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“Disappointed”

The Offshore Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #39 of 336 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$32
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Grill
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Good for: Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Serving the good folk of Torquay, Devon, with the best freshly prepared food, fresh organic coffee, speciality teas, fine wines, beer, and great live music
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“Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

My partner and I visited for a breakfast this week, the weather was great so we sat outside.
The location is fantastic to sit out and people watch, especially in the summer weather.
Unfortunately, the quality of the cooked breakfast was on par with a cheap greasy-spoon cafe.
Possibly not even that good.
Sorry, but I was very disappointed as I had heard good things about the place, obviously those people had not had a breakfast there.

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Local ales and fantastic food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Local Bay ales were superb. Food was excellent, the spicy fish being particularly good. Sunday was music, really good if a tad loud ! Definately a place to go when in Torquay.

Visited June 2014
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“Don't try anywhere else!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

A group of friends - in fact there were 10 of us altogether - went to the Offshore Bar in Torquay last weekend (7th June 2014). It was probably one of the best decisions we made that weekend!
It's not a huge place inside but there are stacks of tables and chairs outside to sit and admire the view or just people watch. Which is what we did in the afternoon, just sat and listened to a great singer entertaining at the lunchtime.
We were so impressed we booked the 10 of us for the evening and it just got better and better.
To start with there was a great band on which was a bonus but the food and the service was fantastic. Some of us chose off the menu and some off the "specials" board but it didn't matter which because it all was superb.
Thanks to everyone at The Offshore bar for a experience.
Highly recommended!

  • Visited June 2014
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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“Good location, good service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

We popped in here for a coffee. We liked the look of the place in terms of location and it had outside seating.

After about 10 mins my husband went inside to order the coffee. The chap serving told him it was waitress service but took the order. The waitress had, for the 10 mins we were waiting, stood chatting at the next table, she was still chatting while we were waiting for the coffee. Apart from the people she was chatting to we were the only customers.

The coffee was good, hot and they offered soya, another plus point.

I think it would be useful if there was sign/note on the table saying it was waitress service - save on the guess work. This and the chatting = the average score. Had the service been good it would have been a 4

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Ellabella208
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OffshoreBar, Manager at The Offshore Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Thanks for taking the time to review our service at Offshore and for the positive comments about our coffee.

I think there is some confusion here, as we never offer table service to our outside seating area. It states clearly "please order at the bar" on all our menus. Customers seated outside need to order and pay at the bar and are given a number. We then bring any hot drinks or food out to your table.

We only offer full table service to reserved tables inside the restaurant. To reserve a table in future you can call 01803 292108, or go online www.offshoretorquay.co.uk.

Many thanks again for the feedback and we will look into putting a sign outside to make our procedures more apparent in future.
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Really nice! ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch today and so glad that we did! Nice area to sit outside where we had to wait for a table, the place was really busy. I had a fab fresh crab sandwich which was packed with crab...yum! My husband had a steak sandwich and side of chips which he really enjoyed. Washed down with a pint and a large glass of wine, this was an enjoyable and recommended lunch!

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