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Serendipity

8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
01803 200 710
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Ranked #22 of 251 restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Torquay
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great location. Friendly service. Amazing hot chocolate (recommend). Exquisite cakes. Very reasonably priced. What more could girl want as a stop off, in the middle of shopping!?

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Weston-Super-Mare
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I used to go to Serendipity a few years back but stopped going because the owners lost there way a little. I am so pleased I gave it another go as the cream tea was to die for and a great selection of teas. You have to be careful in Torquay because many cafes aim straight to the 'one off... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My daughter and I decided to try Serendipity for their full english breakfast. We ordered two full english breakfasts and were slightly disappointed. The ingredients were great, all excellent quality, however they were not cooked nicely. I'm not sure how they cook the bacon but it doesn't look appealing with the fat being so pale. Perhaps they should try grilling... More

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The service here can be a little erratic but it is always friendly. What sets this place apart is the brilliant cooking of the lady chef. The food here is of such a high standard with fantastic flavours. A great place to eat

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Really lovely owners, fresh, tasty coffee and delicious cakes! Such a nice atmosphere - I will continue to visit regularly!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited Serendipity whilst staying in the marina in Torquay luckily someone recommended it to us and we were not disappointed. We had breakfast here 3 mornings and it was excellen, freshly cooked and first rate ingredients. The owners were very helpful and friendly and couldn't do enough to make our visits enjoyable. Everything was first class can't wait to... More

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Senior Reviewer
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Perfect for lunch or afternoon tea. I feel it suffers a small identity crisis as offers cooked pub-style food too, not what i expect from a patisserie

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Durham, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited whilst in Torquay after reading reviews on here. Got cakes to take away - partner had white chocolate tart and I had the black forest gateau. Cakes were absolutely delicious, really really tasty, lovely flavours and presentation. Some of the best we have tasted. Hidden gem which I probably would not have noticed had I not read reviews on... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited yesterday and the owners were outside the shop doorway shouting at each other! If you like experiences that make you cringe,this place is for you.

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Kent
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Poured with rain but we still sat outside! Lovely cream tea and friendly service at a good price. Well worth a visit

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