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Atmospheric and intimate serving superb food and drink

Eat and drink in two of Plymouth's most luxurious spaces at Custom House on Plymouth's Barbican.

Our Cellar Bar and Long Room are two very different but equally stunning and atmospheric rooms with sumptuous menus, irresistible cocktails, extensive wines and spirits and delicious food created by our talented kitchen team.

Expect a relaxed, intimate atmosphere with quality food & top class service. We also serve food and drink when the weather is fine in our stylish seating area on the Barbican's cobbles.

The Cellar Bar is literally created from the historic building's cellar. The sloping exposed brick ceilings, sleek copper piping and elegant modern touches create a unique dining experience like no other in Plymouth. The Long Room with its huge windows, tall ceiling and grand piano is a breathtaking space to spend an unforgettable evening.

Unwind in total sophistication, enjoying our outstanding selections of gin and spirits from around the world, creative cocktails and vast choice of wines & champagnes.

Make sure you join us for our now famous Sunday Lunch, like no other in the city!

Keep an eye on our social media for news on live acts performing in the evenings and on weekends. We offer a lunch and dinner menu which includes sharing platters as well as a delicious Sunday lunch menu. Explore using the menu links below.

All menus are subject to change depending upon availability

Meet the Chef - Matt Dell

Matt grew up in Tavistock and confesses that his Mother’s cooking drove him to want to create food. He’s a nostalgic character who respects local producers and those who trained him, notably Masterchef Peter Gorton, Dave Jenkins of Rock Salt & Salumi and Chris Sandham & Nigel Johns of Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Matt started his career front of house working at the Two Bridges in Princetown, where he fell in love with the hospitality industry working under Chef Tim Bailey and being scared stiff of chefs! He moved around working and running venues before he decided to make the move into the kitchen. His first real taste of this was blagging a job in a cafe in Tavistock, where he taught himself how to cook, using old French and Italian cook books he’d buy from charity shops.  After 4 years of training himself he moved to Rock Salt in Plymouth where he gained valuable knowledge from Chef Patron, Dave Jenkins.

After leaving Rock Salt, Matt found his way to Theatre Royal Plymouth. There were no vacancies in the Kitchen and he was happy to work front of house, but after one shift, Chef Chris offered him work in the kitchen. After working as Head Chef at TRP for 3 years, Matt worked at other popular venues in Plymouth to gain experience and to further himself more, moving to the Crowne Plaza as Senior Sous Chef, Kitley House as Head Chef, Boringdon Hall as Senior Brasserie Chef and has spent the last 18 months at The Plymstock Inn as Head Chef and General Manager.

He also travelled to Denmark and Sweden to visit, work and soak up Scandinavian life, visiting 4x worlds best restaurant winner Noma and meeting with Head Chef and Owner Rene Redzepi who gave advice to Matt and pointed him towards other destinations in Copenhagen.
He joins Custom House with his Sous Chef Aaron Evely, whom has been his right hand man for the past 2 years. Aaron trained at Plymouth City College and under Dave @ Rock Salt, The St Moritz in Polzeath, The Springer Spaniel under Masterchef Winner Anton Piotrowski and under Chef Scott Paton at Boringdon Hall, where Aaron was a Pastry Chef.

“We hope to exploit the best in local produce and work closely with local Farmers and producers to create memorable experiences for our clients. We will be bringing you new offerings, changing the menu frequently and serving the best Sunday Roast on the Barbican. We have a common love of food and we hope to share that with you all soon”. Matt x


Our talented kitchen team create immaculate dishes designed make memorable meals including our famous sharing platters


If you want to indulge in some classic or more unusual creations the Cellar Bar is the perfect place for you to relax and enjoy your evening.


Exceptional wines by the glass or a more indulgent bottle, all paired to perfectly match the ambience of the Cellar Bar.

Private Hire

The Cellar Bar is available for private hire, a unique and intimate setting to host your special event.

Plymouth's Exclusive Private Hire Venue