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Rock Garden Cafe Bar

) #15 of 251 Restaurants in Torquay ££ - £££ , Pizza, British
40-42 Swan Street | Just off Fleet street, Torquay TQ2 5ES, England
+44 1803 200558
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, Pizza, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
40-42 Swan Street | Just off Fleet street, Torquay TQ2 5ES, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here and was pleased with the welcome we received from the staff, our waitress Emma really looked after us made some good recommendations from the menu and made some great cocktails atmosphere good too. Highly recommend this venue.

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

popped in for an afternoon beer whilst out shopping. nice to find pleasant outside space in city centre pub

Thank Tracie R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my husband on Saturday. Nice lovely bar with a nice atmosphere. People of all ages. Bar staff nice and friendly and the Pimms is a must! It actually had ALL the ingredients in it that should be in it including the crushed...More

Thank djdebz
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lost track of how many times I have eaten in this place but again it was very good. I tried the fajitas & they did not disappoint, hubby had the 3 little pigs pizza & no complaints from him - however my friends steak...More

Thank FJ10ta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here a few nights ago with my partner. We sat outside in the very quirky garden and enjoyed a delicious meal - he had a vegan burger, I had the vegan fajitas. Both meals were really tasty and very generous portion-wise! I would have...More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking forward to a great evening so arrived at 8.45pm to order dinner and get ready to watch the live music starting at 9.00. It was basically empty so found a great table on the balcony, decided what we wanted to eat from the menu...More

Thank Guzzi0000
EdwardRG, Manager at Rock Garden Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guzzi0000 I am sorry you did not get to experience our fantastic food, great cocktails or awesome live music but I have spoken with the staff on at this time and reviewed CCTV footage so I can address some of the issues you feel...More

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Afternoon in the Rock Garden. Cider and Fajitas. The food was as usual, superb. Friendly staff, nice and relaxing in the garden. What better way to spend an afternoon.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Away for a hen weekend in torquay the cocktail class was a great highlight. Connor our teacher was amazing. Really fun and a great teacher. Thank you the rock garden we had a fantastic time.

Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the out side we were a bit uncertain whether to give it a try as it looks like a night club rather than somewhere to eat. Apart from the decor looking very tired inside the food wasn't too bad. It's not restaurant food but...More

Thank Dave S
EdwardRG, Manager at Rock Garden Cafe Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Dave S I am very happy you enjoyed your food & can only apologise about the wallpaper/trim at your table. This was damaged a couple of days before & unfortunately we had not managed to have it touched up before your visit. Regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended we had a fantastic meal and the staff were friendly and helpful (going above and beyond their duty to make our celebration enjoyable)

Thank Paula W
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Mary C
26 February 2016|
Response from EdwardRG | Property representative |
Hi Mary C Sorry but we currently only allow guide dogs on the premises Kind Regards
15 August 2015|
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Response from Alan157243 | Reviewed this property |
it's open from 11am and and sell pizza and burgers and sandwiches so through the day it's fine, but after about 7pm (on the 2 nights we went) it starts to get a bit livelier so I wouldn't take my minors there in the evening... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40-42 Swan Street | Just off Fleet street, Torquay TQ2 5ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 200558
  • E-mail
Rock Garden only opened a couple of years ago but has quickly become the place to be. This is due in part to our delicious food of either freshly made pizzas cooked in our wood burning stone oven (The only one in the area) or our legendary burgers & juicy steaks. However we have much more then just that though ranging from salads to sandwiches, soups & stews as well as Fajitas & Fish! We also have a separate Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten free menu. As expected all our food is freshly made, locally sourced & prepared on the premises. The other reason behind Rock Gardens success is the largest outdoor space in Torquay town. The garden has to be seen to be believed, during the summer you can soak up the sun while enjoying our food, jugs of Pimms or even our amazing cocktails. In the evening the Rock Garden really comes into its own having recently built an amazing stage to showcase our fantastic live music which we have every night of the week! Acts cover music from Ed Sheeran & Bruno Mars to Motown and The Beatles as well as acoustic versions of famous pop songs! For more information check out our Facebook page, website, call or pop in.
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