Guard House Cafe


Welcome to our new chefs

A warm welcome to our two new senior chefs, Martin and Stacey.

Martin has a Masters degree in archaeology from his home country of Bulgaria, but while he was studying he worked hard in a variety of restaurants in Sofia. In 2016 he moved to Torquay and worked as Sous Chef in the Corbyn Head Hotel until joining us in March.…

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Snow on Berry Head!

We thought it would never happen but in March we had not one but TWO heavy snow falls in Brixham and despite the cold, and difficult access, Berry Head looked at its most beautiful. Unfortunately we were forced to close on three days, the first time because our pipes froze and we ran out of water, and then because of…

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Fish Evening – Friday April 13th

Our two fabulous new senior chefs Martin and Stacey are excited to bring you their first restaurant evening before the bat season restricts our evening opening. They are preparing a fish evening pulling on combined years of experience in Brixham and further afield. All served with the customary friendly cheer and glorious views of the Guardhouse.

The Menu

Home-cured Salmon gravadlax

Char-grilled Courgettes,…

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Easter Egg Hunt raises £470

We were delighted over the Easter Weekend that despite the mud and bad weather several hundred children still turned out to participate in our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Many thanks for your generous donations – including some friendly souls who simply wanted to help and didn’t take part in the egg hunt – we raised £470 for repairs to Shoalstone…

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Our new approach to takeaway packaging

Single use takeaway packaging is terrible for the world. Recently David Attenborough has helped us focus on the issues of plastic waste; our particular bugbear is takeaway cups, as each year in the UK along we throw away 2.5 billion, and almost every one ends up in landfill.


At the Guardhouse we feel particularly responsible for the environment as every day…

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Summer opening hours return on Saturday!

From Saturday we will be staying open until 5pm, with hot food served until 4pm. It’s the long-awaited return to our summer opening hours! Now we just need the summer weather to cooperate……

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A wonderful job opportunity for an experienced chef

We are looking for a confident, friendly, experienced chef to join our team and take the lead in our kitchen. You will be used to working at high pressure and high speed, with the soft skills to inspire, develop and lead a team of cooks, and the creativity and drive to take our food to the next level.

Our existing team…

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Christmas Eve: open 9-3pm (last food orders at 2:30pm)

Christmas Day: CLOSED

Boxing Day: open 10-4


New Year’s Eve: open 9-3pm (last food orders at 2:30pm)

New Year’s Day: open 10-4


Every other day of the winter we are open 9-4 with last food orders at 3:15pm.

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Awards Success for the Guardhouse

We are proud and humbled to have been three amazing awards this winter. In November we were awarded the GOLD awards for “Best cafe / tearoom” at both the South Devon and the Devon tourism awards. Officially the best cafe in Devon! We are astonished and delighted that the judges who visited us decided that we were the best of…

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