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The Elephant

3 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
+44 1803 200044
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (129 reviews)
“samosas” (12 reviews)
“scallops” (53 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited The Elephant with a friend for her birthday. I have never been to a Michelin star restaurant and was very pleasantly surprised. It was modern, classy, beautifully decorated and welcoming. The atmosphere was relaxed and warm. The staff were professional and friendly. The...More

Thank waltonokes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice restaurant, serving great food. Staff were very friendly, informative and engaged well with the diners. The food was well presented, reasonable portions and best of all, delicious. Would definitely recommend and would go again but only for a special occasion as...More

Thank maziac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It just ok if you’re a type of person who’s not very worldly and impressed pretentiousness . The food is nothing to remember and expensive, location is fine , decoration can’t remember, . basically a county cousin that does not get to Town very often.

Thank robin S
ElephantRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at The Elephant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Pretentious! Moi ?

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is beautiful, the service was perfect and the food was amazing. We each thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful! The child’s menu was extremely reasonable, and also tasty. Highly recommend.

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent, great service and lovely atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant Will definitely go back

Thank LaVale30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here a few years ago for a set valentines menu meal which was very good. As we were in town again we decided to revisit to check out their normal evening menu. Nice ambience to the restaurant & I thought very attentive staff. Not...More

Thank JohnRedditch
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Was the office Christmas Lunch. Wanted something tasteful that would suit the age range and likes of all, not disappointed. Excellent food, service and for time year quite reasonable. Would recommend without hesitation.

Thank PeeSeaTee
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Service excellent but sadly was not impressed with the food, maybe my expectations were to high! I found the food very bland especially the trout starter.

Thank Angiemut
ElephantRestaurant, Owner at The Elephant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2018

Sorry that you didn’t have your expectations met when dining with us. If you had let us know on the day may be we could have helped rectify the situation but alas now is too late.

Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Left it a while to revisit this restaurant, but standard is as good as always. Superb meal, reasonably priced for the quality, well deserving of its Michelin star. Well worth a visit.

Thank AnthonyPit
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had the Valentines set menu, which was good value for money in my opinion. The bread and oil was lovely, the sweet onion soup was delicious (wasn’t too fussed on the coffee foam on top but that’s just my preference) and...More

Thank Kate D
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13 February 2018|
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Response from ElephantRestaurant | Property representative |
Yes Mother’s Day menu is now on the website
3 October 2017|
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Response from ElephantRestaurant | Property representative |
Unfortunately not . Closed on Sundays and Mondays except for Easter and Mother's Day and certain bank bank holidays
28 August 2017|
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Response from Mandm715 | Reviewed this property |
I think it very unlikely unless of course it is an assistance dog.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 200044
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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.
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