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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 242 restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $42 - $334
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have visited the downstairs Brasseary on a number of occasions as a family treat. I've read negative comments about portion sizes...my advice would be to order the whole lobster...which was huge, fresh beautifully served and delicious. The family had a selection of dishes from the menu and all were excellent and the cost very reasonable indeed. The staff were... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Very nice place to eat. Nice atmosphere, comfortable chairs and high tables, which are also good for taller people. Excellent food and very friendly staff. We hope to go back there on our next visit to Torquay.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Having booked a weekend away, I decided that I wanted to eat somewhere special and romantic on the Saturday night, I began my search online and stumbled across The Elephant – The Room (Michelin Star) was opening again the weekend we were in Torquay, Perfect Timing. We arrived early and decided to enjoy a bottle of red in the bar... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It was a last minute decision after a busy morning to have lunch at the brasserie within the Elephant Restaurant on a Thursday. Only 3 tables occupied which was a surprise. A very good lunch (both chose the 3 course set menu) and excellent value. Particularly delicious grilled lettuce with the main course and also textbook perfect chocolate fondant to... More

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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review

Thankyou for the great write up it was lovely that you could take the time to leave a review. I will tell the guys the next time I am in the kitchen !!! not sure when that will be though :) as I m currently on beach in Barbados watching CCTV footage of lunch and dinner service via Skype. Joking... More

Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Three of us had lunch at the brasserie. The food was outstanding and really good value; the service was excellent and unobtrusive. Very highly recommended.

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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review

Many thanks glad you had a lovely visit. Kind regards Simon More

Cullompton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful experience. Booked for a business dinner for 12 on 2 April & did not disappoint - a special thank you to Jason who liaised with a colleague for many weeks prior & ensured a perfect evening was had by all. We had the private dining room upstairs which seats 12 perfectly & also has the use of its... More

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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review

So glad you got to experience our private dining room, its a great place for a small party is nt it. I have passed your regards onto Jason and the team. Many thanks and look forward to seeing you again soon Simon More

Luton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Our meal was delicious, and the staff were really friendly. I had a scotch egg to start, and the duck for my main, both of which were outstanding. I wish that I'd had room for dessert!

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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to write. Next time make sure you save space for dessert , the pastry chef gets upset when they don't get chance to cook for everyone. Best wishes SImon More

Buckinghamshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

This was fine dining at its best. Imaginatively prepared and beautifully presented cooking served with flair. We had the tasting menu and as we had booked on a Travelzoo offer we opted for the matching wines and extra cheese course. As a previous contributor has said the service was excellent without being overbearing and although the food was not cheap... More

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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review

Thankyou and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience here with us. Hope to see you again in the near future Simon More

Devon
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I came with a party of 10, we had selected our choice beforehand, and it was as good as it always is, perfect service, even though we sat down late and moved around the table after every course, the staff continued to smile. Food excellent. I so rate this place. never eaten upstairs as I prefer the Brasserie style.

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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review

So good to cook for you again Anthony. We are used to Doctors being late :) so don't worry. Look forward to cooking for you again very soon. Thankyou for the review. Best wishes Simon More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Visited The Elephant on 25.03.14 on a Travelzoo offer. We eat out a lot but my wife and I were blown away with the quality of the food and rated it as one of the best meals we have ever had. We had the tasting menu and enjoyed every dish although the two standouts were probably the scallops and the... More

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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review

Great Praise indeed , many thanks I will pass all your comments onto Craig the Head chef and Jason out front. See you soon Simon More

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