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This picture-perfect postcard town is a must-visit destination for foodie lovers, famously recognised for its bustling fishing ports. Being a hidden treasure trove, full to the brim with an abundance of fish swimming in its turquoise waters, restaurants in Brixham are popular for serving the freshest seafood. To help you find the perfect bolthole, we’ve carefully selected a handful of some of the best restaurants in Brixham.
Locals that work at the town’s popular eateries awake at the crack of dawn to retrieve the catch of the day, to serve you fish virtually straight from England’s Seafood Coast. However, this stunning harbour town offers more to its visitors than delicacies of the water, and the restaurants in Brixham really are second to none – with fantastic brunch spots, tearooms, cafés and restaurants plating up delicious, locally sourced dishes to suit all taste buds.
Looking for somewhere in particular? Use our quick links below, or read on to learn just a few of our favourite restaurants in Brixham:
Serving scrumptious meals that are hard to resist photographing, The Curious Kitchen have expertly crafted an enticing menu that appeals to most diets, including vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free, boasting bright and colourful, wholesome brunches, lunches and raw salads. From poached eggs on smashed avocado, topped with pomegranate, seeds, lime and lashings of chilli jam, as well as the option of fruity smoothie bowls and so much more, these beautifully plated creative meals provide the ultimate nutritious boost for the day ahead.
To read The Curious Kitchen Menu, click here: www.thecuriouskitchen.co.uk
Berry Head was once a Napoleonic Fort built to guard Torbay from French invaders. The current café was formerly a guardhouse, which was constructed in the 19thcentury, so that soldiers could protect the fort from potential enemy attack on the headland. For over 100 years, the Guardhouse Café was used as a tearoom, and is now a popular café that boasts historic appeal, with features such as the old tunnel system still visible.
Still serving the ever-popular cream teas, this picturesque café offers homemade breakfasts, light lunches, and cakes… and not to forget tasty scoops of ice cream! We highly recommend sitting outside, where fresh sea breeze, open coastline and the sounds of the sea create the ideal setting to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Once tum’s are full from devouring fluffy scones topped with lashings of cream and jam, why not walk off your indulgent lunch with a stroll around Berry Head Nature Reserve? This is one of the most favoured restaurants in Brixham amongst ramblers who like to walk the coast path, pre or post feast!
To find out more about the Guardhouse Café, click here to view their website: www.guardhousecafe.com
Situated in the heart of Brixham, overlooking the beautiful harbour, the Old Market House is a popular choice for relaxed dining ands succulent food, and is one of the more popular restaurants in Brixham. This wonderful pub is split over two floors. As you walk into this modern inn, past the happy sounds of families and friends laughing the day away in the outdoor seating area, the friendly bar staff welcome you to enjoy an award-winning ale to compliment a tasty meal or light snack, which you can order from the bar.
Alternatively, head upstairs to the first floor seating area, where the hospitable team are on-hand to take your order from the locally sourced, seasonal menu. There is also an additional outdoor seating area at first floor level, where a balcony with a delightful glass windbreak makes for the perfect suntrap to enjoy a glass of wine and scrumptious meal.
South Devon’s fantastic larder can be tasted in each course, with quality produce exuding from every dish. To see where the Old Market House source their produce, take a look of their food sourcing map here: www.oldmarkethousebrixham.co.uk
Celebrity Chef Mitch Tonks owns seafood restaurant and takeaway, Rockfish, with restaurants based across South Devon. Extremely popular with locals and holidaymakers alike, their Brixham branch is a must-visit place to try delicacies of the local coastline on your holiday.
Rockfish’s well-known slogan, ‘tomorrow’s fish are still in the sea’ is reflected through every aspect of their Brixham branch, from its harbourside setting to the natural scent of fresh sea air. Situated in the world famous Brixham fish market building, you can watch heritage trawlers bring in the catch of the day, which is then brought into the kitchen soon after. With seating for up to 160 people (both indoors and outdoors), you can choose to sit in the sun and let the warming rays blanket over you as you watch boats arriving into the fishing fleet. From the classic fish and chips option, to spider crab croquettes, there is plenty to suit all taste buds, and the whole menu is available totally gluten free!
If you would prefer to eat on-the-go as you explore South Devon, below the restaurant is the Rockfish takeaway, which includes a menu with options exclusive to their Brixham branch, including an array of seafood pots.
View Rockfish’s sumptuous menus here: www.therockfish.co.uk
Simply Fish offer a superb range of fresh seafood dishes, both healthy and indulgent. Whether you choose a takeaway option, or eat in their recently updated restaurant, you’ll find yourself craving to go back for more.
Click here to view their Facebook page, which is regularly updated with new and tried recipe videos, images of the team handpicking fresh fish and an array of flavorsome dishes.
Brixham Fish Restaurant & Takeaway, otherwise known to locals as “Gary’s”, is well-known for uncompromisable fresh food to ‘Remind yourself what good fish and chips taste like’. After opening 15 years ago, this seasonal eatery is the ideal location for families to enjoy a hearty portion of traditional British fish & chips.
View their website here: www.brixhamfishrestaurant.com
Beamers is a family owned seafood restaurant, boasting a delightful, intimate setting with panoramic views of Brixham’s bustling harbour, superb for reconnecting with your other half. Sit back and relax in the comfort of this nautical eatery, where quirky maritime interiors transport you to an oceanic bolthole, reflecting its popular menu. Owner and Head Chef Simone Cook is well-known for her simplistic dishes that allow the magnificent taste of the region’s fantastic seafood selection and wholesome produce speak for itself. In fact, Simone goes to Brixham’s famous fish market early in the morning to handpick seafood, to add to her fuss-free menu.
To find out more about Beamers, and to take a look at their menu, click here: www.beamersrestaurant.co.uk
After working for two Michelin starred Chef Michael Caines, husband and wife duo, Katherine and Daniel, opened Lytehouse in Brixham. Passionate about locally sourced, modern British dishes paired with superb wines, the high-quality, seasonal menu suits all taste buds and price brackets. As you scan the menu, full of delicious courses such as harissa monkfish tail, red wine braised beef cheek and herb gnocchi, each dish invites you to try a perfectly paired wine
With modern, cosy interiors, Lytehouse is a sweet and romantic setting for a date night with your loved one on your break to South Devon. Share your holiday stories as you reminisce over your day in Brixham, and enjoy a moment of peace and tranquility together.
To view the menu, click here: www.lytehousebrixham.co.uk
Has the thought of sumptuous fish and chips got your belly rumbling for more? Read our suggestions of the best seafood restaurants in Devon for our team’s favourite places to indulge in the delicacies sourced from South Devon’s coastline. Or, if seafood doesn’t appeal to your taste buds, click here for our team’s 5 must-visit eateries in south Devon.