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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, 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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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
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Went here for a Birthday dinner and had a really lovely evening. We had the tasting menu and ended up with the dining room to ourselves. Staff really attentive and knowledgeable about the food. Lots of courses, each one being small but very cleverly put together with a combination of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Samantha T
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Plymouth, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Went here for a Birthday dinner and had a really lovely evening. We had the tasting menu and ended up with the dining room to ourselves. Staff really attentive and knowledgeable about the food. Lots of courses, each one being small but very cleverly put together with a combination of complementing flavours coming through. Superb with excellent wine to match.... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Chose the 3 course for 16.95 menu on the lunchtime and can only say it was fabulous ! The main itself was worth the price , but the desert was beautiful , when asked by staff how I enjoyed the blackberry cheesecake I described it as PERFECTION on a plate , it was really that good !!! A must visit,... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is the second time we have visited The Elephant and it was equally as good this time. We had the tasting menu, the portions are on the small size, but what they lack in quantity they certainly make up for in flavour. We also had the wine package that went with the tasting menu, which was excellent and had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had the excellent value set menu, the presentation of all the dishes is fab, portion sizes a little on the small size but each mouthful a delight.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The children were at school and we drove down from Exeter for lunch. The food was fabulous, as we had expected (the scallops and fillet steak were to die for!) and the staff and general level of service just made it a perfect time together. Thanks to everyone..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing was really shocked to find food of this quality in Torquay. the chef is Michelin star 1 however having ate many times at Michael canines it really is on a par. unfortunately the waiting staff let the night down so much I removed the service charge from the bill. It seems they look after their locals... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As always super food and reasonably priced-can't fault this restaurant. Arrived for an early lunch and the restaurant soon filled up-have no reason not to visit again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Food and service was a reasonable standard but we weren't overly impressed with either. Can't really fault it but was missing that something special that sets the great restraunts apart.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were looking for a quick good value main course and drink not being particularly hungry after a fantastic meal last night at Orange Tree. The Elephant offer a different special menu each day and we had sirloin steak plus glass of wine for about £17.50 each. Very polite and pleasant staff, good value offering served to our liking in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We hadnt booked a table, staff were very accomodating. Fresh fish every day. Great steak well presented. Must say again terrific staff, would return next time in Torquay.

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Additional Information about The Elephant

Address: 3 & 4 Beacon Terrace | 3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
Phone Number: (44)[0]1803 200044
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
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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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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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