Ocean View at The Dome Review

When we moved to Plymouth in June I fell in love with Plymouth Hoe the views of the Sea are spectacular and I always feel so relaxed and at home here.


I remember walking past “The Dome” and saying to Harriet what is that I found it so intriguing. I was amazed it wasn’t getting used, its location and style of the building looked like it could be a great venue.

So when I heard it was getting a makeover and turned into a bar and restaurant I was ecstatic.

We heard it was opening on the 1st of November so we headed along to catch a glimpse and try out their coffee and cakes. As soon as you walk into the venue your eyes are drawn to the dome and blue skies then quickly drawn to the stunning Ocean views unless you are Thea who was drawn to delicious-looking cakes at the entrance.

On arrival, we were greeted straight away and shown to a table overlooking the sea, very spectacular. Not only outside is spectacular but inside is as well. The venue has been styled very well, they did a great job and it reminded me of several classic restaurants in Glasgow. The how art decor style and colors fit perfectly for being by the sea and giving an air of sophistication.

So onto what we got. We opted for the £5 coffee and cake deal an absolute bargain. The coffee was of a high standard and the cakes portion are very generous and moreish. The service for being the 1st day was very attentive too.

So my review does not end there we went back on Sunday for lunch in the restaurant.

The restaurant is in a separate part of the dome but it has the same stunning views through the floor-to-ceiling windows it’s stunning but can be quite hot with the sun’s glare.

The restaurant itself is very stylish with a bar in the middle where drinks are made and brought to your table and an open view kitchen situated behind it. You can tell there has been a lot of thought put into the whole layout of the venue. It’s chic, stylish, and sophisticated but not over the top. We had our four-year-old with us and didn’t feel out of place but I cant wait to return with friends and try out the delicious-looking cocktail menu.

We started with some nibbles to start with pigs in blankets, hummus, and sourdough bread, and garlic butter all tasted great and perfect if you’re with family to share.

On to the main courses the child’s pasta is a great portion size and very tasty.

The adults well it being a Sunday we went for the Sunday Roast. I have had a few since moving down to Plymouth but this has been the best so far lamb was cooked perfectly. The roast potatoes are so crispy perfect with some gravy and an epic Yorkshire pudding while writing this I am already planning my next visit!.

The service and atmosphere in the restaurant for a Sunday was spot on a very nice playlist my wife kept saying that’s on my playlist! And we were looked after well and gave lots of information regarding the food and drinks menu.

So to round it up Ocean View at The Dome has something for everyone whether you are popping in for a coffee and cake after a walk along the front, cocktails with friends, or celebrating in their restaurant.