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The Elephant

Restaurant Overview

Telephone: 01803 200044
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Twitter: elephantrest
Chef: Simon Hulstone
Our rating for The Elephant:

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Restaurant Location

The Elephant
3-4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay, TQ1 2BH
Train Station: Torquay (0.84 miles)
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Monday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Restaurant Reviews and Social

Average rating: 4.4

Latest review:

The lovely historic building gives way to a surprisingly bright and modern restaurant with an inviting feel. My son and I were here for lunch but couldn't resist the 3 course set lunch which was very reasonably priced. As we both love fish we were delighted to try the prawns with black garlic mayo and sour dough crisps. Very tasty! We both opted for the roast Turbot with seafood risotto and decided to accompany this with dwarf beans and the honeyed carrots. All absolutely delicious! Of course desert was a must and this is where we diversified. I plumped for buttermilk panacota with roasted spiced pear and my son tried the salted caramel tart with brown butter ice cream. I sneaked a taste of his and the tart was very light but the ice cream...... I'm not a lover of ice cream but I could have devoted a gallon of that, the flavour was to die for!!! All together a very enjoyable lunch enhanced by the friendly and helpful service and very pleasant surroundings. I would love to come back for dinner service!!
Posted by Janice Warman 7 months ago

Restaurant Guide Change History

Date Guide Old Award New Award
February 2017 AA Guide No Rosettes AA RosetteAA RosetteAA Rosette
May 2016 AA Guide AA RosetteAA RosetteAA Rosette No Rosettes (rosettes reduced to zero)

Our Review of The Elephant (February 2017)

Situated in the seaside town of Torquay, The Elephant is an established restaurant with a strong reputation. Formally a two-tier brassiere and restaurant operation, since 2016 the restaurant now runs as a single ground-floor space with views over the harbour. I was fully expecting an accomplished meal as I visited with my wife and young daughter for lunch on a Wednesday....

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