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The Bridge

Shaw Way, Mount Batten, Plymouth, PL9 9XH

01752 403888

Fish2fork Rating
0.5 Blue Fish

Last rated: 07/09/2012

What we say

We commend The Bridge for giving their customers a reasonable amount of information on the regional origin of much of the fish served, and for specifying the composition of mixed fish dishes. We like it that they are aware of seasonal awareness for fish,, are buying from day boats,  and are making the most of local shellfish. We are delighted The Bridge makes it into our blue zone and has made a good start but we think they could get a much higher rating with a few simple measures Switching to organically farmedKing prawns would help them achieve this overnight and ease overfishing pressure in tropical regions of the world.

What they say

The menu changes daily and features as much local produce as we can manage taking advantage of the fantastic fish available right on our doorstep.

About The Bridge

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.