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The Elephant

3 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
+44 1803 200044
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (127 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located near the marina and a major bus station The Elephant looks simple from the outside but offers an elegant interior with enough spacing between tables to allow a private conversation. Booking was easy via telephone and upon arrival we were welcomed by name. The...More

Thank hendrik_vankets
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been wanting to visit this restaurant for a while and finally got to do it last week with a friend. Being lunch time it was not very busy, but the service was very good. We both had the lunch special which was delicious. When...More

Thank wendygp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven't been in the area for a few years but wanted to revisit this great restaurant. We were lucky to get a last minute table. The restaurant has changed inside, it has a more relaxed feel. The food is still as delicious and the...More

Thank Bastet101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my boyfriend here for a birthday treat and both thought the food was delicious. The fish was obvious very fresh and everything was cooked beautifully and was full of flavour. Our only downside was the fact that you literally got was listed on the...More

Thank Emma N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here while on business and the food was stunning! Had the plaice and it was so tasty! We didn't book a table, however it was busy so only just got in. Would visit again if in the area.

Thank Emmac25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returned to our favourite restaurant in GB for our 49'th wedding anniversary,we were lucky enough to dine at the introduction of a new menu,fantastic as always,the presentation,taste and service was impeccable.I know time moves on and the 'bistro' scene is now in vogue but I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here a couple of weeks ago. The food was exceptional and outstanding value at just over 120.00 for the two of us - a cocktail each, nibbles (the guinea fowl croquettes were especially good), two courses for me three for...More

Thank Tgen99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is all about flavour. Unexpected combinations of flavours and textures are a treat for the palate. Portion sizes for perfect so it's (just about!) possible to eat 3 courses! The waitress recommended appropriate wines for each course which was appreciated and every one...More

Thank jandt412
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Before I start this isn't a total demolition of the restaurants obvious reputation. The food is imaginative and of good quality but the portion sizes are really tiny and the prices are frankly exorbitant viewed from a food value angle. The ambience is also a...More

Thank Swampmonkey2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my husband here for his birthday and had a wonderful time! The staff at the restaurant were incredibly welcoming to us and our 19 month son (high chair and activity pack all ready and waiting which was much appreciated!). I ordered off the set...More

Thank Duffs26
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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.
Callum M
12 July 2017|
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Response from ElephantRestaurant | Property representative |
Sorry for the slow reply . You can wear what you feel comfortable in .
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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