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The Elephant

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3 & 4 Beacon Terrace | 3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
(44)[0]1803 200044
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Description: Two restaurants under one roof, situated on the picturesque harbour of...
Two restaurants under one roof, situated on the picturesque harbour of Torquay in South Devon. The Brasserie and The Room offer two different but equally tasty dining experiences, where we take advantage of our beautiful, and fresh local ingredients and of course, produce from our very own Southdown Farm, Brixham. The Brasserie is family friendly and is open for lunch and dinner Tues - Sat, with an amazing value for money set menu available all week and of course some daily specials. The Brasserie is open all year round and seats up to 55. It's situated on the ground floor of our Georgian terraced building. The Room at The Elephant is our Michelin star awarded restaurant for the 9th consecutive year and offers an exceptional fine dining experience that cannot be missed! We are currently serving a 7 course tasting menu, with an optional cheese course from our British cheese board and the meal includes tea or coffee with petite fours. We also offer an optional matching wine flight for each course which is a great way to have an all round gastronomical experience.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect

Had a meal here with the partner and it was so so perfect , such class on a plate everything was fresh and full of flavour will definitely be returning ...

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Ryan S
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a meal here with the partner and it was so so perfect , such class on a plate everything was fresh and full of flavour will definitely be returning ...

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Thank Ryan S
Torquay, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a risotto.. Waiter put his finger in it when serving. It was tasteless to boot When I mentioned what had happened they were not bothered We were disgusted by behaviour of other guests who kept going out for cigarettes and leaving door open Would never go back

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Thank wendy e
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst visiting torbay for a few months we were recommended to go to the elephant as it is one of the best eateries in torbay. The restaurant was closed for refurbishment so we decided to have lunch in the brassiere. The lunch menu was quite limited and service was definately five star. The food and wine were very good but... More 

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Thank Teamdandi
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not our 1st visit to this restaurant and certainly not the last. We had yet another excellent meal here with a good choice of wines and good service.

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Thank carolyn p
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the set lunch which was outstanding value for the quality. Our choice; starter of thinly sliced golden beetroot with goats cheese with mustard seeds- a good variation on this dish; main of new season cod in a mussel sauce with creamed Savoy cabbage and roasted quinoa that melded together and an excellent rice pudding with pickled rhubarb. Everything... More 

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Thank Peter T
ElephantRestaurant, Manager at The Elephant, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! Our set lunch menu runs Tuesday to Saturday and the dishes are constantly changing. We do hope to see you again soon. James More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having sampled the tasting menu for my partners birthday I can only express how wonderful the experience was. The courses complimented each other superbly and the drinks flight was perfect. I am a big fan of the local produce that the Elephant use along with their own vegetables. The service was superb.

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Thank Coopes63
ElephantRestaurant, Manager at The Elephant, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting your review. I'm glad you enjoyed our tasting menu, it is one of the best ways to sample the fantastic local produce that Devon has to offer. A lot of our produce actually comes from our own farm in Brixham! We hope to see you again soon for another great dinner. James More 

Brixham
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292 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our first Elephant brasserie lunch of the year with the lovely winter sunshine streaming in through the windows. Plenty of new and exciting dishes on the set lunch menu which also happens to be excellent value. Some photographs included. As always the quality of the food was very high with excellent presentation. The goats cheese and beetroot salad is... More 

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Thank Clive F
ElephantRestaurant, Manager at The Elephant, responded to this review

Thank you for yet another stellar review! It's great to get feedback on our new menu and decor, and we all look forward to seeing you all again in the near future. Great photos too! James More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On arrival on new years eve we were quickly taken upstairs for a welcome drink. We were left upstairs with no information as to why our table was 35 minutes late. We were taken to our table with no explanation or apology. The meal though not the best I have tasted was adequate ( I would class it as ok).... More 

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ElephantRestaurant, Manager at The Elephant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't have an exemplary experience with us on New Year's Eve. We always try our best to make sure our guests are well looked after and never rushed. I have passed your comment on the meal onto the kitchen and I do hope to see you again in the... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed a lovely evening. Service good, excellent staff, wonderful food and wine list. We were lucky they had a cancellation as I highly recommend booking in advance. Worth it.

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Thank Happysage
ElephantRestaurant, Manager at The Elephant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. You are very correct, on our busier nights, booking is essential, but I'm very glad that we managed to get you a table. We hope to see you again very soon. Many thanks, James More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely intimate meal for my partners birthday in the Room which was their taster menu and it was delicious. Our server was a lovely guy who made the perfect Black Russian cocktails and who talked us through each course. I thought we would be in and out fairly quickly, but actually we managed to spend most of... More 

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1 Thank Serra O
ElephantRestaurant, Manager at The Elephant, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us. The tasting menu is definitely an experience that shouldn't be rushed, and it's great to hear that you had an enjoyable evening. It will be great to see you both again soon (perhaps for your birthday this time!) James More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 & 4 Beacon Terrace | 3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: (44)[0]1803 200044

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic

Description

Two restaurants under one roof, situated on the picturesque harbour of Torquay in South Devon. The Brasserie and The Room offer two different but equally tasty dining experiences, where we take advantage of our beautiful, and fresh local ingredients and of course, produce from our very own Southdown Farm, Brixham. The Brasserie is family friendly and is open for lunch and dinner Tues - Sat, with an amazing value for money set menu available all week and of course some daily specials. The Brasserie is open all year round and seats up to 55. It's situated on the ground floor of our Georgian terraced building. The Room at The Elephant is our Michelin star awarded restaurant for the 9th consecutive year and offers an exceptional fine dining experience that cannot be missed! We are currently serving a 7 course tasting menu, with an optional cheese course from our British cheese board and the meal includes tea or coffee with petite fours. We also offer an optional matching wine flight for each course which is a great way to have an all round gastronomical experience.
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

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