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The Osborne Hotel Crescent Restaurant & Bar, Torquay, Devon

The Osborne Hotel Crescent Restaurant & Bar

3.4
3.4
45 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British

The Crescent Restaurant & Bar
Our talented team of chefs use only the finest local ingredients, and have created an extensive and varied menu guaranteed to appeal to all tastes and preferences and complements our large stylish wine list from around the World. The front of house team deliver an attentive and warm service which accentuates the dining experience above expectations.

The Crescent Restaurant & Bar menu is a blend of contemporary English cuisine with traditional touches. Whether you wish to celebrate a special event or relax with friends and family, The Crescent Restaurant offers a perfect setting for all occasions.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 07:30–09:30
    Sat, Sun 08:00–10:00
    Bar
    Daily 11:00–22:00
    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–16:00
    Afternoon Tea
    Daily 12:00–16:00
    Dinner
    Daily 18:00–20:45

  • Phone number

    01803 213311

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining is available in our Crescent Suite, Crescent Lounge & Library. With facilities for 10 - 130 people we would be happy to create that perfect atmosphere. Our talented team of chefs and front of house team will create a memorable event that you can't wait to repeat. THE CRESCENT SUITE A capacity of up to 130 if you include the lounge the brand new Crescent Suite is the most stunning location to hold a private dinner. With it's exclusive bar, private entrance, air conditioning & stunning views you can truly enjoy your bespoke dinning experience. THE CRESCENT LOUNGE A capacity of up to 36 the crescent lounge is still perfect for that social private dinner. With three round tables you can still enjoy the party atmosphere in a smaller space still enjoying sea views and private area. THE LIBRARY A capacity of up to 20 the Library is an intimate room for private dining. The Library is our smallest room but it still packs it's own unique feel.

  • Area

    Torquay

  • Parking Details

    Approximately 60 spaces to the front of the property and another 60 to the rear of the property.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

Amuse Bouche

  • Amuse Bouche

    Beetroot Marshmallow

    Starters

    • Baked Camembert for 2

      tear and share

      • Pea Soup

        mint crème fraiche

        • Smoked Salmon Terrine

          potato and chive salad

          Mains

          • Surf and Turf Sharing Platter

            8oz sirloin steak, garlic king prawn skewers, handcut chips and bearnaise sauce

            • Pan Fried Seabass

              puy lentils and Mediterranean vegetables in a spicy tomato sauce

              • Beetroot and Feta Risotto

                herb oil and mixed micro salad

                Desserts

                • Pavlova Platter

                  meringue, Chantilly cream, mixed fruit, chocolate and a selection of sauces

                  • Lime Cheesecake

                    chocolate ice cream

                    • Passionfruit Crème Brulee

                      shortbread

                      Last updated: 1 February 2022

                      What 45 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

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

                      3.4
                      3.4 based on recent ratings
                      • 3.7Food
                      • 3.8Service
                      • 3Ambience
                      • 3.5Value

                      NoiseModerate

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                      1. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Devon

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 2 days ago

                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                        Food was poor, service couldn’t wait to get us out so they could cash up, charging top price for poor quality will not recommend

                      2. RB

                        RichardB

                        Gloucestershire

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 5 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Food was high standard with great sea view, staff very friendly and helpful.

                      3. KD

                        KeithD

                        Yorkshire

                        2 reviews

                        2.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 29 April 2022

                        overall2food2service3ambience1

                        No atmosphere whatsoever, and the food in no way came up to the prices charged.

                      4. JB

                        JudB

                        Birmingham

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 29 April 2022

                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                        Have eaten here many times when staying at Osborne Apartments. Pleased to say menu and food have improved recently. Good selection for our family

                      5. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Devon

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 20 March 2022

                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                        Sunday lunch . The starter was satisfactory though I would have preferred a dressing on the salad. The roast potatoes were hard and had nothing left in the centre, they appeared to have been cooked and warmed up many times. The lamb was tasteless but my partners beef was ok. My sticky toffee pudding had no ‘sticky’ on it, totally dry. My partners brownie was dry and looked like a piece of chocolate cake rather than a brownie. When I asked if the ice cream on the sticky toffee desert could be replaced with clotted cream the reply was I don’t think we have any. I pointed out that they had a dessert on the menu which had clotted cream as an accompaniment the waitress said she didn’t realise. The meal for the three of us, with a bottle of wine, came to £90. Not good value.

                      6. PP

                        PhilipP

                        Buckinghamshire

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 13 March 2022

                        overall4food4service3ambience2

                        Food was very good, although not a lot of atmosphere in the bar and dining area at the time of our visit.

                      7. t

                        timboatfortnumandmason

                        London

                        2 reviews

                        1.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 10 March 2022

                        overall1food2service3ambience1

                        Sadly there is no atmosphere, the food bland and the decor is appalling.

                      8. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Devon

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 14 February 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great meal

                      9. A

                        Alred

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 14 February 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food and service was phenomenal! We will be back!

