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Pepper Shack

No 1 The Strand | (Side door next to Simply Fish), Brixham TQ5 8EH, England
+44 1803 882978
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Barbecue, Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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No 1 The Strand | (Side door next to Simply Fish), Brixham TQ5 8EH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife took me here for my birthday and we can't say enough nice things about this place! From the warm welcome & birthday balloon to the truley amazing food (good job we live 3 hrs away else we'd be in here everyday). The food...More

Thank Gareth P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We've just got back from a wonderful meal at the Pepper Shack! We booked online (as others have recommended) which was very easy. The meal from start to finish was superb. The staff were all welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. If we lived...More

1  Thank Robert G
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

As always, thanks for a great review ... glad you enjoyed the meal ... we do our best! The online booking system works pretty well ... when our email confirmations don't end up in the Junk, haha. Hopefully, we will see you again.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great evening glad we booked. Good Buzz to this place. Both had the goat curry, cocktails and beers. Good atmosphere and great food. Yummy! we will back.

1  Thank h18orm
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Summer has started very nicely for us ... we have had more people than last year ... and, importantly, bringing some fun as well as enjoying the meal. Thanks for coming along and having a good time ... plus the nice review, of course.

Reviewed 4 days ago

This place should not be missed if you are in Brixham. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is great.

1  Thank DavidandAli17
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the nice review ... we've certainly got off to a good start for our 5th Summer ... welcoming plenty of returning visitors and many new ones.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just over a year on since myself my partner and 2 boys were in Brixham last and we decided late yesterday afternoon to try and get a table at the Pepper Shack. We said we would come back if we were down here again as...More

1  Thank madman0
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hopefully, the online booking system does its job well enough ... although increasingly, confirmation emails seem to end up in over-enthusiastic junk folders. We will see about adding SMS acknowledgements before too long. Glad you all enjoyed your return visit ... we do our best...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great to have a range of vegetarian options and the Scotch bonnet pepper sauce is the ideal accompaniment. The pumpkin patties were delicious & the dumplings on the house were a nice touch (a new flavour for us). Highly recommended.

1  Thank Jill5370
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks very much ... happy we suited you. We started off with just a couple of vegetarian options but quickly found there was quite a bit of demand for something a little different ... so we added a bit more, haha. They are pretty tasty.

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's easy to miss this place on the seafront but I would highly recommend anyone to find it and have a great meal. The service from both the hosts was top notch, friendly and welcoming and making the evening relaxing and entertaining. The food itself...More

1  Thank Daniel S
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We have hung a couple of new flags (Barbados & Antigua) from our windows to try to catch the eye, but we still don't have the most obvious location ... first floor with a side door. People seem to get to us eventually, haha. For...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food as always is worth the 700 mile round trip. Everything is cooked to perfection. Atmosphere is relaxed and chilled, great place to eat. Everyone one is friendly. Always eat here when we come to brixham. And have to have the banoffee pie, amazing....More

1  Thank Andrea J
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Always a pleasure to see you both ... we like people who set out to enjoy themselves, haha, and happily we delivered to meet your expectations. At least the drive blows the cobwebs away. See you next time indeed ... and ... Thanks!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice during our stay in Brixham and were disappointed that we didn't have time for a third visit. Verna and John are extremely welcoming and the food is outstanding, every dish we had was simply delicious and so full of flavour. Really...More

1  Thank j5hrp
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Haha ... there is always a next time ... it was a pleasure to have you come along and always a great compliment when guests make a quick return to us as you you did. We do try to make people feel at home ......More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a dinner with my kids and their partners at the PepperShack. Overall my party enjoyed their food but I would warn against having the Chicken and prawn curry, it was way too salty for my taste, and I was not able to eat...More

Thank Mark E
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I discussed your meal with your partner at the table and explained that there is actually no salt added other than which comes with some of the spices. We were particularly busy and hearing nothing at all from you (not a word about it), the...More

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27 October 2016|
Response from ShackTalk | Property representative |
Yes ... we do 3 Child options ... all homemade ... Burger & Chips, Chicken Nuggets & Chips, Spaghetti Bolognese. We also do a number of other non-spicy starters and main courses. The whole menu is on our website but please... More
13 July 2015|
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Response from ShackTalk | Property representative |
Hi ... there are indeed several vegetarian options which you will find on our menu at PepperShack co uk. These range from the salad and goat cheese samosas (no spice in either) to mildly spiced Chick Pea and Red Bean... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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17:00 - 22:30
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17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 1 The Strand | (Side door next to Simply Fish), Brixham TQ5 8EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Brixham
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 882978
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Brixham's harbour-side restaurant offers Trinidadian Verna's native Caribbean cuisine alongside great local ribs & home-made steak burgers, local seafood and fun desserts. Carnival favourites Goat Curry, Saltfish & Ackee and Jerk Chicken take pride of place among a number of home-grown recipes - Trinidad Chicken & King Prawn Curry, Pineapple Pork, Legendary Lamb Shank and local Scallop & Ling Curry. Jerk Pork Skewers, Seafood Tart and San Fernando Spicy Prawns appear amongst the starters along with Patties, Gurnard Goujons, Home-made Samosas and Scallops & Hogs. We use local fish in a number of seafood dishes including Fish Bites and a number of curries. Vegetarians are offered Pumpkin Patties and Goat Cheese Samosas among the starters, followed by Sweet Potato & Black Bean Curry, Chilli sin Carne and even Jamaican Jerk Tofu among the Vegan options. A good part of the menu is Gluten-free as indicated in the online menu. Home-made Banana Cake, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Banoffee Pie, Morgan-spiced Rum Panacotta are complemented by Ice Cream, Sorbets, Pineapple Sundae and our own Rum Baba. For children, there are home-made Chicken Nuggets, Spaghetti Bolognese and more Ice Cream. Pepper Shack is fully licensed until midnight with Red Stripe, Sol, Peroni, local Dartmoor ales, Healey's Cornish Ciders, wines from around the world and a wide range of rums among the spirits. We also offer an extensive Cocktail Menu and even Ice Cream Liqueur Cocktails
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