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The Waterfront Pub and Eating House

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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The Waterfront, a contemporary pub and restaurant in a fantastic setting right on the waters edge with stunning views across Plymouth Sound - probably the best views of any drinking/dining venue in Plymouth. Reopened in 2015, a stunning refurbishment is matched with an interesting menu featuring fresh, locally sourced, homemade food ranging from modern cuisine to pub classic dishes. An extensive range of award winning ales, craft/world beers and a great selection of interesting soft drinks. Please see our website for seasonal variations to opening times). We look forward to welcoming you.
US$6 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Seafood, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us came for a meal following a Passing Out Parade. The food was great, the atmosphere very pleasant., and we could see the sea from our table. We were served by Ella who could not have been more helpful or friendly. Together, these...made for a great end to a very enjoyable day.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table here prior to a show. This must be one of the best pubs around. Great setting with the table overlooking The Sound, friendly and helpful staff, and the fish and chips were amazing. All at a very reasonable price. Will most...definitely coming here again when I am next in Plymouth. Thank you for a great experience.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well what can I say, the food was awful stone cold roast dinner watery gravy powdery potatoes beef as tough as old boots. Yorkshires puddings were so oily we couldn't eat them, very over priced for what it was. Waited over an hour for utter...rubbish No replacement offered alternative or refund offered!! I fed most of it to the dog We won't be returning Save your money peeps. If I could give zero star review I would 🙄More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch and a drink on a beautiful sunny April day. We sat outside with our dog and ordered the sharing ploughman's and 2 pints of cider. The ploughman's arrived and it was enormous, there was a wide variety of delicious meats...and cheeses, pickles, chutney, grapes, apple, biscuits, a bowl of lovely dressed salad and a variety of bread and butter. It was the best ploughman's I have ever had and there was plenty there for the two of us. The service was friendly and efficient and the setting, glorious, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Waterfront as a wonderful place to eat and drink.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place lovely location by the water great food staff very friendly lots outdoor seating they were doing buy one get one free nothing is to much trouble great to see josh back he is the most polite helpful young man quiz nights

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 18 March 2022

First class food cooked by a new chef, who has took the food to a higher level. What a location with a great choice of ales and wines. A must visit venue.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 17 March 2022 via mobile

Ive been visiting The Waterfront for years, primarily during the Summer season for al fresco drinks on its terrace; however, I decided to visit with a friend for a Sunday roast and the highlight of our visit ended up being the service. The beef was...a mixture between chewy and overly fatty, the vegetables were undercooked and certainly not a good enough value for money. Our waitress however (I can’t remember her name!) was absolutely lovely and made the experience worthwhile. Maybe the kitchen were having an off day…?More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 20 February 2022 via mobile

Thank you for a great buffet in your function room you provided for my family and I yesterday- it was such a super afternoon! The room was a perfect size for us all and the food was delicious. Anyone thinking of hiring this space for...a small / medium gathering do it! My family who I’ve not seen in years loved it too… thank you ❤️More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 16 February 2022

Popped in on the off chance for breakfast, Amazing full English, Cooked lovely, and it was buy 1 get 1 free, How great is that?

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 15 February 2022 via mobile

I ate there with my friend at lunch on a Sunday. The food we were served was barely edible. I ordered a soup. I was told that it was a mushroom and chives soup. When it came it was served in a tea mug -sized...bowl. The ‘soup’ was in fact just rehydrated dried mushrooms and the stock made by the hot water poured onto them. It was very salty and of course no chives were to be seen in the dried mushroom stock water. I left the soup so all I had to eat was the bread roll and butter that came with it. I was going to order desert but my soup convinced me not to risk it. My vegetarian friend ordered the veggie roast: risotto and roast potatoes. Serving roast potatoes with a risotto was already a weird concept. When it came the ‘risotto’ was presented as a solid circular shaped patty. There were raisins and currants in it and it was so unpleasant to eat that my friend just ate some of the chips ordered for her child. Not the best experience.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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5 July 2018|
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They don't take any reservations for out side tables only inside
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26 June 2016|
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Response from SteveIOCD | Property representative |
Hi thanks for your enquiry - yes dogs are allowed inside on a lead in all but two areas.
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Yes, The Waterfront Pub and Eating House is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Waterfront Pub and Eating House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4