Exmouth docks have been redeveloped over recent years and the jewel in its crown, as far as food and live music goes, is The Point Bar & Grill. This lively and spacious hub is just as popular with day trippers on local cruises as it is with regulars. Its wonderful sea views and expertly cooked food set the tone for relaxed get-togethers with friends and family.
Richard, our host for the evening, welcomed us through the doors and explained that live music – the Sunday evening performances in particular – has been a riproaring success, and that’s not the only thing. Given the venue’s location, it came as no surprise that seafood steals the show on the varied menu, as guests can enjoy mussels from the award-winning Exmouth Mussels Company next door, as well as a selection of locally caught fresh fish.
After quenching our thirst at the bar, we choose the Kenniford Farm ham hock roulade served with piccalilli, olive oil croutes and salad, and crispy whitebait with dipping chilli sauce to begin. A starter of Lyme Bay scallops atop a pea and ham hock salad with a sprinkle of Parmesan was converted to a main course (easily done as everything is cooked fresh to order), and my delicious 10oz rump steak came with all the trimmings. For dessert, panna cotta, lemon posset and an assortment of Dunstaple farm ice cream were up for grabs, but content with what went before, we settled with coffees.