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The Elephant

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3 Beacon Terrace | 3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
(44)[0]1803 200044
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went the the Elephant as opposed to anywhere else and had a lovely fillet steak which was very small and ended up paying £22 and never even had any potatoes with it I enjoyed the experience but will go next time to the London Inn and get one for £10.50 with a beer included

Thank David A
Exeter, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really great place delivering brilliant food accessorised with a very good drinks listing and delivered buy extremely well trained, smiling & obliging staff. A huge car park on its door step (a major plus in this neck of the woods). Not a quiet place. but definitely one of two really outstanding restaurants in Torquay.

Thank Dave_Dally
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were really delighted by the presentation and service of a really creative and varied menu. I ordered a Pigs Cheek starter which looked and tasted amazing, as did my main course of Hake served with a White Bean & Pancetta Sauce. Both really delicious and highly recommended. I felt far too full to even contemplate the pudding menu. (... More 

Thank FocusCare
Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant last evening and although we hadn't booked were pleased to be seated straight away. The service was acceptable but not as professional as on previous visits when we had the opportunity to dine upstairs. I had the beetroot and goats cheese starter followed by lamb, both passable but also both disappointing and I wouldn't order again. The... More 

Thank Ggjp40
ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. As you pointed out The young child on this evening was unfortunately very loud and as much as we can advise parents we cant actually tell the child to be quiet. When bookings are made guests don't always tell us if they have children with them and when they do we try... More 

Nottingham, England
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked a table here for our 25th wedding anniversary. We were staying about 30 minutes from this destination. Quality place, food and staff. The menu is al a carte and the price reflects this. It is as you would expect. A great experience. There is public pay parking opposite.

Thank wishtobeskinny
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We happened to go on a Friday when they had a great steak or fish main course offer. The service was outstanding and the food delicious. Even the A La Carte menu seemed reasonable. Would definitely go back for more wonderful food!

Thank maxcxa
Paignton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service is great and the interior is very nice with close parking at the harbour. My friends with me commented that, "The quail scotch egg was lovely, worth having as a nibble or starter". Duck main was very well received. I had the vegetarian options (goat cheese and beetroot starter and open lasagne) but didn't enjoy them, not by fault... More 

Thank rossbro
Torquay, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Still overrated in my view. We went, without booking to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary . I ordered Lobster. £38. Although some of it was delicious, a good portion was under cooked and struck to shell, chewy when some prised off No one came during the meal to check out. When we had finished, the waitress asked if all had been... More 

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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review

Thanks Wendy as always your comments are appreciated. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful, welcoming atmosphere and exquisite food. My partner and I tried the tasting menu for a celebration meal and were concerned we would be out of our comfort zone in a posh restaurant but the atmosphere was laid back and elegant, and didn't feel intrusive or intimidating at all. The food was amazing and the whole experience was very memorable.... More 

Thank Kate P
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a Thursday night for dinner, food, service and atmosphere were excellent, we couldn't have asked for a better meal experience. We couldn't manage a dessert as we were too full. The portion sizes are ample and there are three different menus to choose from, so something for everyone. Well done to Simon and his team, in particular Errin,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Beacon Terrace | 3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: (44)[0]1803 200044
Two restaurants under one roof, situated on the picturesque harbour of Torquay in South Devon. The Brasserie and The Room offer two different but equally tasty dining experiences, where we take advantage of our beautiful, and fresh local ingredients and of course, produce from our very own Southdown Farm, Brixham. The Brasserie is family friendly and is open for lunch and dinner Tues - Sat, with an amazing value for money set menu available all week and of course some daily specials. The Brasserie is open all year round and seats up to 55. It's situated on the ground floor of our Georgian terraced building. The Room at The Elephant is our Michelin star awarded restaurant for the 9th consecutive year and offers an exceptional fine dining experience that cannot be missed! We are currently serving a 7 course tasting menu, with an optional cheese course from our British cheese board and the meal includes tea or coffee with petite fours. We also offer an optional matching wine flight for each course which is a great way to have an all round gastronomical experience.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?