The Barbican Kitchen
What do you get when you combine a world-famous institution, an historic location and first-rate cuisine? The answer is Plymouth’s Barbican Kitchen, found in the same building as the Plymouth Gin Distillery. Take a stroll around the historic Barbican before taking a tour around the distillery – a must for gin-connoisseurs.
Now in its 12th year, The Barbican Kitchen was opened in 2006 by brothers Chris and James Tanner. The contemporary interior inspires relaxation and matches the menu perfectly. The menu is both exciting and modern, fusing traditional techniques with innovative ideas. Local produce is used to create dishes with an international twist. Start with the likes of hand-picked Brixham crab salad or Creedy Carver chicken liver parfait. The main event is guaranteed to impress, with dishes such as The Barbican Kitchen’s ramen bowl with tofu, noodles, pak choi and sesame, which is perfect for vegetarians. The sublime slow-cooked West Country lamb shoulder with Wye Valley asparagus, morels and sweetbreads is bound to be a winner with meat-lovers. Pair with the iconic Plymouth gin and tonic or a glass of wine to complete the experience. Service is impeccable, and all guests feel welcome.
Such an excellent dining experience is, surprisingly, available at a very reasonable price, especially when you consider that under-fives eat for free. A great-value set menu is also available for lunch and early evenings. Check the website for prices and sample menus. All that’s left to do now is book a table and enjoy the Tanner brothers’ hospitality.