The Hook & Line

4.4
132 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 132 People Are Saying
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Snuggs
Devon
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Very over priced menu with a very limited choice.
Basic cooking of fish and not much to look at presentation wise.
Shame really as the restaurant is in a beautiful setting and very clean.
The staff are very polite and helpful.
It’s just the standard of food let’s it down.

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StephenT
Devon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice food, great service. Great drinks. Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding. We went for a pre theatre anniversary meal here and sat outside on a beautiful sunny early evening. We were given a free glass of bubbly in celebration of our anniversary which was really lovely. The waitress was very friendly and informative. We had a great meal; the fish mixed grill was superb. The owner came over for a chat a little later. What a lovely guy. We wish him and the whole team all the success in the world. We live a fair distance away but will be back next time we’re in Plymouth.

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MartinJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit to Hook and Line, lovely food and great service

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EmmaB
Devon
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hook and Line is a perfect seafood restaurant, with fresh produce, that is landed on the doorstep, expertly cooked. As well as a good wine list, their cocktails are outstanding and there is also an excellent rum bar. The service is efficient and friendly. I would highly recommend.

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CarolineW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous seafood restaurant. Loved the set sail prawns. An amazing selection of rums from across the world. The staff and service were brilliant

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RoyW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place with a great concept. Had to wait a little more than expected for our meals. However we were compensated with Rum. Freindly staff great atmosphere. Only thing I can say negative about the food, was that the octopus was slightly on the tough side.

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AllannaC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was fantastic took my husband and some friends from Manchester and we definitely enjoyed it. Till my husband went and told the chief they did a fantastic job. We definitely go back . Our number one restaurant in Plymouth now . Please keep up the good work .

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OpenTable Diner
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, service is just how we like it.
Our go to place in Plymouth.

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nicolaf
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to eat. Whole evening was lovely

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SharonW
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal and service, scallops were amazing and highly recommend the Lady Astor cocktails

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SimonA
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for us and have already booked for our second visit. Think that’s the best review……

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LucyGrant
Devon
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whatever you choose you will enjoy, so much thought, prep and time goes into these meals. We could not recommend enough. And the rum bar to finish your night …. Just perfect! 100% recommended.

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TonyP
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Waited an hour for our food large potion of olives and a bottle of wine helped while away the hour. Food when it arrived was tasty and plentiful albeit not very hot. Toilets were mixed and only 2 of them. So there was a queue. I followed a child and think his mum or dad should have been there ! Staff were friendly and apologetic when we said the food could have been a bit warmer. Nice cocktails. Not too noisy for such a big space with high ceiling. Will probably go again.

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Ellie
Devon
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food we’ve had in ages! Delicious fresh seafood with incredible cocktails. Cracking value for money and a great range of interesting twists on classics. Can’t wait to visit again.

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vipAndrewM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fish tacos and fish and seafood platter. The mussels came with a wonderful sauce. Two good cocktails for £10 before 7.00pm. Our best meal in 2021 and great value.

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MelissaC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, we sat outside and watch the sunset, perfect spot for yummy food

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Christinam
Devon
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal food.
Absolutely outstanding!
Will return!!

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LianneW
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food a must try! Will be back again soon.

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SamB
Devon
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great selection of food on the menu, the staff were very friendly and made sure we were happy with everything we ordered. Funky decor and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend a visit.

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RebeccaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Absolutely stunning setting with great vibes. Food was very well priced. Service was a little slow but I think they were very understaffed so this was understandable. Only one chap serving inside and out it seemed.

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StephenW
Devon
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very pleasant, relaxing and lovely atmosphere. Friendly staff and excellent service. Credit to the chefs fantastic quality tasty food. Great value for money. Would recommend the restaurant without question.

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting perfect weather stunning food and fabulous service - the only thing we would say is that although the sweet potato chips were super crispy they were way too salty when eaten with the dishes with sauces/soy etc. However, it wasn’t enough to spoil our enjoyment of this fab meal ! Thanks guys 😊

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Sazzy
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The evening started well with some nice starters and drinks. However the main dishes were disappointing. We had a variety; fish and chips, the fish platter, fish burgers and tacos. The dishes lacked flavour and seasoning for all except the platter which came with dips. In addition 1 dish was forgotten and came late (but the person was offered a free drink!). Overall overpriced for the quality and flavour of the dishes. Service and ambiance was pleasant enough.

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willf
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and setting! The staff were great, we sat on the amazing long tables and watched the sunset, wouldn’t change a thing!

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JasonD
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff, food and service are superb. The only problem was a dog barked once and a while.

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DizzyP
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fantastic. The location and food were superb, the waiters were attentive and knowledgeable. Would recommend and will go again next time I am in Plymouth

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EileenH
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great! Fabulous location, quality fresh food with excellent service. Can't wait to return.

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MaryT
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

There seemed to be a number of staffing problem, it took 15 mins after being seated to even get a menu, then a further 15 mins before we were asked for our order. We then had to wait a further 45 mins for our food to arrive, one of the meals was also incorrect. The food is pleasant enough but not exceptional. Would have expected a lot more for the price.

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CharlotteM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. Highly recommended

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LindsayC
Devon
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great cocktails, friendly helpful staff, brilliant location and decor!

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KeithS
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very good service ,,good atmosphere,very reasonably prices.

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Jay22
Devon
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here and was blown away by the food full of delicious flavour . Service was quick and our waitress friendly and happy.

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AndyJ
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite staff pressures because of so called Pingdemic, the whole experience was excellent.
The owner was very active in assisting some stand in staff who were all great, having filled in at short notice.
The already high standards of food and service were maintained and our overall experience was very, very good.
Recommend the chowder and tacos.

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SharonW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff were very efficient especially as we had been contacted to let us know that staffing levels were low due to Covid. It was our first time there but we will definitely be going back

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RockyF
Devon
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Over priced and under staffed took over an hour between courses

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RobertK
Devon
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, very friendly staff offering a good service

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Lroy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service good but food overpriced for what it is really

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JillK
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First visit to H&L, really impressed and lovely food and surroundings. Would definitely go again. 👍❤️

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TraceyT
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great, plus the location is a real bonus.

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 4.4 stars by 132 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.