A few weeks ago I was kindly invited down to the Cookhouse & Pub, Lockyers Quay in Plymouth which has recently opened. I spent many years of my childhood going to the Lockyers Quay when it was run under a different company and I honestly hadn’t been to this location for at least 16 years which makes me feel way too old…
Cookhouse & Pub is a Whitbread brand and they have multiple locations across the UK, so I’d definitely recommend checking out their website to see if you have a location near to you that you can try out.
I’d found out a few days prior to the evening that they’d just launched a festive menu for the run up to Christmas, so needless to say I already knew what I would be having…
Perfectly situated by the Plymouth Aquarium, a stones throw walk from the Barbican, but close proximity to Vue Cinema, it makes a perfect, different location to start your evening, and there’s free parking too.
The inside of the Cookhouse was cosy and inviting with a warming atmosphere. Think log fires, exposed brickwork and warm lighting. It really was the perfect setting for a wintry evening.
Did someone say food?
I’d already decided I’d be ordering from the festive menu, but opted for some garlic and chilli king prawns for starters, all about that balance, right?
I ordered the Christmas dinner for my main and it was everything I could have hoped for. Succulent meat, delicious veggies and my favourite addition being the pigs in blankets.
Is this not the best part about a Christmas dinner? I’d quite happily just eat a bowl full of these on Christmas Day, not gonna lie.
Then it was onto desserts, of course.. I had the classic Christmas pudding with brandy sauce which ended the perfect festive meal at Cookhouse.
Their festive menu was a really nice addition, as in most restaurants it’s something you can only choose if you’re dining as a big group or a Christmas party. Their main menu is packed full of classic dishes so there is something for everyone.
Thank you so much to the kind team at Cookhouse & Pub, Plymouth who made us have a really enjoyable first experience, with amazing food and service, we can’t wait to go back in the New year!
Have you visited one of their restaurants before?
*This was a gifted meal, but as always, all opinions are 100% my own.