 01752 266336

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Introducing the Spice Empire A brand new, Indian restaurant right in the heart of Plymouthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popular dining destination, the Barbican. With over 30 years experience in the trade, the Spice Empireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s owners can assure you of the finest traditional Indian cuisine, cooked using top quality locally sourced produce.

SPECIAL OFFEr! FrEE bottle of house wine with bookings of four or more people when mentioning The Menu Guide Not in conjunction with any other offer.

With ample parking and a 90 seat restaurant, you can relax and enjoy a fantastic evening out, with great food and attentive caring service. Tel: 01752 269566 or 01752 604807 Open 7 days a week (including bank holidays) 153 Vauxhall Street, Barbican, Plymouth PL4 ODF

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20 ChAmBeRS 60 nottE StREEt, Plymouth

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diRECtoRy AmeRiCAn ReStAuRAntS Blues Bar and Grill Old Orleans Route 38

8 The Parade, Plymouth Barbican Approach, Plymouth, Devon Trerulefoot, Saltash

01752 257345 01752 256470 01752 851038

BAngLAdeSh ReStAuRAntS Jaipur Palace Restaurant Spice Well

146 Vauxhall Street, Plymouth, Devon 18 Buckwell Street, Plymouth, Devon

01752 252918 01752 226333

ChineSe ReStAuRAntS Beijing Noodle Bar Birds Nest Buffet City Café Asia China Wok Crystal Dragon Dragon Garden Emperors Garden hAn dYnAStY Hot Wok Jasmin Restaurant Jasmine Chinese Restaurant New China Garden Noodle Lounge Ocean Palace Ong Restaurant & Take Away Peking Garden Royal Garden The Hoe the WAteR dRAgOn The Wet Wok Tin Heung Wah Tin

49 Mayflower Street, Plymouth 4 Barley Market Street, Tavistock, Devon Royal Building, St. Andrew’s Cross, Plymouth 10 Mill Street, Kingsbridge Colebrook Inn, Colebrook Road, Plymouth 10-11 Southside Street, Plymouth, Devon 102 Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Devon Station Road, Liskeard, Cornwall 13 SOuthSide StReet, BARBiCAn, PLYmOuth Castle Street, Liskeard, Cornwall 3 Buckland Terrace, Yelverton, Devon 115 Fore Street, Kingsbridge 17 Derrys Cross, Plymouth, Devon Top Floor, 13 Southside Street, Plymouth 30a Western Approach, Plymouth, Devon 13-14 Pannier Market, Fore St., Callington, Cornwall Fore Street, East Looe, Looe, Cornwall Royal Building, 11 St Andrew’s Cross, Plymouth 14 Athenaeum Street, Plymouth, Devon 15 deRRY’S CROSS, dRAKe hOuSe, PLYmOuth West Hoe Pier, West Hoe Road, Plymouth, Devon 9 Tin Lane, Barbican, Plymouth, Devon 57-59 North Hill, Plymouth, Devon

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California Cross, Modbury, South Devon 6 Windsor Place, Liskeard, Cornwall 436-438 tAViStOCK ROAd, PLYmOuth 9 gRAnd PARAde, the hOe, PLYmOuth, deVOn 1 Church Street, Modbury ChAgFORd Portwrinkle, Torpoint

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FiSh/SeAFOOd ReStAuRAntS Bistro Bacchanalia Inn on the Shore Liaisons Bistro Nevilles Oyster Shack PieRmASteRS PLAtteRS the FiSh mARKet SQuid inK The House On Props The Kitchen The Oyster Shack Salcombe The Seafood Restaurant The Seafood & Pasta Bar The Village Trawlers

Dolphin House, Sutton Harbour, Plymouth Downderry, Torpoint, Cornwall Liaisons, Higher Market Street, Looe, Cornwall Little Green, Polperro, Looe, Cornwall Milburn Orchard, Bigbury, Kingsbridge 33 SOuthSide StReet 12 the BARBiCAn 4 nORth eASt QuAY, SuttOn hARBOuR, PLYmOuth LOWeR ChAPeL StReet, LOOe Talland Street, Polperro, Looe, Cornwall The Coombes, Polperro, Looe, Cornwall Hannaford’s Landing, Salcombe, Devon Market Street, Yealmpton, Plymouth 10 Quay Road, Barbican 31-32 Southside Street, Plymouth, Devon The Quay, East Looe, Looe, Cornwall

