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Memories Bistro

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68 Fore Street | St. Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4LX, England
01803 322 224
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Probably the best restaurant food in the Torbay area!

If you are visiting the Torbay area then you must visit this small bistro restaurant situated in the village of St Mary Church (approx 2 miles from Torquay harbour). The restaurant is run by a husband and wife team, with Hazel being the face of the front of house and her husband, Gordon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Colin P
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you are visiting the Torbay area then you must visit this small bistro restaurant situated in the village of St Mary Church (approx 2 miles from Torquay harbour). The restaurant is run by a husband and wife team, with Hazel being the face of the front of house and her husband, Gordon, freshly preparing and cooking food to order.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I was visiting friends from London and they booked us in (apparently an essential, as the restaurant is so popular and only opens on limited days each week) for a Saturday night. The restaurant itself is small, quirkily decorated, and is full of character. What I liked particularly was the welcome from Hazel, who greeted us like family friends rather... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Read about this restaurant on trip adviser and had fantastic reviews so booked a table for 3rd July. We were not disappointed, I had king scallops in a delicious sauce and this was followed by tasty lamb,in again, a beautiful sauce. We finished off with liqueur coffees - super meal and made very welcome by Hazel. We've booked again as... More 

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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks SimoneS for taking the time to write us a nice review. Gordon & Hazel More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Have not been for a whilebut my spies tell me that it is still worth every penny spent. I loved the cosy atmosphere and the "no rush" emphasis.

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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks Lillian J for taking the time to write us a very positive review, we look forward to seeing you again. Gordon & Hazel More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Excellent as usual food great atmosphere excellent too !!!very friendly owners have booked again in September looking forward to it

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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks irene55_10 for another great review, we look forward to seeing you all again on your next visit. Gordon & Hazel More 

Torquay
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We visited for the first time at the weekend but it will not be the last. The restaurant is very compact but we liked this as the service was first class. There was a very good choice of dishes on the menu and when the food arrived it was amazing! My husband and I both had scallops to start which... More 

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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks SitaTorquay, It is so nice for us to read such nice comments on our food, we look forward to your next visit. Gordon & Hazel More 

Clanfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is the first time I have ever posted a review on Tripadvisor and I am delighted that this superb restaurant breaks my duck. We found Memories because of its amazing TA reviews and they do it justice in every way Every single mouthful of our meals - starter, main course and dessert - was delicious. Wine was also excellent,... More 

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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks Burger2014 for taking the time to write us such a nice review, praising our food so highly. Gordon & Hazel More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

OMG what can I say - this restaurant is amazing from when We booked until we left we felt looked after and the host hazel was truely interested In who we were and our story - I loved it there and that is just the ambiance now the food let me tell you the risotto starter to die for the... More 

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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much fooflebelle for taking the time to write us such a fantastic review, such high praise indeed for our food and ambience. It is so nice for us to read such reviews, we look forward to your next visit. Gordon & Hazel More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We have eaten here a couple of times and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food is good and you are made to feel very welcome. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks Bigtes for taking the time writing us a positive review, we appreciate all our feedback. Gordon & Hazel More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

First time at this bistro great food great service hard to make a booking as they are always full advance booking recommended but worth the wait . If you phone and they don't answer leave a number and they call u back looking forward to our visit again best to book before you leave very busy place

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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you, Irene55_10 for taking the time to write us a very nice review praising our food and service. Gordon and Hazel More 

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Additional Information about Memories Bistro

Address: 68 Fore Street | St. Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4LX, England
Phone Number: 01803 322 224
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
Average Prices: USD 16 - 35
Cuisine: British

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 68 Fore Street | St. Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: 01803 322 224

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 35
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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