The campaigning restaurant guide for people who want to eat fish – sustainably

In Partnership with Marine Conservation Society


Madeira Road, Plymouth, PL1 2NU


Fish2fork Rating
0.5 Red Fish

Last rated: 17/07/2013

What we say

Although we like the fact they serve up good, honest food we would like to see more emphasis placed on local elements: so alongside Devonian crab, why not say the mussels are from the Exe or Fowey rivers or that they serve Cornish sardines? More up-front information about the origin and catch method of fish such as the cod, bass, prawns and tinned tuna would also gain them further Fish2Fork points. We feel they could easily raise their score by making only a little more effort, and by making more of local and sustainable fish. The quality of their ingredients is not in doubt, and we would be happy to help them take the next step in improving the sustainability of their supplies.

What they say

We use fresh, local and seasonal ingredients wherever possible to ensure a great plate of food every time. Fresh Plymouth fish often feature on our menus which always offer exceptional value.

About Duttons

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.