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8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
+44 7758 611694
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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1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When one of your party is a coeliac, finding filling food at lunchtime can be difficult. So it was indeed serendipity when we found this establishment, nestled away in Torquay. The first member of the staff you will probably meet when you visit is Charlie (the big brown labrador) who is utterly charming and a credit to the restaurant, his... More 

Thank Bridget C
Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This little cafe offers good quality food at a reasonable price. It's child and dog friendly and kept very well.

Thank Jane B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely little cafe with great staff. The homemade food was wonderful, definitely recommended! Highly recommend

Thank Nicola T
London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Decided to give this establishment a try because my husband and I wanted a light, snack lunch. We we greeted upon entry and made to feel welcome (by, I assumed, the husband of the owner). Being the only ones in there, we were served immediately. It was nice and clean inside with pleasant decor. The menu choice was not very... More 

Thank Edgware2011
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Looking for a place for lunch and didn't want to go to a chain, so looked around and choose Serendipity. Good choice, friendly couple who run it, good food, sandwiches and hot drinks, very tasty, and good service. All in all glad we dropped in, would go back if in the area again

Thank NXW
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant for lunch or afternoon tea. Dog friendly and get welcomed by Charlie the Chocolate Labrador. Very friendly atmosphere.

Thank TrissyB
1 review
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch today ordered a blt sandwich which was smothered in butter and the bacon was cold. Partner ordered beef roll with horseradish mayo. Very thin slice of Beef came covered in gravy in the roll. Chips looked and tasted like microwave chips. Salad was not fresh. Lady working there was rude and not friendly. Would not recommend this... More 

Thank Erin T
South West England, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Called in for coffee & cake. Friendly service, clean establishment & good coffee & cake. Will definitely be back when next in Torquay.

Thank Esperanto-uk
Preston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I have been here before over the years and it was always good. This year we decided to go in for our usuall coffee and cake. They now only do drinks and no cake. On our way out we glad to stride over a large dog belonging to the shop to get out.

Thank SusanP082
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visited here for lunch and it was delightful. The owner was very friendly and welcoming and even took some time to talk to us, which was a lovely touch, The sandwiches were delicious and of a generous size representing good value for money. Please give this place a go. They are licensed which means you can have a sneaky... More 

Thank miandma2011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
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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 611694
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?