Best places to eat and drink in Brixham holiday cottages

Best places to eat and drink in Brixham

Ed Roberts 07 September 2023

Brixham in South Devon is a picture-perfect holiday destination popular with lovers of water sports and those who love to be near the sea. Brixham has also been gaining a good reputation as somewhere for foodies to visit. 

The town is home to all kinds of places to eat including restaurants, pubs and the stalwart fish and chip shop. We have compiled a handy guide featuring Brixham’s host of eateries, so if you are looking for a gastropub, some fine dining, or a choice of international flavours, we’ve got you covered. South Devon has so many beautiful parts for you to discover on your gastronomic journey.

Planning a foodie holiday in Brixham with friends and family? Or maybe you are planning a romantic break; no matter who you’re vacationing with, we have the perfect Brixham holiday cottages for you to stay in during your break. Browse our collection by clicking on the button below.

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Seafood restaurants in Brixham


Beamers / bird's eye view of Brixham / fresh fish

If you love to stretch the bank balance with an evening out at one of Brixham’s fine-dining establishments, then Beamers is a good place to start. One of the town’s best-loved seafood restaurants, you can relax and enjoy an ocean’s worth of fresh, locally landed seafood. 

Beyond the fishy delights, there is also room for meat and vegetable-led dishes on the menu. Book ahead during the summer season to avoid disappointment. 

Good to know

  • Location: Beamers Seafood Restaurant, 19 The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW
  • Menu: Visit the website for a peek 
  • Price range: £75 – £100 (per head)
  • Stay nearby: Little Cobden | sleeps 2 + 2 dogs 


shoals / harbour / fruits de mer platter

Overlooking the Brixham Lido swimming pool, with amazing views across the bay to Torquay, Shoals is a top choice for diners looking for something special. You can dine out on the terrace on a warm summer evening and it's just like being in the Mediterranean.

Specialising in seafood sourced directly from Brixham’s fish market, this is a real treat for an evening out by the water.

Good to know

  • Location: Shoals Restaurant, Shoalstone Pool, Berry Head Rd, Brixham, TQ5 9AF
  • Menu: Visit the website for a peek  
  • Price range: £50 – £75 (per head) 
  • Stay nearby: Fruits de Mer | sleeps 2 + 1 dog 

Family-friendly restaurants in Brixham


prawns / harbour

Rockfish is a South Coast chain of seafood restaurants that offers sustainable seafood and reasonable prices. Each branch is family friendly and has a menu that changes daily, based on the local haul. The Brixham branch is located in the fish market and has outdoor and indoor seating where you can enjoy views of the fishing fleet.

There is a children’s menu and non-seafood options available. You can also order takeaway or fresh fish to prepare at home from their website

Good to know

  • Location: Rockfish Brixham, Fish Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW
  • Menu: Visit the website for a peek  
  • Price range: £40 – £65 (per head)
  • Stay nearby: Farthing Cottage | sleeps 4

The Curious Kitchen 

Curious Kitchen / Breakwater / Salad

With its brand-new bakery a few doors away, you should make a beeline to The Curious Kitchen for brunch or lunch. Specialities include freshly baked doughnuts and cakes accompanied by a wide range of teas and coffees.

The Curious Kitchen opens in the evening for special occasions such as Valentine’s Day, so keep an eye on their website to see what events may occur during your holiday.

Good to know

  • Location: The Curious Kitchen, 14-16 Middle St, Brixham, TQ5 8ER
  • Menu: There is no online menu available at the moment 
  • Price range: £10 – £15 (per head)
  • Stay nearby: Moorings End | sleeps 6 + 1 dog  

Brixham’s best pubs

The Prince William 

The Prince William / steak / lobster pots

Overlooking Brixham Harbour, this quaint pub is something of a community hub and very popular with visitors to Brixham. This Brixham pub offers traditional ales, beers and ciders alongside a bold choice of wines. The excellent food is served every day and the Sunday lunch is well worth booking ahead for.

