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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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“jerk chicken” (58 reviews)
“dumplings” (39 reviews)
“mutton” (31 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 5 days ago via mobile

Four of us had a fab meal on Sat night. Service was excellent and we all enjoyed the atmosphere and music.

Thank Jacqui B
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Happy is good ... thank you very much! It was good to meet you all ... hopefully again sometime ...

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My hubby and I booked a table for our anniversary after finding out about Verna’s pepper shack on google.. we were greeted by a very friendly waitress... the overall experience was exceptional.. the food was tasty, hot and came out within a good time.. we...More

Thank Candy-ann M
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks very much ... always nice when people come in for a special occasion ... glad you enjoyed. I have my new Juice Squeezer now, so the cocktails are even bettter, haha. Hopefully see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here last night and I have to say it was an amazing meal. We couldn't decide on what to eat as it was the first time we had tried a Caribbean food , so we decided on the sharing platter .It didn't disappoint we...More

Thank Jeff C
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Not surprisingly, we get quite a few people trying Caribbean food for the first time ... there is isn't a huge amount around this part of Britain ... especially home-cooked. Happily, it seems to go down as well as it does with those more familiar...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at the Pepper Shack this evening. The food was SO good that we booked again for tomorrow evening before we left. We enjoyed the Apple and Garlic dumplings with Mango Chutney. We ordered the Mackerel and the Jerk Pork Skewers to start and...More

Thank Nicola4427
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Haha ... thanks very much ... all the more appreciated after the previous review ... you even had the very same Curried Goat. Hey Ho! Let's hope we can do just as well for you tonight ... try the Masala Mutton. See you later ...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family visited yesterday and it wasn’t what we expected as are family love this type of food but this place has let down the Caribbean Food down as it’s was absolutely disgusting and vile wouldn’t recommend it to anybodyMore

4  Thank Ryanlomax199325
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I can only guess this is down to your refusal to believe that the Goat was actually Goat ... well ... it was, it is and always will be. Curried Goat is easily our most popular dish, the meat is plentiful in supply from East...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant as we were after something different after endless amount of seafood - this place didn't disappoint. Had some delicious jerk chicken, rice and peas and a lovely dark and stormy cocktail. The owner also kindly gave us some bonus apple and garlic...More

Thank kate B
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much ... we do rely a lot on having a good Tripadvisor rating ... so every nice review is much appreciated. (Hopefully, if there are any issues, they can be resolved there and then, haha.) Glad you both enjoyed the Jerk Chicken ......More

Reviewed 4 June 2018

We visit Brixham at least once a year - love it. This is always the first place we visit for dinner. Such amazing food. The Lamb Shank was amazing, but as are all meals. We try something different every time. If in Brixham - you...More

Thank 715Claire
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks very much ... and apologies for the tardy response ... we have just had a quick break to freshen up for the main Summer Season. Happily, we get a lot of regular return guests ... whether once a year or whenever might be the...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018

Hosted by a lovely couple they produce a fantastic fusion of great food, coacktails and atmosphere. We visited twice during our week in Brixham and would eat there regularly if we did not live 150 miles away. Verna's Trinidadian flavours are stunning with melt in...More

Thank br00kd
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thanks very much ... lovely reviews always appreciated ... even more so after we welcomed you back within a week. Always happy to have a go at different cocktails ... as long as we have the ingredients! It has been a busy week ... and...More

Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Booked for 2 on a busy Saturday evening. No tables spare, so people were being turned down. Unfortunately that meant the service was a little "laid back", and we could tell other diners were also being left waiting for food. That said, the food was...More

Thank Luke H
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Haha ... "Laid Back" is definitely not the expression I would choose ... we try our best to miminise delays ... but we know that some are likely when we are full. Ideally, we would have people arriving at 15 minute intervals ... but, of...More

Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Consistently great authentic food. Love the new tasters added to the menu which means you can try some of the more unusual dishes before trying them as a main. I also loved the Trini Mango Relish that accompanied it (very hot and goes great with...More

1  Thank Janheckle
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thanks very much ... it is great to see people coming back regularly ... then we know we are doing something right. Things are pretty much as we want them now ... but we do try to make an occasional tweak here and there. The...More

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Questions & Answers
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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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
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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