Katie Avis-Riordan eats at Rockfish in Plymouth, Devon
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The Rockfish slogan ‘tomorrow’s fish are still in the sea’ perfectly sums up Mitch Tonks’ restaurant’s ethos and commitment to sustainability. It serves the local catch – one day this might be lobster and lemon sole, on another day bass, mussels and plaice. Though the focus is on fish, the menu also includes meat and vegetarian options.
WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
To start we chose crisp, fried calamari and dressed Salcombe crab with mayonnaise and bread, which had a fresh and delicate taste. Next, we opted for the Rockfish fritto misto and lemon sole. Both dishes, served with unlimited fresh-cut chips, were full of flavour and prettily presented, the lemon sole was delicious and light. With just enough space for dessert we gave in to our devilish sides and finished off a decadent knickerbocker glory and crème caramel.
HOW’S THE MOOD?
Relaxed, friendly and great before or after a leisurely stroll around the Barbican and Hoe.
CAN I SEE THE SEA?
The restaurant is perched by picturesque Sutton Harbour, making it a perfect spot to watch the boats come and go as you dine.
WHAT’S THE DAMAGE?
Prices are reasonable, ranging from £4.95 for the cockles and malt vinegar starter to £16.95 for the scampi main dish.
Every day of the week, 12pm-9.30pm.
Call 01752 255974 or visit therockfish.co.uk.
Rockfish Plymouth, Sutton Harbour, 3 Rope Walk, Plymouth, PL4 0LB