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Small World Tapas

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Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Small World is a dream in a pocket size. Our reserved but family atmosphere restaurant is one of the fewest places in Torquay where you can share absolutely everything. Because sharing is loving. And we love food. Quiet place where you can also peek at the kitchen while the Chef is cooking worldwide tapas. Not only Spanish, but from all around the world. We change the menu very often to offer you the best of every country. And if you feel like drinking a country as well we have a selection of wines, local beers, spirits and cocktails. We also have Free Wifi. We are not a chain. We are independent. We are FoodLovers
PRICE RANGE
$21 - $82
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Spanish, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a Small World take away to help us celebrate our small family New Year's Eve and it was excellent! Although a take away could never truly compare to the many fantastic evenings we have had in this great little restaurant, the take away...food was beautifully fresh, hot and tasted just as good as we thought it would! #besttakeawayeverMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 9, 2020

Excellent , friendly service , excellent food and a lovely atmosphere . The freshest and tastiest tapas around ! Give it a go , if you like tapas , you won't be disappointed . One of our favourite restaurants in the area and still the...best tapas restaurant we have ever visited .More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 8, 2020

We decided to risk a visit with a good friend who was celebrating her 70th birthday that day. What a good move as we felt so safe with the measures this wonderful restaurant had taken. Wonderful ambiance as always . Great wine. Superb food. Special...treatment for our birthday friend. Sara, the maitre d’ on top form . I can’t recommend this place enough. ¡ qué aproveche!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 1, 2020

We enjoyed a relaxed and comfortable evening with friends at this restaurant with friendly service and the most tasty well cooked tapas I’ve ever tasted.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 30, 2020 via mobile

Visited end October as a group of 4. Great welcome from the staff, relaxed and well spaced tables. A good Merlot got things going in the right direction and then we were blown away by the tapas. We have a few tapas bars in our...home town and have of course been to a few in Spain but this is another level. Food was incredibly tasty, fresh and good choice of imaginative dishes. Particularly liked the somewhat quirky anti pasta meats dish - won’t give the game away but an amazing presentation. Well done, loved it and one of the best meals I have had in some time.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 27, 2020 via mobile

Brilliant food, great choice for veggies and vegans, although we’re neither, a great selection of freshly produced and perfectly cooked tapas. Spoiled with choice of home made ice cream and desserts, not to be missed if visiting Torquay, but mind and book 👍🏼

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 25, 2020

We had a little dinner date here, the service was great and the cost very reasonable. We shared a few dishes and a beautiful bottle of red wine that was recommended. We loved it and can't wait to come back. The waitresses were super friendly...and very knowledgeable about the menu, definitely try the egg!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed October 20, 2020

Such a wonderful meal. Great atmosphere - service and food is first class. Highly recommended. If you visit Torquay, don't miss this little gem.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 17, 2020 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a table for my wife’s birthday tonight having read the many positive reviews. We can only say the reality exceeded the expectation! Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Bright and colourful decor and a real feeling that covid was taken seriously...yet a relaxed vibe. The food was sensational! Between four of us we had ten dishes and dessert and from the tastiest olives we have ever eaten through to the mystery finale they were all delicious. Personal favourite was the belly pork bites with crackling crumble and we all adored the book of meat. Loads more to try next time. Can’t wait!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 17, 2020

It's a little off the main action but it's worth making the effort. Food is great and very inventive, small but good wine list and the service was good and very friendly.

Date of visit: September 2020
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tina2957
July 27, 2020|
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Response from Sara P | Property representative |
HI Tina. Sorry we just saw your message now. As Dave B says, we do not have our own parking but all Abbey Road is for free to park in the evening ( last itme we checked it was from 5 pm, maybe it is the summer... More
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K894RPchrisb
May 8, 2019|
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Response from smallw2017 | Property representative |
Hello Thankyou for your message, yes the current menu does have vegan options.We can cater for any allergy or intolerance as long As we are made aware of them in advance. The current menu is about to change but we always... More
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mazza92
March 24, 2019|
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Response from Sara P | Property representative |
Hello. As for now Easter Sunday will be the only day of that weekend that we will close. Many thanks for your interest
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