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Tiny, family-run fish and seafood restaurant overlooking Shoalstone Lido.

survey result

Summary

£52
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The menu has become a little more sophisticated with the new chef, and prices have increased” accordingly, say fans of this much-loved joint above the lido. Given that “this tiny restaurant is best at simply prepared fish fresh from that morning’s auction at Brixham” (where owners the Perkes are wholesalers), the changes are not always supported, but even the odd critic “would still return for the freshest fish and that view to die for across the bay” to Torquay. In 2022, that view got even better, with a new rooftop terrace area where they grill the catch outdoors and bring it directly to table.

Summary

£50
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4
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3
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Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Best, freshest fish I have tasted for years – right off the Brixham fishing boats, served down by the sea”. This “affordable and fun” venture looks like a beach shack. “It’s in a strange location”, above the seawater lido – on the coast path leading away from Brixham to Berry Head – but worth hunting out (and there is a car park at the back if you are driving). Only a few covers, so you need to book. Ask for the table by the window, and you have glorious views in the evening of the sun setting over Tor Bay. But what you come for is the fish. Not a sophisticated menu, but the fish doesn’t need anything other than very simple cooking. The owner is one of the wholesalers at the Brixham fish market, so the fish will come from that morning’s auction and is as fresh as it can get. One of the South West’s best-kept secrets (well, it was…)

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£43
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The freshest fish – locally caught – is served with panache at this coastal café in Brixham”: an “unpretentious” spot (“looks like a beach hut”) set “above the saltwater lido” and with “stunning views across Tor Bay”. It’s “owned by the Perkes family – wholesalers at Brixham fish market – so you know the fish is fresh from that morning's auction”.

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10 South West Coast Path, Brixham, TQ5 9AF

Shoals Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Shoals Restaurant in TQ5, Brixham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Shoals restaurant.
Nicholas A
The last time I eat at Shoals it had lost i...
Reviewed 1 months, 2 days ago

"The last time I eat at Shoals it had lost its mojo - the menu was full of ambitious dishes that the tiny kitchen and crew could not deliver. But this tiny restaurant has got its mojo back - doing what it does best - simple cooking of the freshest fish delivered straight from the Brixham Fish Auction (where the owner is a wholesaler). The terrace has recently expanded onto the roof - but inside remains tiny (just four tables) and booking is very necessary. Ask for the table by the window to capture the sun setting over the bay. Located on the coast path overlooking the salt water lido. Cars can park in the lido’s car park. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.20 £20.30 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.95
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £3.00
Service 10.00%
10 South West Coast Path, Brixham, TQ5 9AF
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm

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