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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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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“jerk chicken” (57 reviews)
“dumplings” (35 reviews)
“mutton” (30 reviews)
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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 8 January 2018

This restaurant was a great discovery for a wonderful meal at the turn of the year. On entering for the first time there is absolutely nothing in the ground floor hallway to suggest what you will find upstairs. Climb the stairs, open the door, and...More

Thank lundyshopkeeper
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Despite living in Brixham for two years, this was the first time we'd visited The Pepper Shack - regret not finding it sooner! Lovely place, friendly, reasonably priced, great ambience and fab food! It was the first night for our Waitress but she did really...More

Thank RakReview
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

What can I say, there were a, party of 8 & we had a fantastic evening. The food was amazing, so tasty & spicy, we all shared our meals because we all wanted to try the food & the smell of the was mouth watering....More

Thank gerwott
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thank you all for a lively evening ... great fun to have you all in. Steffon always does a stint helping out Mum when he is in town. This time we also had the pleasure of welcoming Exeter Chief's Lachie Turner who tried his hand...More

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Well, here we go. Let’s go to the Pepper shack they said, ok we said, let’s go. Pepper shack is located on the first floor, there is a neon “welcome” sign halfway up the stairs, that starts me thinking. Anyway, up we went into a...More

Thank Toffski
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thanks for a nice review ... it was a pleasure to have you all come in ... hopefully see you again. Just to answer a couple of points: - We simply don't have the space for barrels, so the only option is bottled beer (which...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

We came here for my brother's birthday meal to celebrate. The restaurant floor is quite small but this wasn't a problem. The food was lovely, spiced well and beautifully cooked. They had a good range of cocktails as well, inncluding some mocktails, which was great...More

Thank thisstudenttravels
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thanks very much ... glad we had the right ingredients all round for you, haha. Verna doesn't use flour in her sauces, so it is just the obvious ... breads and batter ... that needs to be avoided for gluten-free. We will always see what...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Love love love Vernas! Food is always fantastic never disappointed! Relaxed atmosphere great cocktails and views of Brixham harbour. Hosts are always super friendly. Recently had a 30th birthday meal here too, everything went really smoothly accommodating our balloons cake and 20 guests. Would highly...More

Thank samantha M
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thanks thanks thanks, haha. It was great to have you all come along ... we're always happy to try accommodate a special occasion ... and yours had a good buzz right through .. which is all the nicer, of course. We'll be back from our...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We took our very good friends here last Friday. We hadn't been back ourselves for a few years although we are local. This will definitely change as we had a wonderful evening. I had the Trinidad stewed chicken, 2 had the Mutton and 1 had...More

Thank anjp33
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Hopefully we will see more of you now that you have made it back in to see us, haha. The mutton remains my favourite, though I have to say that everything goes pretty well as people have different tastes. We do try to put across...More

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Never been to a Caribbean restaurant before! This was a great fun and relaxed evening out. We booked early evening as we had children with us and they were very accommodating. The goat curry was to die for. I had Trinidad chicken stew which was...More

Thank borah29
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Yes, you are quite right about the Trinidad Stew Chicken ... it is a sweet and very rich dish ... and pretty popular with anyone keen to avoid chilli heat. Glad you son enjoyed it ... nice to have adventurous children. Thanks for a nice...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

We had a great dinner at the Pepper Shack. The restaurant was really small and cosy and everything felt very authentic. I had the Goats Cheese samosa to start and WOW. Punchy goats cheese with a little added spice. It was absolutely delicious. Never had...More

Thank Ellaw95
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

We have recently had quite a few diners new to Caribbean food ... and all left pretty happy with it, haha. As you found, it isn't all spicy heat. We know not everyone likes spicy food, not everyone is able to eat it ... for...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

We visited for a meal and have to say we absolutely loved the food. I had the chicken and prawn curry and my wife had the goat curry. Both were wonderful, authentic flavours and really tasty. It was great as well that Verna the cook...More

Thank BarnsleyChappers147
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

"The cocktails were just how they taste in the Caribbean ..." [Pepper Shack, recently on Tripadvisor] "... if there is anything wrong - please, tell us while anything can still be addressed" [Pepper Shack, on the Menu] Really pleased you enjoyed the food, really sorry...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
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  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
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18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 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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