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“Excellent fish as always!”
Review of Memories Bistro

Memories Bistro
Ranked #21 of 339 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $35
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent fish as always!”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Had dinner at Memories on Friday with friends who have holiday home in Babbacombe. Had a wonderful meal as always. Delicious scallops for me, John Dory for two of us and whitebait for our other friend. Mains of turbot and brill could not have been better- beautifully cooked and exceptional value. Unfortunately could not manage dessert. Only downside is that the restaurant is only open Friday and Saturday or we would definitely have been back. Hazel provides friendly and excellent service and Gordon cooks the fish to perfection. We will be back!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Susieg17
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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thank you Susieg17 for your very kind comments, it is so nice to serve such appreciative guests, especially those who enjoy their fish, it is very kind of you to take the time, we look forward to seeing you all again the next time you visit Torquay.

Gordon & Hazel
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English first
Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“top quality”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

yet again we have visited memories cant fault anything hazel is fantastic front of house and gorden is a wonderful chef creating beautiful food from local produce at a very reasonable price once again thanks for a great night

  • Visited August 2013
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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thank you Robin M. for a very nice review, it is so nice of you to comment on Hazels work front of house and my cooking in the kitchen, we are very pleased that you enjoyed our restauant and look forward to seeing you again.

Gordon & Hazel
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Simply the Best”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

I went to this bistro last Friday night with my wife and had the early sitting
We were greeted at the door by Hazel who could not have been more attentive, the wine flowed and the choices were amazing we both chose turbot as our main course which could not have been cooked better. The choice of fish dishes were amazing. Our evening could not have been better.

If you want a top evening with top food and service I would recommend this top little bistro who needs Michelin stars above the door when you can have Memories.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank RogerSwift
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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Many thanks for your very nice review, it is so nice of you to take the time to write such complimentary praise about our little bisto, it really makes it all worthwhile, we look forward to your your next visit.

Gordon & Hazel
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a find !”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

After living in the bay for most of my life, this was my first visit with friends, 2 of which had been before and had booked the table. All I can say it was one of the best meals I have ever had, starting with Crab Cakes, followed by Venison which was perfectly cooked. The 6 of us had a wonderful time and I can not wait to return to the warm friendly greeting & excellent food. Thank you for a wonderful night.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Emma B
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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thank you Emma B for your fantastic review it is great to know that it was one of the best meals that you have ever had, it is most rewarding for us to get such good comments, we look forward to your next visit.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Totally the dogs wotsits....revisited!!”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Not the first time we have visited this GREAT little bistro (as the title of my revue might suggest), but the first time as only a couple, the occasion being my partners birthday. As when we booked i had mentioned that fact, we were greeted by Hazel at the door, who wished Jane, my partner, a very happy birthday, and showed us to our table. After letting us settle, Hazel returned with the menu, and explained the specials of the day, all of which sounded lovely, we ordered our wine, and were left to ponder over the menu, not an easy, but a very enjoyable task. The feast that followed was one of the best meals, we both agreed, that we had had in a long time, i had the venison, Jane having the fillet steak with a creamy sauce. The couple on the next table i noticed both had fish, and on talking to them later, both said what a lovely meal, and what a friendly atmosphere Memories has, it being their first trip as they were on holiday in Torquay. Before we left, and after cooking his last order, Gordon (the chef/owner) came out to wish Jane a happy birthday, and to ask if we enjoyed our meal, to which the answer was a resounding YES, YES, YES!!! Thanks again Gordon and Hazel, for a really great evening, everything was spot on!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank keithvantini
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gordonw21, Owner at Memories Bistro, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Thank you for such a fantastic review, It is nice to know that this was the best meal that you have had In a long time, Hazel said that you were such a nice couple and it was nice to meet you both after service, we very much look forward to your next visit.

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