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“Lunch time in the Compass Cafe Bar at The Grand Hotel, Torquay”
Review of The Gainsborough - CLOSED

The Gainsborough
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Brixham
Level 6 Contributor
393 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Lunch time in the Compass Cafe Bar at The Grand Hotel, Torquay”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

We popped into the Grand's Compass Cafe Bar today 17th December 2012 and just like last time (September) were very impressed with the service and the food and drinks on offer. The Compass BLT is impressive and full of flavour a real winner and the Salmon and cream cheese sandwich a delight. A bottle of house wine and a large bottle of sparkling water all made for a brilliant lunch in the equally brilliant sunshine that was pouring through the windows that look out to sea. We will definitely be back and by the looks of things the Compass is very popular and there was hardly a seat to be had which cannot be bad. Give it a try when you are next on the seafront.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Clive F
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Brixham
Level 6 Contributor
393 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“When the Gainsborough Restaurant is closed at lunchtime try the hotels Compass Cafe Bar”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

We were looking for lunch before a theatre trip and went to The Grand because we saw the banner advertising their cafe bar. All went very well and we were greeted by a very helpful member of staff Viktorija who gave us a lovely table with stunning view of the sea opposite the hotel. We ordered a pot of tea which was the best tasting we have had in a long while. We were told about the soup of the day and specials etc. We opted for West Country Fish Chowder that was full of fish and flavour and came with a basket of breads. Our main it being a lunchtime was The Grand Club sandwich which was excellent and of substantial size. The wine list is extensive and we had a Jack Rabbit Merlot which was so smooth. A large bottle of sparkling mineral water was also ordered. We felt very comfortable and the staff looked after us very well. We will return again as our first visit to the cafe bar went so well.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Clive F
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Devon
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Grand By Name in shabby Torquay”
Reviewed October 29, 2010

Great food, service needs work and more attentive would be nice, seem to want to be rushing you out, and pushing you to eat faster

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4 Thank Chou7x
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