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The Elephant

3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
+44 1803 200044
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Ranked #19 of 255 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $57 - $108
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
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Our second visit to this lovely Torquay restaurant, first for lunch then, in September, for dinner. The service is impeccable - efficient, friendly and unpretentious. The restaurant helpfully accommodated us at short notice. Dinner was excellent - delicately presented, fresh and delicious food at reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

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berkshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were late arriving for our 2pm booking but they were very hospitable and asked us to decide our choice as quickly as possible. The foie gras pate/mousse was superb as was the roasted skate wing all excellent. Really enjoyed our time there in the brasserie overlooking the marina. Recommended

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Booked on the recommendation of Trip Advisor, and one of the good food guides, we were not disappointed. The lunchtime menu is good value, and the food deliciously cooked and presented. Attentive service. Location just a minute from the harbour and an easy walk from the carparks. We look forward to revisiting when next in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Went here on Saturday as it was a wedding present from some of my work colleagues. We sat in the room and had the taster menu and matching wines. The food was fabulous and the wines matched every course. The staff were fantastic and explained all about the wines and the food we were eating. I would highly recommend to... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Ate here on Friday, having booked a table elsewhere but they had lost our reservation. The Elephant were able to squeeze us in at short notice and we had a delicious dinner. I had scallops followed by stone bass with crab risotto, and a poached peach and honeycomb for dessert. All washed down with some excellent wine. Very good service... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were take to the main restaurant (The Room) as a special "Thank you" for our daughters wedding as a party of 4. We arrived at 7pm and the greeting and all that followed was excellent. We were the first table to be seated. Other reviews have described the "taster menu" so I shall not repeat those descriptions except to... More

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Aveton Gifford, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A good friend wanted to eat at the Elephant last year during his annual visit to us, and was disappointed that we'd 'only' booked the brasserie: he'd wanted to try the tasting menu available in The Room upstairs. We rectified this last night and went the whole hog with the wines as well. It was superb. Five savoury courses and... More

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been to the Elephant restaurant on a number of occasions in the past. The current lunch menu offers good value for a three or two course lunch, with a good varied list of items to select your starter/main/sweet from. We both enjoyed our starters. My wife selected the goats cheese and I chose the mussels , both were... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Booked at the Brasserie downstairs for lunch service, Ok, not Michelin starred but food was from the same Kitchen , A La Carte three course including starters of a goats cheese with Beetroot or Mussels in white wine followed by mains of thick cut Cod fillet. Service was attentive , atmosphere was good, quality of food was even better. One... More

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had a meal at The Elephant on the second night of our stay in Torquay. It was so good that we went back the next night for another meal. The atmosphere was very good as was the service and the food was more than sumptuous! We have stayed in Torquay twice now and missed this restaurant the on our... More

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