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The Elephant

3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
+44 1803 200044
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Ranked #16 of 266 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $54 - $103
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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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Three of us went to the elephant for Christmas day lunch. As it's taken a day to think of them I'll start with my criticisms, there are two. Firstly, we were the first diners of the day, I expected the restaurant to be open a little earlier than it was so that we could have a per dinner drink. Secondly,... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Having dined at The Elephant on many occasions we would normally say the food, service and atmosphere at The Elephant is first class. On this occasion the service was not to the usual standard, the waiting staff were not as attentive as normal and there was considerable waiting between courses. We have always enjoyed the food previously and whilst it... More 

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Lyme Regis
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157 reviews 157 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Came back for lunch with my mother for a treat and it was absolutely wonderful. Staff friendly and chatty and even remembered me from my previous visit. The lunch menu is short, precise and utterly delicious, the larger other menu to choose from is super duper too. The service, dining experience and ambience is perfect. Cannot wait til I next... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

The Elephant's Michelin starred restaurant is closed during the winter so we ate in the Bistro. We decided to go with the tasting menu and accompanying wines. What a great decision. The food was beautifully cooked and presented and the wine choices worked brilliantly. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the prices, certainly compared to the Thames Valley, very... More 

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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback and review, sorry that confusion in front of house caused a little error with your meal , this has now been addressed and I can assure you this wont happen again. Our fine dining restaurant re opens in April so I look forward to welcoming you then where we have a extensive and innovative... More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Simply excellent on every aspect. Probably not great for young children but mid to late teenagers would enjoy in family group. Will be back soon

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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review and I hope we can see you again soon on your next visit , we also have a restaurant on the first floor open from easter to October with an entirely different menu . Join our newsletter for up to date offers and events Best wishes Simon More 

Brixham
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185 reviews 185 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
598 helpful votes 598 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We enjoyed an excellent 3 course lunch today in the Elephant Brasserie. We also had some delicious mulled wine and new nibbles which were a great start to lunch. The 3 course set lunch is still excellent value and comprises high quality ingredients with top class presentation. As always the service was friendly and efficient and made for a relaxing... More 

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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review

Gentleman There is not much more I can write to thank you for your continued and valued custom . I look forward as always to cooking for you and best wishes from us all here at the Elephant Kind regards Simon More 

Salcombe
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

So this time of the year the option is the brasserie, but whichever you visit both are excellent. Friendly and professional service without been subservient. The stars on the menu are probably the humble vegetables which are taken to new heights with an emphasis on depth of flavour. The brasserie is just that so simpler dishes which keep the ethos... More 

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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review

What a great and detailed review and hits our ethos and aims right on the button. Thankyou for taking the time to write this and sharing with everyone.I look forward to seeing you again soon . Best wishes Simon More 

sittingbourne
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

On Thursday 20th of November my wife and I decided to treat ourselves to this recommended Restaurant during our short break inTorquay, and although the food and service were as one might expect in such an establishment commanding such high prices, our experience was blighted when we discovered that the table water, which was brought to the table unsealed in... More 

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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest and appreciated feed back , in light of your comments we have changed our policy and now and we give our guests water on arrival in our brasserie and also our Bread for no charge, The water is our filtered water and if a guest requires Mineral water we have Hildon water in both still... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Lovely food, staff and facilities. Really pleased with experience and the mackerel starter was divine, probably my favourite dish ever and I never thought I would say that about fish. Highly recommended !

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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review and I hope we can see you again soon on your next visit , we also have a restaurant on the first floor open from easter to October with an entirely different menu . Join our newsletter for up to date offers and events . Best wishes Simon More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Went here with family last night as usual good was brilliant service was brilliant wine first class could not fault it staff were very attentive and pleasant well be going back very soon

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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review and I hope we can see you again soon on your next visit , we also have a restaurant on the first floor open from easter to October with an entirely different menu . Join our newsletter for up to date offers and events . Best wishes Simon More 

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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 54 - 103

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