People’s reviews of places can be so important can’t they? That’s why when it came to Mothers’ Day I wanted to go somewhere that was well recommended. The Waterfront Bar and Restaurant in Plymouth was one of those such places, a former yacht club which serves seafood and pub favourites. They had a set Mothers’ Day menu which removed some of my favourite options so I booked for the Saturday evening beforehand.
The Waterfront is, as it sounds, on the water front and has its own harbour allowing diners to arrive by boat. Patrons can then decide whether to sit inside or out admiring the stunning views. As we went for an evening meal we also got to enjoy the sun setting over the water! Not far from Smeaton’s Tower, Drake’s Island and Brittany Ferries!
There was something on the menu at The Waterfront for everyone. You simply ordered and paid at the bar with your table number. It isn’t a fast food venue but we weren’t waiting so long that we were bored and hungry. Besides there was plenty of things to look at inside and out of the restaurant. The children were also given entertainment on the back of their menu sheets and colouring crayons. The Waterfront Team were all pleasant and efficient (I particularly liked it when they offered me some free cider so I could try before I buy!).I went for the Crab Linguine – and well it is just a shame that none of the rest of my family like crab as there was just far too much for me. I left stuffed and feeling bad that I hadn’t cleared my plate.
For those that know me let me say that I did not have any pudding at all! My oldest two boys both had fish and chips and there was again plenty for them (the only complaint being the amount of salt on the fish). My 9-year-old, however, only had a child’s meal and it was rather small (especially in comparison to the adults’ portion sizes).
But it was all well cooked and presented and there were no other complaints about the food. It was a little pricey for us but not really that bad (for 4 adult meals, 2 children’s and drinks coming to £80) – and the glasses were not particularly clean.
Address: 9 Grand Parade, Plymouth PL1 3DQ
Phone: 01752 226961