Last rated: 17/07/2013
Chef-patron Neil Fanous is an experienced hand on the tiller, and his wide experience also includes a time at the Seafood Restaurant in Padstow. He brings an accomplished touch to the small, relaxed restaurant-bar-cafe located in a historic fortress between Plymouth Hoe and the Barbican; the patio garden is a particularly pleasant spot to in which to munch your excellent Devonian crab (white and brown meat) sandwiches in defiance of the covetous seagulls. There are also filled baguettes,baps and paninis, as well as straightforward, freshly-prepared and well-executed cafe dishes such as hand-carved honey roast ham, egg and chips (£6.50/£8.50), burgers and omelettes. Vegetarian fish ‘n chips are an appealing idea: deep-fried halloumi cheese in beer batter (£6.95). ‘Fish Stuff’ includes smoked salmon salad with horseradish sauce, capers and brown bread, home-made Thai style crab cake and tempura prawns (£11.50) and moules et frites. Well-behaved dogs are rewarded with biscuits, so three woofs for that.