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3 & 4 Beacon Terrace | 3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
(44)[0]1803 200044
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Two restaurants under one roof, situated on the picturesque harbour of...
Two restaurants under one roof, situated on the picturesque harbour of Torquay in South Devon. The Brasserie and The Room offer two different but equally tasty dining experiences, where we take advantage of our beautiful, and fresh local ingredients and of course, produce from our very own Southdown Farm, Brixham. The Brasserie is family friendly and is open for lunch and dinner Tues - Sat, with an amazing value for money set menu available all week and of course some daily specials. The Brasserie is open all year round and seats up to 55. It's situated on the ground floor of our Georgian terraced building. The Room at The Elephant is our Michelin star awarded restaurant for the 9th consecutive year and offers an exceptional fine dining experience that cannot be missed! We are currently serving a 7 course tasting menu, with an optional cheese course from our British cheese board and the meal includes tea or coffee with petite fours. We also offer an optional matching wine flight for each course which is a great way to have an all round gastronomical experience.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice restaurant

This is a very popular restaurant and sit on a hill above the main quayside. Luckily we came early at 7pm but the place was filled by 8pm, so make sure you book ahead. The food is fine but a little heavy. I had the Moules & Frites with cheese afterwards, so not very adventurous. Mind you they are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is a very popular restaurant and sit on a hill above the main quayside. Luckily we came early at 7pm but the place was filled by 8pm, so make sure you book ahead. The food is fine but a little heavy. I had the Moules & Frites with cheese afterwards, so not very adventurous. Mind you they are actually... More 

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This was our last night in Torquay and we had been looking forward to our Michelin-starred extravaganza. Sadly it was pretty disappointing. Firstly I should say that the food was actually superb, it was just absolutely everything else that was poor. Here are just the main two things: 1. My family don't eat meat or shellfish so they had arranged... More 

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great location, brilliant staff, lovely food and drink, good knowledge of the menu by staff and made to feel very welcome. Highly recommended

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Took my wife here for a her birthday and was. It disappointed. The food was excellent particularly the fish dishes and my wife said the dessert was in her top 3 of all time! The meal was only bettered by the service and in particular the birthday card given to her with dessert signed by all the staff, impressive as... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We came back for a anniversary meal this place we keep for special occasions and this never disappoints exceptional food knowledgable service and for a Michelin star establishment we felt at ease and comfortable to ask questions about the food The staff where great very friendly and a good laugh and a credit to the establishment "Simon" is running a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Friday lunch fixed menu. I said I was the host when I booked. I confirmed by email. I specifically asked the waitress that I wanted the bill. Embarrassment that the bill was still presented to my male friend. Manager James then came with card machine and also tried to present bill to male friend. Is Torquay locked into another century?... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Was lucky to get a table without a reservation(only for an hour though)but long enough to appreciate the fresh and varied produce on offer. All locally sourced and delicious! Tried the taster menu the following evening(after booking a table)..expensive but worth every penny..fine dining at it's very best

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Absolutely beautiful food! Came with the missus and had the Crediton Duck and the Chicken with Rissotto, must say the meat was so tender and food was spot on! Service was professional but friendly, especially when we got talking to the staff as the missus knew one of the staff! The petit fours and mixed scoops of ice cream was... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Family lunchtime celebration. Great experience. The Brasserie offers fixed priced lunch. Limited to two choices per course but if they tickle your fancy then go for it. Had the mackerel which was great (I'm definitely not a beetroot fan!) The main of cod was cooked to perfection, left one speechless and for this alone the restaurant deserves a five. Tasted... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We went to the Elephant bistro to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. I have often heard described a Michelin meal as having many layers of taste and being able to taste all the elements individually. I thought it was just foodie bull. BUT. The food was AMAZING. I actually savoured every mouthful just like a food critic , marvelling at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 & 4 Beacon Terrace | 3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: (44)[0]1803 200044

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

Two restaurants under one roof, situated on the picturesque harbour of Torquay in South Devon. The Brasserie and The Room offer two different but equally tasty dining experiences, where we take advantage of our beautiful, and fresh local ingredients and of course, produce from our very own Southdown Farm, Brixham. The Brasserie is family friendly and is open for lunch and dinner Tues - Sat, with an amazing value for money set menu available all week and of course some daily specials. The Brasserie is open all year round and seats up to 55. It's situated on the ground floor of our Georgian terraced building. The Room at The Elephant is our Michelin star awarded restaurant for the 9th consecutive year and offers an exceptional fine dining experience that cannot be missed! We are currently serving a 7 course tasting menu, with an optional cheese course from our British cheese board and the meal includes tea or coffee with petite fours. We also offer an optional matching wine flight for each course which is a great way to have an all round gastronomical experience.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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