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The Hook & Line, Plymouth, Devon

The Hook & Line

4.5
4.5
293 Reviews
£25 and under
Seafood
The brainchild of fisherman, Ben Squire and hospitality expert Steve Page, The Hook & Line is a place to meet, eat and be merry! Situated on the beautiful, south west coast of Devon and with our own fishing boats, Sidney Rose, Elin D and Barbican Rose, our mission is to serve simply cooked, delicious seafood dishes.

Inside the Hook & Line, you'll discover a quirky, rustic interior and cosy booths. In homage to Plymouth's naval roots, we've created the city's first speciality Rum Bar. Steve's area of expertise, the bar, is the heart of The Hook & Line - with a carefully selected wine and champagne list, cocktails and our very own, signature ale, The Hook, Line & Sinker.

Dogs are more than welcome and can dine off the specially created A La Bark menu.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar Daily 11:45–22:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01752 265374

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Plymouth

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 293 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Devon

    Best Service

  • Devon

    Romance

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  1. PW

    PhilW

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently vey good. Great food, service and atmosphere.
  2. MP

    MichelleP

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service and lovely surroundings……..also great choice of rums available!
  3. JC

    JeffC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, great staff. We ate at a really quiet time but felt relaxed and enjoyed our time at Hook & Line.
  4. AT

    AllanT

    Devon

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Positives location and interior. Negatives waited almost an hour between starter and main, our waitress really didn’t look like she wanted to there. The food well presented but lacking in flavour. Toilet only one and the door rubbing on floor and not the cleanest. Shame really potential to be a good restaurant. Will not return.
  5. AJ

    AdrianJ

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely mainly fish based menu. Recommend the fish tacos if you want to sample something different. Service quick and friendly.
  6. S

    Sophie

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, drinks and service. We will definitely be back
  7. M

    Margy

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to the Hook and Line. 4 of us were celebrating 2 birthdays. The choice of food was varied and you were able to select and mix starters, with items from other sections. 2 of us had scallops which were excellent, one had chowder and the other tacos. All were very enjoyable. The staff were attentive and helpful. We would go again.
  8. TA

    TraceyA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We didn’t wait long to be served and staff were attentive. The food was lovely. The moules and frites and fish tacos were really tasty. Not a fish eater I had the vegan stack which was also nice and tasty - although a little more baba ganoush in the bun would’ve been good. Great rum menu shame I was driving. The restaurant was busy but not too noisy which was good. I have two negatives. We had the table near the kitchen and left smelling of fried fish; and on two tables there were dogs sat on owners laps with food on the table. I really don’t understand why this is considered acceptable in a restaurant. I saw at least two members of staff smooth one dog and didn’t appear to wash their hands before carrying on serving. I’m not a dog hater I have a cocker spaniel and in a pub or outside space I can see why dogs are welcome on the floor but NOT sat at a table with their faces near the food and on the tables.
  9. KB

    KarenB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a find! First visit and it did not disappoint. Every dish was delicious, but boy those mussels, they were to die for! The service was also very good, happy, knowledgeable and always a smile. It wasn't cheap, but we're talking fish and so not shocked when we got the bill. Will I go again? Absolutely. Highly recommended.
  10. EM

    ElizabethM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Beautifully cooked fish. The food was fresh and exciting. A great ambiance.
  11. RB

    RodB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food, top class service,, reasonable prices. Great lunch. Thank you
  12. E

    Echo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely love the fish taco! The staff is very friendly.
  13. JS

    JoScribble

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, and a wonderful meal had fresh moules and they were delicious Steve, Alex and the gang were great, looked after us and a very happy bunch xxx
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice atmosphere, great food, reasonable pricing, great service, my only negative is that the tables are too close together and a little too small.
  15. DL

    DavidL

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Have dined with you several times and until last night it’s been very good. Service was very very slow, food was overcooked and towards the end of our meal our table was surrounded by people trying to get to the bar. Someone even tried to put empty glasses on our table while we were still eating! Sort but not a good experience.
  16. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very welcoming environment and the team went above and beyond to ensure my daughter enjoyed her birthday meal. Food was great and lovely service. Dog friendly too and dogs are very much welcomed here!
  17. AW

