Great food makes for an excellent night out in Brixham
Many of our guests have a wonderful stay in Brixham, enhanced by the excellent array of restaurants, many sourcing local produce. And nothing could be more local than fish from the famous Brixham Fish Market, which can be enjoyed in a variety of wonderful dishes on offer in the town.
The following restaurants are those where our guests have given us good feedback on their evening out. However, there are plenty of other excellent restaurants – you’d be hard-pressed to not have a great meal in Brixham! If you are a foodie, do check out the menus and have a look at reviews before making a decision on where to eat, so you find the best place for you. There is a lot of choice!
As well as checking menus, please note restaurant opening days and times. If there is a particular restaurant you wish to try, please book to guarantee a table.
Beamers – seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. A good-sized restaurant with a warm atmosphere and a good range of dishes. Some tables offer views over the harbour.
Berry Head Hotel – seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. In addition to a range of evening meal options, there are ‘dip and dine’ offers and there is a lovely terrace on which to have afternoon or evening drinks.
Breakwater Bistro – seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. Breakwater Bistro is set in a lovely location by Breakwater Beach. The upstairs restaurant offers wonderful sea views across the Bay.
Curious Kitchen – meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. Some vegan dishes also available. Weekend evenings have taster menus for each month. Curious Kitchen is on Middle Street, just a few minutes from the harbour. It has a shabby chic feel. Currently, it does not have an alcohol licence, so bring your own bottle (please check this has not changed before going).
JR’s Pirate Cove (formerly Lusty Wench) – seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. A lovely feel to the restaurant with good wine and service. Some tables offer views over the harbour.
Lytehouse – seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes with seasonal menus. Lytehouse is a modern restaurant offering an excellent range of wines to complement its dishes. Lytehouse is set in Fore Street just moments from the harbour.
Poopdeck – seafood speciality plus meat and vegetarian dishes. A warm and informal restaurant atmosphere with a good range of dishes. Some tables offer views over the harbour.
On the Rocks – smokehouse and grill restaurant. Some tables offer harbour views.
New Quay Inn – seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. Lovely, small pub restaurant with a warm atmosphere. A range of traditional real ales on offer.
Rockfish – specialises in fish dishes. A full gluten-free menu is also available. Rockfish is a modern fish restaurant located by the Fish Market with some tables offering views over the trawler basin or the harbour. There is an outside terrace offering seating too. Downstairs there is a takeaway. Well-prepared sustainable fish dishes served in a contemporary setting.
Simply Fish – specialises in fish dishes. Simply Fish has two restaurants both near the harbour. One of the restaurants is also a takeaway and offers harbour views. Well-prepared sustainable fish dishes served in a contemporary setting.
Shoals at the Lido – seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. Located by Shoalstone Pool, this café/restaurant has lovely views out to sea.
The Old Market House – seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. Friendly and helpful staff and a good location. There is an upstairs restaurant with table service but the same menu is offered downstairs and outsidewith bar service. No booking is required downstairs but booking is recommended for the upstairs restaurant. Some tables offer views over the harbour. In summer, seating is available on the balcony overlooking The Golden Hind.
Verna’s Pepper Shack – seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. A restaurant with a warm atmosphere and a good range of Caribbean dishes, some with a Brixham twist. A number of tables offer views over the harbour.
The above list is not a recommendation on the best places to eat as there as so many excellent eateries offering a great range for all tastes. If you are staying at The Melville, please don’t hesitate to ask us about other restaurant choices. There is something to suit all tastes!