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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” (129 reviews)
“samosas” (12 reviews)
“scotch egg” (20 reviews)
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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 yesterday

The food is all about flavour. Unexpected combinations of flavours and textures are a treat for the palate. Portion sizes for perfect so it's (just about!) possible to eat 3 courses! The waitress recommended appropriate wines for each course which was appreciated and every one...More

Thank jandt412
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Before I start this isn't a total demolition of the restaurants obvious reputation. The food is imaginative and of good quality but the portion sizes are really tiny and the prices are frankly exorbitant viewed from a food value angle. The ambience is also a...More

Thank Swampmonkey2014
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took my husband here for his birthday and had a wonderful time! The staff at the restaurant were incredibly welcoming to us and our 19 month son (high chair and activity pack all ready and waiting which was much appreciated!). I ordered off the set...More

Thank Duffs26
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good meal, but we did not stay for dessert. After our main course nobody came near us for nearly 30 minutes and the staff seemed to be devoted to clearing up, though it was not late in the evening. A little disappointing for a place...More

Thank ahayward123
Reviewed 1 week ago

first class lovely restaurant food looked and tasted great the whole evening was very good book in advance as they get busy

Thank julie w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent Thursday night at the Elephant having the most wondrous birthday meal. We chose the tasting menu with the accompanying wines and the dinner was as good as we've had anywhere. Every course was outstanding and yet as the meal progressed, we felt the...More

Thank KevinStuart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal and lovely staff. Ulrike looked after us and we had a fabulous meal.We had a selection on the main menu and I would recommend the crab, the duck and the lovely ice cream

Thank Arabella61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch with a friend of ours and enjoyed all the food and drinks and had great service as always.

Thank Clive F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and funky surroundings. One of Torbay's top restaurants. Modern European food, beautifully presented.

Thank kateykate66
Reviewed 5 weeks 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
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Questions & Answers
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
28 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.
Callum M
12 July 2017|
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Response from ElephantRestaurant | Property representative |
Sorry for the slow reply . You can wear what you feel comfortable in .
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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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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