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Captain Jaspers (Plymouth)
Member Name: missgiggles2008
Captain Jaspers (Plymouth)
Advantages: Great good quality food
Disadvantages: May get cold sitting outside!
This has to be the best place to visit in Plymouth for grab on the go! You cannot visit Plymouth without having a Captain Jaspers and it is even world famous!
Location - it is situated in a gorgeous part of Plymouth, that is the world famous Barbican - called the Whitehouse Pier. It is situated behind the Glassworks right on the edge of the water by the boats - and of course seagulls! Prime location if you fancy something different to the famous Plymouth fish and chips! This place is a small work from the main barbican mainstreet and about twenty minutes walk from the city centre. The barbican is easily found on many road signs, but you may have to ask for directions for Captain Jaspers as it is not signposted.....well only in word of mouth!
History behind the place -
It was in 1978 that a John Dudley wanted to raise money for charity at the famous Barbican Regatta - one thing came to mind and that was a few charcoal Dabs. He then applied for planning permission, but accidently only applied for a hut no bigger than 12'x6'. Back then rent was £10 and electricity £1 a week! This was so popular over the years that it was rebuilt to 20' x 12'. Then came the trouble where they had to move because the glassworks were going to built. Over the years since, alot of the business was based on good fortune, it wasn't until 1997 that the place earnt long term ownership which would secure it's future. What is nice about it, is that all the gadgets you see when ordering food/drink were designed and made by The Cap'n himself!This gives a real homeyl sense about it. In June 2001 the man himself sadly passed away but is now run by his daughter Georgie, involved since its birth in 1978.
Food/Drink - the food here is one thing you won't forget about this place - it has so much to offer, from a Jasperiser - which is a Quarter Pounder Bacon Burger atop a Quarter Pounder Cheese Burger finished with Fried Onions. To half a yard of Hot Dog! Yes that's right, and at £3.85 I find this a bargin! Eat it if you dare! It is yummy though! When I was younger, about 14 my mum said I wouldn't be able to eat that, oh was she wrong! They also do garlic bread for a bargin £1.25! Best of all this is it is cooked to order! They also do tea, coffeee, hot drinks and you have to pay a 20p deposit on all mugs - which I think adds to the homely touch.
Once you have ordered your food, you get a number and you get called up, you then can have whatever sauces you want on your burger or food, then you can sit bck down overlooking the beautiful harbour. If you want a token to keep to remind you of this place they also sell Tee shirts, key rings and mugs!
Go here if....you like honest, good quality, reliable food. With friendly staff you can't go far wrong!
Don't go here here if.....you don't like the cold, and aren't prepared to eat outside.
Summary: great quality food, homely, friendly staff and competitive prices