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Contemporary, Steakhouse, British, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed today via mobile

So happy we choose to eat here. The food, service and atmosphere were amazing . We had the crispy beef to share then enjoyed the steak night deal. We highly recommend this venue.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I came twice to the wine/cocktail bar and once to the restaurant. Both were excellent but Ben in particular was outstanding. I enjoyed the cocktails and steak especially and the atmosphere was relaxing in the restaurant and fun in the bar (which had live music)

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The second time I have eaten here. I had the fillet steak and it was absolutely delicious, Staff were amazing too. 10 out of 10

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Torquay with family to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary and visited Ollies and Bit on the Side. The welcome we received was so friendly and Ben's cocktails are amazing. He even went the extra mile and made my favourite cocktail which wasn't...on the list. Thank you Ben, you made our night and hope to see you again in the future.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for the first time as part of a family celebration. My parents had visited previously and were keen to dine here again. I can see why as it's a great restaurant with a fantastic menu, friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. Ben in...the 'bit on the side' is especially a credit to Ollie's. We'll be sure to visit here again when next in Torquay.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

10 out 10 for the food, drinks , hospitality and great value. 3 of us ate here on Easter Sunday where the food was very good with a very relaxed and chilled out atmosphere with great background music. Excellent hospitality and attention to detail we...will 💯 return. Warm Regards.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a lunch with the £20 set menu, it was delicious and so busy. Added on thr chips and veg! We were so full. Will definitely be returning.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, brilliant service and great atmosphere. The staff are super smiley and friendly and the steak is incredible - a must go if you’re in the area.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit last night. Got to say the experience was very, very good on all counts. You can count top restaurants in Torbay on one hand and this is one of them. To many it may perhaps seem a little expensive. It isn’t because you...get what you pay for. Five of us dined, one a child and everything from start to finish was Michelin plate/ Bib Gourmand (whatever it’s called now) standard- service, drinks/ wine menu and most of all, the food. We had a mixture of starters including the ‘classic’ prawn cocktail, which was agreed as being very good in terms of the balance of the sauce in particular. Scallops were served in shells, again ‘classic’ style and were plentiful, very tender and the garlic butter base was perfect. Monkfish bites, pitted olives and sourdough all to the same standard. Main course chosen by both couples in the party was the Chateaubriand special, to share. This included two small glasses of house wine (good quality) and worked out at £30 each, including ‘chips’, which was very good value. Why? Well we had the meat medium rare, being nicely crusted and slightly blackened on the outside, the meat so tender inside and tasty. Great butcher, great cut, cooked to perfection. The chips were simply the best I’ve ever had. Fact. The only markdown was atmosphere- not the restaurants fault. Just the fact that there were only eleven diners in there- but it was a rainy Wednesday night in Torquay! Background music was good, Service was really good- the waitress was happy to engage out banter with a smiling face- that’s how the job is done. Top marks all around.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a perfect night 👍. The steak and chips cooked perfect and the peppercorn sauce outstanding. The staff amazing very professional. Thank you for a great night 👍

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location withing walking distance from the theatre, shops, harbour and even the arcade games. The ambiance is lovely and chic. The ladies uniform dresses are stylish and classic. Callum was our server and was not only great at being a server but also at...bantering with our group. The food was excellent! Yes, a little pricey but as a treat well worth it. Try the cocktails if you can, the bartender is incredible. We hope to come back again soon.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time visiting Ollie’s. All the wonderful rumours are true. This is a fabulous restaurants that definitely warrants its reviews and high place on trip-advisor. The service is impeccable, nothing is too much trouble. The food is also excellent. We will definitely...be heading back soon and recommending it to friends and family. Thank you for a lovely experience.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 7 March 2024

We came for a date night and were so pleased we chose Ollie’s. We had never been before and were warmly greeted at the door by staff. The staff were friendly and tentative throughout the evening. A pleasant team of people offering a professional service...making it feel like eating out was a nice treat. The food was delicious, my partner had the steak and I went for the lamb. We enjoy good quality dining and this did not disappoint, the meals were full of flavour and were clearly good quality produce. We finished with a cocktail which came with live acoustic music in house! We will absolutely be back again and would highly recommend to foodies and people looking for a great atmosphere with even better staff! Thank youMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

Amazing valentines dinner from the moment we walked in Manager Alan made us feel so welcome with above par service and explanation of the menu / wine selection after he set us down. He handed us over to Imogen who looked after us the rest...of the evening. We had the freshest mussels, hands down the Tomahawk steak with chips and vegetables was perfection. Absolute value for money. The sticky toffee was out of this world recommended by waitress Imogen who was absolutely fantastic throughout the evening. As Londoners my partner and I were not expecting this level of service, smiles, great food and what a beautiful ambience. Ollie’s is a must have when in Torbay thank you Alan & Imogen!! Thank you Ollie’s!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024

Ben and crew, amazing as always! We frequently dine with or without our toddler. Either way Ollie's food, service and atmosphere never disappoints. Best in the bay! Thank you...

Date of visit: February 2024
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Unfortunately there isn't parking at Ollies but there is on street parking just up the hill which is pay and display. Other car parks off road nearby
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Ollies is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5