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8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
+44 7758 611 694
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

I have had lunch four times at Serendipity recently with today, 8th May, being the last. I have always found the food delicious; I have had the lush lemon and prawn risotto three times and the chicken and red pesto tagliatelle I had today was gorgeous, with a generous amount of tender, tasty chicken. The friends/family I have eaten with... More 

Thank Anne K
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

What should be a cosy, up-market cafe is a let down. Overcooked scrambled egg, a very lacklustre pate and stewed coffee really put me and my family off. Added to this, the service was slow and the waiter was oblivious to the fact that our plates were not empty and we were not happy. The cafe is tiny and the... More 

Thank Huntingdonshire1
Torquay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

After many times just walking past this quaint little cafe/restaurant, had decided to go in recently and try it out, and i'm glad i did!. Can only say it was nothing less than excellent, attentive service, and the food was perfect.

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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Serendipity is well worth visiting, however it is a small establishment and can get very busy. We visited for coffee and cake and were very pleasantly surprised by the great range of patisserie that it has to offer. It also has some gluten free options. The owners and staff are welcoming, friendly and efficient. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and... More 

Thank Robp75
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

Very busy, but excellent food and services. Good quality and reasonable prices. Deserves to do well.

Thank PeteGroves
Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Went in for a light lunch and was very happy with the quality, service and good value. Would recommend for someone looking for a more individual experience and great food at a reasonable price.

Thank EGW2012
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

I've just returned from a fantastic lunch at Serendipity. I popped in last week to ask whether I could book a table for my friend's leaving lunch and not only could I do so but they invited me to go upstairs and choose my table. Everything about the food today was outstanding - from the homemade coleslaw and lemonade, to... More 

Thank DevonPeg
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

A great little place for a coffee with nice decor, friendly service and an amazing tart aux citron. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank mkrn82
Havant, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

Myself and some bowling friends visited this excellent establishment for refreshments and found the service very friendly. We had both tea and coffee and cakes from the patisserie, which were all excellent with very generous sizes for the price. All the cakes and tarts are hand made on the premises and are delicious. I was so impressed with the bakewell... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

I have passed by this bistro/cafe so many times, I am so glad a tried it today. The cafe is clean and bright. The coffee (there is a choice of bean) is perfect. The best I have tried outside of Italy. The food is freshly prepared made on the premises, even the beautiful large selection of cakes. I really cannot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 18:00
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 611 694
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?