PRinCeSS StReet, PLYmOuth, deVOn 11 Whimple Street, Plymouth

2 Pondbridge Hill, Liskeard, Cornwall Unit 1, Penrose House, 4 Lockyers Quay, Coxside 18 Church Street, Stoke 32 Western Approach, Plymouth, Devon 23 Fore Street, Torpoint, Cornwall 36 Breton Side, Plymouth, Devon 101 Mayflower Street, Plymouth, Devon 18 Church Street, Plymouth, Devon 37 Lower Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall 4 Hooe Road, Plymouth, Devon 58 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, Devon 9 mORSheAd ROAd, CROWnhiLL, PLYmOuth 9 Broad Street, Modbury, Ivybridge, Devon

42 Bretonside, Plymouth, Devon 30-33 deRRY’S CROSS, PLYmOuth Barbican Approach, Plymouth Lower Clicker Rd, Liskeard, Cornwall 19 PRinCeSS StReet, PLYmOuth 9 mARKet AVenue, PLYmOuth, deVOn 23 SOuthSide StReet, PLYmOuth, deVOn 45 Church Steet, Kingsbridge 36 Mayflower Street, Plymouth, Devon 40 SOuthSide StReet, PLYmOuth, deVOn 36 AdmiRALitY StReet, StOnehOuSe, PLYmOuth nORth QuAY hOuSe, nORth QuAY, PLYmOuth

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JAPAneSe ReStAuRAntS ASiA ChiC Koishii YuKiSAn

eAu 2, SuttOn hARBOuR, PLYmOuth 101 Mayflower Street, Plymouth 51 nOtte StReet, the BARBiCAn, PLYmOuth

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mediteRRAneAn ReStAuRAntS Teo’s Restaurant

1 Radford Park Road, Plymouth, Devon

ARRiBAS meXiCAn ReStAuRAnt 56-58 nOtte StReet, PLYmOuth, deVOn Sante Fe 90 Union Street, Plymouth

01752 313344


Mermaid Pizzeria Pizza Express Pizza Hut Pizza Hut Pizza Hut UK Ltd

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51 RegentS StReet, ChARLeS CROSS, PLYmOuth

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indiAn ReStAuRAntS Bangla Style Bombay Brasserie Café Indiya Fahad Fahad Indian Ganges Gurkha Palace Jimmy’s Kashmir Balti House Lackys Balti House Mutley Spice Indian Cuisine niBAnA Sanjida

BED BeLLA itALiA Frankie and Benny’s Hayloft Ristorante mORgAn’S itALiAn PAStA & PiZZA BAR PiZZAghetti Ponte Riatto Positano the BARBiCAn PAStA BAR tRAttORiA PeSCAtORe ZuCCA

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gReeK ReStAuRAntS Lanterns Kebab & Steak House 88 Cornwall Street, Plymouth, Devon Mythos 49 Citadel Road, The Hoe, Plymouth Peppers Taverna Castle Street, Looe, Cornwall The Athenian Restaurant 111 Mayflower Street, Plymouth, Devon the gReCiAn tAVeRnA 9 mARKet AVenue, PLYmOuth, deVOn The Leandra 19-21 Frankfort Gate, Plymouth, Devon Zeus 150 Cornwall Street, Plymouth, Devon

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itALiAn ReStAuRAntS

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FRenCh ReStAuRAntS ChLOe’S Café Rouge

137 Ridgeway, Plymouth, Devon 137 Ridgeway, Plymouth, Devon 31 New Street, Plymouth, Devon 153 VAuXhALL StReet, BARBiCAn, PLYmOuth 67 West Street, Tavistock, Devon 17 Bretonside, Plymouth, Devon 5 New Road, Callington, Cornwall The Quay, East Looe, Looe, Cornwall 57 nOtte StReet, PLYmOuth, deVOn 9 West Street, Tavistock, Devon 23-25 LOWeR FORe StReet, SALtASh, CORnWALL 2 Barne Road, St Budeaux, Plymouth, Devon

meXiCAn ReStAuRAntS

engLiSh ReStAuRAntS California Country Inn Seasons Restaurant the miLLStOneS COuntRY hOteL the WAteRFROnt White Hart Hotel 22 miLL StReet Whitsand Bay Hotel

Shapla Shapla Balti Cuisine Simalayan Spices SPiCe emPiRe Thariks Tandoori Restaurant The Baba Indian Restaurant The Balti King The Bay of Bengal the eASteRn eYe The Ganges Restaurant the SALtASh tAndOORi The Taste of India

