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Serendipity

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8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
01803 200 710
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 91
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice place

We found Serendipity in Torquay by accident really. It was very clean and the staff were welcoming. The food was very nice and the cakes on display looking extremely tempting and keenly priced.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Nick N
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English first
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We found Serendipity in Torquay by accident really. It was very clean and the staff were welcoming. The food was very nice and the cakes on display looking extremely tempting and keenly priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Nicely presented cafe, with wonderfull staff. We were treated to a choice of wonderfull cakes and food. Appeared to be all made fresh on the premises, and at reasonable value Nice decor, and overall highly recommended

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Malton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had a light lunch hear was small but nice. Nice selection of cakes in the glass cabinet but I had the dumplings see the pic very nice staff where friendly, overall a nice experience.

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Lyme Regis
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156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Had a very lovely tea and cakes here on a damp Tuesday afternoon. The cakes were lovely and moist and delicious and the choice of proper leaf teas was perfect. Very pleasant indeed. I thoroughly recommend for the most tasty afternoon teas. They do a very good lunch as well which on the menu looked really exciting to eat.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The food is really great and fresh. They even had some gluten free cakes which were amazing. The service was welcoming. It was a really relaxing place to have a spot of lunch. Well worth a visit!

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Brixham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went to Serendipity to meet a friend. Was really looking forward to it as went when it first opened and the cakes were lovely but thought we would try a snack today and had a tuna and may sandwich and chunky chips. So disappointed. The sandwich was tasteless and the chips were not chunky and the fat used to cook... More 

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Caldicot, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Went in today for a tea and cake, the black forest gateaux is amazing! The man behind to counter was very friendly and happy to chat to me and a friend. Deffo will be going back!

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Despite the previous negative reviews we've eaten here many times in the past and always had good food and service. The cakes and patisseries are great with a coffee. the lunch menu is good too - ham egg and chips is relatively small but the quality was very good but in contrast the French platter was enormous (and loads of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My mum and dad wanted a cream scone and I was expecting nothing...but too my surprise they had 3 gluten free cakes. I had a chocolate fudge brownie it was soo nice!! worth a look :)

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Torquay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had a quick stop here for a coffee and a cake. What a total delight. The café was pristine and the quality of the cakes looked amazing and reasonably priced. We settled on a chocolate brownie to eat there but I couldn't resist to take home three fresh fruit tarts. The chocolate brownie was absolutely delicious as was the coffee.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: 01803 200 710

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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