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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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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Seafood, Barbecue, Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
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No 1 The Strand | (Side door next to Simply Fish), Brixham TQ5 8EH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t miss out on this great food! My wife and I shared a goat curry and a salt fish with ackee. Try them, you will not be disappointed. Proper family business with mum doing the cooking and dad front of house providing great service.

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

Pleasure to meet you ... always nice when we have a bit more time to chat ... and also get the service right, haha. Thanks for a nice review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Husband and I visited the Pepper Shack on the last night of our stay in Brixham. The food is excellent, we had the chicken and mango tart and deep fried prawns to start. The pastry for the tarts just melted in your mouth, the...More

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

Well, we can't be accused of rushing people, haha. Everything is prepared by Verna so we can be sure it is done properly ... inevitably that does take a little time but we're usually pretty timely ... occasionally needing a little patience when a few...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title says it all. John and Verna were both very welcoming, and couldn't have done any more for us - e.g. they asked us if we'd like to move to a table with more of a view once it was vacated. The food was...More

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

Thanks very much ... always nice to hear things have gone well ... but especially so for our 600th review. When we are out ourselves, I always hate it when things are less than they might be ... so we do our best to make...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not visit Brixham without eating at the Pepper Shack, its that simple !! Yes its hidden up what appears to be the staircase to someones living room, but that just adds to the charm. The food is amazing and the service is the only...More

Thank Milhouse2011
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

"The food is amazing and the service is the only thing that beats the food !!!" But for my personal safety, I would get this framed ... Verna has a slightly more jaundiced view of the service ... but I will take it for sure,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this little gem of a restaurant whilst holidaying in Brixham , fab food great service, lovely atmosphere,& a wonderful variety of rums to choose from . would definitely recoomend 👍👍

Thank aburton889
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much ... glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this gem of a place yesterday. Wife and I both had goat curry. It was phenomenal. The place itself has a great vibe. Service second to none and the cocktails are far beyond what you'd expect in a restaurant. I'd like to find something...More

Thank a1000yardstare
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Haha ... really, no negatives is fine with us ... and we do take serious points of criticism seriously ... others not so much, but that's life. I have actually had people come along on the strength of the replies here ... but it is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my parents for my mum's birthday. Love this restaurant, the food is amazing. Highly recommend the jerk chicken and the hake. Perfect night!

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

That's what we like, haha ... loads of enthusiasm! Always nice to know it makes a difference. Thanks very much ... see you next time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a wonderful week in Brixham and trying some restaurants, we found this little place , and what a find , fantastic home cooked food , fantastic cocktails, the look and feel of the place brilliant , if you are a rugby fan well worth...More

Thank David H
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It is always nice to see people make a quick return visit ... and hopefully they enjoy it just as much the second time. Happily, we do get a lot of people comimg back to us .. but not often as quickly as then next...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here on a Sunday night, never having tried Jamaican food and were really glad we came! There was a good choice of drinks including lots of different types of rum and the menu was also really varied. I am a vegetarian and there...More

Thank Linda W
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much ... nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit. It's true that we have a number of Jamaican dishes but Verna's cooking is more strongly influenced by her native Trinidad ... so we really offer both. We have a lot of Vegetarians...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Has been a few years since we last visited, this time took our daughter and partner. It was even better than we remembered all had something different and all loved what we had. A lovely night out we will be back!!More

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

We've very nearly reached our 6th Anniversry now (October) ... hopefully we have managed to iron things out a bit better over the years. There were definitely some intersting evenings in the early days as we got things straight. Glad we didn't disappoint ... see...More

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Disciple101
27 October 2016|
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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
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kaycopp65
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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