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“Hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Memories Bistro

Memories Bistro
68 Fore Street | St. Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4LX, England
01803 322 224
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Ranked #4 of 266 Restaurants in Torquay
Price range: $16 - $35
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Having walked past Memories Bistro many times without noticing it, my husband and I and two good friends visited last night for the first time (and not the last). We were greeted by lovely Hazel who made us welcome and was the perfect hostess throughout the evening. The food was outstanding - three of us had a fish main course and my husband had the lamb cutlets. In all we had three courses each, all of which were superb. Not to mention the Branscott Estate wine which complemented our meal with everything being very reasonably priced. Thank you Hazel and Gordon - we will be back!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Many thanks Christine B. for your very nice review, it is so kind of you to say that our food is superb, Hazel said what a very nice party you all were, we are so glad that you noticed us and look forward to your next visit.

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English first
Torquay, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Love Great Food Without Paying Fancy Prices Then You Must Try Memories”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Quite simply our favourite place to eat in Torbay. Great service, The best food. We have never been disappointed. We recommend the John Dory for a starter.
Many Thanks
R & T

Visited January 2014
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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Many thanks Richard P for your very nice review we really appreciate it when our guests make such positive comments, we look forward to your next visit.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“BIRTHDAY DINNER”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We visited Memories 18th January for my "special" birthday. There were 9 of us and Hazel went all out to fit us in as the max they usually do on one table is 6. It was superb, wonderful fresh food. Everyone enjoyed it. Hazel is a fantastic hostess and looks after everyone individually. She even had a birthday card for me. Gordon is the most fantastic chef, very hard working. We had the most fabulous time and cant wait to go back.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Thank you Hillary A. for your very good review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your birthday with us. we look forward to your next visit.


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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Although we have were not able to get back to Memories, I just had to write something. I should have done this some time ago so apologies to Hazel and Gordon. My husband, Gordon and I had the most fantastic Anniversary meal at Memories, in fact we thought it the best food we had EVER tasted. Hazel is a wonderful host and puts you at your ease as soon as you enter the Restaurant. It is never too much trouble to advise you on what you may like depending on your personal taste. Gordon is a magician in the kitchen - what fantastic food which he made so special for our occasion. Sadly, my Gordon is no longer with us but I hope to revisit Memories very soon. As the name says, it will always have fond memories for me. Susan (and Gordon) x

  • Visited August 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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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Many thanks Susan for your very nice review, it is so kind of you to take the time to write such positive comments for our Bistro. Hazel and myself were saddened to hear of your loss and we both look forward to your next visit.

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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“simply the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Ate here first time Friday eve, and definitely will not be last time! Excellent food and service warm and friendly restaurant, and Hazel makes you so welcome. The choice and standard of the food was nothing short of excellent, with subtle flavours and sauces and excellent value for money. Already planning to go back with friends, and will do so again and again, an absolute gem, no wonder its always fully booked!!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you for your great review it is so kind of you to take the time to write such nice positive comments. We are looking forward to your next visit.

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