SuttOn hARBOuR, PLYmOuth

01752 221111

The Coombes, Polperro, Looe, Cornwall 17-19 Derry’s Cross, Plymouth, Devon 76 Royal Parade, Plymouth, Devon 32 Barbican Approach, Plymouth, Devon 201 Tavistock Road, Plymouth, Devon

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PORtugueSe ReStAuRAntS Nandos

Barbican Approach, Plymouth

01752 664 907

1 The Barbican, Plymouth 15 St Andrew’s Street, Plymouth 300 Plymouth Road, Crabtree, Plymouth 1 Lockyers Quay, Coxside, Plymouth, Devon California Cross, Modbury, South Devon Trevol Road, Torpoint, Cornwall The Copley Arms, Hessenford, Torpoint, Cornwall Cargreen, Saltash, Cornwall Fore Street, Holbeton, Devon Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall Crafthole, Torpoint, Cornwall Two Waters Foot, Liskeard, Cornwall Innkeeper’s Lodge, Plymouth, Derriford Market Street, Yealmpton, Devon 6 Pound Street, Plymouth Avonwick, South Brent Old George Street, Plymouth Billacombe Road, Plymouth, Devon Dousland, Yelverton Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, Devon Newport, Callington, Cornwall Lanlivery, Nr Bodmin Lydford, Okehampton 31 LAmBhAY StReet, the BARBiCAn, PLYmOuth 191 St. Stephens Place, Ridgeway, Plympton Fore Street, Kingsand, Cornwall gRenOFen, tAViStOCK CALLingtOn ROAd, hAtt, SALtASh, CORnWALL The Quay, Oreston, Plymouth, Devon Lawrence Road, Plymouth dOWn thOmAS, PLYmOuth Notte Street, Plymouth Liskeard Road, Saltash, Cornwall

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PuB FOOd Admiral Macbride Bar Bigwigs Beefeater Brewers Fayre California Country Inn Carbeile Inn Copley Arms Crooked Spaniards Inn Dartmoor Union Inn Edgcumbe Arms Finnygook Inn Halfway House Inn Jack Rabbit Rose and Crown The Artillery Arms The Avon Inn The Bank The Billacombe Tavern The Burrator Inn The China House The Coachmakers Arms The Crown Inn The Dartmoor Inn the FiSheRmAn’S ARmS The George Inn The Half Way House Inn the hALF WAY hOuSe inn the hOLLAnd inn The Kings Arms The Mount Batten Bar & Shaw’s the muSSeL inn The Notte Inn The Ploughboy Inn

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diRECtoRy the RiSing Sun the ROCK inn the ShiP inn The Ship Inn & Restaurant The Swan Inn The Turtley Corn Mill The Unicorn the WhitChuRCh inn the WAteRing hOLe The White Thorn Inn The Yard Arm Webbs Inn & Restaurant Who’d Have Thought It Inn WhO’d hAVe thOught it inn

138 eggBuCKLAnd ROAd, higheR COmPtOn YeLVeRtOn, deVOn nOSS mAYO, SOuth deVOn Morwellham Quay, Near Tavistock, Devon Fore Street, East Looe, Looe, Cornwall Avonwick, South Devon 158 Plymouth Road, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon tAViStOCK, deVOn QuAY ROAd, the BARBiCAn, PLYmOuth Shaugh Prior, Plymouth 159 Citadel Road, Plymouth Pike Street, Liskeard, Cornwall St. Dominick, Saltash, Cornwall miLtOn COmBe, YeLVeRtOn, deVOn

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SPAniSh ReStAuRAntS Bar Rakuda Eight Lorenzos La Tasca ROCCO Y LOLA Teo’s Restaurant The China House

Quay Road, Barbican 8 Drake Circus, Plymouth 26 Derry’s Cross, Athenaeum Place, Plymouth Derry’s Cross, Plymouth, Devon SuttOn hARBOuR, PLYmOuth 1 Radford Park Road, Plymstock Sutton Harbour, Plymouth

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SPeCiALitY ReStAuRAntS ARundeLL ARmS hOteL And ReStAuRAnt Astor Hotel BARCLAY hOuSe Boringdon Hall Hotel BROWnS hOteL Buccaneer Restaurant Cafe Curva Capers Carpe Diem Chandlers Bar & Bistro Combe House Hotel & Restaurant Couches Great House CuiSine SPOntAnee Dart Marina Hotel And Spa Fat Mama’s First & Last Inn FiShBOne ReStAuRAnt Goodbody’s Goodies Taverna Harbour Light Jack Spratts Jaipur Palace Lewtrenchard Manor Lords of Princetown Matisee Moonlight Restaurant Nandos National Marine Aquarium Noodle Lounge Papa Nino Partners Restaurant SeAWingS BAR & BiStRO Ships Tavern St. Elizabeth’s House the ARtiLLeRY tOWeR The East Gate The Grapevine Restaurant The Green Room The Harris Arms The Hayloft Restaurant Heaven Restaurant Bar & Gallery The Highwayman The Old Sail Loft The Orangery The Polmary Restaurant The Rosery The Sea Shanty The Tea Clipper The Terrace the WAteRFROnt The Water Rail Unicorn Harvester Upstairs At The Cove Whitsand Bay Hotel WhO’d hAVe thOught it inn

