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The Elephant

3 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
+44 1803 200044
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
3 Beacon Terrace, Torquay TQ1 2BH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and very knowledgeable staff who made you feel very welcome. Had the taster menu with the matching wine, both were superb. A great evening and taste bud experience for a special occasion.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the 9th of December with a work colleague for lunch. Very professional front of house staff. Superb food

Thank Firesigns
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us went here on Tuesday evening to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant was quiet-ish, being midweek and out of season, but this did not detract from a wonderful evening. We all had the tasting menu and every one of us agreed each and...More

Thank robandrosanna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to The Elephant and a very successful one! Our friends golden wedding anniversary. The Elephant like to think of themselves as informal fine dining, but this did not detract in any way from the smoothness of the service, the knowledge of the...More

Thank Aly_baba2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

what a nice lunch menu. brilliant staff, friendly and accommodating. Food was very tasty and presented perfectly. Would go again without hesitations.

Thank Jurgen F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food ,presented beautifully by professional friendly staff. Really enjoyed the experience and it was very reasonably priced for a Michelin Star restaurant

Thank 928nickyd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The four of us chose The Elephant based mostly on its Trip Advisor review and proximity to the theatre where we had tickets for Van Morrison. What a find! Fabulous food, well-presented and well-priced, with an equally fab waitstaff. I'd highly recommend dining here.

Thank Piqua41
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although this is an expensive restaurant we felt we had good value for money with the taster menu. The menu was very well balanced with portions The right size to enjoy but not leave you over full! The food was brilliantly prepared with a complex...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the main reasons for our visit to Torquay!!Just as fab as we remembered. Delicious food and great tastes and presentation with a great wine flight we will return

1  Thank PAULINE B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friends were keen to revisit the Elephant, having dined there when it first opened. We enjoyed the taste of the food and atmosphere. The service is friendly yet efficient. The disappointing aspect of the meal was the minute portions. It took us a couple...More

Thank Caf92
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13 February 2018|
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Response from ElephantRestaurant | Property representative |
Yes Mother’s Day menu is now on the website
3 October 2017|
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Response from ElephantRestaurant | Property representative |
Unfortunately not . Closed on Sundays and Mondays except for Easter and Mother's Day and certain bank bank holidays
27 August 2017|
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Response from Mandm715 | Reviewed this property |
I think it very unlikely unless of course it is an assistance dog.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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