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3 & 4 Beacon Terrace | 3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
(44)[0]1803 200044
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 16
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  • 14
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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
Amazing food

First course of the tasting menu was vegetables including cucumber and beetroot which i dislike. I ate the lot. How anyone can make vegetables so tasty I do not know. Course after course was perfect and the matching wines did just that. Service second to none. This was our second visit and i was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Armstrong1808
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Consett, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Consett, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

First course of the tasting menu was vegetables including cucumber and beetroot which i dislike. I ate the lot. How anyone can make vegetables so tasty I do not know. Course after course was perfect and the matching wines did just that. Service second to none. This was our second visit and i was worried it wouldn't live up to... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We loved our first visit to the restaurant last year. We had the taster menu which we had booked with Travelzoo I believe, but they offer it anyway just a touch more pricy. In fact we loved it so much that we wanted to book again for another visit to Torquay. We are on their mailing list so always knows... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a 7 course taster menu dinner - excellent quality food with different tastes and textures and with very good service. A little on the pricey side at £55 per head but in very pleasant surroundings we weren't (and didn't feel) hurried although the restaurant closes at 21.30! 7 courses may seem too many but... More 

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Headcorn, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We have eaten here a few times now and as always we were made to feel very welcome. The food was good and the atmosphere nice. I have a Gourmet card and we were able to use this which was nice.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is our second visit to this wonderful restaurant and we were not disappointedly! We both had the three course fixed price menu and a glass of the recommended wine with lunch. The food is beautifully presented, full of different, unexpected delicious flavours. The waitress who looked after us was an absolute delight and was so obviously proud of the... More 

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windsor
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Michelin star restaurant in Torquay. Sublime! The presentation of some dishes reminded me of Monet My palate was touched with the excitement of Picasso and the understanding of flavours had the genious of Dali. Thank you all.

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was our first visit to The Elephant and we deliberately booked Dinner in the first floor of the restaurant called The Room. We were treated to a simply impeccable Tasting Menu which was creative and perfectly executed for each of the many courses.The table service was also brilliant and we were made so welcome throughout the evening. The meal... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

The Elephant is such a fabulous restaurant that never ever disappoints. A truly delicious meal with wonderfully attentive and very friendly staff. A really lovely evening.

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mid england
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our first visit to this restaurant for lunch. Standards are high here and the quality and presentation of the meal were excellent as was the service. The set menu offered a reasonable glass of wine at a discount which we thought was very thoughtful for a lunch. Can certainly recommend and look forward to our next visit.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Simply excellent! I have eaten in this restaurant twice with my wife. First time for to have dinner e today for a lunch. Staff are very friendly and kind. Nice atmosphere inside. About the food: exquisite combination of tastes, every dish is balanced and kind. Maybe the best restaurant in Torquay.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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