LiFtOn, deVOn 14-22 Elliot Street Plymouth St. mARtinS ROAd, eASt LOOe, CORnWALL Colebrook, Plympton, Plymouth 80 WeSt PARK StReet, tAViStOCK Fore Street, Polperro, Looe, Cornwall Drake Circus, Plymouth Higher Market Street, Looe, Cornwall 50 North Hill, Plymouth Queen Anne’s Battery Marina, Plymouth Gittisham, Honiton near Exeter Saxon Bridge, Big Green, Polperro, Looe, Cornwall CentuRY QuAY, SuttOn hARBOuR Sandquay Road, Dartmouth, Devon 10 Drake Circus, Plymouth Church Street, Ermington, Ivybridge, Devon deRRiFORd, PLYmOuth 49 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, Devon 17 Mayflower Street, Plymouth, Devon Hope Cove, Kingsbridge Hannaford’s Landing, Salcombe, Devon 146 Vauxhall Street, Plymouth, Devon Lewdown, Okehampton Tavistock Road, Princetown, Yelverton, Devon Plantation House, Totnes Road, Ermington, Ivybridge Fore Street, East Looe, Looe, Cornwall Unit 1, Barbican Leisure Park, Barbican, Plymouth Ocean View Restaurant, Rope Walk, Plymouth, Devon Top Floor, 13 Southside Street, Plymouth Higher Market Street, Looe, Cornwall 11-12 Osborne Place, Plymouth, Devon LAWRenCe ROAd, mOunt BAtten, PLYmOuth Arcadia Rd, Elburton, Plymouth Longbrook Street, Plympton St. Maurice FiReStOne BAY, PLYmOuth, deVOn 3 Market Road, Tavistock, Devon The Courtyard, Fore Street, East Looe, Looe, Cornwall 38 Looe Street, Plymouth Portgate, Lewdown, Devon Lower Clicker Road, Menheniot, Cornwall 162 Exeter St, Plymouth Dobwalls, Liskeard Quay Street, Looe, Cornwall Orangery Lge, Mount Edgcumbe, Torpoint, Cornwall The Coombes, Polperro, Looe, Cornwall Downderry, Torpoint, Cornwall The Sea Shanty, Kingsbridge Fore Street, Polperro, Looe, Cornwall Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Madeira Road, Plymouth 9 PARAde, the hOe, PLYmOuth, deVOn Lower Market Street, Looe, Cornwall 158 Plymouth Rd , Plympton, Plymouth The Cove, Vauxhaul Quay, Plymouth, Devon Portwrinkle, Cornwall miLtOn COmBe, YeLVeRtOn

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tAKe AWAY & FASt FOOd ReStAuRAntS Aladdin Indian Take Away 66 Embankment Road, Plymouth, Devon Ali Baba 10 Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall Ali Baba Takeaway 115 Union Street, Plymouth, Devon Ali Babas 49 Notte Street, Plymouth, Devon Ali Babas Forty Dishes 115 Union Street, Plymouth, Devon Amora Pizza Bar 118 North Hill, Plymouth, Devon Aster House 23 Bedford Street, Ford, Plymouth, Devon Unit 11a, 11-13 Radford Park Road, Plymouth, Devon Baba’s Indian Takeaway Bartlett’s Cafe Bistro 54 Notte Street, Plymouth, Devon Best Kebab & Burger Takeaway 1 West Street, Liskeard, Cornwall Bites Sandwich & Coffee Bar 6 Quay Road, Plymouth, Devon Bombay Spice 236 Albert Road, Plymouth, Devon Caesars 41 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, Devon

