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46-52 Torbay Road, Paignton, England
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Today
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tuesday nights - Steak Night - Highly Recommended

Tuesdays are steak nights at the Talk of the Town. Sirloin steak plus chips and peas and an alcoholic drink is only £7.85. Great value! Its busy, so you do need to book if you have a large number in your party. The steak was excellent, service very fast. You get dessert cheaper as well if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Jenny844
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Berkshire, England
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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288 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Berkshire, England
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Tuesdays are steak nights at the Talk of the Town. Sirloin steak plus chips and peas and an alcoholic drink is only £7.85. Great value! Its busy, so you do need to book if you have a large number in your party. The steak was excellent, service very fast. You get dessert cheaper as well if you have the specials... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Tuesdays, 2 excellent 14 oz Steaks and drinks £22. Do I need to say any more. Service was friendly and efficient.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ate in here over a busy weekend. The food was excellent and nice and hot which is so important to me. Service was good and fairly quick. Yes the place does need a slight re furb but I just read this is happening. Overall good and very good value.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Was a great place once but it is in desparate need of a refurb the place just smells bad. The food and drink are still great but thd fabric on the seating is just plane dirty. Sit in one of the corners and you will see it has now stopped a twice a week regular to stop going.

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Mil2987, Manager at Talk of the Town, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Firstly we're really sorry that you feel the decor is not up to standard, our site aims for the more traditional pub feel which the majorty of our customers enjoy but we understand it's not everyone's cup of tea. You are correct though - some things need replacing such as our carpet! We're happy to say it is... More 

kidderminster
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were in Torbay on a short holiday. We visited early evening on 10 February 2015, the team were helpful and friendly,my husband has to keep to a special coeliac diet and one member of staff told us it would be no problem for a jacket potato to be substituted instead of chips. The atmosphere in the venue was good.... More 

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Mil2987, Manager at Talk of the Town, responded to this review

Hi, lovely to hear that you had a great time here and enjoyed your meals. Myself and the team really do try and ensure that all our customer needs and wants are accomodated as best we can. Please always let us know if there is anything further we can do to make your visit that extra bit special! Myself and... More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Visited here Wednesday 11th Feb. I was remember this being the best place in the uk for a good old carvery. Well as soon as i saw the words "JD Weatherspoon" My heart sank.. but anyway as we were hungry we continued to enter. The Tables are laid out in a very poor way trying to cram every man and... More 

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Mil2987, Manager at Talk of the Town, responded to this review

Hi Corsa_j2014, Firsly let me apologise for your poor experience, it looks as though there wasn't anything positive about your visit and we really do pride ourselves on giving excellent customer service; it's quite apparent that you did not receive that on this occasion which I am extremely sorry to read. The members of staff on the night in question... More 

United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We have seen many shows at Talk of the Town. It is always clean and tidy with plenty of room to walk around. Well worth a visit to see a show

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Mil2987, Manager at Talk of the Town, responded to this review

Hi, Great to read that you enjoy yourself each time you pop in! Look forward to seeing you again soon Victoria & the team More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We have been here loads of times when we visit Paignton, good days & bad days but we keep coming back, yes the food can be hit & miss but the beer always good & the staff friendly, see you next time.

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Mil2987, Manager at Talk of the Town, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your comments, it's great that you love the beer and find our service friendly and efficent! Our team will be happy to hear that, however if the food is hit and miss we clearly have some work to do. Please let us know whilst your here if there is anything we can improve on as we want... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Okay, so it's a Wetherspoons. pretty standard everywhere, but, busy evening on Steak Club day. Even so steaks cooked to perfection, served quickly, smiling waitress and brilliant value

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Mil2987, Manager at Talk of the Town, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your comments and great review, we do try and ensure all our steaks are cooked exactly to how our customers want them so always great to hear that we're getting it right! Pop in again so we can try and get your 4* review up to a 5*. If there's anything we can do to improve please... More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This place is up and down like brasses drawers. Here is fine as are the staff. The food if your lucky is average at best. HIt it wrong and its just about edible at best. I know it's cheap but the steaks come out so dry it looks like all th floor has been sucked out by a vampire! Burnt... More 

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Mil2987, Manager at Talk of the Town, responded to this review

Hi, I can see from your review that what we need to work on for you is consistency, I would like to apologise for the poor experience you had and appreciate that even if you had requested your steak well done; burnt is never acceptable. Re-training will be commencing with the staff this week on the perfect steak as we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46-52 Torbay Road, Paignton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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