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Restaurant at Orestone Manor

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Rock House Lane | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4SX, England
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I stopped here for afternoon tea during our recent trip to Devon. We fancied somewhere with a sea view and a little more grand than the many cafes/restaurant that offer afternoon tea. We opted for a sandwich selection, a full afternoon tea and an extra serving of coffee. There were a good selection of fillings and the... More 

Thank Wtaylor9
Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a lovely meal at Orestone Manor. The food was delicious and cooked to our specification, with good portion sizes. We had the lamb and the fillet steak, both excellent. The dessert was wonderful - the coffee panacotta was really good! We had great wine and then went to the bar area for coffees. Although it's expensive, for a... More 

Thank KF1980
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here with friends. Lovely restaurant. Excellent service. Good food. Wide choice. We had the table d' hote which was excellent andvery reasonably priced, but there is an extensive a la carte menu as well. They put on themed nights occasionally which sound really interesting and fun.

Thank Regreviewer
Southern England
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friendly welcome from the staff and a table found for us for sunday lunch on the terrace. Attentive staff but a while taking our order. We had two courses for £19, as a starter a delicious small Torbay sole and prawn cocktail. The main was not so successful, very hard and greasy roast potatoes and tough lamb and loads... More 

1 Thank ziggy44
orestone, Owner at Restaurant at Orestone Manor, responded to this review

We welcome walk ins but you need to understand there may be a short wait while we serve a booked table. We serve crispy potatoes soft in the middle for which we recieve many compliments. If some were not up to that we would have swapped them in seconds. best to tell us at the time? If you dont like... More 

torquay uk
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely greeting from the front of house team . Ordered 2 course lunch Was very pleasant We were looked after by the team All 4 of the party loved it The other 2 thought the beef was a bit tough Overall a great success

Thank travelbois
orestone, Owner at Restaurant at Orestone Manor, responded to this review

I am glad you had a good time, I dont know for sure why two of the party thought the beef a bit tough as it is all off the same Roasted Rib But Rib has an eye of fat through it which adds flavour there's perhaps was not right we could have changed in seconds to carve off another... More 

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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We received, as a gift, a voucher for a two-course meal at a number of upmarket dining locations and chose Orestone Manor while we were on holiday in Torquay. The situation is delightful and the staff were extremely attentive so we were given a very favourable impression of the place on arrival. We both chose the Brixham plaice as it... More 

1 Thank Alan E
orestone, Owner at Restaurant at Orestone Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I am glad you had a nice time, please dont hesitate in future to tell us your problem we should serve good size main courses and I would have sorted it out for you one way or another. I hope you try us again More 

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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The setting and staff are very nice. But the food left me underwhelmed. The scallop starter was nice with perfectly cooked scallops but missed any texture. The main of half a lobster was ok but a soggy salad, but edible. And the lemon tart had unfortunately a soft crust. I wouldn't call this restaurant 'fine dining', but with some changes... More 

orestone, Owner at Restaurant at Orestone Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, The scallops should have had crushed hazelnuts as part of the topping for texture I would have liked to have been able to investigate problems on the night to determine what went wrong so that we can prevent future problems occuring, and perhaps put right your dish as well, We always appreciate our guests constructive... More 

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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location and place itself are great, but I personally found the food too oily, although reasonably priced for what you get.

Thank amrouche l
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

AA 2 rosette. Special price if pre-booked & staying at hotel. Choice of about 6 each starter, main, desert or cheese.

1 Thank JohnGK99
Plymouth UK
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154 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't eat before the full afternoon tea. Just don't. Have a light breakfast; at most a bowl of soup with one small slice of bread as an early lunch, then turn up at the Orestone at 4 for the full works afternoon tea. Sandwiches to order (though having asked for brown bread we were surprised to have mostly white bread),... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$52 - $52
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rock House Lane | Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1 4SX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: 441803328098
The Restaurant at Orestone Manor is set in a lovely Georgian building with views over the gardens and sea beyond. We offer informative, efficient,friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere. We offer a Fine dining and Set price menu as well as Light bites, Lunch, Afternoon Teas and Sunday roast Lunch options, using the best quality locally sourced ingredients. The new Brunel Lounge Bar is fully stocked and we specialize in Cocktails Most of all Friendly and Helpful Staff. Family run.

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