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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 399
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    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A memorable meal

We took advantage of a Travelzoo offer for the tasting menu while staying in Torquay. We also opted for the matching wines and the additional cheese course. The food was absolutely delicious from the parsnip and apple cream soup to the vanilla rice pudding with rhubarb but the star dish for me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
bookish24
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Buckinghamshire
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Buckinghamshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took advantage of a Travelzoo offer for the tasting menu while staying in Torquay. We also opted for the matching wines and the additional cheese course. The food was absolutely delicious from the parsnip and apple cream soup to the vanilla rice pudding with rhubarb but the star dish for me was the sea trout scotch egg with its... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful evening we had at The Elephant in Torquay. We have dined there before on many occasions and other than a minor hiccup, on just one occasion, we have always thought it to be the best restaurant in The Bay. The welcome, the service, the atmosphere, the food and the wine were all just perfect. We like to... More 

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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited The Elephant for lunch while we were staying in the area a couple of weeks ago. We found the food to be ever so good (we both had the Brill and it really was just that) and our starters and fabulous cheescake desserts were all terribly good. The room is elegant and the service was... More 

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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Good food and service and relaxed atmosphere. Close to town centre. Varied menue and reasonable prices.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Decided to visit the Elephant as a special treat for my husband's birthday, it did not disappoint. From the friendly and professional staff to the lovely fresh food. It was a treat. We booked for a lunch time but will definitely book for an evening meal at the upstairs restaurant in the year.

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staffordshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

found this place by luck ... Went without booking what an amazing place. Will return in the summer. 100% service.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Once again and fantastic evening in the Elephant. Went with my wife and my foodie cousin and his fiancee. Had a travel zoo voucher for the taster menu and what a wonderful experience it was. won't go into details but the food was amazing, the highlight for me was pig cheek risotto. Winewise we had the chianti, and perhaps my... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We took advantage of a Travelzoo offer of a 7-course tasting menu with a glass of Prosecco for two in the brasserie. Of course there is no guarantee that everything on a tasting menu will be to one’s liking. I thought that the vinegar of the pickled walnuts detracted from the heritage beetroot and goats cheese with which they were... More 

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Brixham
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203 reviews 203 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
602 helpful votes 602 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We are regular lunchtime diners at The Elephant and have been so for a few years. This is certainly the best place for lunch in Torquay from both food quality and service and did I mention that their lunchtime menu is fantastic value too. Clearly we will be back again soon...thanks for the continued great experience.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Enjoyed a long lunch here with very good and efficient service and terrific food - the scotch egg to start, pork belly and the chocolate fondant were delicious! Highly recommend.

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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