Dining Out Torquay

A great selection of the many restaurants and inns located in and around Torquay. Although we cannot recommend specific places all have been popular with previous guests!

Fine Dining

The Elephant by Simon Hulstone

The Elephant restaurant is a bright, informal seaside restaurant which Situated by the beautiful Torquay harbour. Run by chef proprietor, Simon Hulstone and his wife Katy, it was the first restaurant in Torquay to be awarded a Michelin star & the only one to retain it. Which it has maintained Since 2006.

Elephant Bar and Restaurant, Beacon Terrace, Torquay, TQ1 2BH

Tel: 01803 200044

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The Orange Tree

Awarded the Restaurant of the Year 2008 by Les Routiers of Great Britain, the Orange Tree in Central Torquay provides a truly fine dining experience. Smartly refurbished, it is marketed as an English European Restaurant with an emphasis on 'old time' values.

Orange Tree, Parkhill Road, Torquay, TQ1 2AL

Tel: 01803 213936

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Traditionally British

The Barn Owl Inn

A warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere awaits you at this newly refurbished inn which serves British classics on the menu and gastro specials. A short drive by car in under 10 mins, large car park on site.

Barn Owl, Off Torquay Road, Kingkerswell, TQ12 5AN

Tel: 01803 872130

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The Coombe Cellars

Distinctly adult dining in a stunning riverside setting overlooking the Teign estuary. Offers a good range of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes and nice selection of wines. Well worth the 25 mins car drive, large car park on site.

Coombe Cellars, Combeinteignhead, Newton Abbot TQ12 4RT

Tel: 01626 872423

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Bull & Bush

Traditional pub fayre, excellent value for money with consistently good portions and friendly service. 10 Mins walk up Old Mill Lane to Belgrave Road

Bull&Bush, 43 Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HZ

Tel: 01803 380249

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The Hare & Hounds

An award winning Carvery which with a reputation as one of the most popular eating-places in nearby Kingskerswell for over 30 years. A vast range of dishes on offer including the superb carvery and a traditional sweet trolley to die for! 10 mins drive by car or cab.

Hare and Hounds, Torquay Road, Kingkerswell, TQ12 5HH

Tel: 01803 873119

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Nationally renowned chain restaurant, menu includes fresh British farm assured spitroast chicken and 21 day mature steaks. Early Bird deal available seven days a week. Stunning views from a value for money restaurant. 25 mins level walk following the promenade along to other side of the inner harbour.

Harvester, Beacon Quay, Torquay, TQ1 2RD

Tel: 01803 380004

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The Hole In The Wall

A splendid pub and restaurant built in 1540 which offers excellent meat and fish dishes. Cobbled floors, beamed ceilings and warm atmosphere, Torquay's oldest Inn lies only a few yards from the Harbour. Consistently good service and food quality. Weekend live music. 20 mins walk following the promenade to inner harbour.

Hole in the Wall, Park Lane, Torquay, TQ2 2AU

Tel: 01803 200755

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Italian and Mexican


Recently opened Italian with a fresh contemporary feeling, offering great food and excellent service, near to Harbour. 20 mins walk following the promenade, just off inner harbour.

Amici, Torwood Street, Torquay, TQ1 1ED

Tel: 01803 201770

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Biancos Italian Restaurant

Traditional Italian food with an intimate romantic atmoshpere. Specials of the day on the blackboard with fresh fish and seafood. Early Bird/After Theatre menu. 20 mins walk following the promenade, just off inner harbour.

Biancos Italian Restaurant, Torwood Street, Torquay, TQ1 1EB

Tel: 01803 293430

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Superb Tex Mex food in a lively atmosphere. Dishes available from around the world from America to Asia and Mexico to the Mediterranean! On the main road leading into Paignton.

Jingles, 29 Hyde Road, Paignton TQ4 5BP

Tel: 01803 556600

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Indian and Chinese

Maha Bharat

Serves a mouth watering menu of contemporary Bengal and Indian cuisine. Possibly the best Indian Restaurant in Torquay ! Evening booking is recommended. Located in Torwood Street near the Harbour and Smokey Joes.

Maha Bharat, 52 Torwood Street, Torquay, TQ1 1DT

Tel: 01803 215541 or 215580

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An exciting menu that encapsulates a assimilated Asian cuisines experience. Within a short walking distance from Garway Lodge. Short walk towards town, 10 mins max.

Indy-Yang, Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HZ

Tel: 01803 380060

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Yum Sing

A great Restaurant for high quality cantonese cruisine. Booking is highly recommended. A great place for delicious Cantonese food, the Yum Sing has an extensive menu which caters for all tastes. Located in Old Torwood Road. Approx. 15 minute drive.

Yum Sing Cantonese Restaurant Old Torwood Road, Torquay, TQ1 1PN

Tel: 01803 293314

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Fish Speciality



Judged as the South West's Fish and Chip Shop of the Year six times! Enjoy their famous fish and chips in the licensed fish restaurant or sit on Babbacombe Downs enjoying the view of the ocean with your takeaway supper. 10 mins drive or short bus ride.

Hanbury's, Princes Street, Babbacombe, TQ1 3LW

Tel: 01803 329928

Themed Restaurants and Tea Rooms


This tea room and daytime restaurant bustles from the moment the doors are open. Fine bone china and loose leaf tea with home made scones, local Jams and Devonshire cream make this a must stop for cream tea lovers everywhere. 10 mins cab ride to Babbacombe Downs.

Angels, Babbacombe Downs, TQ1 3LP

Tel: 01803 324477

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Mr Cook

Mr. Cook offers really excellent, fresh food including fish, meat and vegetarian dishes and is only a five minute walk away from Garway Lodge. American theme with memorabilia adorning the walls. On warmer nights, customers can also dine al fresco in the Hollywood garden. 10 mins level walk down Avenue Rd towards seafront.

Mr Cook, Walnut Road, Torquay, TQ2 5JY

Tel: 01803 209090

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Smokey Joes

American Themed Burger and Ribs Restaurant offering large portions at reasonable prices. 5 Mins Cab ride to clock tower and 100 yards up Torward Street.

Smokey Joes, 64 Torwood Street, Torquay, TQ1 1DT

Tel: 01803 214444

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Jacks Waterfront

American style restaurant offering burgers, hotdogs and other american cruisine and drinks. Overlooking the harbour. 20 mins walk following the promenade by clocktower at inner harbour.

Jacks Waterfront, Vaughan Parade, Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BB

Tel: 01803 215459

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