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“A must if you visiting Torquay!!”
Review of The Elephant

The Elephant
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Ranked #21 of 360 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I cannot fault the restaurant in any way. I was very well looked after by Tom and Maisy and each course of the tasting menu was excellent. However, for a tasting menu a couple of the courses were very generous so make sure you are hungry!!

The matching wines were all very good choices and at £30 this a bargain!

This will be first on my list should I visit Torquay again!

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Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

First visit to The Elephant and definitely not my last. We chose the taster menu and wine flight for the other half’s birthday meal. WOW!! The meal was fantastic. So tasty and the presentation was fantastic. Plates of little surprises for every course. I was completely bowled over by the whole experience. The wine flight was brilliant value for money and complimented the meal. I can’t drink anything with a merlot grape and they swapped it for me no questions asked. The staff even gave the other half a birthday card from them all for his birthday. If your in Torquay or within 20 miles make this a must to come to. We live near Bristol and will be making the visit again soon.

Thank lawrencelins
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Just up from the Harbour, Lovely decor constantly excellent food & service. Parking just across the street.

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Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Came here for a night out with the family nice surroundings and great staff. The food is really good and the drinks are all bottles none on tap.granted the food isn't cheap but your paying for wot you get if you're not happy then go to McDonald's will definitely come back again.

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We visited for a romantic dinner for two. Food delightful. Maitre d’ solicitous. This is a Michelin starred restaurant. Focus is on food quality as you’d expect. Ambience was minimalist and not entirely suitable for a romantic evening! Only suggestion from our visit - it would have been great if one of the chefs came into the restaurant to talk to guests to answer questions and accept congratulations on excellent food.

Thank Malteser52
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