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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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“tasting menu” (128 reviews)
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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 today via mobile

the food is nice small servings but good food the staff are lovely and very well trained the wine list is good enjoyed some nice white wine

Thank roxanne2788
Reviewed 2 days ago

We came here for the first time last year and couldn't wait to come back. We booked in for 2 evening meals this time and weren't disappointed. The food is so tasty and looks devine. This dining experience is where the food speaks for itself...More

Thank Carole M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Called in here on a day trip from Brixham, and had a really lovely lunch from the set menu (£21.95 for 3 courses + service charge - which I don’t like but is becoming the norm). The food was all excellent and naturally was beautifully...More

Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Both my wife and I went there on Saturday to celebrate a birthday. The staff are professional, the food was exquisite and the wines were fitting. Will definitely return. Well done all, much appreciated.

Thank John R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a meal. Excellent from start to finish. Attentive staff happy to advise on a fantastic menu - spoilt for choice. Had crumpet with crab followed by halibut with a mussel broth. My husband had the pork loin. I ended with poached rhubarb with baked...More

Thank Strictly2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful food - in terms of aesthetics and taste - complemented by charming staff and a relaxed atmosphere ... in the nicest possible sense. Thank you - and for the birthday card!

Thank bandjsc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the Elephant last Thursday evening. Whist the food and service were good, it was by no means exceptional and therefore I struggled to understand why this restaurant has a Michelin star. I feel we paid 20-30% too much and would not go...More

Thank pips1605
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice interior, very welcoming staff.good menu choices and extensive wine list.The Gosset champagne is especially delicious. We had duck parfait and a hummus,giant cous cous starter.Following that we had Hake with gnocchi and duck Brest ,all cooked beautifully.Didnt have desert .A lovely touch a...More

1  Thank pip t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten at The Elephant many times & this was the worst experience we have had. We chose not to have pre- dinner drinks but to have wine instead. We waited more than 15 minutes to order including the bottle of wine. The food...More

2  Thank veekay2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A super experience at The Elephant, not once but twice over the last couple of weeks. First time was with a guest Chef Daniel Clifford and the 2nd was for Simons food. I enjoyed both experiences, but have to say that I enjoyed the 2nd...More

Thank hampshirelillibet
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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