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The Elephant

3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
+44 1803 200044
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Ranked #18 of 255 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $56 - $106
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
Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We had lunch at the Elephant which was absolutely superb. The food was cooked to perfection and the service was friendly and first class. Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Torquay.

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Ashcott, null, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We loved the atmosphere, the food was delicious, interesting and well presented. The staff were attentive without being too "In your face". A lovely meal and will be revisiting.

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Green Cove Springs
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The fortuitous alignement of a birthday and a special deal at the Brasserie ensured that the two were combined to create a treat on a cloudy Wednesday lunchtime. I had heard great reports of the food at the Elephant but hadn't had a good enough reason to make the visit to this esteemed establishment- well that has been a grave... More

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The outside of the restaurant is deceptive and it is much nicer inside than you would think. Very attentive service, good standard of food and excellent wine list. Will definitely visit again next year when we come back to stay in Torquay.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I was lucky enough to win a short break for two in Torquay with the prize including dinner at The Elephant. I've never been to Torquay before and i've been fortunate enough to eat at some of the best restaurants in London so I wasn't sure what to expect. Thankfully I wasn't disappointed; the food was excellent, our waitress Bronwyn... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

What a gorgeous treat for a lunch time. We had one of their two course special menus and it was a real pleasure. The service was efficient, timely and friendly - always a good start. Our main courses were lamb and salmon. Really tasty with the salmon having a lovely risotto accompaniment that was light and delicate and the lamb... More

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Yet another excellent meal from this top Torquay restaurant. Every time we visit the Riviera which is often we dine at the Elephant and have never been disappointed.Nice friendly staff offering good service, great wine list and top notch food.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A truly wonderful lunch. Outstanding food and service. Can't think of anything negative. Will be back.

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torquay
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Food was very average, service average. Nothing out of the ordinary, but then nothing detrimental either. I would not go back. I feel pricing in this category needs to have something good and above average to make it worthwhile.

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Lyme Regis
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147 reviews 147 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Super 3 course lunch at an excellent price in this wonderful resturant with happy bubbly staff. Cider by the bottle expensive however the wine choices are very good and tap water lovely. Coffee at the end of the meal was delicious. The decor and ambience was super. Thoroughly recommend this place. We will be back. thank you for making our... 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 56 - 106

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