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Due to an overwhelming number of messages, we're no longer able to respond to emails, telephone messages, or answer the phone.

We will do our best to get to these messages, but currently we are not able to, please do accept our apologies.

Should you wish to cancel or amend a booking, you can do so by clicking Change My Reservation or Cancel on your original booking confirmation.


Our bookings are now open for the Autumn / Winter period.

Lunch from 11.30 - 2.30pm Friday - Sunday

Dinner from 5pm - 7.30pm Friday & Saturday

We're booking up in advance, so book early to avoid disappointment. If we are full booked, you can be put on the waiting list by clicking the 'Notify' button.

To book in, click here

We are currently not taking any takeaway orders.


Head Chef at The Oyster Shack

Following nearly 7 years of exceptional work at The Oyster Shack, Chef Andy is hanging up his fish slice for opportunities anew.

With his sad departure comes an exciting opportunity for a bright new talent to come through and lead The Oyster Shack into a new future.

We’re now seeking a Head Chef at The Oyster Shack to begin this Autumn/Winter. As a restaurant at the forefront of superb food and excellent service, we are looking for someone who matches our love for seafood, creating memorable moments and working as part of a dynamic team.

This is a unique opportunity at The Oyster Shack, where permanent roles only come up very rarely.

The Oyster Shack is an independently run, seafood restaurant based in the most glorious part of South Devon, a stones throw away from Bigbury beach.

Alongside the kitchen and front of house teams, you will be responsible for the future vision of the food, service and strategy at The Oyster Shack.

Restaurant and catering experience is essential. Though we invite all chefs, of all ages, to get in touch and knock us off our feet and show us that they’re the right person for The Shack.

Working hours vary through the seasons, with up to 48 hours during the peak months and down to 24 hours during quiet months. Very flexible working hours and days, designed to work for your needs alongside those of The Oyster Shack.

Start date for this role would be determined by your availability.

Salary will be based on experience.

If this sounds like it’s a role for you, please email bigbury@oystershack.co.uk with your CV. We look forward to hearing from you!




Most recently AA Rosette, Trip Advisor Excellence, Good Food Guide



We are located in Bigbury, the nearest towns being Kingsbridge and Modbury and we're between the two.

Potter along the tidal road past the Avon Estuary if the tide is right, or meander along the winding Devon roads if the water’s high and you will find The Shack tucked into the valley under a bright orange sail on Stake’s Hill.


If the tide is high you will need to take the B3392 and as you drive into St. Ann’s Chapel take a left by the village shop and follow the signs for The Oyster Shack.  Then continue down the hill until you find us on the left hand side.  If the tide is out, then you can take the tidal road off Timbers roundabout at Aveton Gifford.

Please avoid the Ashford Road where possible, this road is quite narrow throughout!


Just remember to check the tide times here before you drive.