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Verna's Pepper Shack

) #3 of 66 Restaurants in Brixham ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, Barbecue, Caribbean
No 1 The Strand | (Side door next to Simply Fish), Brixham TQ5 8EH, England
+44 1803 882978
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Barbecue, Caribbean, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
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No 1 The Strand | (Side door next to Simply Fish), Brixham TQ5 8EH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a lovely meal! A taste of the Caribbean looking over Brixham Harbour. The restaurant is really attractive with its Caribbean decor supplemented by memorabilia of Verna's 5 sons who are all notable Rugby Union players (including Delon and Steffon Armitage - both played for...More

1  Thank Jentone79
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

What a lovely review! Haha ... seriously, though, your positive feedback is much appreciated. We do get busy at weekends and in the main holiday periods so, inevitably, there will be delays from time to time ... no matter how we might try to keep...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is fantastic. Once again outstanding food always leave satisfied. Lovely people and they make you very welcome. Even though i was on crutches with my broken knee cap me and my good friend had a fantastic time.More

1  Thank 693susiek
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Haha ... glad your knee didn't create any problems negotiating the stairs on the way out ... and also that you enjoyed our Woo Woo ... which possibly eased the descent. It was a pleasure to have you both in ... always nice when people...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Read the reviews and thought would pay a visit. Great location looking across the harbour although the access into the restaurant not that inviting. Menu interesting and plenty of variety for all tastes. Food very well presented and full of great flavours. It was really...More

1  Thank swiss1308
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for giving us a go ... and glad we didn't disappoint with the food. The entrance isn't all that we could want ... side door to a flight of stairs ... but there isn't so much we can do and it is only in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wish we had eaten here earlier in our stay in Brixham! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was attentive with the chef herself coming up to greet customers during the meal. Definitely somewhere to recommend and to return to!

1  Thank LekhaKlouda
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Again, many thanks for coming back in for a return during your stay ... glad we were to your taste. Verna always tries to get out of the kitchen when she can, but it isn't always possible during busier nights. Thanks for the recommendation.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very chilled, relaxed atmosphere. Verna's cooking is SUPERB. Visited twice this week while in Brixham. All dishes superb, the combo starters give you a chance to sample more dishes. We had the following mains Curry Goat (the meat just falls off the bone), Jerk Chicken,...More

1  Thank Gazavee
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

There's nothing nicer than to see people coming for a quick return visit ... then we know we are getting it right. Not everyone likes their meat on the bone, but it does give a better flavour and helps keep the goat together. As you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit to this interesting little place. So popular would be a good idea to book in advance . Friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wide selection of Caribbean dishes as well as English . Having spent time working in and around the carribean i would recommend...More

1  Thank calum l
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks very much ... always nice to have the food endorsed as the real deal ... although it is hard to mistake Verna for anything else ... 27 years in UK and still as Trini as ever, haha. Brixham as ever remains unpredictable from day...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first Caribbean restaurant visit and boy were we not disappointed. Relaxed friendly service, the food is rustic but boy, it packs a punch with flavour. Good portion sizes and good value. There's a good reason why so many of the Armitage boys...More

Thank Needmoreholdiays!
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Verna is used to feeding healthy appetites with the style of cooking that she was brought up with in the south of Trinidad. We don't force feed anyone but she likes to make sure no one leaves hungry. Glad you enjoyed ... Thanks.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fancied something different as never tried Caribbean food before, Loved the food and atmosphere and the service was very friendly,

Thank chrisbettson
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I think that probably sums us up quite well - something a little different ... and hopefully great food over a fun, relaxed evening. Thanks!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to eat a lot of Jamaican food in Bristol and I do believe that this Cook is from Trinidad. Finding this place tucked away above an arcade in Brixham was quite a treat. As fish and chip places are abundant round here it...More

Thank fimac121
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Indeed, Verna is Trinidad born and bred - armed with her range of Caribbean cuisine. Thanks very much for a nice recommendation. We are actually a couple of doors down from the Arcade next to Simply Fish, with a side door to the first floor....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spotted Verna's online and booked a table in advance. On arrival we had the window seat we asked for online. The place isn't huge so advanced booking is best. It is not well known in Brixham but boy it should be. The food menu and...More

Thank br00kd
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are a little hidden away - on the harbour, but with a not-so-obvious side door leading up to our great first floor view. I am quite sure Gordon Ramsay would say we shouldn't offer quite so many choices of food or drinks, but we...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Disciple101
Do you cater for young kids that do not like spicy food??
28 October 2016|
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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
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kaycopp65
I love Caribbean food, however my pal is a vegatarian who doesn't like her food very spicy. Is there anything suitable for my friend to enjoy ?
14 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
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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