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blues Bar and Grill

8 The Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2JL


Fish2fork Rating
0.5 Blue Fish

Last rated: 09/06/2014

What we say

Locally caught crab and fresh fish from the Barbican-based wholesaler is in their favour, but we would like to know more about the provenance of the prawns, salmon and the composition of the chowder. We are sorry the restaurant was unwilling to provide further information. They are among the minority in Plymouth, and we hope that they will now be encouraged to co-operate further with us, especially given their reasonably good score. To try and get them on the team, we felt inspired to sing the Fish2Fork blues: When there ain't no more fish in the sea Big momma, she won't come back to me. When the mangrove swamps go dry You can't sit around and cry, Or the good times won't be rollin' no mor e.'

What they say

Set in the heart of Plymouth's historic Barbican in a superb harbourside location serving freshly prepared American style ribs, steaks, burgers, and our special seafood chowder.

About blues Bar and Grill

Blues and burgers are the USP of this popular harbourside joint. Open noon till late, the orientation is State-side (let’s hear it for Plymouth, Mass.!) with a menu of pan-American standard hits: BBQ chicken wings (£5.75), crab cakes, potato skins, chicken Caesar (£9.25), chilli and rice, steaks, ribs, Cajun blackened chicken (£10.50) and seafood chowder. There is a wide choice of homemade burgers - blue cheese and smokey bacon hits the spot - served with fries on a seeded bun with lettuce, red onion, tomato and spicy slaw. Sides include baked potatoes, Cajun onion rings and re-fried beans.

And it would be hard to resist going the whole hog and not have the hot chocolate fudge cake for dessert. All to a background of live music - way to go, man.

blues Bar and Grill