                      10. P

                        Peter

                        London

                        2 reviews

                        3.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 13 February 2022

                        overall3food5service5ambience4

                        Presentation very good. Service attentive and friendly. Ambience ok (large dining area but few diners on this early Sunday evening). So what’s not to like? Well, we weren’t advised that the only menu on offer the weekend before Valentine’s Day was romantically themed (of course!) at a fixed price irrespective of whether we fancied all four courses or not. Underwhelmed by the inflexibility of that, even if the courses were well prepared.

                      11. MA

                        MooA

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 12 February 2022

                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                        No vegetarian option for the set menu , what looked like the vegetarian option had mean on it and the waitress said there was no to change it . No other menu was on offer so we had drinks and then left to go somewhere else - so disappointing considering it was husband birthday and promotion meal !

                      12. PG

                        PeterG

                        Devon

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 11 February 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Great food and service. Quiet ambience. Highly recommended

                      13. DF

                        DavidF

                        Devon

                        2 reviews

                        1.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 16 January 2022

                        overall1food3service1ambience1

                        If the waitress spent less time talking and more time attending to customers it would help . We waited 15 minutes whilst she chatted and in the end I had to interrupt her to get her attention. The whole place lacked atmosphere. In the past this used to be THE PLACE IN TORQUAY TO DINE. Not anymore it looked very down market.

                      14. SL

                        SimonL

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 31 December 2021

                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                        Best meal I have had in years, could not fault it or the service. Only downside was the desert of cheese board which only came with 4 jacobs crackers, at £10 I find that very tight and would not have it again. The fish was excellent and good value at £15.

                      15. SO

                        SimonO

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 25 November 2021

                        overall1food1service2ambience1

                        Can’t remember being quite so disappointed with a restaurant, it started off poorly, we booked online and warned them that one of the party was in a wheel chair yet we had to struggle up two flights of steps to get into the building, only to find a deserted reception and work being carried out in the restaurant, momentarily things picked up when we were told that all was ok because meals were being served in an adjacent room. We chose a table by the window for the light as one of the party is partly sighted however although the table was freshly laid the floor beneath it was strewn with the remnants of the previous guests’ discarded food. As for the food, what to say, perhaps the chef was having the day off. Difficult to over cook a piece of monk fish half the size of a credit card and only 3cm thick but they managed it spectacularly, this was presented in a broth with sun dried tomatoes, olives and artichokes (the cheffing skill to open the jars was breathtaking). We also had braised beef which was, in its favour, exceptionally tender, but practically entirely devoid of taste, can only imaging that the chef made it before he took time off and it had been braising ever since. Had one of us not been disabled we would have given up and left.

                      16. e

                        eb123

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 1 March 2020

                        overall4food5service5ambience3

                        Staff are always lovely, friendly and efficient. Food is delicious and excellent value for money. Decor could do with sprucing a bit and it does feel a bit of an empty space but amazing value for money.

                      17. KW

                        KatherineW

                        Devon

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 20 January 2020

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Really lovely. Beautiful setting and good service. The menu was a little limited but what we had was good.

                      18. BF

                        BobF

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 4 January 2020

                        overall4food4service5ambience2

                        The service and quality of food were excellent and very good value for money. The menu range was unimaginative and more suited to a pub than an elegant restaurant. Also the restaurant looked ‘tired’ hence the rating of four vice five stars.

                      19. TB

                        TerryB

                        Devon

                        4 reviews

                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on 22 August 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The restaurant never fails to disappoint us with its food, service & of course great value for money

                      20. TB

                        TerryB

                        Devon

                        5 reviews

                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on 18 August 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Good food at a good price , we always dine there when we visit Torquay

                      21. C

                        Catherine

                        Birmingham

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 29 April 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The staff were all really engaging and helpful with my elderly in-laws. Thank you.

                      22. TB

                        TerryB

                        Devon

                        5 reviews

                        4.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on 27 April 2019

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Another good dinner served by Oliver and his team, all done.

                      23. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        London

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 24 February 2019

                        overall1food1service4ambience2

                        Small over cooked dishes , kids food poor and expensive. Would never eat there again

                      24. DG

                        DrGary

                        Devon

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 17 February 2019

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Very friendly and to be honest, though there are many hotels in and around Torquay, the Crescent has a little bit more class.

                      25. F

                        Frederick

                        Devon

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 14 February 2019

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Very good service,friendly staff and food was first class. Thank you for a great experience!

                      26. AA

                        AndrewA

                        Devon

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 10 February 2019

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Sunday lunch is always special here. The food delicious, the staff friendly and attentive and the view, stunning.

                      27. S

                        Suzannew

                        Devon

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 9 February 2019

                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                        The service is great but when we went some of the food was not available. The place could do with some work. It was also dark inside the restaurant.

