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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Elephant

The Elephant
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Ranked #15 of 336 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Elephant is a bright, informal restaurant which overlooks the beautiful Torbay harbour. It was the first restaurant in Torquay to be awarded a Michelin star which it maintains today. We aim to source all our ingredients locally and sustainably, many from our dedicated farm in Brixham. Please feel free to ask our front of house team about anything you are unsure of. Run by chef proprietor, Simon Hulstone and his wife Katy. Food is cooked by a talented team of chefs and served by friendly, professional team of staff. Diners can enjoy a delicious à la carte menu and set menus featuring local and sustainable fish, meat and vegetables, sourced from the surrounding area, in an informal and attractive setting. For an extra special culinary treat opt for the tasting menu. Expect friendly and knowledegable service without the formalities. All our dishes change regularly depending on which locally grown and reared (many sourced from our dedicated farm) ingredients are at their best.
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

The food and service was wonderful, the wines stunning with views to match. There literally wasn't even anything average, it was all lovely! Am so glad that I live close enough to visit again soon.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Kirsty B
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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review, October 16, 2014
Thank you , we look forward to seeing you again soon

kindest regards
Simon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

We treated ourselves to some nice restaurants on our honeymoon and this one didn't disappoint! Lush food and great service, recommend a visit

Visited July 2014
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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review, October 16, 2014
Thank you we hope to see you next year on your anniversary

best wishes

Simon
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Burton in Kendal, United Kingdom
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“Lovely place to eat!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

The Elephant had been recommended to us, so we had high expectations. As we are a family of four we decided to eat in the brasserie. The booking process was really slick as we did it online and they then followed it up with a phone call. The restaurant was lovely and the food was fabulous! Service was a little bit on the slow side although they were very apologetic and that's the only reason I wouldn't give it a 5*. Would definitely eat here again and hopefully give it a 5* next time...

Visited August 2014
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Thank Rachel S
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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review, October 15, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to write , we have looked into our service speeds and you will notice a vast improvement on your next visit. I look forward to welcoming you again soon

Best wishes

Simon
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Sandown, Isle of Wight
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Excellent.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was our second visit to the “Room” and like last time the food and service was exceptional. I can't say anything more positive than this meal was very close to the best we have ever eaten.

  • Visited August 2014
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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review, October 15, 2014
Great to have you in again and hopefully we will see you again soon
Best wishes

Simon
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“Our third visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2014

We don't visit Torquay very often even though it's a pleasant location. However we have managed to eat lunch at The Elephant three times now and enjoyed it each time. The food is always delicious and the chef has some good ideas. Presentation is good and the service is too. One day we hope to do a weekend in the town and try the dinner menu at this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2014
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ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this review, September 9, 2014
Well I hope you can make that 4th visit soon ? we look forward to welcoming you.

Kindest regards
Simon
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