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“Food Excellent - Service Excellent - Ambience Excellent - Value Excellent!!!”

Man Fridays Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 336 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
paignton
1 review
“Food Excellent - Service Excellent - Ambience Excellent - Value Excellent!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2010

We were recommended to visit Man Friday's by friends and this restaurant is now without doubt our favorite restaurant in the area. We have eaten here four times in the past couple of months, each time trying different dishes and introducing friends and family to this great place. All agree that the food is superb.

We are now looking forward to celebrating my Mother's birthday here in a couple of weeks time and this is one of the only two restaurants in the area that we can honestly guarantee that all our guests will have a great meal.

Add to this the location - over looking Torquay's harbour side and the impeccable service given, you might be forgiven if you were to expect to pay a little bit more, but here you don't. The value again is excellent with a set menu of £15-£16 for a well portioned three course set -menu (Monday - Friday).

You must try this place - You will not be disappointed.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Never tasted food like it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2010

Beautiful setting,excellent food and service.cant comment on any one thing.our starters and main meal were to die for.looking forward to our next visit which i have already decided i am having the lobster.Dont leave torquay without visiting this fab restaurant.

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weston-super-mare
1 review
“Fabulous Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2010

On our visit to Man Fridays Saturday 7th August 2010, not only were we made to feel very welcome but able to enjoy the spectacular views of the harbour at night, which helped set the warm friendly atmosphere.
My friend requires a special diet and was delighted when told they could cater for her.
We both enjoyed the delicious warm homebaked bread with garlic butter and olives, followed by the equally delicious main courses and yummy desserts.
Would definately visit again and recommend to a friend.
Thanks for a great evening to all at Man Fridays.
Pam and Sue.

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Malvern, England
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“Not quite as expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2010

The view of the harbour from the tables near the windows (try to reserve one when booking) is compelling; the menu, supplemented by daily blackboard specials, makes selection a pleasurable dilemma; service is excellent and the complimentary warm loaf of bread with butter and olives served whilst you make your menu selection all set the scene for a great meal. Somehow, however, perhaps it's too much anticipation, the meal itself just doesn't deliver what you quite expect. It isn't that there isn't plenty to eat, there's oodles of food, more than you can possibly eat but that's where the emphasis sems to lie,quantity rather than quality

Yes, I would come back here again. but adding the cost of a decent bottle or two of wine means it's not cheap, so that there are other restaurants I would consider first.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Best Seafood Restaurant by far ever!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2010

This is such a lovely family run restaurant that is set back from the path a little at the Harbour but not hard to find!! it is truely a must find place when visiting Torquay. It has a lovely view looking out across the harbour. The Menu was to die for I wish I found it on day one of my holiday as I think I would have taken my partner there evening. I am now looking to have a quick getaway to Torquay in a few weeks just to eat there...... The waiters we're fantastic and very helpful in everyway also very polite. COMPLIMENTS TO THE CHEIF'S.....................

A TRUELY FANTASTIC PLACE TO EAT!!!!!!!

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