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Gorton's Restaurant - CLOSED

19 Plymouth Road | Tavistock, Tavistock, Dartmoor National Park PL19 8AU, England
01822 617581
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Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We've eaten here on a few occasions and the food is always delicious and the service perfect. it's a small restaurant but you don't feel crowded and the staff are always on hand but not in your face.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Attentive, friendly team, excellent food and wine at a very reasonable price. What more can I say, thank you for a very enjoyable evening meal.

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Salisbury
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Gortons is another gem and a place worth travelling to. Food, service and ambiance are wonderful. Highly recommended

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Upon arriving we were greeted by the lady manager who made us very welcome and Peter Gorton gave us a nice wave on the way in from the kitchen. The service was excellent and not stuffy like a lot of restaurants. We chose to have the taster menu and were not dissapointed each course cooked beautifully. The belly pork was... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This place just keeps going with some of the best food in a small restaurant you're ever likely to get.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

We recently visited Gorton's Restaurant for lunch as it was my birthday. The ladies who welcomed and served us were lovely. The food was fantastic and service was warm, friendly and professional. Would recommend a visit. I wish it had been a little warmer in the restaurant but it would not deter me from visiting again and in no way... More

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lymouth
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

A truly wonderful evening spent here. The restaurant is small and intimate. The staff are attentive without being intrusive. I now come onto the best part' the food' . The meal was simply exquisite, everything cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Well worth the money.

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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 April 16, 2014

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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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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