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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

100% reccomend this place. The owner is staff are lovely and very welcoming. The food is brilliant. My husband had a burger and I had lamb koftas all food was cooked fresh.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 November 2023 via mobile

Food was not good .. we had burgers and nachos , nachos freezing , burgers tasteless in a soggy bun. Toilets dirty , cobwebs and dirty tiles disgusting . Saw a review from back in August complaining toilets were dirty , come on they should...have been cleaned by now !!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023 via mobile

Back here again and Wow what a gem of a place met by the owner and made to feel so welcomed. We ordered our food and drinks everything was spot on had check backs by the owner and we had some great banter I felt...so relaxed and chilled. Thank you for a wonderful evening we will be back and will definitely recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

Didn't go as when I rang to book I was told 4 day waiting list. Person on phone a bit abrupt. Not likely to Try again.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

We found this little gem after reading the reviews and we were not disappointed. We went for our daughters 6th birthday (family of 5). The food was absolutely delicious with a really good selection. The service was great and the staff were very friendly and...welcoming. I would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

We come to the cow shed each year we come to brixham it’s one of our go to restaurants Paul is a brilliant host and we enjoy the banter which makes a relaxing atmosphere the food as always was excellent we had serloin steaks and...they were superb cooked to perfection by Paul’s wife Jill. We look forward to returning next year.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

Amazing place for dinner, all staff were friendly,stopped to chat and share secret recipes!!!!! Would definitely recommend if you are in the Brixham area

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023

I couldn't fault the venue, from the moment we walked in without a reservation to the end of the evening , staff pleasant, food was excellent, good selection of beer and wine . If you didn't know where it was you could easily miss it...as it is down an alley way .More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

Booked in advance and was really looking forward to my meal due to the menu and other reviews. The food was average apart from the sirloin steak which was beautifully tender and full of flavour really really good.The portions were generous. That's where the good...stuff ends for me.The visit was a let down the deserts were not good,the profiteroles (my all time favourite)were in a glass in what tasted like cheap chocolate mouse or angel delight and were soggy, my son ordered the creme brulee and shortbread.The shortbread was not shortbread at all but a cheap packet shortie biscuit of this I am sure and to be served this and charged good money when it is very easy to make shortbread or at least buy some decent stuff to serve is shocking deserving of a 1 star review by itself.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 August 2023

Not great… we booked this restaurant after looking at the menus online and couldn’t wait to try the food! It’s a strange place to review, some good bits but Unfortunately lots of poor bits too! The atmosphere in the restaurant is strange, it’s a very...hollow building which echoes and we found ourselves whispering. The owner came round and I’m sure he is a nice man, but doesn’t understand what ‘personal space’ is… touching, holding our hands, coming right up to our faces with cigarette breath put us all off straight away… I know some females would feel very alarmed by this too Unfortunately! The drinks were nice, the rhubarb cider was very tasty! The food arrived - I ordered ‘the shed’ burger and the ‘rooster balls.’ The burger bun was not toasted and due to the amount of salsa on the burger, just turned the whole thing into a bland mess. It didn’t taste good at all, sweet salsa and just a tasteless beef burger. It was a shame as I was really hoping it would be great!! The rooster balls were supposed to be shredded chicken… but it was just slop, not shredded chicken at all! A real let down. Another one of our party had the ‘ribs and wings’ - tasted like it was frozen/out of a packet and not fresh as like other restaurants! I wouldn’t return, lots of better fresher and tastier food around brixham harbour including the Prince William, Albero and The Market House.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 30 July 2023 via mobile

I really struggled with my review for this place.. because I really want to like it, and I love local establishments.. there was just a couple of issues which will prevent me from returning.. I will say though our friends love the place so please...take this review as my own personal opinion and not a generic one. The two issues for me was not the place as it’s done out in a great way, nor the staff as they were very prompt but busy, it was the quality of the food we had. My chicken burger was cooked fine but flavourless sadly, and the wife fajitas had the wrong colour peppers for that recipe which made it far too sweet to the point she couldn’t eat it. Such a shame as I would love to rate it higher..More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 20 July 2023

Nice food but nothing special, and a little overpriced, only had 1 choice of lager but to be honest tasted disgusting

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

Poor quality food in general, burgers were good but more expensive meals were substandard. Service was ok but nothing special. Left hungry although we’re not big eaters 🙁

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

If you like fried food this is going to appeal. I ordered the chicken balls and massive cock, and whilst the balls were small and tasty I left most of the cock as it was too hard to be enjoyable.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 July 2023

Went to the cow shed with my wife and daughters for a 6pm sitting and was served by Sophie and the owner. The service was first class and both catered for our needs faultlessly. There were 5 of us who had ordered and all meals...came out together and was piping hot. I would highly recommend this restaurant and fyi the massive cock is a meal and a half.(just read the menu and you will know)More

Date of visit: July 2023
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The Cow Shed is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4