Brasserie at the Bay

4.6
81 reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
Brasserie at the Bay is a relative newcomer to the dining scene in Torquay. Nevertheless in that time we have gathered an enthusiastic following of both locals and visitors to the bay and become award winners too. Offering modern British cuisine, Chef Callum revels in celebrating the wealth of fabulous local produce from land and sea with which this beautiful part of the UK is blessed. The ambience in our contemporary styled intimate restaurant is very definitely relaxed and we offer a warm and friendly welcome which makes it a great place to enjoy great food. We also have, weather permitting, tables available for al fresco dining on our deck. We look forward to welcoming you soon. Bon appétit!

Please note that unless otherwise stated, we do not accommodate children under 14 at evening service but at Sunday lunch diners of all ages are welcome. Also please note we do not offer a special children's menu.



Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 81 People Are Saying
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Xoda
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Portions are 'fine dining' size which we enjoy, some may be disappointed. Flavours are excellent, especially the jus/gravy. Chocolate fondant dessert - a hit. I found the wine prices rather steep but that would not put us off from a return visit. With the excellent service and food this was a very pleasant evening meal.

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Kevin29
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant again…
Thank you..

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CarolineW
Devon
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good for a quiet romantic meal. Not cheap but overall pleasant experience Food was excellent. Portions a little smaller than expected or would have liked. We booked a few days prior and was offered 6.30 pm slot assuming restaurant would be full. On arrival we were slightly surprised the restaurant was quite quiet and would had preferred a later time when ambience improved.

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and wine. Service also very good. My partner had the red mullet starter which she didn’t like. Lamb main was nice but very small. I had scallops and cod which were both excellent. If I had one gripe slightly over priced but would have no hesitation in returning again.

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Kevin29
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening, with fantastic food..

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Nancy
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Excellent service, friendly but unobtrusive, food was some of the best I've ever had. Certainly coming here again!

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DickNVal
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service very helpful staff. We enjoyed the experience

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AnneC
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent place to dine, fabulous food, the lamb was exceptional, very good service, made our anniversary dinner very special, would thoroughly recommend it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Brasserie by the Bay for my 30th birthday whilst visiting Torquay. What a hidden gem, we will and have been telling everyone about it since. The food was incredible and the staff were brilliant. We will 100% be revisiting when we’re next down.

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IanA
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the restaurant for fine dining absolutely brilliant, food was excellent and the service could not been better. In my opinion 2 Michelin stars.

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CerysM
Devon
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was excellent. We really couldn't fault it at all

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CarolynN
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little gem
Staff were really attentive
Food was delicious

JA
JulieA
Devon
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was nothing short of outstanding. The staff were all lovely. We highly recommend coming here and when we next visit Torquay we will definitely be coming back.

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GillS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, I had scallops followed by lamb and my husband gad a delicious loin of cod. Service was superb, friendly but not intrusive. Would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food. Service was perfect and the surroundings were gorgeous.

MM
MrMarkThomas
London
39 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Highly recommend dinner at the Brasserie. Away from central Torquay the hotel and Brasserie are great. Charming service, good wine recommendations and great food to back it up.

Covid protocols and table spacing all excellent/no concerns.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, wine and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A lovely restaurant with great quality food!

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vipIvorEngine
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is an excellent place to eat. We visited for Sunday lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The traditional Sunday roast was excellent and the service friendly and efficient. Well worth a visit.

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Deadfamous
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exquisite flavours and perfect presentation - friendly service and great location 👍🏻

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Anniversay

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. If we lived locally we would be regulars! Recommended.

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vipleewilliams
London
102 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Extremely good find, second time here, lovely wine and food. Service on the first visit was a bit hit and miss, but excellent this time around.

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vipleewilliams
London
102 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Decent food and location ambience fine, but staff poorly trained

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HeatherD
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, lovely setting and delicious food! Would definitely come again!

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Gourmetgirl
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first visit and we benefited from dining at 6pm so had 3 courses for £28 which made it a very good value meal. The full priced menu looked pretty expensive but the food certainly was exceptional, lovely atmosphere and super staff. My main course, Creedy carver corn fed chicken supreme, confit leg, burnt corn, prosciutto crisp, tarragon and red wine jus came in a dome with hickory type smoke which was not only very theatrical but added a super flavour to the whole dish. To be honest, the portions were fairly large for this type of cuisine and I felt over full (my lack of self-control!!) after 3 courses. Maybe serve less food and take a couple of £s of the prices. I know this won't suit the folk who like whacking great platefuls of food so I guess it's about who you are aiming to attract. Overall though, a great addition to Torquay's restaurant choices.

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Nicholasj
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really good food and service from this family run restaurant. Will definitely frequent again when in the area.

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DianeC
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Felt very safe when entering and our table was a good distance from other diners. The service was excellent as usual and we were eager to try the new menu. We were not disappointed our meal was delicious.

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ColinL
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience. Great service and excellent food.

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SteveC
Devon
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food quality, packed with flavour and beautifully presented.
So good we had a second night here too.
Given the covid situation the staff were very attentive and caring.
Lovely time.

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EdOlley
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, lovely relaxed ambience and good service. Would highly recommend for a good quality enjoyable meal for two.

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TerryH
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Fine dining without unnecessary formality.

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AndrewW
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, in the present situation cannot fault anything about safety standards.
A wonderful find and highly recommended.
So good we enquired about Christmas Day

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vipCaseyH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delicious dinner. Some of the best food we had in the southwest. The highlights were definitely the scallops and that AMAZING banoffee tart!!

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Davida
Devon
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 3rd visit in the last 2 months. This time superb Carpaccio of Venison for me and Gin cured Salmon starter for my wife, both bursting with flavour. Followed by beautifully cooked Halibut mains for both (see menu), again full of flavour complementing the fish and to finish excellent desserts. The chef is very talented and highly skilled. Service is efficient, friendly and Covid safe. The Wine list is reasonable priced for the quality

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Margo
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a very enjoyable evening everything was excellent. I am just sorry we didn’t find this restaurant at the beginning of our holiday.

MM
MargaretM
Devon
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service excellent, food great and beautifully presented. Nice, intimate setting. Would definitely recommend and revisit if in the area again.

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Houlty
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly hosts made a great dining experience.

MN
MartinN
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal here. Me and my partner both had the 28 day aged fillet steak and it was absolutely amazing :)
Only downside was that the banoffee tart was slight burnt on the top
Other then that it was a lovely meal thanks very much

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katherinef
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the halibut and it was beautifully presented, and so well cooked.
It was a lovely evening, all round.

FAQs

Brasserie at the Bay is rated 4.6 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.