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The Breakwater Bistro

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Seafood, Vegetarian, English
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Berry Head Road, Brixham TQ5 9AF, England
01803 856738
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9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 425
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  • 164
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
relaxing place to eat.

The food is excellent, the staff are friendly and the view is absolutely amazing. Bistro overlooks the sea and breakwater beach

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Patricia C
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Richmond, Surrey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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672 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Richmond, Surrey
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food is excellent, the staff are friendly and the view is absolutely amazing. Bistro overlooks the sea and breakwater beach

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Whittington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Dined here for the 2 nod time at Easter . We were made very welcome we were sat out in the verandah as we had our dog with . We were informed that it was nicer upstairs and yes the dog was welcome . Kids chucked pebbles in the sea whilst we waited for dinner . The children's fish n... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

It is the first time I've visited the Breakwater and if I ever return to Brixham i will definitely go here again. For my meal I had fish and chips, and it was absolutely the best fish and chips I have ever had, the taste was gobsmacking. It filled me up as well as it was quite large. The chips... More 

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SE London
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is our third visit to the Breakwater Bistro I would recommend this place to anyone who loves good, home cooked straightforward food, I am a bit of a "Foodie" and I was really impressed with the quality of the food. The staff are lovely and they went out of their way to make us welcome. So good we are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very friendly and attentive staff. The food was delicious and enjoyed with a great view of the sun going down. highly recommended!

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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
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105 reviews 105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This little restaurant has certainly improved since our last visit. Lovely food nice sized portions and plenty of choice. The half rack of ribs were massive and you could add crevets to make a combo. The scallops were small but there were enough of them and you got a choice of salad or veg and chips or new potatoes, which... More 

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TheBreakwater, Manager at The Breakwater Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks Tina for your great review. Glad you enjoyed your meals. Hope to see you again when you next visit the area :) More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Went for wife's birthday mid April, a venue we have not visited before but wanted to go to. The location is amazing, with terrific views but we are spoilt in Torbay. Staff were really friendly and attentive, and the price was pretty reasonable. Wife had crab for starters and I had Olives and you get a good portion of both,... More 

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TheBreakwater, Manager at The Breakwater Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us, and glad you enjoyed most of your evening. Sorry to hear about your steak, there usually very good, we only use premium Westcountry meats from a local award winning butcher. However you do every so often get the odd one steak that's a bit like a 'Gravediggers flip flop' we promise this... More 

Fareham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

2nd year have visited this beach side cafe. The family here are very friendly very accommodating and the food is very good. They aren't pretending to be gourmet but they are open 365 days a year 12 hrs a day with a good menu choice good quality food and a licensed bar. Last night looking out to sea as sun... More 

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TheBreakwater, Manager at The Breakwater Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us! Glad you enjoy yourselves when coming to us. Thanks for your repeat custom! See you again when your down next! :) More 

Worcestershire
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Situated right next to the pebbled beach. Myself and 5 friends visited for breakfast 2 mornings of our weekend break and for 1 evening meal. Lovely views. We sat upstairs and enjoyed watching the waves and mist roll in. Full English breakfast, fresh ingredients and freshly cooked was spot on. Our evening meals were delicious and oh so plentiful. We... More 

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TheBreakwater, Manager at The Breakwater Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks Kevin and Martine, Glad you both enjoyed yourselves! Thanks for recognising that we use fresh ingredients, and glad you left full up! See you again soon! More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Had a one persons paella, one of the best i've ever had! Great atmosphere, lovely staff and a beautiful view! Well worth a visit if your in the area.

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TheBreakwater, Manager at The Breakwater Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed our paella, its going down a treat this year! Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Berry Head Road, Brixham TQ5 9AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Brixham
  • Phone Number: 01803 856738

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 28
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Vegetarian, English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?