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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” (57 reviews)
“dumplings” (35 reviews)
“mutton” (30 reviews)
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Seafood, Barbecue, Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
No 1 The Strand | (Side door next to Simply Fish), Brixham TQ5 8EH, England
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Such a fantastic meal with family and had the pleasure of meeting Verna herself. Proper Trini food, great venue and friendly hosts. Loved it and will be back!

Thank Louise S
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

As always ... thanks very much for a nice review ... and confirmation that Verna's cooking is very much the real deal. It was very nice to have you all in ... glad you enjoyed.

Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner booked a table for 7pm. We got there early but wasn't a problem. We was greeted by a gentleman who sat us at a lovely table by the window. We had the spicy king prawns which was lovely. While we waited...More

Thank vickie b
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Thank you very much ... glad we could give you a good end to your holiday. The meat combo dish (Grazers' Delight) is very good for comparing the different meats. For the record, I also put the Masala Mutton in top position,

Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Service slightly lacking when it came to remembering what drinks had been ordered and the wait for them. However, food was great. The complimentary apple and garlic fritters were incredible! Would definetly go back, booking is essential.More

Thank Sarah C
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Yes, we have to put our hand up for this one. It was one of our busiest nights and we were down to just me able to make cocktails correctly (training is in hand but not quite there yet). We had some 30 cocktails ordered...More

Reviewed 30 August 2016

Have been meaning to try the Pepper Shack out for a while, now we have we will definitely be back!! The food is superb, the service friendly and relaxed, but attentive. Give the Shack a try you won't regret it.

Thank Kevin G
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Thanks very much! Having fallen a little short keeping up over our busiest weekend, it's nice to hear that we are getting most of it right.

Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Start with the negative and get it out of the way. Due to poor booking procedure the place was packed out at the same time. Once we sat down 2 table of 4 turned up and a table of 2 all at the same time....More

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ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Well, my regular Tripadvisor fan-base will know pretty much what is coming next ... so, this one is for all of you. ******* First, the gratitude ... many thanks for your wholesome praise for the food ... and DEFINITELY for making a return visit in...More

Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

5 of us visited here for a meal on our weeks holiday and was greeted by the friendly owner who fitted us in and gave us a nice table with the harbour view, we were offered drinks first and they came promptly by the pleasant...More

Thank Scotty28888
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thanks for a nice review and especially the praise for our waitress ... we have a good team and always try to put our guests first. On the pricing, I think we are in about the right area. Our portions are good and people often...More

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Re-visited this little gem of a place from last year. It's so good we ate here twice this year. Still the kids favourite (must be the fantastic home made nuggets). Friendly service and food is easily the tastiest in the area. Good tip is to...More

Thank 318sid
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

Always a nice compliment when people come back ... even if my hopeless memory needs a prompt a bit too often. We pretty much rely on our good reviews and word-of-mouth to spread the word ... and it is seems to be working for us....More

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

So glad we found Verna's pepper shack! It is only small but has a great atmosphere. Food was lovely and so was staff. We go to Brixham at least twice a year and will defiantly be retuning so save us some rum!!

Thank Ellie B
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2016

Haha ... we always have plenty of rum ... never fear! Glad you enjoyed ... as I always say ... there is no great atmosphere without happy guests ... but when we have a few in, then it's gets pretty good.

Reviewed 26 August 2016

Good understanding of gluten free food, most of the food is naturally gluten free. Great food, lovely atmosphere, lovely view. Highly recommend.

Thank Carol C
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

Aside from the obvious exceptions (breads, goujons, banana cake etc), most of our menu is gluten-free ... Verna does not use flour in her sauces. Glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the recommendation.

Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We had the garlic & apple dumplings (amazing), curried goat (very good), matalan mutton (delicious), my children had pork roti and special chicken nuggets. All food did not disappoint. Authentic West Indian cuisine that hits the spot. Well worth a visit! I'd like to go...More

Thank Louise A
ShackTalk, Manager at Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thanks very much ... nice to see younger guests trying the spicy food. Verna's home-made Chicken Nuggets are always popular ... chicken breast marinated overnight as are all meats that we serve. Just one thing for interested readers ... lest there be any confusion ......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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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
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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