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“Top Restaurant for a reason”

The Orange Tree Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 344 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $63
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Top Restaurant for a reason”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Despite a hiccough in trying to book online, we were given a table without any problem but I would always recommend making a booking as this place will always be busy despite being hidden away in the small streets set back behind the harbour.

The restaurant is like several rooms within a house - probably because it was - and adds to the homely feel of the place.

Starters were generous and tasty, mains were just outstanding and desserts too good to miss (even if the freebies with coffee would have done the dessert job effectively themselves).

My duck was the best I can remember, her dover sole with crab equally brilliant. Service was friendly and efficient without being intrusive.

Prices are reasonable - £95 including a bottle of wine - for a top restaurant and this meal was better than we've had at "posh" restaurants elsewhere. Not to be missed.

Visited September 2013
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Brixham
Level 6 Contributor
392 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Outstanding...”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

A visit for dinner at The Orange Tree is always something special. From the minute you walk through the door you are made to feel most welcome. The service is outstanding and the dishes on offer classic. If you combine this with one of the best wine lists around you know you are in for a memorable evening. The quality of the food with much locally sourced and the presentation to table all adds up to this restaurant being our top choice for dinner. We look forward to dining here again and can recommend the restaurant without hesitation.

  • Visited September 2013
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Torquay, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in the United Kingdom”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

This restaurant is run by a very professional couple who put their heart and soul into the business. We use it often and it is consistently good. The food is exceptionally well presented at all times and is always delicious. The only one problem we have is that is is always very busy and sometimes we have a job to get a booking. It has a lovely ambiance and is clean and tidy. If you want to eat there I suggest you book.

  • Visited September 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always excellent”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

My husband and I have visited the Orange Tree many times and its always a real treat. This time it was for my birthday and it made the perfect end to a great day. Nothing is too much trouble and the staff are friendly and efficient. The food is beautifully presented and a real explosion of taste in every course, with good size portions and plenty of nice touches like extra homemade bread, olives and petit fours. The prices are reasonable for this caliber of dining and we are already looking forward to our next visit.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank LadyJennifer59
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Guildford
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Out of this world”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Have just had the most gorgeous meal in the orange tree tonight. Have never visited the area or the resteraunt befor. Went on the recommendation of the hotel we stayed at. Suffice to say that I would consider returning specially just to visit the place again. Where we live in Guildford, there is no where on a par with this place. Food, ambience and service all par excellence. Well done to all concerned at the orange tree. You have restored my faith in British cooking.

  • Visited September 2013
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