                      28. JC

                        JasonC

                        Devon

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 28 January 2019

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Friendly knowledgeable service and excellent service. Highly recommend

                      29. TJ

                        TJPB

                        1 review

                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 2 January 2019

                        overall2food2service4ambience3

                        Unfortunately, we were quite disappointed by The Crescent restaurant. The soup my partner had was tasteless (although the restaurant did, to their credit knock it off the bill) and my salad lacked taste and any sort of finesse which you'd expect from its £7 price tag. The scallops themselves were OK but served with a cold pea puree and limp bacon. Again, way overpriced at £12. My main course of chicken supreme wasn't too bad taste-wise but for £19 I expected something a lot more adventurous. Overall the service was good, prompt and courteous but the menu was uninspiring (I forgot to mention that half of the menu seemed unavailable that night) and overpriced.

                      30. L

                        Lovefood

                        London

                        7 reviews

                        5.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on 23 December 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Yet again amazing food and service. Thank you

                      31. DG

                        DrGary

                        Devon

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 9 December 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Overall, it’s was a way to spend Sunday lunch. The waiter was attentive and professional. The food was very nice, would have been nice to have a cheese board choice. I have booked a table again for the 14th of December. It’s a great location, atmospheric and relaxing.

                      32. A

                        Annie

                        Devon

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 1 December 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Both food and service were fantastic, and we really enjoyed our meal. I was surprised that it was relatively quiet, especially as we were there on a Saturday night. I suspect this might be to do with their slightly confusing website which really doesn't do the restaurant justice. This is a great place for a special meal. Ignore the website and give it a go!

                      33. DT

                        DeborahT

                        London

                        4 reviews

                        4.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on 26 November 2018

                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                        Very enjoyable evening lovely food ...scallops starter was overpriced for size.Mains good plaice and seabream nice flavours ,well presented . Evening made special by thoses that waited on us made it lovely for my mum. They will know who they are....great talent for decorating the christmas trees!!.Thank you

                      34. TB

                        TerryB

                        Devon

                        5 reviews

                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on 18 November 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Good fresh cooked food at a good price & good value for money

                      35. L

                        carolL

                        Devon

                        4 reviews

                        3.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on 18 November 2018

                        overall3food3service2ambience2

                        It was very quiet there last Sunday lunchtime and feel they could really do with some background music so you can speak okay rather than feeling you need to whisper. The food was good value for money however the drinks are expensive though as the cheapest wines are from £20 and even a medium priced one wasn't great we have had better ones we bought in the supermarket for under £7 and not served at the right temperature, even 2 small lemonades were charged at £7 and 4 small coffees at £14 with not even a chocolate or small biscuit so thought that was overpriced.

                      36. L

                        carolL

                        Devon

                        4 reviews

                        4.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on 4 November 2018

                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                        Excellant food and service with the right level of service from the professional and friendly staff. The food choices were good as was the wine selections. Everything supplied looked apetising and we felt was excellant value for money.

                      37. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Devon

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 8 September 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great food and excellent service by the staff

                      38. SW

                        SusanW

                        Birmingham

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 7 September 2018

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Outstanding food and service a chef who knows exactly what good dinning is all about 5 star

                      39. MG

                        MarkG

                        Devon

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 21 August 2018

                        overall3food2service5ambience4

                        very little choice on menu nothing outstanding but very pricey ,location and service very good

                      40. TB

                        TerryB

                        Devon

                        5 reviews

                        5.0

                        5 reviews

                        Dined on 3 August 2018

                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                        Great food & service, good value.It was a great location next to the sea, we enjoyed it very much, we will return very soon.

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                      The Osborne Hotel Crescent Restaurant & Bar is rated 3.4 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

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                      Google Map for The Osborne Hotel Crescent Restaurant & Bar

                      Hesketh Crescent Torquay, Devon TQ1 2LL

                      Additional information

                      • Area

                        Torquay

                      • Hours of Operation

                        Breakfast
                        Mon–Fri 07:30–09:30
                        Sat, Sun 08:00–10:00
                        Bar
                        Daily 11:00–22:00
                        Lunch
                        Daily 12:00–16:00
                        Afternoon Tea
                        Daily 12:00–16:00
                        Dinner
                        Daily 18:00–20:45

                      • Cuisines

                        Contemporary British

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Dining

                      • Dress Code

                        Smart Casual

                      • Parking Details

                        Approximately 60 spaces to the front of the property and another 60 to the rear of the property.

                      • Payment Options

                        AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Additional

                        Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

                      • Phone number

                        01803 213311

                      • Private party facilities

                        Private dining is available in our Crescent Suite, Crescent Lounge & Library. With facilities for 10 - 130 people we would be happy to create that perfect atmosphere. Our talented team of chefs and front of house team will create a memorable event that you can't wait to repeat. THE CRESCENT SUITE A capacity of up to 130 if you include the lounge the brand new Crescent Suite is the most stunning location to hold a private dinner. With it's exclusive bar, private entrance, air conditioning & stunning views you can truly enjoy your bespoke dinning experience. THE CRESCENT LOUNGE A capacity of up to 36 the crescent lounge is still perfect for that social private dinner. With three round tables you can still enjoy the party atmosphere in a smaller space still enjoying sea views and private area. THE LIBRARY A capacity of up to 20 the Library is an intimate room for private dining. The Library is our smallest room but it still packs it's own unique feel.

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