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Breakwater Bistro, Brixham. New towards Torquay

The Breakwater Bistro

Sue Stoneman heads to this popular Brixham bistro to enjoy a fishy feast with fantastic views of the sea

A satisfying choice of fishy dishes and beautiful sea views will certainly float your boat at The Breakwater Bistro in Brixham. Jump on board for a relaxing time here, either for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

Shipshape and light inside, you’ll need to drag your eyes away from the panoramic harbour views to choose your catch of the day. The menu showcases not only fresh fish from Brixham as you would expect, but plenty of meat, vegetarian and vegan dishes, with locally sourced produce and drinks. It’s family-friendly, including the four-legged members!

Even on a damp day, the views are quite spectacular. We arrived for lunch and had a table upstairs. Diving straight into the main course, we made sure we looked at the specials board before ordering. Catch of the day was haddock, which my friend chose, with dauphinoise potatoes and a side order of mushy peas. She opted to have the fish without the batter, it was a healthy-sized portion and cooked perfectly. The dauphinoise were particularly unctuous.

I went for the Brixham sea bass fillet with chips and a salad. I relished the tender fillets with crispy skin, hot chunky ‘proper’ chips and colourful salad, plus a dollop of my friend’s tartar sauce. The food was tasty and fresh, and our plates were mopped clean!

We had room for dessert and after much decision making, I opted for the warm brownie and ice cream from the specials board. Chocolate heaven! My friend had the warm Bramley apple pie with custard – another flavoursome dish that she thoroughly enjoyed. We extended our visit with a lovely cup of coffee, to soak up the relaxing atmosphere and of course the view.

Sample Menu


  • Brixham scallops
  • Local mussels


  • Homemade fish pie
  • Portobello mushroom, sweet potato and stout open tart


  • Mango and passionfruit ice cream cheesecake with Devon clotted cream
  • Warm lemon sponge


  • Starters from £5.50
  • Mains from £11.50
  • Desserts from £4.50

Sue loves: the variety of fresh fish, locally sourced produce and beachside views
The Breakwater Bistro
Berry Head Road
Devon TQ5 9AF

01803 856738

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