The Birdcage

4.2
23 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 23 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
4.1
food
4.7
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WillM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RachH
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 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 July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 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
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Burger
Will go back again

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Roger
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 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

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MaggieB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 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 June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JC
JaneC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 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
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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ShelleyF
1 review
Dined on June 20, 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 June 18, 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
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on June 6, 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 May 29, 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and staff

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Pippajack
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 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.

CS
ColinS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all round
Loverly evening good value
Would recommend

MR
MajRav
London
1 review
Dined on May 6, 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 April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, delicious food! We were very impressed.

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Bear
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 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 23 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 reservations at the moment.