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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%
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British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We always go for lunch, guaranteed great food at a fabulous price. Never disappointed, good choices on the set menu. Easy parking over the road.

Thank whirlnutwhip
Reviewed 5 days ago

We are trying to visit all of the Sothwest Michelin starred restaurants and this is one that did not disappoint. We had the taster menu and each course was a delight. At £72 we thought it a bargain with the 8 courses. The taster menu...More

Thank RJWR2013
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Elephant as a group of five friends on a weekend trip to Torquay. The quality of the food was excellent and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The service was efficient and attentive. From our experience, if you are visiting Torquay a...More

Thank TimSquirrel
Reviewed 6 days ago

We made a special journey to dine here during out holiday in Devon and we were glad we did. The tasting menu was delicious - and the service was faultless would definitely recommend

Thank Gjill2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Elephant is an elegant/informal restaurant over the Torquay harbor which offers elegance and taste. The welcome is warm and the service is attentive and effective. The menu offers at least six different dishes for starters and main course. Among starters I would recommend the...More

Thank Maurizio M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my son and his partner for dinner. The food was delicious and the service as good as you can get.

Thank Stokered
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently visited the elephant with my wife and two aunts. We had the set lunch menu which was very reasonably priced, and the food was outstanding. The restaurant decor is plain but very modern and clean. You can tell there is a genuine passion...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the two course set menu lunch which was lovely - very tasty, fresh, beautifully prepared and Brixham Hake fish cooked to perfection. I have had some digestion issues so eating out has become risky, but this food was fresh and from their own...More

Thank Lily12312
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hello Elephant! So I asked my friends we were staying with if we should go to The Elephant and they said no! "Oh" I said and left it that. Then a few days went buy, a flurry of chatter on Whatsapp and hey prest they'd...More

Thank Suchard12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant its lovely, the staff friendly and helpful. I decided to go straight for a main so that I could have a dessert, instead of starter. I asked for the lobster sizes and prices and was read out a list of small, medium, large...More

Thank Kers_soush
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Just in case it's the elephant in Torquay
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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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
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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