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“so much quantity, such mediocre quality” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Man Fridays Seafood Restaurant

Man Fridays Seafood Restaurant
22 Victoria Parade, Torquay TQ1 2BB, England
01803 296416
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Ranked #26 of 264 Restaurants in Torquay
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Wales
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“so much quantity, such mediocre quality”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

It's a good location, right on the marina, upstairs with a nice view, especially at night. That's where the charm begins, and ends. I love seafood. Can't get enough of it. And, sadly, in Britain, anything besides fish and chips are hard to come by. So I was looking forward to this restaurant which had a lot to promise on the menu. And, you get a lot. It's just that what you get is so ham-fisted and tasteless in its preparation, I actually felt bad for the crab, lobster, mussels, and squid who gave up their ghosts for us. The service as slow, they forgot the wine, etc...which may have soured the meal a little...but when they brought out this mountain of food (and I do mean mountain) I was instantly overjoyed. Until I tasted it. It's a shame. Good location, such potential, spoiled by a serious lack of finesse and imagination. Rest in Peace sweet crustaceans...I'm sorry it was for naught.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Wonderful food wonderful view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I can honestly say that this is the most fantastic meal that I have ever eaten. The seafood is out of this world. Warm home baked bread is provided at the start of the meal which smells and tastes gorgeous. Lovely choice of deserts with wonderful local Devon ice cream. The only problem is trying to eat it all! If you can manage to get the table in the window the view across the harbour is to die for. I can not emphasise enough how wonderful the whole experience is at this restaurant. Good value for money given the quality of the food.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A wonderful find!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Recommended by a local taxi driver this restaurant was a marvellous find. Beautiful fish and shellfish with gorgeous sauces and potatoes to die for. Food prices were more than reasonable as was the wine list. Would heartily recommend this restaurant - don't visit Torquay without a visit!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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st ives, cornwall
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“You have GOT to eat here!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I have just left this restautant.. It is awesome. You must visit if you are in Torquay and love good food and top service. I am an extremely fussy eater (!!!!!) and nothing was to much trouble for the staff. My partner was unwell this visit and should really not have gone out but the staff were so unbeleivably concerned (more than I was).... Please try it if yu visit Torquay. You will not be sorry....

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Birthday party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Brilliant food, good service a great time had by all. Staff were very good and took care of our special requests - cooking off menu items for our fussy children, overall 10 out of 10!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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