Last rated: 07/09/2012
The location certainly has a wow factor. Overlooking the Yacht Haven Marina and on the South Devon Coastal Path, the contemporary waterfront building with two large balconies is an attractive spot for all-day eating, drinking and idle contemplation of the boats coming and going. Although only 20 minutes drive from Plymouth City centre, it’s more fun to arrive by water taxi departing from the Barbican.
The cooking romps through international time zones: Maryland crab cakes (£6.00), Cajun spiced chicken sandwich with mango chilli salsa, Hawaiian burger (£10.95), fresh tuna nicoise salad, lobster and crayfish thermidor (£17.95). “Fruits de mer”, left French-style in the shell, includes mussels, clams, whelks, brown crab, langoustines, winkles, cockles, scallops and oysters. Smoked salmon, trout and mackerel, from the Dartmouth Smokehouse, are served with crusty white bread and a Marie Rose sauce.
Several dishes, such as pork sausages with cider gravy, apples and mash, or local mussels in white wine sauce with crusty bread are available in childrens’ portions. The two or three course set lunch menu is good value at £11.95 and £14.95 respectively, and is available every day except Sunday - then it’s time to leisurely linger over your roast rib of beef with Yorkshire pud and roasties before casting anchor.