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Cantonese Kitchen Cap’N Jaspers Caspian Fish Bar Castle Chicken & Kebab Champ American Chicken Charcoal Grill China Chef China City China Express China Palace China Valley Chinese Chinese Takeaway Chung Ying Chinese City Charcoal Grill Crownhill Chinese Curry Express Derriford Chinese Devon Chinese Dial a Pizza Dillan Charcoal Grill Domino’s Pizza Dragon City Dragon House Eastern Star Eastern Sunrise Elburton Pearl Favourite Food Favourite Pizza Feedwell Chinese Takeaway Fresh & Fruity Golden Bridge Golden Dragon Chinese Golden Oriental Delight Green Chilli Indian Takeaway Gurka Harvey’s Fish Bar Hilton Chinese Kitchen Hung Ying India Express Indus Indian Take Away Jade Garden Jaipur Palace Ltd Jake’s Jimbos Julius Chinese Takeout Kebab King Kenny Kuet Kwang Tung Kitchen La Bella Pizza-Chicken & Keb. Lai Wan Lotus Luigis Pizzas May Fong May Lok Merry O Sole Midnight Curry House Mini Wok Mo’s Mr Johns Mr Kuet Mystic Pizza New Kwong Lee Ltd New Lucky Gardens No1 Chinese O’Briens Oriental Express Our Plaice Pancake House Papa John’s Papa Raj Pappadum Indian Takeaway Pasley Take Away Peking House Chinese Perfect Pizza Pizza Hut Pizza King Pizza Plus Pizza Station Plympton Grill Quality Snacks Ridgeway Pizza Roopnagor Royal Cafes Samanthas Samni Sandies Takeaway Seven Up Shake Heaven Shapla Balti Takeaway Silver Dragon Sizzling Grill Small Fry Snack Attack Southway Chinese Takeaway Spice Aruma

13 Market Street, Tavistock, Devon Fish Market, Barbican, Plymouth, Devon 62 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, Devon 39 Fore Street, Callington, Cornwall 53 Ebrington Street, Plymouth, Devon 87 Union Street, Plymouth, Devon 3 Seymour Road, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon 18 Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall 96 Embankment Road, Plymouth, Devon 52 Morshead Road, Plymouth, Devon 95 Victoria Road, Plymouth, Devon 47 Springfield Road, Plymouth, Devon 24 West Street, Tavistock, Devon 12 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, Devon 8 Alexandra Road, Crownhill, Plymouth, Devon 2 Buckland Terrace, Yelverton, Devon 79a Upland Drive, Plymouth, Devon 18 Ivydale Road, Plymouth, Devon 1 Boringdon Villas, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon 83 Union Street, Plymouth, Devon 18 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, Devon Unit 6a, Glen Road, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon 40 Welbeck Avenue, Plymouth, Devon School Drive Shopping, Woolwell, Plymouth, Devon 29 Melrose Avenue, Plymouth, Devon 51 Springfield Road, Plymouth, Devon 53 Notte Street, Plymouth, Devon 75a Union Street, Plymouth, Devon 131 Speedwell Crescent, Plymouth, Devon 12a Courtenay Street, Plymouth, Devon 34 Fore Street, Ivybridge, Devon 63 Union Street, Plymouth, Devon 41 Clifton Street, Plymouth, Devon 47 Bretonside, Plymouth, Devon 3 Pondbridge Hill, Liskeard, Cornwall Fore Street, East Looe, Looe, Cornwall 17a Lipson Vale, Plymouth, Devon 27 Ridgeway, Plymouth, Devon 3 Beaumont Road, Plymouth, Devon 248 Albert Road, Plymouth, Devon 74 Ebrington Street, Plymouth, Devon 2 Kimberley Court, Fore Street, Ivybridge, Devon 5 Regent Street, Plymouth, Devon 37 Union Street, Plymouth, Devon 45 Marlborough Street, Plymouth, Devon 35 Bretonside, Plymouth, Devon 9 Pemros Road, Plymouth, Devon 41 Regent Street, Plymouth, Devon 204 Keyham Road, Plymouth, Devon 23 Church Street, Liskeard, Cornwall 18 Barne Road, Plymouth, Devon 109 Wolseley Road, Plymouth, Devon Carrs Hse, Fore St, Tamerton Foliot, Plymouth, Devon 436 Crownhill Road, West Park, Plymouth, Devon 42 Fore Street, Ivybridge, Devon 67 Union Street, Plymouth, Devon 14 Marlborough Street, Plymouth, Devon 81 Hyde Park Road, Plymouth, Devon 79 North Hill, Plymouth, Devon 3 Fairmead Road, Saltash, Cornwall 2 George Street, Plymouth, Devon 1 Barn Street, Liskeard, Cornwall 78 Neath Road, Plymouth, Devon 174 Albert Road, Plymouth, Devon 11 Raleigh Street, Plymouth, Devon 27 Thurlestone Walk, Plymouth, Devon 49 Torridge Way, Plymouth, Devon 12 Keyham Road, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon Woolwell Shopping, School Drive, Plymouth, Devon 41 Springfield Road, Plymouth, Devon 427 Crownhill Road, Plymouth, Devon 58 Pasley Street, Plymouth, Devon Unit 2, Westfield, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon 35 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, Devon 71 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, Devon 11 Radford Park Road, Plymouth, Devon 40 Union Street, Plymouth, Devon 62 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, Devon Westfield, Plymouth, Devon 17 Victoria Road, Plymouth, Devon 94 Ridgeway, Plymouth, Devon 67 Wolseley Road, Plymouth, Devon The Parade, Liskeard, Cornwall 119 Cornwall Street, Plymouth, Devon 70b Lanhydrock Road, Plymouth, Devon Bretonside Bus Station, Bretonside, Plymouth, Devon 7 Wolseley Road, Milehouse, Plymouth, Devon 31 Market Avenue, Plymouth, Devon 21 Market Road, Plymouth, Devon 255 Dean Cross Road, Plymouth, Devon 79b Ridgeway, Plymouth, Devon 44 Armada Street, Greenbank, Plymouth, Devon 152 Union Street, Plymouth, Devon 347 Southway Drive, Plymouth, Devon Shop 3, 2 Trevol Road, Torpoint, Cornwall

