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The Mission

Sir John Hawkins Square | Palace Street, Plymouth PL1 2AY, England
+44 1752 229955
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (44 reviews)
“fish cakes” (11 reviews)
“pork belly” (10 reviews)
British, Fusion, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Sir John Hawkins Square | Palace Street, Plymouth PL1 2AY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on a midweek lunch and found the place almost deserted. Surprised by that as the food is plentiful, tasty and good value. The interior is nicely original as the seaman’s mission house and that adds to the charm of it. Portions are big...More

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came here this evening as a treat with a couple family members from a recommendation via a uni lecturer and I wasn't disappointed. All 3 waitresses we had were friendly and with my gran having an onion allergy our first waitress went to the chef's...More

Thank Emily Q
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this twice whilst on a short break in the city. On the first occasion there were two of us and we selected from the set lunch menu. We both had fish cakes as starters, they were perfection. I had fish my partner chose the...More

Thank rumba2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst I really like the setting of the Mission, the decoration and furniture are now looking very tired and it could do with a refurb. As a starter, I chose the asparagus with egg, Parmesan and truffle oil priced at £7. I was shocked when...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was discreet and attentive, the food superior, and the setting exceptional. We will definitely be back when next we visit.

Thank Mahump
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today was not our first visit to the Mission and the food had never failed to impress. The waitress is always friendly, is very attentive and remembered me as soon as I walked through the door which is always a lovely sign of a good...More

Thank Cody T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere in this old building but slightly difficult to find but worth the effort! An excellent lunch and staff were very helpful and attentive.

Thank 403joand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Out of the way restaurant. Don't follow your sat nav, you need to head for Kitty O,hanlons pub the mission is in the square beside the pub. Once there what an exquisite place in what looks like a chapel for the seafarers of Plymouth it...More

Thank cornwall13579
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We haven’t been to the mission for a while, so on the basis of reviews we thought it may be pleasant to try again. When we arrived, the table was set out for two people when we had booked for four. The service was poor....More

Thank Shaun H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came with my family and wow what an experience. Absolutely wonderful experience. Staff were friendly and the service was excellent. The food was pure quality. I had the 11oz steak which was quite simply succulent and beautifully cooked. The salads we ordered were very...More

Thank Marios A
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Questions & Answers
Shaun K
19 January 2017|
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Response from michael m | Reviewed this property |
Call the restaurant before arriving and check although most places do cater for vegans
4 October 2015|
Response from ilo2 | Reviewed this property |
I can't comment for the restaurant but an FSA ruling requires food establishments and their meat suppliers to have obtained specific approval to serve anything less than thoroughly cooked. Very few do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 29
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sir John Hawkins Square | Palace Street, Plymouth PL1 2AY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1752 229955
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Our mission is to ensure that you are looked after on your visit with personal service and a warm welcome. The majority of the food on our menu is produced on the premises. Designed to offer something for everyone the menu has dishes that range from £2.95 to £18.95 for maincourses with a choice of starters and desserts if required. Let us invite you to indulge in a charming and intimate dining experience with non-pretentious menus that are composed solely to impress the customers who eat them not just the other chefs that read them.From having a break from work and eating from our new lunch menus or enjoying evening A La Carte you will have an experience to remember.
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