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Verna's Pepper Shack

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No 1 The Strand, Brixham TQ5 8EH, England
+44 1803 882978
18:00 - 23:30
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here last night - it was a bit quiet but it was their first night of the season. Samosa's were delicious as were the main meals - would definitely recommend !

Thank Richard J
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this review

As ever, thanks for the recommendation. How busy we will be is always pretty unpredictable outside long weekends and the main holiday periods. However it is, we are always happy to welcome people ... quieter nights being more relaxing and giving us a chance to take a breath. As it turned out, the following night we were completely full ...... More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lovely place up a stair case above fish & chip shop, but don't be put off by this. Inside it is wonderfully decorated with loads of stuff from Trinidad. While they do, I think, have local fish on the menu (where doesn't!), there are lots of Trinidadian dishes all of which sounded delicious. Varying degrees of spicy, but none to... More 

Thank Zummerset_Old_Bean
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this review

Yes indeed ... we don't enjoy the most obvious location ... through a side door and up the stairs ... but hopefully the surprise makes up for it. Serendipity! A taste of Verna's Trinidad and a fine view of Brixham's colourful inner harbour. We're back from our Winter break, so will maybe see you again before too long. Thanks for... More 

Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Well worth a visit, Lovely food, Verna is a top chef with a warm inviting smile. Lovely view of the port and great atmosphere. 100% recommended. Truly authentic cuisine, music and décor. Brilliant!!!

Thank drewguesthouse
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this review

Thank you ...glad you enjoyed the evening ... always nice when our guests have fun More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

had a lovely evening here first visit won't be the last .... there was 17 of us it was a fun evening food was fresh and hot service was excellent we were dancing to music that we chose it was a very lovely place ...

Thank tina p
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this review

You all brought the fun and it was lovely to make it all work for you. Very happy it all went so well. Thanks and see you again! More 

Warlingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

So lucky we found this place. Tasty food and friendly people. Quirky eclectic decor that is fun and lovely but the real gem is the food.

Thank Heather J
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this review

Haha ... I always tell people that the food is always good (and the drinks to be fair) ... and the rest of it is just how it is. That seems to us about the right way to do things ... our way. Thanks for a nice review. More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Here at Verna's again to celebrate a friends big birthday. Outstanding atmosphere and food, never had anything other than great food here and if you know of somewhere that can give a better welcome, please tell me! Thanks to all at Verna's :-)

1 Thank Rob H
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this review

Haha ... thanks very much! It was a pleasure to host you all. We are lucky that the restaurant lends itself to a great atmosphere but there is nothing without people out to enjoy themselves. We certainly had an interesting selection of music requests ... one or two of which (thankfully) I hadn't come across before. You certainly livened up... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We ate here the weekend before Christmas. We were warmly greeted on arrival and felt very welcome throughout our visit. The food and drinks were delicious and well cooked. Verna's goat curry is excellent, as is the morogu beef. The banoffee pie was awesome. Would eat here again.

1 Thank Mark K
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed ... we certainly try to make everyone welcome ... it's kinda lonely if no one comes in, haha. The curried goat is the most popular dish ... many trying it for the first time and invariably happy that they did. Thanks! More 

Brixham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had eaten here before but not for about 2 years. As a birthday treat we booked a table. We were astonished that we were the only diners. It is only small How could I resist ordering a Zombie Rum Punch from the extensive cocktail menu? Rum is one of the few spirits I drink and I am a bit... More 

1 Thank Rosemary C
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this review

Thanks very much ... for a very nice and comprehensive review. It is a funny time around Christmas ... some nights busy, others very quiet. There were a few quieter nights this year ... hopefully not a sign of the year to come ... but some very busy ones too. We do our best to make sure everything is right... More 

Brixham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely cooked meal. Mutton cooked by Verna, enjoyed by all the family. Relaxing friendly place. Be back soon for some more homemade traditional food.

1 Thank birm1
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this review

Thanks very much ... nice to have you all in. The Masala Mutton is one of my favourites. Merry Christmas! More 

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83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Wandered into this with limited expectations as the entrance seems less than inspiring but what a shock. The food was absolutely terrific, the service excellent and the atmosphere amazing. They gave us a complimentatry savoury apples dumpling then we shared scallops and Caribbean pasties as starters. I revelled in a superb goat curry. Celia had jerk chicken with spinach puree... More 

Thank drcolin
ShackTalk, Manager at Verna's Pepper Shack, responded to this review

We've rather focused on getting things rights upstairs but we do have some ideas to smarten/brighten up the entrance. On the other hand, the happy surprise isn't such a bad thing once people have taken the plunge (as it were). It was nice to meet you and have a chat ... see you again when you make the long trip... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Jamaican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 1 The Strand, Brixham TQ5 8EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Brixham
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 882978
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 Shack Scallop & Monkfish Curry. Jerk Pork Skewers, Seafood Tart and San Fernando Spicy Prawns appear amongst the starters along with Patties, Monkfish Goujons, Home-made Samosas and Scallops & Hogs. We use local fish in a number of seafood dishes including Fish Bites and battered Catch-of-the-Day. 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. Home-made Chocolate Gateau, Banana Cake, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Banoffee Pie, Morgan-spiced Rum Panacotta are complemented by Ice Cream, Sorbets and Fresh Pineapple. For children, there are home-made Chicken Nuggets, Spaghetti Bolognese and more Ice Cream. Pepper Shack is fully licensed until midnight with Red Stripe, Peroni, local Dartmoor and Bays 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 some Ice Cream Liquour Cocktails

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