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The Elephant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings

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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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
European, British
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a really great restaurant. This is our fourth visit, adn we've never been disappointed. The service is polite and attentive without being overly formal or rigid. There are a great selection of drinks. The food is exceptional: so obviously the ingredients are fresh...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal here last night.... Good attentive service in a relaxed atmosphere. Love that majority of food is sourced from the chefs own farm! Lovely,tasty and well presented plates of food...... Thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank suzanneFarnhamSurrey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here for lunch with my wife. A little quiet but calm and comfortable ambience. Everything we ate was so full of flavour and beautifully presented. I had the set lunch menu 2 courses for £21.50 (3 for £24.95). The cod starter, belly pork...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sevechan2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local fresh food with a lovely clean interior been a few times always guaranteed friendly service great food see you soon.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Lsal65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Early March in Torquay, where to eat? Well I can certainly recommend the Elephant. With our son and partner home from Sydney for a few weeks and hoping to persuade them that despite Brexit the UK still has something going for it we thought that...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank GeoffM799
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our friends have been raving about this place for a while, so we found a weekend we were all free, booked a hotel and headed to Torquay. Typical that the night we headed there, Storm Freya hit, so as we blew in the staff were...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Kirsty C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having not been here for a number of years we booked for lunch. Right from the booking, everything was handled in a first class way. Very attentive, polite and friendly staff. Food was absolutely delicious. Superbly cooked and presented. The ‘chocolate sphere’ desert was to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sean2shop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Torquay for a couple of days we were recommended to try this restaurant by a number of people, but frankly I was disappointed. We had the tasting menu which is usually a medium for chefs to show off their skills, but although they...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I arrived at The Elephant for lunch on a pleasant Tuesday in February, a couple of glasses of Champagne at the bar whilst perusing the menu, which consisted of a brief lunchtime menu and a more comprehensive menu. I choose the set...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a one star Michelin restaurant. My wife and I eat out about three times a week, but this visit was just a drop in for lunch. We ordered from the main menu, although they have a very reasonably priced set lunch menu( see...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Response from ElephantRestaurant | Property representative |
Yes Mother’s Day menu is now on the website
2 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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