This is a small restaurant upstairs in the harbour side in Brixham, close to the replica Golden Hind. It is not so easy to spot though, access being through a small door between two other properties.
We found the place clean, well decorated and with clean toilets, offering a view over the harbour if you are seated in the right place.
It is new; so new that "front of house" though very pleasant was at times a little disorganised, with eg some items still missing and there was a lack of detail eg a debris pot to dispose of mussel shells (from an excellent mussel dish) but this did not spoil the experience which was wholly positive. Hopefully with a little more time and a recognition that this part of a business is very important indeed, these small "teething issues" will be resolved.
The theme is spicy, Caribbean, with a few Mardi Gras carnival costume items scattered about to emphasise the point. However, the major visual impact is actually linked to a wide array of rugby shirts - a bit confusing in style terms, but perhaps excused since one of the owner's sons is an international RU player.
There are a number of spicy dishes on the menu, both meat and fish, but there are also some more conventional dishes if you are not keen on hot food. All our dishes were beautifully cooked. Monkfish and scallop curry (delicious) was just one example. The selection of desserts was adequate, but again some teething issues meant that all items were not available. Sticky toffee pudding was first class.
Late in service, Verna took the trouble to tour the tables and how things were, something she should continue to get direct feedback from customers.
The drinks menu is limited at the moment, with a few modest wines all priced he same.
Our recommendation is to go there and try it. We did and we were very pleased that we had.
We wish the owners every success in the future. On the basis of our experience, this will be a good addition to the local food offers but they need to start making their presence known. Having a website is a good idea, but at the time of writing it is not working.
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