Don't know whether this new venture will last. In a highly competitive market where the middling restaurants slug it out in the reviews but all charge too much, this fresh name doesn't seem to know how or where to pitch itself. There is a significant tilt at 'fine dining' with prices to match but no effort to launch itself into the fray. Everybody still thinks its Rocky's in new clothing. Same front of house staff and who knows if there are changes in the kitchen. The word is that the Scott's who ran the Fishermans are re-establishing themselves here. We came in over the weekend but there was no sign of either nor of any effort to get the business into the public eye. Small print menus in the window and a small chalk A board with the ambiguous words Sea and Field was not much help even if followed by 'inspiration'.
The menu is expensive and complicated. The main courses are mostly priced higher than anywhere else you might eat in Plymouth. The wines are not sensibly priced either. We went to the brasserie menu which was much more realistic in the £8, 9 and 10 zone. Look across the menu to the simple Devon beef fillet and think £25+. The puds were all in the £6+ area. Our meals were tasty, roughly the right portions and served promptly by friendly approachable staff. Our night was not busy. Interesting therefore that they don't accept tables of more than six so you can say goodbye to bringing granny to that family lunch or birthday supper. Where else in Plymouth Bristol or London has a mad rule like that? No problem with kids or extended groups in eg Tanners, River Cottage, Barrett's or Pierre's. Maybe Scott's pitches itself away from convivial dining or events?
I think this place already needs to take a good fresh look at itself and decide whether it wants to sink or swim. We had a pleasant and just about value time using the sensible lower menu. If you decide to give the place a go, I suggest you do the same.
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