    AlisonW

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant welcome when we arrived. The restaurant is well laid out and they’ve retained many of the old features of the original building, which makes it look more interesting. There is a good selection of fish related items on the menu, plus a good choice of starters and desserts. They also have a wide selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. The food was delicious, with quite large portion sizes. The fish tacos were very tasty, whilst the lemon posset was sublime. The service was excellent, staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
  18. NL

    NatL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff and food were amazing! Will definitely be coming again
  19. F

    Fred

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal looking over the sail boats in the harbour. Beautiful seafood and the lightest melt in the mouth battered Fish I've had.
  20. C

    Cholula2

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As you might expect, the fish was excellent (scallops, fish & chips, and Ocean chowder). He said that his chips were a bit 'disappointing', but apart from that, our meals were delicious. The owner and staff were welcoming, friendly, and efficient. Good ambiance. We'll certainly eat there again.
  21. JW

    JaneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and attention to customers was outstanding without being intrusive. Food was exceptional and fish really fresh and tasty. Would recommend without hesitation.
  22. GH

    GemmaH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant food and incredible service. Lovely chilled out atmosphere. Great menu and wine list.
  23. RB

    RozB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good fresh food. Fast and pleasant service.
  24. M

    Monty1973

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere in the entrance to William Yard, friendly service and good quality food for a reasonable price.
  25. Z

    Zoexx

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoy coming here. Must try the artisan bread, bread is delicious and so it the pesto. Something you can’t mimic at home. Fish is lovely and fresh. Service is great very informative and kind. Make sure we go a few times a year. Will look forward to our next visit.
  26. IR

    IanR

    Surrey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very underwhelming in terms of food quality. Basic food not done very well.
  27. JF

    JaneF

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service We’re very accommodating of our dog.
  28. S

    Samboy26

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time visit, not at all disappointed. It was a Sunday night so not busy, but the food service were faultless. Freshly prepared food, fresh quality fish, excellent service. Could not fault it, and in a great location too. We will definitely be back very soon,
  29. JS

    JudiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you love seafood then this is the place to eat. Nothing is too much trouble and the staff are amazing.
  30. HT

    HilaryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here twice, when visiting Plymouth. Good food and ambience. Friendly accommodating staff, overall an enjoyable experience.
  31. j

    jenny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic lazy Sunday lunch catch up with friends, fresh fish cooked to order. Even the dog had his own menu, their statement "dog friendly" couldn't be more true. Staff were so friendly. Happy to support a local business, as were plenty of other people, it was busy but not to its detriment.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steve the owner is a master of his trade and this is reflected in his team and the service they offer consistently. Delicious food, great ambience, chilled vibe. You won’t be disappointed.
  33. TD

    TracyD

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant staff, had a great night. Great experience from booking online to the night of dining with friends
  34. MW

    MervynW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were Excellent 👌 It was my wife’s Birthday the young lady surprised her with a Happy Birthday plate, Excellent!!!!
  35. GD

    GeorgiD

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal, it was my birthday and I was presented with a gorgeous brownie and INCREDIBLE ice cream. The a la Bark menu for dogs is great, a lovely atmosphere.
  36. SN

    SueN

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always lovely restaurant, brilliant food, so much more than fish and chips, this is a real seafood restaurant. Scallops were wonderful as was the chowder. Good wine and friendly service too.
  37. MC

    MartynC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service in a great venue! Looking forward to our next visit.
  38. B

    Beez

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We really like it here & always have a great time. The hospitality is incredible, the service is super flexible, very smiley and nothing too much trouble. We started our evening outside to make the most of the sunset, then moved inside as it cooled down. The atmosphere is fun & not too loud. 5 out of our 6 meals were good but my fish burger was mostly crunchy bread.. it lacked the fish. I pointed this out when asked how our meals were and five minutes later had a freshly cooked replacement. What more could I ask for?
  39. G

    Gerrit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good fish restaurant located in historic Naval Dockyard Building. Tasty food. Service fine.
  40. LF

    LauraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Second time visiting and received a very warm welcome. Superb, uncomplicated, fresh food and excellent service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Hook & Line does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Hook & Line also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01752 265374.

The Hook & Line is rated 4.5 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Google Map for The Hook & Line

Royal William Yard Plymouth, Devon PL1 3QQ

Additional information

  • Area

    Plymouth

  • Hours of Operation

    Bar Daily 11:45–22:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00 Dinner Daily 17:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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