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“Good wholesome food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town
46-52 Torbay Road, Paignton, England
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Ranked #44 of 134 Restaurants in Paignton
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Plymouth
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good wholesome food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We have had several meals here and it seems to be a bit hit or miss guess it depends on whos doing the cooking.
The food is usaully good but the service is always excellent and the drinks are reasonable so that helps.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Why oh why”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Called in today .i was on crutches and it was close by and closer than the isaac metrit. Why i botherd is beyond me. Orderd a mixed grill my partner surf and turf. On being presented with the tepid plates all looked good. All was good till i poured the cold peppercorn sauce over my luke warm chips nd luke warm meats . Not just my food my partners food was cold too . Ive been there before and had a bad time . But alas it was close and i was in pain. The staff was brilliant and apoligetic .yes we got a full refund . So trudged to the top of town isaac merrit. Orderd the same meal .what a diffrence. Lovely hot food .how can there be such a huge difference. Please avoid the talk of the town at all cost. Walk that bit further .

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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gateshead
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98 reviews 98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Too long at the bar ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Me and my partner went there to meet a friend who lives at paignton for a drink, It seems a nice pub plenty places to sit and toilets were nice and clean which are up stairs. We must of waited about 15 mins for a drink when there was hardly no one else waiting. We smelt a horrible smell like dirty drains so we moved and we could still smell it when we moved next to the window at the front.

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Regensburg, Germany
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Nice food for a good price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We went there on new years eve and ordered the steak club, a burger and fish and chips, fDor dessert the brownie sunday & the fudge brownie with ice cream. The food came fast, everything was nice and hot. The steak was very good, so was the burger. Our son wasn't so happy with his fish, as it had the skin still on under the batter, and he found many fishbones. Both desserts were really good. All in all still a very good place to go to if you want to have a quick meal for a good price!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Wales
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
“Wetherspoons pub in Paignton”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The talk of the town in the centre of Paignton nice clean pub with good selection of real ales in a prime position good basic food at good prices good staff

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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