There is a large outdoor space where you can dine alfresco on a sunny day or warm evening. The Prince William is a brilliant choice if you simply want to sink a few pints with friends at the end of a long day of touring too. 

Good to know

  • Location: Prince William, Prince William Quay, Berry Head Rd, Brixham, TQ5 9BW
  • Menu: Visit the website for a peek  
  • Price range: £30 – £50
  • Is the Prince William a dog-friendly pub?: Dogs are permitted in the outside dining area and there is a small area inside where they can join you for a pint.
  • Stay nearby: Concha Azul | sleeps 7 + 3 dogs  

Old Market House 

Old Market House / Guinness / Golden Hind replica

A welcoming Brixham harbour pub, the Old Market House, is a cosy place for a pint or two, or a good hearty meal made with local ingredients. Pub meal stalwarts like steaks, burgers, surf and turf options, pies, and seafood dishes jostle for selection. It’s a good session pub if you like to sample different ales and spirits with friends.

The Old Market House is open all year round for business and is something of a must-visit when you are staying in town. Book ahead for Sunday roast, you won’t be sorry.

Good to know

  • Location: Old Market House, The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW
  • Menu: Visit the website for a peek 
  • Price range: £15 - £25 (per head)
  • Is the Old Market House a dog-friendly pub?: Yes, the downstairs of Old Market House is dog-friendly.
  • Stay nearby: The Old Sail Loft | sleeps 7 

International flavours of Brixham

Albero (Italian restaurant) 

Albero (Italian) / berry head / salad

Do you want to evoke that classic Mediterranean feel during your Brixham break? Well, Albero, Brixham’s leading Italian restaurant, deserves top billing. Located on the harbour, you can enjoy all manner of Italian cuisine with dishes from regions up and down the country including Sicilian pasta dishes. 

Drink in the waterside views as you dine on some exemplary dishes that include seafood pasta, pizzas, calzones, and all manner of sweet treats.

Good to know

  • Location: Albero, 18a New Quay Lane, Brixham, TQ5 8AJ
  • Menu:  Visit the website for a peek 
  • Price range: £30 - £50 (per head)
  • Stay nearby: Stevlyn | sleeps 4 + 2 dogs  

At Thai 

At Thai / Thai red curry / rapeseed fields

Thai food is a gastronome’s dream: spicy, fishy, refreshing and full of unexpected twists. At Thai restaurant in Brixham is an exemplar in Far Eastern cookery, with dishes to tempt the taste buds from up and down the Thai peninsula. 

Locally sourced ingredients provide the backbone of their menu - it’s a firm evening favourite with visitors and locals; takeaway is also available.

Good to know

  • Location: At Thai, 46 Middle Street, Brixham, TQ5 8EJ
  • Menu: There is no online menu available at the moment 
  • Price range: £15 - £25 (per head)
  • Stay nearby: Osprey 1 – The Cove | sleeps 4 

Brixham's favourite fish and chips

Brixham Fish Restaurant & Takeaway / seagull / fish & chips

Brixham Fish Restaurant & Takeaway

Dine in or take away at Brixham’s finest fish and chip restaurant. If freshly battered cod and plaice with a hefty clump of golden chips is the order of the day, then you can’t go wrong with a visit to Brixham Fish Restaurant & Takeaway. Meals here are so delicious and you may even want to go back more than once during your holiday in Brixham. 

If you are hoping for a takeaway, keep an eye out for dive-bombing seagulls, they love a fish and chip raid.

Good to know

  • Location: Brixham Fish Restaurant, 22 The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW
  • Menu: Visit the website for a peek  
  • Price range: £15 - £20 (per head – based on dining-in menu)

Brixham restaurants and pub map

Find out where each of these Brixham restaurants and pubs are located with our handy map.

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Stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages in Brixham

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages in Brixham. We hope we have inspired your next break to the South Devon coast. Browse our collection of properties for your Brixham holiday today by clicking on the button below. For more inspiration on eating out in Devon, why not check out our guide on the best restaurants in Devon 

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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