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Eat, See, Hear: Plymouth Area Guide

Across our Devon sites, we know there's a wealth of amazing things to Eat, See and Hear within our resident community - from in-depth branding and arts workshops to life drawing classes, a diverse array of shopfronts to the best plant-based bakes courtesy of Heyl Bakery - make sure you keep up with all the latest news and events here.

However have you ever wondered what our go-to local businesses and destinations are outside of the Alma Yard walls?

Discover our city-wide guide below.



You might know Minerva as purveyors of quality streetwear, however they've also expanded their offering to become one of Plymouth's most popular cafés.

Top quality coffee, iconic grilled cheese sandwiches and a varied seasonal food menu. What's not to love!


The Hutong Café

The Hutong Cafe is Plymouth's original bagel house. Whether you're a classic bagel lover or open to try one of Hutong's experimental flavours - think mackerel, falafel or Cuban inspired - the Hutong Cafe located in Stonehouse is a must try.

Prime Café

Prime Café and Bar is a stylish community centred venue that prides itself on a menu with fresh local ingredients at its core.

Stop by for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or hire the space for your next private function.

Zephyr Burgers

Not for the faint-hearted - Zephyr Burgers combine the highest quality beef, handmade toppings and a wedge of true foodie passion to deliver the most delicious, mouth-watering burgers every time.

Zephyr opened their first sit-down restaurant in 2022, serving up their signature cheeseburgers, elevated side dishes and delicious home-made desserts with a selection of great beers, cocktails and Zephyr wine.


Cosmic Kitchen

Heralded as the "best vegan food in Plymouth", Cosmic Kitchen's vegan bistro menu is a true delight of plant-based good mood food.

Knead Pizza

Looking for that perfect Neapolitan style pizza? Knead create perfectly pillowy light and flavoursome neo Neapolitan pizzas set in the beautiful Prysten House, ideal for a lunchtime bite or a relaxed dinner setting.



KARST Gallery are a contemporary art gallery & artist studios based in Stonehouse, Plymouth. KARST is an independent arts organisation with charitable status supported by Arts Council England and Plymouth City Council.

The gallery was founded in 2012 by artists inspired by the British Art Show 7, who wanted to develop an artist-led space in Plymouth to produce and show the best international contemporary art. Now, KARST have earned their reputation for being Plymouth's edgy, dynamic and challenging gallery space; an experimental workshop and incubator for new and upcoming talent.

What's on.

Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal is the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and principal home of the South West's performing arts scene.

Their mission? To be special for everyone.

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theatre royal

The Barbican Theatre

The Barbican Theatre is Plymouth's performing arts hub inspiring the next generation of artists and entrepreneurs in the area. Established in 1980, the Barbican has always kept emerging artists, young people and the development of talent at the heart of all that we do.

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The Arts Institute

The University of Plymouths Arts Institute is an eclectic public programme of exhibitions, music, talks, films & performances; and an integral contributor to the city's cultural offering.

Visit The Levinsky Gallery, the Jill Craigie Cinema and the House for a year-long series of art, talks, films and music.

What's on.

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The Plot

The Plot, by the dynamic Nudge team, is positioned as an alternative shopping arcade.

The name evokes the inspiration for the space as allotments, with each space rented out to local businesses and individuals who want to grow their ideas that benefit the community and street.

Find out more about The Plot's mission.


MIRROR is a public gallery, events programme and online resource based out of, and supported by Arts University Plymouth.

MIRROR are committed to taking a long-term, regenerative and proactive approach to developing the arts ecology in Plymouth and the South West, whilst maintaining a national and international perspective.

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The Talk Shop

A place to meet local people and to be a part of the change in North Stonehouse, Plymouth. The Talk Shop is a space to learn, share experiences and discover new ways to tap into the local community and businesses.

The space is also available for pop-up events, community group bookings and activities that connect people living in the neighbourhood.

The Box

The opening of The Box in 2020 was one of the most significant cultural events to happen in the UK, and one of the most exciting additions to Plymouth's arts and culture scene in the city's history.

The Box incorporates a museum, gallery, cafe, shop and bar. With a frequently changing schedule, there's always something new to explore and enjoy.

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Bread and Roses

The Bread and Roses is Plymouth's only social enterprise hub. The cosy pub space has become a special hub for arts, music, culture (and pints!).

They have a varied roster of live music events; from jazz to reggae, open mic nights and more.

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Plymouth Design Forum

For lovers of all things design, the PDF is a monthly get together to discuss, debate and promote design thinking in Plymouth.

Upcoming events.


Blues Bar & Grill

"The essential haunt for those who love Blues Music and great food" - Blues Bar & Grill does exactly what it says on the tin, combining amazing live music from local and international artists with harbour-side dining and drinking.

What's on.

The Millennium Building

The Millennium Building is one of our city's most iconic structures and was integral to Plymouth's cultural offering in its past life.

Having laid dormant for over 15 years, Nudge and Eat Work Art joined forces and bought the building in 2020 with the shared vision of resurrecting the Millennium as a cultural pillar of the Plymouth community.

Currently being used on a meanwhile-use basis, the future of the Millennium looks bright as a creative hub and venue for music, events and more.

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The Junction

Playing host to some of the best local up-and-coming talent across a diverse mix of genres, The Junction is Plymouth's no frills, all thrills live music venue.

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