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Serendipity

8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
01803 200 710
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Ranked #17 of 242 restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Serendipity is well worth visiting, however it is a small establishment and can get very busy. We visited for coffee and cake and were very pleasantly surprised by the great range of patisserie that it has to offer. It also has some gluten free options. The owners and staff are welcoming, friendly and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and... More

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Devon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Very busy, but excellent food and services. Good quality and reasonable prices. Deserves to do well.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Went in for a light lunch and was very happy with the quality, service and good value. Would recommend for someone looking for a more individual experience and great food at a reasonable price.

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Devon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

I've just returned from a fantastic lunch at Serendipity. I popped in last week to ask whether I could book a table for my friend's leaving lunch and not only could I do so but they invited me to go upstairs and choose my table. Everything about the food today was outstanding - from the homemade coleslaw and lemonade, to... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

A great little place for a coffee with nice decor, friendly service and an amazing tart aux citron. Thoroughly recommended.

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Havant, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Myself and some bowling friends visited this excellent establishment for refreshments and found the service very friendly. We had both tea and coffee and cakes from the patisserie, which were all excellent with very generous sizes for the price. All the cakes and tarts are hand made on the premises and are delicious. I was so impressed with the bakewell... More

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Paignton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I have passed by this bistro/cafe so many times, I am so glad a tried it today. The cafe is clean and bright. The coffee (there is a choice of bean) is perfect. The best I have tried outside of Italy. The food is freshly prepared made on the premises, even the beautiful large selection of cakes. I really cannot... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Popped in for afternoon snack had the chicken and chorizo tagliatelle and it was amazing as were the chunky chips - staff were lovely friendly and attentive and very good with a very mischievous little lady we had with us. I would thoroughly recommend this little gem with fabulous food, wonderful tea and a great atmosphere xx

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The staff couldn't be more helpful or friendly. The cakes were great. We had a catch up with a friend we'd not seen for quite a long time and the staff were attentive, but not overbearing. We've recently returned from living in the French Alps and this little bistro reminded us of happy times in lovely French cafes. Definitely going... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Myself and my wife took shelter from the rain in this little gem of a cafe. We were met with a big smile from the lady behind the counter and made to feel welcome when we arrived. My wife had tea and scones and I had bake well tart all was fresh and well presented the tea was fresh in... More

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