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Shoals, Brixham, Torbay

Shoals

4.8
4.8
798 Reviews
£25 and under
Seafood
Shoals Seafood Restaurant is the brainchild of Sean and Sarah Perkes. Established in 2014, the once storage room for the open air seawater pool has been transformed into a unique fish lovers dream. The small family run restaurant and outside terrace provide beautiful coastal views across the bay and beyond.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00–23:00 Sat, Sun 09:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    01803 854874
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 798 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Devon

    Best Overall

  • Devon

    Best Food

  • Devon

    Best Service

  • Devon

    Best Ambience

  • Devon

    Best Value

  • Devon

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Devon

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Devon

    Great for scenic views

798 Reviews
  1. CarrieC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Local fish, beautifully presented, great view. Would highly recommend.

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  2. Kristalsea

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant certainly lived up to the fab reviews by my friends, everything about our visit was perfect. We were early and our waitress asked if we would like a drink and brought us coffee outside, the service continued to be attentive and friendly throughout. The food was excellent - the reputation for fish well deserved. Definitely be returning and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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  3. JoD69

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don’t think you can eat any better than here. Just superb, best meal ever.

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  4. JoeS

    Birmingham

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and the perfect setting. The food was amazing and good size portions. Will definitely be going back.

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  5. AdrianG

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always.

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  6. Victoria

    Birmingham

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A delicious addition to the Brixham food scene with so many great fresh options. I had the monkfish and scallops and throughly enjoyed the depth of flavour and sweetness of the fish. Even the chips where perfectly crisp and fluffy inside. It is also a favourite spot of my Dad for good reason. Next time the grill of the day.

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  7. LondonLucy

    London

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal at Shoals. Fish was superb and staff really friendly. The place was about 15 minutes walk from main Brixham town along a road so easy to get to. Would go again and I am sure it is great in the summer on the terrace.

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  8. Julie

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Our favourite Brixham restaurant.

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  9. Gilly

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good choice of lovely fishy dishes. Nice views & helpful,cheerful staff.

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  10. Tolsin

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh,generous fillet of hake,beautifully cooked Mussels were beautiful Children’s meals very good We were running late due to the traffic & they were understanding

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  11. NickyB

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful meal as always, helpful staff and wonderful food served in a timely manner, all good

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  12. TraceyB

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely birthday lunch everyone was pleased - the only opinion was with the mussels a nice piece of chunky bread would have been nice rather than half a slice of brown bread each.

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  13. ChrisHH

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food - the best seafood chowder I have ever had. The staff were very friendly, all food was good, reasonably priced, and the owners have a day boat so the fish is as fresh as it can be. If you have your fish battered, the batter is wafer thin!

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  14. DavidW

    Devon

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent seafood in a stunning location. The lunchtime specials menu represents very good value. All staff friendly and professional. Highly recommended.

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  15. WendyH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Shoals. Great food, great view, great service

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  16. BrixBux

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently excellent and considering quality of the produce reasonably priced.

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  17. Local

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely visit with the best seafood . Back again soon ;)

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  18. MattW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service. Will be back soon :-)

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  19. ColinD

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special occassion for us [anniversary] but would eat at Shoals anytime and recommend to anyone. Efficient service in relaxed unpretentious but intimate atmosphere. Wonderful food.

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  20. Rachel

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal at Shoals. This is a must when we visit Brixham and they are great with dogs and children.

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  21. RosieH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shoals had come highly recommended and it did not disappoint! The food was delicious and the staff were lovely. I am still thinking about the gorgeous crab dip starter!

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  22. SueP

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful freshly cooked fish in a beautiful setting, even in the rain. Great service by happy staff who couldn’t do enough for us. A lovely leisurely lunch. I highly recommend you try it.

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  23. MickB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality of food was excellent especially the scallops and monkfish in whisky and cream. Young staff very friendly and efficient. Really impressed.

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  24. ShirleyB

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding as always Fantastic food beautifully cooked Thanks

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  25. martink

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food, great friendly service from both Kate and Mia. And the chef is a nice fella All in all great night for my wife’s birthday Also not that expensive for such good food Top night

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  26. Wilkos

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service. Amazing food and great service.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute must whilst on holiday. Everything 5 stars

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  28. TimL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great fun, low-key restaurant / fish shack-by-the-sea. They have a trawler so it's straight from the deck to the plate. The view is priceless and the service very efficient and friendly.

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  29. IreneM

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited lunchtime on a bitterly cold, January day and it was quite chilly in the restaurant although we did have a very warm welcome from Mia. The food was delicious, seafood chowder for me was bursting with flavour and fish. Hubbie had scallops which were small, but tasty and enjoyable. My main course of scallops and monkfish was really tasty and very different, hubbie’s catch if the day was hake and will be talked about for the next 6 months, he loved it

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  30. JaneW

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    It was far too cold, seemed the heating was not enough for the room

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  31. StuartB

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Best seafood in Brixham ! Bring a phone torch if using near by car park for the first few paces.

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  32. JackieC

    Devon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food good, meals we chose were very rich, pleasant but not as nice as previous experiences there.

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  33. EllenE

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yet again, another perfect lunch at Shoals. Haddock, the catch of the day, was beautifully fresh. Thank you to all.

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  34. HazelJ

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Possibly the best and freshest piece of hake I’ve ever had, perfectly grilled and well presented. Friendly attentive service and as a lone diner I felt welcomed. Compact modern interior with stunning sea views.

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  35. KateH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food, good service and stunning view

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  36. RandallC

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was open for us as we were the only two guests that night owing to Storm Gerrit We return to Shoals each time we visit Brixham normally twice a year and the restaurant is always good though normally many more guests

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  37. Raybies

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place....fish to die for...staff so friendly and helpful...and what better location! Booking system rubbish though...best phone them!!

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  38. AndrewR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully cooked fish as always. Relaxed and friendly service.

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  39. RobS

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unpretentious, high-quality fish restaurant serving locally-caught produce cooked with real care and respect. Perfect level of attention from waiting staff. Fantastic views across Lyme Bay. Reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

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  40. Rupes

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food served by happy, helpful staff. We will return

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FAQs

Shoals is rated 4.8 stars by 798 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Shoals

10 S W Coast Path, Brixham, Torbay TQ5 9FT

Additional information

  • Area
    Brixham
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 12:00–23:00 Sat, Sun 09:00–23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
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