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Man Fridays Seafood Restaurant

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22 Victoria Parade, Torquay TQ1 2BB, England
01803 296416
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've now been to all three main fish restaurants in Torquay and this is by far the best. Not as swanky looking or pretentious as the other two nearby but the food was phenomenal. Really fresh, mountains of it and beautifully flavoured which compliments each type of fish and shellfish. Any lovers of fish visiting or living in Torquay have... More 

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Headcorn, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We nearly visited this restaurant last time we where in Torquay but it was a hectic few days and we didn't get chance. Friends of ours happened to go to this restaurant when they visited Torquay and said it was good so we made a point of visiting this time. It was the day before my birthday and they made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Attended on recommendation and was not disappointed. Simply one of the best seafood meals had. Cooked to perfection and would certainly attend again. Restaurant is relatively small but ideal for smaller numbers and better attention to detail.

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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky with this restaurant as we walked in without a booking 30 minutes later they were turning people away. The food was very good, very fresh fish well presented.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A restaurant that lives up to the many glowing descriptions I have seen both on trip advisor and elsewhere. Local fresh seafood, generous portions and friendly staff. We were lucky enough to have a table that looked out over the harbour on a warm July night. The room is small and unpretentious and I would advise that you book before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this by chance as we strolled around Torquay one Friday evening. We hadn't booked but luckily we were able to get one of the very few tables that were not reserved. 45 minutes later they were turning people away. If you love fish this is the place to go. It's fresh and daily specials will be offered depending upon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot recommend this restaurant enough! I came here with my wife and two friends, all of who are fussy eaters and very picky when it comes to seafood. We ordered two seafood platters, which was more than enough for all of us. Simply put, there's nothing we could fault with meal - it was both delicious and perfectly cooked, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming to Torquay for forty years and apart from Number Seven this is one of the best restaurants I have been too. The seafood starter was brilliant and main course to die for. Will be back soon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Man Friday's Lobster House last Saturday night on a late booking having looked for the best Seafood Restaurant in town. We were not disappointed !! The owner's daughter very kindly made arrangements to get us a lovely table and was extremely welcoming and hospitable. The atmosphere was lovely, cosy; almost like having dinner with a group of close friends... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant 1st night of our holiday. We were walking along the harbour area looking for a restaurant and popped into a shop the trader recommended Man Friday. We are so pleased they did. They made you feel relaxed and welcome. The advice over what to pick off the menu was a great help. The food was great and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Victoria Parade, Torquay TQ1 2BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: 01803 296416

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?