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The Birdcage

4.2
4.2
32 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub

The Birdcage is a fantastic, town-centre pub in the beautiful harbourside town of Brixham, Devon. Situated on the corner of New Road, the Birdcage is opposite Brixham Theatre and sits right at the heart of the local community. Formerly known as the Bolton Hotel, the pub occupies a Grade II listed building and has been on the site since the 19th Century

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 10:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01803 916742

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Brixham

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

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What 32 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great staff. Can ask for nothing else.

  2. J

    Jojo

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb Sunday lunch ..... never fails to produce a lovely hot appetising meal . Our 3 rd visit , and can’t wait to come back .

  3. JN

    JennyN

    Birmingham

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    For some reason my pizza was sitting in watery liquid and inedible. They did offer to cook another but I declined. My partner’s pizza was only half in liquid so we shared half of that.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came here for Sunday lunch and was very pleased with the food & the service we will definitely be coming again

  5. SL

    SarahL

    South Wales

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    From the outside this pub doesn't look anything special but it was very nice. The Sunday roast was only a choice of two meats either beef or pork when we were there both of which came with a selection of veg, Yorkshire puddings and gravy. There is no other food options on a Sunday which was disappointing as my daughter is not a fan of Sunday roast but we made do. The food was lovely, hot, fresh and well cooked. The service was slow but due to staff shortages this seems be a common theme in Brixham. All in all it was a good choice for Sunday lunch and we would visit again if we ever go back to Brixham

  6. AB

    AmyB05

    Devon

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience3

    The food was overpriced and the service was nothing special. No one was particularly friendly or approachable

  7. t

    tracyd

    Buckinghamshire

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Short menu but enjoyed our choices. Portion sizes on the small side for mains. Puddings less imaginative than mains Very friendly, pleasant service.

  8. SH

    SimonH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great place to eat and drink. The food is just perfect every time. Highly recommended

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family of 4 - good good, kids food was plenty big enough - kids burger was amazing, the burgers are made on-site. Had the mushroom linguine which was amazing. Tried the mango ale was was actually surprisingly nice. All in all was good easy casual.

  10. WM

    WillM

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seats were comfy, wine was good, the staff were very attentive and the food was absolutely delicious

  11. RH

    RachH

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely staff, newly decorated,nice atmosphere. Food tasted great but limited menu

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was great in this little pub just beyond Central Car Park in Brixham.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Service was excellent and everywhere was cleaned between diners we ordered ribeye steak which came with a garlic butter on top but the steak was so Luke warm the butter never melted it was tender but I suspect it was cook chill rubbish hence we have cancelled our table for Friday evening the waitress passed our comments on to the chef but we got no response from him

  14. DW

    DebbieW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Food very tasty and great, personal service. Also felt very COVID safe

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Really good, traditional Sunday roast with excellent vegetables. Staff truly charming and attentive. Bit lacking in atmosphere, bit that may be due the place being quite quiet. Would recommend for a quality, quiet Sunday lunch.

  16. p

    paulw

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely Burger Will go back again

  17. R

    Roger

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great service and a small but tasty menu. Good for kids.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Small but imaginative menue. Two or three more choices would have been good. Food was very good and tasted great, but rather small portions. Service and menue knowledge was very good

  19. MB

    MaggieB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience2

    Different menu to what is online, struggled with it ended up with the plaice. Starter was walnut pate I found this tasteless with a thick layer of fat on the top. Partner had brevette steak said it was tasty but tough. Service was good staff friendly just wished they made it clear online what the menu was as we wouldn't have booked it.

  20. JJ

    JulieJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good Food, Great Staff, Nice place . Would definitely go back.

  21. JC

    JaneC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience2

    The pub could be better but covid restrictions are having an effect on the overall ambience doesn't feel happy.

  22. NS

    NeilS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good food and well priced. Service on point. Thanks guys!

  23. SF

    ShelleyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The only one hiccup is that they didn't have a chicken or turkey on Sunday, I think most children, oaps and fussy eaters would appreciate it, I would for my children as I'm definitely coming back. Everything else was lovely, I had beef and it was cooked perfectly, the presentation was great, ambiance and decor was nice. Staff lovely and quick service.

  24. PA

    PhilipA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food served by friendly and attentive staff in a comfortable and stylish room. Absolutely the best steak I have had in as long as I can remember with every accompaniment just perfect. A welcome treat.

  25. P

    Pippajack

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    This is normally our go to place for Sunday lunch, but yesterday was a disappointment. The plates were cold so our food got cold before we could finish it and the red cabbage and carrots were only lukewarm when they arrived. Added to that my beef was full of gristle and inedible. I did bring this up with the waitress at the time, and asked her to pass it on to the kitchen staff.

  26. l

    leewilliams

    London

    103 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    they over sold themselves, we went there expecting a gastro pub, it it's just a decent pub. Not great, not bad. if you're hungry and need a drink its fine, but not a gastroenterologist's delight.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place and staff

  28. P

    Pippajack

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous as always, we have been coming here for Sunday lunch since it opened (with a gap for Covid) . Plenty of really good food and excellent table service.

  29. CS

    ColinS

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic all round Loverly evening good value Would recommend

  30. MR

    MajRav

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful staff, so friendly and accommodating. The food all be it a small menu (for Covid reasons) was wonderful and the home made chips are unbelievable.

  31. J

    Jules

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service, delicious food! We were very impressed.

  32. B

    Bear

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Good choice of meals and staff really friendly. Highly recommended.

FAQs

The Birdcage is rated 4.2 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

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Google Map for The Birdcage

New Road Brixham, ENG TQ5 8LT

  • Area

    Brixham

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 10:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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