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Serendipity - CLOSED

8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
+44 7758 611694
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (39 reviews)
“coffee cake” (2 reviews)
“bolognese” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Spanish, Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

The service here can be a little erratic but it is always friendly. What sets this place apart is the brilliant cooking of the lady chef. The food here is of such a high standard with fantastic flavours. A great place to eat

1  Thank Peter M
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Really lovely owners, fresh, tasty coffee and delicious cakes! Such a nice atmosphere - I will continue to visit regularly!

1  Thank Jenna12344
Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We visited Serendipity whilst staying in the marina in Torquay luckily someone recommended it to us and we were not disappointed. We had breakfast here 3 mornings and it was excellen, freshly cooked and first rate ingredients. The owners were very helpful and friendly and...More

3  Thank millymoo53
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Perfect for lunch or afternoon tea. I feel it suffers a small identity crisis as offers cooked pub-style food too, not what i expect from a patisserie

Thank Verity S
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited whilst in Torquay after reading reviews on here. Got cakes to take away - partner had white chocolate tart and I had the black forest gateau. Cakes were absolutely delicious, really really tasty, lovely flavours and presentation. Some of the best we have tasted....More

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited yesterday and the owners were outside the shop doorway shouting at each other! If you like experiences that make you cringe,this place is for you.

4  Thank plumber77
Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Poured with rain but we still sat outside! Lovely cream tea and friendly service at a good price. Well worth a visit

Thank Hebridian
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great coffee and cake. Wonderful selection of pastries and cakes. It broke up a warm walk through the town Served with a smile

Thank coolmint
Reviewed June 19, 2014

We visited here because of the great reviews,but what a mistake that was!Saturday afternoon,we thought we would have a cream tea between us!Maybe not,on entering,the scones were so small,no wonder they give you 3,they also looked very pale!We decided to stay,as we had been seated...More

4  Thank Seasearcher18
Brad G, Owner at Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2014

Dear sir thank you for taking the time to write such an observant comment. It's a pity people have be so critical on the young first time staff what was your first job like.

Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed the cream tea.. 1 serving was enough for me and my wife. Scones melted in my mouth. The owner made a real effort with my kids. Definitely recommend

1  Thank rkuk1
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12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 7758 611694
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We're a local, dog friendly restaurant that specializes in Tapas and wine, as well as providing classic English lunch time meals. Positioned at the bottom of Torquay Town, and a five minute walk from the beach, we provide the perfect hideaway for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle for a few hours. Come in and help yourself to a comfy sofa, a newspaper and some of our commended coffee and nibbles!
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