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“£300k revamped hotel restaurant now pitched more to non-residents.”

50 Degrees North Brasserie & Bar
Ranked #450 of 806 Restaurants in Plymouth
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

For a decade and more the Copthorne at the north end of Armada Way has looked drab, outdated and run down. The restaurant was dull, functional and unattractive. If you had a friend or colleague staying you would badly want to take them to an outside place to eat. About a year ago the hotel exterior was cleaned and smartened up, there has been work on the communal areas and many of the bedrooms brought up to date. A significant effort has now been made with the restaurant.

We have tried it at lunchtime. It looks upgraded but I’m not sure that it has hit the mark. If it is looking to appease large coach tour groups who don’t want to venture out or want a bar that also does fizzy wine and cocktails or who want slightly more formal food alongside a tilt at fringe finer dining then I suppose it’s here. From our point of view it lacks character and doesn’t feel like a welcoming place to eat with friends. It still overlooks Sainsbury’s busy car park. It feels a bit regimented. It is a long oblong furnished a bit like the S & L booze and a bit of food chain. Credit to the menu planners. It is wide ranging and there’ll be a meal for vary many tastes. The prices are a little bit more than the Plymouth eating out average. But it still feels very much like a functional 3 to 4 star in-house functional hotel bar. Out lunch was not bad but unmemorable and we probably won’t come back - different maybe if we get an invite from an acquaintance who insists on paying.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Jannerbloke
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TrevorVels, General Manager at 50 Degrees North Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Dear Jannerbloke,

Thank you for taking the time to submit such a detailed review after your recent visit to our recently refurbished 50 Degrees North Brasserie & Bar. Thank you particularly for your acknowledgement of our current efforts to improve our overall product and begin the process of once again establishing ourselves as one of the premier hotels in the city.

Naturally, we are disappointed to read that our design and decor intended to offer a more trendy and modern alternative to the standard hotel environment did not hit the mark with you. As you will imagine, it is almost impossible to meet the expectations of all of our varied market segments but we do hope that you will return and give us another try when we can better meet your personal expectations.

Kind Regards,

Trevor Vels | General Manager

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