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“Christmas 2012”

The Orange Tree Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 351 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $63
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fine dining restaurant within easy walking distance of Torquay harbour, offering modern British-European cuisine using fresh local produce. A single seating policy allows you to relax and enjoy your evening without feeling rushed.
Reviewed January 11, 2013

We visited The Orange Tree for lunch on Christmas Day having been unable to secure a table at our hotel. What a stroke of luck this turned out to be. The whole experience was first class. Following a warm and friendly reception and some good canapes all that followed was excellent. The food was well presented and cooked with excellent taste and seasoning. The service was friendly and attentive and the surroundings comfortable and relaxed. This is the sort of restaurant every town should have. Excellent food, great service and good value.

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5  Thank thornhillgig
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

We had received good reports of the Orange Tree from several of our friends, so when we had the opportunity to join a small group for lunch on Christmas Day 2012, it was too good an opportunity to miss. We were not disappointed! On arrival, we were made most welcome by the owner, who took our orders and swiftly brought a selection of canapes. The meal progressed at a leisurely pace through starter, soup, local turkey with all the trimmings, christmas pudding and then cheese, finally finishing with coffee and mince pies. We also tried the house red and white wines, and a lovely sweet wine with the pudding. The staff were attentive and friendly, and the food was truly excellent. The prices were very reasonable for Christmas Day, especially compared with some places of much lower quality. As a "special occasion" venue the Orange Tree is hard to beat.

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2  Thank briantilley
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Just thought I'd like to share my absolute delight in celebrating our first new year in this fabulous restaurant, we have eaten here before on several occasions and it never fails to impress us.
The meal that we had was out of this world our steaks were cooked to perfection my special thanks go to the chef.
I would also like to says big thank you to the owners & staff for making our first new year celebrations in Torquay so very special indeed.
Jim & Penny

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3  Thank pennyh_11
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Food, service, ambience all excellent. Had steak with foie gras, perfectly cooked and presentation very good. Veg all fresh and delicious. Vodka sorbet very refreshing. Wines quite pricey, but for a special occasion, well worth it.

2  Thank sallyanndevon
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

My wife and I dined on a Friday evening during December 2012.
Upon arrival we were treated with care and found the staff incredibly helpful and attentive.
Offering full explanation of wine list and details about the complete menu. Atmosphere was relaxed and the table was ours for the duration of the evening.
The food was simply fantastic from start to finish, i cannot highly recommend this restaurant enough, and cannot wait for my next visit.

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1  Thank Steve C
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