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The Grand Hotel | Sea Front, Torquay TQ2 6NT, England
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19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Words cannot express how grateful we all were to the staff at The Grand Hotel on the evening of my Dad's 70th Birthday party on Saturday 15th October. The Restaurant Manager pulled out all the stops and changed our reservation from the restaurant to the conservatory - so that my Dad could enjoy the sea view. All the staff we... More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

food and service excellent. A good reasonably price wine list.Service a bit slow but food prepared to order

Worcester, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

The Grand Hotel consistently delivers the best cream tea I have ever tasted. Two beautiful, homemade, large, light scones with ample amounts of strawberry preserve, clotted cream and a pot of tea, all for £6.50. Quite simply, neither the cream tea nor the price can be beaten! I have been coming to The Grand Hotel for many years and the... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Only spent 1 day in Torquay but loved the beach and the gorgeous beach huts. Dined out in the old pub looking out to sea.

Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Food disappointed. Service was excellent. Room reflects the history of the hotel. Note now called 1881.

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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

bad service, disgusting food, over priced and a total waste of my life. refused to pay and will never ever return !!!!!!

Brixham
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356 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

Visited the Compass Cafe bar at The Grand Hotel after a morning in Torquay. Enjoyed 2 different sandwiches both of which were excellent freshly made and with crisps and garnish. Cafetiere and delicious orange drizzle cake to follow. As always a pleasant experience with good staff service and a welcome. Good value and one of the only places you get... More 

Brixham
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356 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

The Grand Club sandwich is the best in the bay. Likewise the choice of wines on offer are excellent. The service in the Compass cafe bar is always excellent. We dine here for lunch often.

Torquay, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

I liked everything and disliked nothing the food is very good and plenty of it good suroundings and some tables with sea views warm and friendly staff waiting on you and a good price to it truly is value for your money so check it out when you are next in Torquay

Brixham
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356 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

The Compass Cafe Bar at The Grand Hotel is the ideal place for a relaxing light lunch with the added bonus of a great sea view. Today, 3rd September we enjoyed a gorgeous bottle of prosecco along with the best Grand Club sandwich we have had in ages. The potato wedges which we had as a side order were slightly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 22:00
Monday
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Grand Hotel | Sea Front, Torquay TQ2 6NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • This restaurant is at The Grand Hotel

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