The Hook & Line

4.5
88 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 list, Perrier Jouët champagne, cocktails that are on point and our very own, signature ale, the Hook, Line & Sinker.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 88 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LJMarley
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only the nicest food,
Quality sourced rums, delicious cocktails and unique intimate hip establishment but AMAZING staff and customer service. Steve was a top guy and really looked after us, also his knowledge on rum was phenomenal! Highly recommend.

AB
AdinaB
Devon
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food!! The fish was beautifuly cooked and the flavpurs were perfect.

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Bluey
Dorset
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Mostly a lovely meal apart from some dishes came out cold and the coconut ice cream was served in a coconut shell which had gone off 😢 the puddings were taken off the bill.
It’s a shame as you entered the restaurant you could see a lot of rubbish to the side of the kitchen.
The restaurant had a good atmosphere and the staff were very friendly and welcoming.

SP
SabrinaP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect, exceeded all expectations, and was divine. Service from all staff was exceptional and the best we have experienced in a long time, this made the evening an even better experience. We ordered 5 dishes to share between 2, and ended up ordering a further 3 because they were just too good to have once!
Will most definitely be returning here, and recommending it to everyone we know! We haven't stopped talking about it.

SJ
SimonJ
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. Fantastic location and service as well.

RR
RayRayM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and the food was delicious! Will come again soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional evening, couldn't fault anything, great vibe. The food was outstanding, especially the scallops and octopus.

DS
DanS
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible seafood and a fantastic selection of rums. Knowledgeable and helpful staff

KR
KennyRogerz
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not my first visit, and will not be my last! My favourite restaurant in Plymouth. Great range of seafood, sublimely cooked, lovely old building with high ceiling (underside of roof), tables well spaced, friendly staff. Simply one of the best!
Not noisy, but could benefit from a bit of sound deadening (maybe a few large canvases on walls)

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RobertT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was quick, food was excellent, however, a beer spilt over a colleague was a dampener on the overall rating and ambiance of the night

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SuzieW
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and fantastic food. Quick and efficient service.

SB
SarahB
Devon
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food , lovely beer , what a selection of rums, great service , gorgeous place sitting outside watching the river

LD
LynD
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Would like more grilled fish choices if possible as don't like breadcrumbs/batter. Less chips too and more veg options.
The chowder is wonderful and all our mains delicious. Service is really friendly and fun. Ambience great and cocktails are brilliant!!!

RH
RoseH
Devon
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a weird situation where so many staff are off due to isolating the restaurant did really well. Sad to see them having to turn people away as although they had room they didn’t have staff. The food was great, the service was great and we had a really nice evening

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IreneC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived in plenty of time , waited at entry for 10mins with staff ignoring us ! Eventually showed to table with no menus! No drink order ! Eventually got up & left !! Very disappointed as graduation meal , really short staffed with no management in sight to complain! We won’t be eating here any time soon ..

KJ
KatarinaJ
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time at Hook and Line. The food is lovely and fresh (must try mackarel pate, octopus and squid - as starter). Fish tacos that my friend had were lovely and I had a fish plate (just perfection). Do book a place as it is great for local fish and the staff is amazing to do such a hard work durring the dinner service.

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NickR
Devon
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and great setting outside but had to wait for a long time before getting our drinks then our mains then our dessert

HY
HannaY
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here! Can’t wait to come back already 😊 lovely food and service

TM
TonyMichelob
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You enter the restaurant passing the open kitchen, so you get the smell of the fresh foods being cooked, and that's a great start. The service was on point throughout the meal, and quality of the meal could not be faulted. All in all a great experience

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PhilD
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Clearly a popular place but the evening we went, the cook couldn't cope with the volume of orders (take out and eat in) which meant a one hour wait for our meal. When it arrived - fish and chips - I can only say it was mediocre and a disappointment. In fairness they dropped the charge for one of our portions (neither asked for or expected) to compensate for the wait but regret we won't return which makes it difficult to recommend.

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Suzie2308
Devon
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We booked an outside table for our evening. Beautiful location looking out to sea. The food was exceptional tonight. The service was slow but that was because several staff were off due to being pinged by nhs ap. we didn’t mind as we had a relaxing evening and could savour the food and wine.

JB
JulieB
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place good food great service will be returning regularly

JP
JanP
Devon
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I booked a table on line easy to use on arrival found it very easily we were sitting outside on a beautiful sunny day great place to sit when it's warm and dry outside
Very good service a couple of staff around checking in and giving out menus
Food good came quite quickly after they'd brought are drinks and were well served
Through our stay

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WandzV
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star service. Warm, welcome and professional. Food was amazing, fresh and tasty. Good quality ingredients and very reasonably priced. Cocktails fantastic. The fish burger with scallops, prawns and fresh fish - 10 star! The sweet potato fries - best we have ever eaten. The tartar sauce light and creamy and the crushed peas yummy! Third visit. We will be back.

JC
JaneC
Devon
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Food and staff . Cannot fault them.
Well done all

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Ladi
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Nothing like we expected for the high priced food. Disappointed

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SandraL
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the relaxed feel of this place . I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Chowder was amazing and the bread lovely. The fish and chips was more like whale and chips. Service was well-timed and friendly.

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Lambchop
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Waited for 30 minutes between courses and when the food arrived it was warm but not hot. All the staff wanted to do was to push the drinks side of things. It was a special occasion we were celebrating and the evening was spoilt - certainly will not be returning

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LittleLis
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Recommended by a work colleague.. didn’t disappoint, enjoyed a fabulous lunch. Fish tacos were amazing!

KH
KatrinaH
Devon
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner here last night. It was my son’s birthday and they wished him a happy birthday and gave him a delicious chocolate brownie dessert. Everything was so fresh and my son and husband enjoyed trying a few different rums and the staff were only too pleased to help. Loved it

MT
MargaretT
Devon
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Welcoming & friendly, quality food well presented- an excellent fish restaurant in Plymouth at last. Would fully recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and value for money

JB
JulieB
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service, good portion sizes, catch of the day brilliant definitely visit again

KB
KirstyB
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great rum cocktails and lovely seafood. Would highly recommend.

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sarah
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice good, good quality service and great venue.

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2Soups
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Staff attentive, but not intrusive. It's not in the main square of restaurants which may be why it wasn't as busy as it deserved to be.

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HannahD
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a great evening, staff and food are fantastic. Highlight is the cocktails and rum list! Would definitely recommend.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!!! Very knowledgeable and welcoming staff! Excellent dinner!

JM
JuliaM
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. This is the second time we have visited and will definitely be back.

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RE9091
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food, tables a bit small and quite close together. Nice selection of courses and drinks.

FAQs

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

The Hook & Line is rated 4.5 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.