The Birdcage

4.2
30 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 30 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.6
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
value
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JennyN
Birmingham
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
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

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SarahL
South Wales
3 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

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AmyB05
Devon
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

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tracyd
Buckinghamshire
7 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.

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SimonH
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
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.

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WillM
Devon
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

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RachH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
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

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DebbieW
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
6 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.

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paulw
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Burger
Will go back again

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Roger
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
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

MB
MaggieB
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.

JJ
JulieJ
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JC
JaneC
Hampshire
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.

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NeilS
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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ShelleyF
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.

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PhilipA
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.

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Pippajack
Devon
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.

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vipleewilliams
London
102 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and staff

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Pippajack
Devon
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.

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ColinS
Devon
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all round
Loverly evening good value
Would recommend

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MajRav
London
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.

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Jules
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, delicious food! We were very impressed.

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Bear
London
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 30 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.