We will definitely be going back and having the tasting menu with all fish.
We have been going since it opened and have never been disappointed.
Went for wife's Birthday, card left on table,& "Happy Birthday" written on plate.Brill food
We love dining at The Elephant and it's our immediate choice for a special occasion. This time it was for our wedding anniversary.
We chose the taster menu, which was exceptionally good. Our complements to Simon on a superb menu!
Thank you for a wonderful evening - we'll be back soon.
Michele and Steve
Excellent food and very tasty and we'll presented. Service was excellent as well. Nice atmosphere. Will come again.
We ate here a couple of years ago, so booked a table, hoping for sea view dining. The ambience had changed immensely. No upstairs, sea view dining. seated in an obscure table positioned above a telephone and computer. Music playing was certainly not suitable for dining, possibly no more than a radio station. Staff were not welcoming or attentive. A waitress was wearing a skirt that hardly covered her underwear.
Once our bottle of wine reached the table, the waiter did not serve this with 'the ritual' style.
Although i noticed other diners were being served correctly.
Our starters were equisite, and tasteful. But the pork loin i ordered was served in my opinion very under cooked, & chewy. After sending this back to the kitchen, it was a little more edible, but definetly flavourless, and not a good choice on my part. The dessert appeared nothing more than tinned fruit, with foam. This meal was very disappointing. There are certainly better restaurants in Torquay. The elephant needs to go 'back to the drawing board' with a rethink on so many aspects, if striving for repeat business.
Exceptional food in a lovely well run restaurant, but for special occasions in the evening. Its not cheap - but you won't be disappointed - They really do know how to cook! Very enjoyable evening with friends.
I have been lunch time and they have a very good lunch menu too!
Excellent food, however the range of choice was not as good as it has been in past visits.
Fantastic venue - delicious food & wide choices of food & wines. Always have a very warm welcome & made to feel special -& also loved the birthday card they gave! A perfect, much loved restaurant!
We enjoyed lunch as always. The food was excellent and the service friendly and professional. Great choice of dishes on the lunch menu.
Always a great meal at The Elephant. The scallops were fantastic!
Excellent front of house service. Friendly but discrete. My wife was most taken with the birthday card on the table. Good selection of choice of food, and what we had was delicious.
Beautiful tasting menu with wine. A real treat, worth every penny. Friendly service, a lovely relaxing evening that couldn’t be bettered
As usual the food was excellent and the service fantastic
A very pleasant setting in a tasteful environment.
The service was excellent. It is rare these days to receive top quality service where the staff are attentive without hovering over you.
The delicious food was presented perfectly and in a timely fashion, with rushing you but allowing a comfortable time between each course.
Would I return, absolutely, was it good value, absolutely, was it a great dining experience, absolutely!
Went for our anniversary, best value in the bay in my opinion, cooking is very precise, flavours and ingredients excellent some locally sourced. Service is attentive but not overbearing,be lovely lunch experience.
We were child free for the first evening in nearly 2 years. And what a great way to enjoy it. The food was stunning. I don’t eat fish at all. But decided on the scallop starter. It was amazing and tasted great. I would recommend the elephant to anybody visiting Torquay.
First visit, nice warm welcome , friendly staff, always a good start. Really enjoyed our starters of particular mention was the Brixham crab really delicious and mains superb also, desserts didn’t come up to expectation but nonetheless they were nice. Limited wine list and it is a very informal restaurant . Very reasonable prices for a Michelin starred restaurant. About £135 for two with 2 G & T’s and bottle of wine.
Not good I'm afraid. Far too pricy just for 2 cod fillets and a few potatoes £62 inc 2 lagers Potatoes we had to pay extra unbelievable Avoid unless you want to be ripped off.food we had was good and the service is good but will not be returning
Lovely decor, light and airy interior.very nice staff . The menu choices were fantastic we enjoyed duck parfait and a vegetarian hummus and couscous dish followed by Hake and a duck Brest, all cooked outstandingly . Great wine list .lovely touch a birthday card on the table .
We will definitely go back maybe for dinner next time
Fantastic evening at The Elephant! Food was amazing with great flavours & service was exceptional! Highly recommend.
Enjoyed a beautiful lunch everything was lovely restaurant was quite quiet which was nice booked to go back for husbands birthday
Lovely evening, food fantastic, and very good value.
We had a fantastic anniversary meal shared with friends. It was lovely to be able to share the wine taster between two so we could enjoy the whole experience. Thank for making our anniversary so special.
Another fabulous dining experience at Elephant. Beautifully presented lunch - all courses were delicious - highly recommend to try this restaurant to anyone who hasn't yet been. Already booked again - this time for an evening meal with family.
Always wonderful. Delicious. Excellent value Michelin started food.
This was our first visit but definitely not the last. We celebrated our daughters birthday with the taster menu. It will be remembered as possibly the best meal we’ve ever had, outstanding. I cannot rate this wonderful restaurant higher. We can’t wait to return, thank you for a perfect evening.
great food, attentive staff and a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion
Had a fabulous 3 course dinner from the a la carte menu. Beautifully presented food and absolutely delicious. I couldn’t fault it. Great service too. Next time we return to Torquay we will definitely return. Thank you to the chefs and waiting staff. An evening to remember.
We went here for a birthday ,the food was fantastic the staff attentive and polite the ambience perfect all in all a fabulous experience wouldn't hesitate to go back .
Exceptional in every way. Incredible food, beautiful location and first class service. Look forward to going back.
Our second visit and dissapointed to see croquet in some form on the lunch menu again.
Apart from that enjoyable lunch.
Fantastic tasting menus (changes regularly) and attentive service. Great place to celebrate a special occasion.
Great service by friendly staff, the meal was wonderful, with great flavours, the steak was amazing - we will return
Outstanding lunch with first class service. Wonderful presentation and local ingredients.
We came to the Elephant on good recommendation of a chef friend of mine who nows runs the Shaldon to Teignmouth Ferry. He was quite correct that this is an excellent restaurant with superb food backed up by a great ambience and service from very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
A pleasure to visit and good value considering eh quality and detailed presentation of the food.
My accountant was thrilled and looks forward to another visit (250 miles away) next time round.
Really great experience from the quality of the food to the service. We really appreciated the extra little touches that the staff did that just made the whole evening unforgettable.
This was our first visit to the Elephant and we were most impressed with the excellent standard of food and similarly the service.
Our only criticism of the set lunch was that there was only one sweet offered. However it did not detract from our enjoyment of the whole meal and we will certainly be visiting again and recommending to our friends and family.
The anniversary greeting card was a lovely touch and the window table was much appreciated.
After a good walk with some longstanding friends who had not been to Torquay for 30 plus years we were grated into the restaurant and proceeded to get warm.
The meal, staff and ambience were wonderful. As a local Holiday home owner we have been many times and find food is of an excellent standard every time.
Please note. I am Colin ( not Colin E J )
Colin. E.J. BRYAN OBE.
Special night once again at one of the best restaurants in Torbay. Excellent food well worth the high prices .