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diRECtoRy St. Pancras Chippy St. Pancras Pizza Subway Plymouth Ltd Sun Fong Sunflower Kitchen Chinese Supreme Sutton Snax’s Taste of Bengal Tasty Bites Tasty House Teen Sing The Babas The Canton Express The Golden Crown The Guardsmans Plaice The Guru The Indian Chef The Indian Kitchen The International The Lee Gardens The Orient Chinese The Pasty Kitchen The Sandwich Box Plus The Silver Bird The Simla The Thai Kitchen The Vindaloo’s Indian Tooleys Chinese V I P Indian Valentinos Vino’s Take Away Whitleigh Green Fisheries Wongs Yang Sing Chinese Takeaway Ying Wah Chinese Take Away Yungs Carry Out

83-87 St. Pancras Avenue, Plymouth, Devon 87 St. Pancras Avenue, Plymouth, Devon 65 Ebrington Street, Plymouth, Devon 15 Church Street, Callington, Cornwall 49 Devonport Road, Stoke, Plymouth, Devon 2 Wesley Avenue, Plymouth, Devon Sutton Place, Plymouth, Devon Warrenstown Court, Costly Street, Ivybridge, Devon 4 Saltash Road, Keyham, Plymouth, Devon 392 Wolseley Road, Plymouth, Devon 26 Molesworth Road, Stoke, Plymouth, Devon 33 Morshead Road, Plymouth, Devon 429a Crownhill Road, Plymouth, Devon 4 Fleet Street, Plymouth, Devon 120 Underwood Road, Plymouth, Devon 21 Market Road, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon School Drive, Woolwell, Plymouth, Devon 30 Fore Street, Callington, Cornwall 75 Hoe Road, Plymouth, Devon 50 Notte Street, Plymouth, Devon 47 Fore Street, Torpoint, Cornwall Higher Market Street, Looe, Cornwall 320 Union Street, Plymouth, Devon 198 Exeter Street, Plymouth, Devon 71 Delamere Road, Plymouth, Devon 15 Frogmore Ave, Eggbuckland, Plymouth, Devon 29 Percy Terrace, Plymouth, Devon 11 St Stephens Place, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon 204 Exeter Street, Plymouth, Devon 26 Springfield Road, Plymouth, Devon 58 Fore Street, Torpoint, Cornwall Whitleigh Green, Plymouth, Devon 82 Priory Road, Plymouth, Devon 45 Ebrington Street, Plymouth, Devon 2 Hooe Road, Plymouth, Devon 39 Lopes Road, Plymouth, Devon

