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

‚ÄčElephant Bar

Elephant Bar and Restaurant, Beacon Terrace, Torquay, TQ1 2BH
Tel: 01803 200044
Michelin Star since 2006.
A choice of two restaurants on one site. The Room in the Elephant is their fine dining Michelin Star awarded restaurant situated on the first floor with stunning views. It offers a truly exceptional dining experience.

5 mins cab ride to other side of the inner harbour.

Orange Tree

Orange Tree, Parkhill Road, Torquay, TQ1 2AL
Tel: 01803 213936
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.

5 mins cab ride to inner harbour, then just up past traffic lights.

Traditionally British

Barn Owl

Barn Owl, Off Torquay Road, Kingkerswell, TQ12 5AN (Short drive approx 10 mins)
Tel: 01803 872130
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.

Coombe Cellars

Coombe Cellars, Coombeinteignhead
Tel: 01626 872423 (Well worth the 25 mins car journey)
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.

Bull&Bush, 43 Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HZ
Tel: 01803 380249
Traditional pub fayre, excellent value for money with consistently good portions and friendly service.

10 Mins walk up Old Mill Lane to Belgrave Road

Hare and Hounds

Hare and Hounds, Torquay Road, Kingkerswell, TQ12 5HH
Tel: 01803 873119
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, car parking


Harvester, Beacon Quay, Torquay, TQ1 2RD
Tel: 01803 380004
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.

Hole in The Wall

Hole in the Wall, Park Lane, Torquay, TQ2 2AU
Tel: 01803 200755
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.

Italian and Mexican


Amici, Torwood Street, Torquay, TQ1 1ED
Tel: 01803 201770
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.


Biancos Italian Restaurant, Torwood Street, Torquay, TQ1 1EB
Tel: 01803 293430
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.




Jingles, 29 Hyde Road, Paignton TQ4 5BP
Tel: 01803 556600
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.

Indian and Chinese

Maha Bharat, 52 Torwood Street, Torquay, TQ1 1DT
Tel: 01803 215541 or 215580
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.

Bombay Express

Indy-Yang, Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HZ
Tel: 01803 380060
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.


Yum Sing Cantonese Restaurant Old Torwood Road, Torquay, TQ1 1PN
Tel: 01803 293314
A great Restaurant for high quality cantonese cruisine.
Booking is highly recommended.
A greA great place for delicious Cantonese food, the Yum Sing has an extensive menu which caters for all tastes, and includes a large selection for
Located in Old Torwood Road. Approx. 15 minute drive.

Fish Speciality


Hanbury's, Princes Street, Babbacombe, TQ1 3LW
Tel: 01803 329928
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.

Number Seven

Number Seven, Beacon Terrace, Torquay, TQ1 2BH
Tel: 01803 295055
The Number Seven bistro, situated overlooking Torquay's harbour side, is probably the best fish restaurant in town. Daily special chalkboards and extensive wine list.
5 mins cab ride to other side of the inner harbour.

Themed Restaurants and Tea Rooms


Angels, Babbacombe Downs, TQ1 3LP
Tel: 01803 324477
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.

Ocean Drive

Mr Cook, Walnut Road, Torquay, TQ2 5JY
Tel: 01803 209090
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.

Smokey Joes, 64 Torwood Street, Torquay, TQ1 1DT
Tel: 01803 214444
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.


Serendipity, 8 The Terrace, Torquay, TQ1 1BN
Tel: 01803 200710
Traditional French patisserie, gorgeous Italian ice cream and delicious lunches, all made on site! Simply stylish with a lovely serene atmosphere.
5 mins bus ride or 15 mins walk in town centre.


Jacks Waterfront, Vaughan Parade, Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BB
Tel: 01803 215459
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.