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Gorton's Restaurant

19 Plymouth Road | Tavistock, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park PL19 8AU, England
01822 617581
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Ranked #2 of 50 restaurants in Tavistock
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Beautifully cooked tasty dishes, excellent local produce all enjoyed in a warm, relaxed atmosphere. The service was by a charming French lady, efficient but not intrusive. Peter Gorton is no stranger to us as we have lived in Tavistock for some time and have witnessed his expertise at various food events in Devon where his demonstrations are always excellent. Most... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch at Gorton's. The menu was interesting and varied with two courses costing £19.50. This is perhaps a little overpriced although bread and an amuse bouche are included. The restaurant is small so do book. I liked the decor though the canvas prints of Dartmoor don't fit in. I'm also happy to dine without music. There was plenty... More

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Went to Gorton's for the first time last night. The restaurant is not huge (guess about 10 tables) and all the better for that. A lovely relaxed, friendly atmosphere with very good staff. The food was wonderful, wine very good and service attentive without being intrusive. Will certainly be back..

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Lovely lovely to experience absolutely first rate food. Every mouthful deserved full attention as it was so beautifully created. Good wines, great service and elegant but friendly ambiance, plus we could park right outside the door! A real delight. We are looking forward to a return visit. The selection of puds were the crowning glory - am still trying to... More

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cornwall
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Went to Gortons on a wet and windy evening in January. we were in Tavistock for 4 days and ate at all the recommended eateries in Tavistock and on the last day which was my birthday we ate at Gortons . I am so glad we did , the food was scrumptious , beautifully presented and served by a warm... More

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Oke
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My girlfriend and I were recommended Gorton's restaurant as somewhere with top food and it didn't disappoint!!The staff were excellent as was the food and we are already planning a return. Would highly recommend.

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Horrabridge, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We went for a romantic meal for two on our wedding anniversary. Table booked for 8pm, shown to our table ,ate meal and getting in a taxi to go home at 9.30 !!!!! We were rushed from the moment we arrived. Food may have been good, we wouldn't,t know, we were not given time to enjoy and savour, the staff... More

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sky1Devon, Owner at Gorton's Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry you felt disappointed with your recent visit to my restaurant, I’d like to reply to your review. My restaurant should have been almost full that evening but due to the bad weather conditions and sickness I had three lots of tables cancel, I’m sure I was not the only business to have this happen too! I’d also like to... More

Tavistock, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Me and the wife had a fantastic evening at Gorton's. The food was amazing, cooked to perfection. The service was 5 star and we really can't wait to return.

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Saltash, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Gorton's is such extraordinary value for money that everywhere else just seems over priced and leaves one wishing one could spend the evening in Tavistock instead. Exceptional meals, wonderful staff.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

My wife and I recently enjoyed a really first class lunch at this restaurant. Freshly cooked, well presented food with ,friendly and efficient waiting staff, The style of cooking, and portion sizes were exactly to our tastes.We have been fortunate enough to have 'broken bread' at a number of fine dining establishments and I must say that Gortons is up... More

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