Guest blog from Sutton Harbour
Thanks to its unique, historic charm and lively ambience, Sutton Harbour is one of the top destinations in Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City. The historic waterfront quarter with its cobbled streets, winding alleyways and old buildings remind us of how the city has grown and developed over the years.
The harbour is adored by many for its fantastic location as well as its gorgeous views of Sutton Harbour Marina and out towards Plymouth Sound, proving incredibly popular all year round for days out, evening meals and leisurely walks along the quayside.
During England’s second national lockdown, restaurants, cafes and attractions in and around Sutton Harbour will be closed to the public, however many are offering online orders, takeaways and deliveries.
You can still support the fantastic range of businesses that call Sutton Harbour their home by ordering from them online, engaging with them on social media – and visiting them again once they reopen.
Food and drink
Sutton Harbour is home to an extensive variety of top food and drink businesses, from independent eateries to well-known venues. Here is a breakdown of the restaurant and eateries offering takeaways and online orders while their doors are closed:
HonkyTonk Wine Library is restarting its click & collect service and home deliveries. The wine lounge, located at North East Quay, will be announcing further details on its social feeds once the team finalises plans and arrangements. Orders can be made from the HonkyTonk online shop which has a full list of the wine, cheese and hampers on offer.
The Harbour Seafood Restaurant is offering deliveries to your door via Deliveroo as well at collections from their restaurant on The Barbican. The restaurant offers a range of seafood dishes as well as vegetarian and vegan options. Visit the website for the full menu and contact details.
Boston Tea Party Plymouth is offering takeaway and click & collect from 9am-5pm; browse the online menu and select the Plymouth café to make your order, then head down to Sutton Harbour at your allotted pick-up time. You can also get your breakfast, bunch or lunch from Boston Tea Party delivered via Deliveroo or Uber Eats. To look at the BTP menu and for more information, visit their website.
You can now enjoy a range of dishes from Supha’s Street Food Emporium in the comfort of your own home. Supha’s serves fresh street food-style food with strong Asian influences including Thai cuisine as well as dishes from Malaysia, Laos and Vietnam. The restaurant is open for takeaways and is offering a click & collect service via its website.
Sutton Harbour is also home to a great range of alfresco and takeaway eateries which are dotted around the harbourside offering lunch food and hot drinks. Many of these eateries will continue to offer takeaway food and drink as usual with some even offering deliveries.
Merchant units located at Plymouth Fisheries are also offering deliveries and collections. You can get seafood deliveries from local suppliers through the Call4Fish initiative which has been set up to help support the local fishing industry. Visit the website to find out more.
You can find out more about all the fantastic range of restaurants in Sutton Harbour, including the ones that are currently closed, and plan your visit after lockdown by going to the Sutton Harbour website.
National Marine Aquarium
Sutton Harbour is home to one of the UK’s top attractions – the National Marine Aquarium. The NMA is the biggest aquarium in the country, is home to over 4,000 sea creatures across a range of spectacular exhibits and offers an exciting and educational day out for all the family to enjoy.
While the aquarium is now closed for the second lockdown, the dedicated Animal Husbandry team will continue to look after and care for the animals and updates will be posted on the NMA’s social channels including Facebook Lives, behind the scenes exclusives and Q&As. More information can be found on the NMA website.
Harbour Heritage Trail
Sutton harbour is one of the oldest parts of Plymouth, which was originally a fishing village called Sutton, a name derived from ‘South Town’, and the harbour held a key role as one of the major fishing ports in the South West – as it remains today.
A one-mile flat walk circling the harbour, visitors can step back in time and learn about the history of Sutton Harbour on the Harbour Heritage Trail. The trail includes key stops such as the Mayflower Steps Memorial, which commemorates the spot where the Pilgrims set sail for America.
The trail can be found on the Plymouth Trails app offering information on how the area has transformed over the years and the interactive images allow you to see the change before your very eyes.
Find out more about Sutton Harbour and how you can support local businesses during and after lockdown by visiting the Sutton Harbour Group website and following our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels.
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