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The Elephant

3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
+44 (0)1803 200044
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Ranked #18 of 253 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $330
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The food and service was wonderful, the wines stunning with views to match. There literally wasn't even anything average, it was all lovely! Am so glad that I live close enough to visit again soon.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We treated ourselves to some nice restaurants on our honeymoon and this one didn't disappoint! Lush food and great service, recommend a visit

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Burton in Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Elephant had been recommended to us, so we had high expectations. As we are a family of four we decided to eat in the brasserie. The booking process was really slick as we did it online and they then followed it up with a phone call. The restaurant was lovely and the food was fabulous! Service was a little... More

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Sandown, Isle of Wight
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to the “Room” and like last time the food and service was exceptional. I can't say anything more positive than this meal was very close to the best we have ever eaten.

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Somerset, England
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We don't visit Torquay very often even though it's a pleasant location. However we have managed to eat lunch at The Elephant three times now and enjoyed it each time. The food is always delicious and the chef has some good ideas. Presentation is good and the service is too. One day we hope to do a weekend in the... More

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Rochester, Kent
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband and I had lunch in the Brasserie and thoroughly enjoyed every morsel. I had the Salad of Southdown Farm which not only had the most amazing flavours, but looked stunning. I was sorry when it was all gone! For mains I had the guinea fowl which was also beautifully flavoured. For dessert, I had the dark chocolate tart... More

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Our second visit and much better! First time we went downstairs and the meal just wasn't right - we should have nicely complained but we didn't. This time we went upstairs and had the tasting menu - very special! Loved it, the chef came and had a good 10 minute chat with us which was a lovely touch.

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Bristol
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I couldn't say if its the best in Torquay, as I have tried the others, because I keep going back to the Elephant. We've been here about 4 or 5 times, with a variety of different people, and everyone has always gone away happy.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We enjoyed the tasting menu at The Room in The Elephant for my mother in law's 60th birthday. The food was absolutely fantastic, one of the best meals I have ever had, beaten only by The Waterside, and Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester. Each course was considered, fresh, seasonal, delicately prepared, and absolutely delicious. The service was impeccable, the staff... More

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Malmo, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had reserved a table via the internet from home in good time. Worked perfectly. We chose the wine and taste menu on the second floor - The room. Started with a cocktail in the bar. Very nice and good waitress who was very well-informed about all the dishes and wines. We got one eight course menu where several of... More

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