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“Superb owner!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bar Envy

Bar Envy
Ranked #234 of 332 Restaurants in Torquay
Price range: US$1 - US$7
Cuisines: American, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Description: Affordable fresh food prepared to order. Range of American style Burgers (with Handcut chips and fresh Coleslaw) and traditional English dishes (Cottage Pie, Gammon with fresh Pineapple, homemade soups and Devonshire Clotted Cream Teas featuring Daily Baked Scones and homemade Jam). Newest offering 'Mrs Cobley's handmade Steak, Mushroom and Guinness Ale Pies', with Handcut chips and veg, 3.95 - and that's our most expensive dish!
Torquay, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Superb owner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

This small, yet classy, place is right in the middle of town, yet always seems to be quiet. The food in this place is gorgeous and extremely cheap (£3.95 for a burger, chips, coleslaw, WHICH WERE ALL HOMEMADE!). The owner also spoke about a 3 course roast dinner on a Sunday for £7.95, but you have to ring up and book it as he was wasting food when nobody did so.

All in all, a fantastic little place!

Visited December 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fab food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

Stopped in here due to the weather , what a great find !! Beautiful , fresh food. Cooked to our taste, the chef was friendly and the place hada good atmosphere

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chantilly27
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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“claire & kenny”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

it,s not the ritz!! but you would,nt get a burger as good there.ask for extra cold slaw we loved it! cheer,s

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kenny M
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Hinckley, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

Stopped by for lunch and really enjoyed it. I had the seafood pie, which was excellent. I also tried my wife's burger which was even better (it actually tasted of beef!). Had the lemon cheesecake for dessert; I'll definitely be returning for another slice! Service was friendly and helpful.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike I
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A bit of a shame...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

Really wanted to like this place. From what I could see, most of the negatives stemmed from the place being extremely understaffed.
One person cooking burgers, making drinks, serving, clearing tables & taking the money appeared to be a recipe for disaster.
Super-friendly service, but our table was never cleared or cleaned from the previous customers, and it all felt a bit awkward as the guy working there raced around, doing about three people's jobs.
This place has lots of potential bit I think they need to re-think employing more staff and making the menu more varied (veggie option = chips & coleslaw. Ouch.
My boyfriend enjoyed his (huge) burger though, and the food & drinks were very reasonably priced.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Frankie_112
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