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The Elephant Restaurant, Torquay, Devon
Award-winning

The Elephant Restaurant

4.9
4.9
2559 Reviews
£41 and over
Modern European
Welcome to The Elephant Restaurant
The Elephant is a bright, informal restaurant which is situated near the beautiful Torbay harbour. It was the first restaurant in Torquay to be awarded a Michelin star which it maintains today. We aim to source all our ingredients locally and sustainably, many from our dedicated farm in Brixham.

Run by chef proprietor, Simon Hulstone and his wife Katy. Food is cooked by a talented team of chefs and served by friendly, professional team of staff.

Due to the style of cooking we cannot produce dairy free menus & therefore cannot provide vegan options.

A deposit is required to make reservations on special days of the year, on our special events, or for tables of 6 or more. This is paid over the phone by calling 01803 200044.

Children's menu is only available at lunch for ages 10 and under.

Tasting menu only available in the evening unless requested via phone in advance.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–13:30 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:30–20:30
  • Phone number
    01803 200044
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Simon Hulstone

What 2,559 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Devon

    Best Overall

  • Devon

    Best Food

  • Devon

    Best Service

  • Devon

    Best Ambience

  • Devon

    Best Value

  • Devon

    Good for business meals

  • Devon

    Good for business meals

  • Devon

    Innovative

  • Devon

    Great for fine wines

  • Devon

    Romantic

  • Devon

    Good for special occasions

2,560 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Sadly not the best experience. We decided to order the amuse bouche rather than have the starter. Also we had ordered aperitifs which arrived promptly We had also ordered wine to come with the main course The amuse bouche arrived at the same time as the aperitifs (the amuse bouche was excellent) Then the main course arrived before the amuse bouche or the aperitifs had been consumed Sadly again the cod I ordered was so salty I had to send it back. I was offered an alternative but by then I just wanted to leave. Oh yes the lady who served us advised me that the chef was of the view that the food was properly seasoned ( so I must be wrong) Oh yes my wine arrived after I sent the food back and before I had finished the aperitif I have eaten at the elephant on two previous occasions and have been very happy but on this occasion it was a disaster Make your own minds up

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  2. JanB

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening as always. Great food attentive staff.

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  3. LaraB

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and fantastic paired wines which were all interesting, delicious and really well matched to each dish. Highly recommend!

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  4. Therapist

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always consistently of a high standard from front of house to the kitchen staff.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding restaurant. The staff is attentive and friendly. Excellent food, especially the fish dishes and the deserts. Wines are excellent value for money. A wonderful experience. We will certainly come back.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and exceptional service!! Such a lovely experience, would highly recommend.

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  7. Katie

    North Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A special treat for my birthday and it didn't disappoint everything was amazing from the minute we arrived. Beautiful restaurant with amazing food that looked too good to eat. We will be planning a return visit when we are next down in Torquay. For a Michelin star restaurant we didn't find it overly expensive. For a special treat this is the restaurant to come to.

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  8. TiffaniM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, beautiful atmosphere and outstanding service.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A birthday celebration & we were made to feel special. We will definitely return if we are in the Torquay area again

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We received a warm welcome, excellent service, the food was amazing, we were celebrating our birthdays and we were made to feel very special, every item both drink and food showed attention to every little detail, looking forward to our next visit.

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FAQs

The Elephant Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 2559 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Elephant Restaurant

3 - 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay, Devon TQ1 2BH

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2023
  • Area
    Torquay
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–13:30 Dinner Wed–Sat 18:30–20:30
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Public Transit
    Nearest bus stop Victoria Parade
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Simon Hulstone
  • Additional
    Beer, Wine
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