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the BRidge BAR & ReStAuRAnt PLYmOuth YACht hAVen, mOunt BAtten The Chapter House 1-2 St Andrew Street, Plymouth, Devon The Coffee Mill 44 Brook Street, Tavistock, Devon The Cottage Restaurant The Coombes, Polperro, Looe, Cornwall The Dagger 14 Barton Meadow, Pelynt, Looe, Cornwall The Dartmoor Diner Mill Hill, Woolwell, Plymouth, Devon The Elburton Hotel 221 Elburton Road, Elburton The Gallery Restaurant 1 Mutley Plain, Plymouth, Devon the gLASSBLOWing hOuSe 20 SuttOn hARBOuR, the BARBiCAn, PLYmOuth The Golden Guinea Fore Street, East Looe, Looe, Cornwall The Horn Of Plenty Gulworthy, Tavistock, Devon PL19 8JD The Miners Arms & Garden Restaurant Hemerdon, Plymouth, Devon the nOtteR BRidge inn nOtteR, SALtASh The Plantation The Coombes, Polperro, Looe, Cornwall The Quayside Quay Road, Plymouth, Devon the ShiP inn ugBOROugh, SOuth deVOn The Ships Tavern Arcadia Road, Plymouth, Devon The View Treninnow Cliff Road, Torpoint, Cornwall The Walrus & The Leat Athenaeum Street, Plymouth, Devon the White hARt dARtingtOn hALL, tOtneS, SOuth deVOn Tinhay Mill Restaurant The Mill, Tinhay, Lifton, Devon Ye Olde Cottage Middle Market Street, Looe, Cornwall

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VegetARiAn ReStAuRAntS

thAi ReStAuRAntS The Thai House The Thai Noodle Bar The Thai Palace Thai in the Park

63 Notte Street, Plymouth, Devon Barbican Theatre, Castle Street 3 Elliott Street, Plymouth, Devon 32 Commercial Road, Barbican Approach, Plymouth

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tRAditiOnAL ReStAuRAntS Alpine Lodge An BOeSti Annies Place Archies Restaurant Astra’s BARBiCAn KitChen BARBiCAn SteAK hOuSe Bentley’s Restaurant Bewdern Brasserie Bucklawren Granary Restaurant Cawsand Bay Hotel CAFÉ CuiSine ChAmBeRS Christophers Codfathers Devon Tors Bar Duke Of Cornwall Hotel FARmhOuSe ReStAuRAnt Friary Manor Hotel & Rest. heSKYn miLL ReStAuRAnt Hotel Endsleigh Innfusion Restaurant Kelly’s of Looe Ltd Kilbys KitLeY hOuSe LAngdOn COuRt Langmans Restaurant Lockyers Quay Lord Louis Mawgans More Nelsons Notte Inn Pathos Plantation House Restaurant Port O Call Quality Hotel Riverside Restaurant ROCKY’S SteAK hOuSe Smugglers Cott SteAK And OmeLette Steps Tamar View Cafe tAnneRS Tapenades Tastebuds Restaurant The Anchor Inn The Artillery Tower The Bay Leaf Restaurant The Billacombe Tavern

St Modwen Road, Plymouth, Devon St.meLLiOn gOLF CLuB, SALtASh, CORnWALL 4 Fernleigh Terr., St Anns Chapel, Gunnislake, Cornwall Fore Street, East Looe, Looe, Cornwall Mayflower Marina, Richmond Walk, Plymouth BLACK FRiARS diStiLLeRY, SOuthSide StReet 61-62 nOtte StReet, PLYmOuth Copthorne Hotel, Armada Way, Plymouth, Devon St.Mellion Golf Club, Saltash, Cornwall St Martin, Looe, Cornwall The Bound, Cawsand, Cornwall theAtRe ROYAL, PLYmOuth 60 nOtte StReet, PLYmOuth, deVOn 19 Plymouth Road, Tavistock, Devon 28 Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall Devon Tors Bar, Yelverton, Devon Millbay Road, Plymouth ChinA FLeet gOLF And COuntRY CLuB, SALtASh The Friary, Maker, Torpoint, Cornwall tideFORd, SALtASh, CORnWALL Milton Abbot, Devon Jurys Inn, Exeter Street, Plymouth Fore Street, East Looe, Looe, Cornwall Marine Drive, Torpoint, Cornwall KitLeY eStAte, YeALmPtOn, nR PLYmOuth dOWn thOmAS, PLYmOuth, deVOn 3 Church Street, Callington, Cornwall Coxside, Plymouth Glen Road, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon Higher Market Street, Looe, Cornwall Dartington Cider Press Centre, Dartington Saxon Bridge, Big Green, Polperro, Looe, Cornwall 60 Notte Street, Barbican, Plymouth 4 Frankfort Gate, Plymouth, Devon Totnes Road, Ermington, Ivybridge, Devon 23 Bishops Place, Plymouth, Devon Cliff Road, The Hoe, Plymouth Devon Little Furswain Cottage, Liskeard, Cornwall 41-42 SOuthSide StReet, the BARBiCAn Middle Market Street, Looe, Cornwall 116-118 CORnWALL StReet, PLYmOuth 75 West Street, Tavistock, Devon 13a Fore Street, Torpoint, Cornwall FineWeLL StReet, PLYmOuth, deVOn 14 Dean Street, Liskeard, Cornwall Tamar View Nurseries, Carkeel, Saltash, Cornwall 1 Lutterburn Street, Ugborough, Ivybridge, Devon Durnford Street, Plymouth, Devon 27 Church Street, Liskeard, Cornwall 203 Billacombe Road, Plymstock

