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3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
+44 1803 200044
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Ranked #16 of 270 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $53 - $100
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Elephant is a two storey restaurant with the more informal brasserie on the ground floor and the Michelin starred, The Room on the first. The Elephant was the first restaurant in Torquay to be awarded a Michelin star which it maintains today. We aim to source all our ingredients locally, many from our dedicated farm in Brixham.
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English first
Devon. England
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Tasting menu and accompanying flight was superb, every course being between very good and excellent. The staff were just about perfect, - courteous, attentive and knowledgeable, whilst at no point becoming over bearing. This was our first visit. There's no question we'll return.

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Cullompton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

My partner and I ate in the brasserie on a Saturday evening in January. My partner had selected The Elephant based on other trip advisor reviews and we were not disappointed! We received a warm greeting on arrival and were shown straight to our table. Our waitress promptly came back to take drinks orders and gave us just the right... More 

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Alderney, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to The Elephant and we accompanied two friends for whom we had bought a tasting meal for two as a wedding present. We were met by the head waitress/maître d' who invited us to go upstairs to the bar to the "roaring fire". The bar was empty and fire (gas) unlit. After a short wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This place is somewhere you take people you want to impress its décor is stylish and staff professional and their knowledge of the menu is helpful and informative, one meal that I perticuarly enjoyed was the steak, cooked rare of course! I definatly recommend The Elephant to all my family, my compliments to the chef!

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Brixham
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191 reviews 191 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
598 helpful votes 598 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Our first visit of 2015 to The Elephant Brasserie was another great time and with a new set lunch menu featuring some delicious dishes it was good to try these out. Fine choice of wines too. The service was excellent as always. Great value.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My husband and I went here for our wedding anniversary and I haven't use trip advisor before, I normally tell the people after my meal my feedback, but I fee compelled to write! the service was impeccable but the food was simply stunning, extremely tasty, well presented and locally sourced. Such a treat o find both food and service above... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were lucky enough to dine at the The Elephant on Christmas Day. It was wonderful! A perfect dining experience for Christmas Day lunch - thank you so much to all the staff who made our Christmas Day so special - we most certainly will be visiting again when we next visit Torquay

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely meal here on the 30th December. We both had the smoked duck to start. For main course I had the fillet steak and my husband had the hake. We couldn't find a dessert that tempted us. However I was disappointed the waitress didn't offer to take our coats when we arrived and also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I wanted to be blown away by The Elephant. My family have lived in Torquay all their lives and I've been repeatedly told that it's one of the best restaurants in the Bay. So this Christmas I decided to treat my wife and I and pull out all the stops. I have to admit to being a little underwhelmed. Drinks... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Visited this restaurant several times during our 2 week stay in Torquay July 2014. The menu had a good selection & we all enjoyed every meal. The food was well prepared & the seating area was spotlessly clean. Service was fast & friendly, so no hesitation in recommending this restaurant. Go there & enjoy!!

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Additional Information about The Elephant

Address: 3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
Phone Number: +44 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
Average Prices: USD 53 - 100

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