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The Mission Bar & Restaurant

Sir John Hawkins Square, Palace Street, Plymouth, PL1 2AY

01752 229955

Fish2fork Rating
1 Red Fish

Last rated: 13/06/2014

What we say

Lack of information about the source of its seafood, along with the use of king prawns are our biggest concerns for this restaurant. King prawns can contribute to overfishing even when farmed '“ much of the feed is wild fish - so we would urge restaurants to find sustainable supplies with GlobalGAP or organic certification. The Mission isn't far from a blue fish award and with just a few changes could get a significantly higher rating.

What they say

Welcome To The Mission Cafe, Bar, Bistro, & Restaurant Plymouth. The most unique venue & building in Plymouth to eat drink relax and soak up the true atmosphere of the barbican and its surroundings. Our Mission is to make your visit comfortable relaxed and above all to enjoy the food the wines and the ambiance of the building. Sit outside and have a coffee in the sun, drink at the bar, eat some amazing food in the restaurant, but above all just have a good time.

About The Mission Bar & Restaurant

Cafe, bar, bistro and restaurant - The Mission is a multi-purpose space beside the law courts. Converted from a 19th century chapel, it still features the original splendid stained glass windows. You could easily spend all day here from 11am till late, grazing and sluicing and logging onto the free wi-fi.

The menu is eclectic but unpretentious, and includes appetising numbers such as pork belly with creamy mash and savoy cabbage (£12), roast lamb rump with caramelised red cabbage (£15) and spaghetti carbonara with pancetta or roast mushrooms (£10). Set menus for lunch, dinner and pre-theatre are appealing: from the sample online £14.95 three course set menu in the evening (apart from Friday or Saturday), you might choose smoked mackerel pate on sourdough toast, followed by roast chicken with warm potato and chilli salad classic prawn cocktail, and finish with sticky toffee and clotted cream. There is a broad range of cocktails, beer and wine. Note it’s a popular spot for large parties, especially at the weekend, and can get noisy.

The Mission Bar & Restaurant