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75 Waterloo Street, Stoke, Plymouth, Devon 97 Mayflower Street, Plymouth, Devon

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11 The Parade, Barbican, Plymouth, Devon 11 Quay Road, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2JZ 29 Southside Street, Plymouth, Devon 35 Church Street, Modbury, Ivybridge, Devon 113-115 Mayflower Street, Plymouth, Devon 89a Cornwall Street, Plymouth, Devon 48 Southside Street, Plymouth, Devon OLd tReASuRY BuiLding, CAtheRine St, PLYmOuth

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Wine BARS Barbican Live Lounge Bar Rakuda Bar Vivo Bistro 35 Henry Js Images Lavish the tReASuRY LOunge BAR

BARS, BiStROS And CAFÉS BACARO 5 QuAY ROAd, the BARBiCAn, PLYmOuth Bar Bigwigs 15 St. Andrews Street, Plymouth BiStRO One eBRingtOn StReet, PLYmOuth Coffee Republic 13 Mutley Plain, Plymouth Ha! Ha! 17-19 Princess Street Plymouth Lemon Tree Café 2 Haye Road South, Elburton Plymouth Les Jardins De Bagatelle 11 Old Town St, Plymouth, PL1 1DA mOntY’S 13 the BARBiCAn, PLYmOuth Morrells Bistro Higher Market Street, Looe ParkCentral Davy Road, Tamar Science Park, Plymouth Roma Espresso Bar Berkeley Square, 33 Notte Street, Plymouth Sand’s Bistro Seaton, Downderry, Devon The Art Frame Gallery Caffe 61 Cornwall Street, Plymouth The Blush Lounge 102 Tavistock Pl, Plymouth The Dairy 25 Bretonside, Plymouth, the ReFeCtORY BLACK FRiARS diStiLLeRY, SOuthSide StReet, PLYmOuth the miSSiOn CAFe BAR BiStRO SiR JOhn hAWKinS SQuARe The Mouse Trap 40-42 North Hill, Plymouth the teRRACe mAdeiRA ROAd, PLYmOuth PL1 2nY The Thai Noodle Bar Barbican Theatre, Castle Street Urban Brew Brewhouse, Royal William Yard

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CASinOS Grosvenor Casino Stanley Plymouth Grand

15 Derry’s Cross, Plymouth, Devon 2 Union Street, Plymouth, Devon

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night CLuBS, diSCOS & dAnCe hALLS AnnABeL’S CABARet & diSCOtheQue Asylum The Candy Store C 103 Cuba Firefly Flares & Reflex Forty Five Degrees Lounge Bar Club Harbour Lights Jacks Jesters Kularoos Oceana Revolution Bar Sirens Temptations T2 The Cooperage The Hub The Voodoo Club Bar (10 Til 2) Upbeat Varsity View 2 Walkabout Zanzibar Nightclub Zeros’s

86-88 VAuXhALL StReet, the BARBiCAn, PLYmOuth 2 Union Street, Plymouth, Devon 99-101 Union Street, Plymouth 103 Union Street, Plymouth, Devon 1 Sherwell Arcade, Plymouth, Devon 45 Tavistock Place, Plymouth 18 Union Street, Plymouth, Devon 6 Union Street, Plymouth 1 Fore Street, Torpoint, Cornwall The Parade, Liskeard, Cornwall 39-43 Union Street, Plymouth, Devon 2 Union Street, Plymouth 8 Barbican Approach, Plymouth, Devon Derry’s Cross, Plymouth 11 The Parade, Plymouth, Devon 2 Union Street, Plymouth, Devon 134 Vauxhall Street, Plymouth, Devon Bath Street, Plymouth, Devon 1 The Money Centre, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon 103-109 Union Street, Plymouth 33 Derrys Cross, Plymouth The Barbican, Little Vauxhall Qy, Plymouth 5 Union Street, Plymouth Mayflower Street, Plymouth, Devon 24 Lockyer Street, Plymouth

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