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The China House

Sutton Wharf, Plymouth, PL4 0DW +44 1752948728

((()* British
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

1st class! ??

Laurie Mackellar 29 July 2017
from Plymouth

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Boasting vintage styling of oak beams and stone, The China House in Plymouth offers traditional British pub cuisine in a spacious and open environment. From the cosy log-fire inside, or the al fresco beer garden outside, fantastic views over the Sutton Harbour Marina can be enjoyed.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The China House menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The China House ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The China House is just a 20-minute walk, or a 4-minute drive, from central Plymouth.

The China House

Sutton Wharf, Plymouth, PL4 0DW

Contact +44 1752661592
Reservations +44 1752948728

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Customer reviews for The China House

3.7 ((()* (based on 77 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (54)
  • views (39)
  • lunch (38)
  • value (34)
  • large parties (25)
  • private dining (18)
  • romantic (18)
  • business (15)
  • child friendly (14)
  • trendy (14)
  • al fresco (11)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • entertainment (5)
  • luxury (5)
  • breakfast (2)
  • ((((* 14 August 2017 by Carol Davidson from Plymouth

    Lovely atmosphere and good food, one of our favourite place to eat when in Plymouth

  • ((((* 3 August 2017 by Martin Dawkins from Plymouth

    Having been to the China House on several occasions it lived up to our expectations, food, service and value. It was raining on the day we went so the outside area would have been off limits anyway but last time we went it was sunny and the outside area was closed saying it would be open shortly, still not able to use this area even when it is dry, it is one off the best outlooks you can get in the area and the customers are missing out!! As below you could dine Al Fresco if the area was open with a brilliant view.

  • ((((* 29 July 2017 by Laurie Mackellar from Plymouth

    1st class! ??

  • ((*** 7 July 2017 by compass from Plymouth

    Food was only fair especially the carrot cake cheese cake,carrot cake not the thing for a base and also far to thick ,certainly not worth 5.75. Staff were very good and could not fault them.

  • ((((( 26 June 2017 by Rosemary Beak from Plymouth

    We went to the China house for Sunday lunch on recommendation of my daughter as we are here on holiday. My husband had the traditional Sunday lunch but I went for the chicken pie.Both meals were quick to arrive, served hot and with good size portions. Sadly no room for dessert.Staff very helpful and efficient

  • ((((( 25 June 2017 by Liz Leach from Yeovil

    Super function room, great staff who went out of their way to welcome us and who made our stay a great experience. We ate there lunchtime and evening- food was delicious! Have eaten here many times, always great value and lovely.

  • ((((* 25 June 2017 by Margaret Litherland from PLYMOUTH

    Good service, friendly staff and lovely food.
    Only slight disappointment was the 2course offer isn't valued on a Saturday and this is only written in VERY small print on top of the menu, the waitress forgot to point this out to us as well.

  • ((((( 20 June 2017 by AN Other from Plymouth

    A very good experience and made very welcome.

  • ((((* 19 June 2017 by Tracy Barriball from Plymouth

    Surprisingly good

  • ((((( 13 June 2017 by anonymise from Plymouth

    I wasn't sure that an email booking would work but, on arrival, the staff knew that I was coming and that my party could possibly be larger, and were very accommodating. Our waitress was excellent, offering her knowledge of the menu to advise us. She also brought more gravy for one of the guests who likes more than the small jug provided. The food was tasty and hot and there was a good portion on everyone's plate. Most of the party had a roast dinner and it was pleasing to see that Yorkshire puddings were served even if it wasn't beef.
    I have been to the restaurant before and had the same meal, this time the food seemed better prepared and the turkey less dry. The restaurant is full of cosy nooks that make you feel that you are the only guests there which makes it more relaxing. We were not rushed through our meal and were politely given the option of puddings and extra drinks.
    The service and food provided ensured that we had a very pleasant experience. Thank you to all staff involved.

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