Eating Out in Torbay

Here are some of our recommendations for eating out

The Hole in the Wall

Park Lane, The Strand, Torquay

Tel: 01803 200755

www.holeinthewalltorquay.co.uk

Torquay’s oldest Inn (circa 1540), situated in the middle of town just off the Harbour.  The name goes back to a time when the sea actually lapped against the walls, where smugglers used to meet!  The pub is friendly and quirky.  You can either have a pub meal or book a table in the restaurant which has a lovely relaxed atmosphere.  The food here is good in the pub or in their restaurant, with a selection of fish, steak, lamb shanks and calves liver etc., along with a selection of desserts.  Great selection of beers/Cider and the wine list is good too at reasonable prices.  A good place to eat and we would suggest you book a table if possible, in the gallery, as this is very popular. However, the best attraction here is the ‘Live Music’ on a Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday (all music tastes are catered for). Drew Millen and his gang are most definitely worth a visit.

On a nice evening it’s good to walk down; it’s just off the main town centre up a cobbled street.  This is a favourite of ours and all our guests who have been here have loved it.

Amici (Modern Italian)

29 Torwood Street, Torquay

Tel: 01803 201 770

www.amicitorquay.co.uk

Very good pasta dishes – a favourite is the seafood linguine with chilli.  Excellent Pizzas. Look out for the ‘Specials’ Board as you walk in on the wall.  Staff are very friendly and helpful.  A good place for a leisurely late lunch or early dinner.  Excellent service.

Bianco’s (Italian – older sister of Amici, recently updated and in a contemporary setting)

38 Torwood Street, Torquay (Opp Amici)

Tel:  Daytime – 07855 811664 / Evening – 01803 293430

www.biancos.co.uk

Guests often visit Amici and Bianco’s and always say how great the food, very classic and authentic Italian food and we can vouch for this as well! The house Red is also pretty good.

Jun Jaow Thai

43 Torwood Street Torquay

Torquay

TQ1 1DT

Tel: 01803 294400/07931 100058

www.junjaowthai.com

They truly understand the importance of using only the best ingredients to cook their foods and as a Thai restaurant on the coast they make a huge effort to try and source local sea food & traditional Thai ingredients whenever possible.  They offer a variety of traditional Thai dishes such as Pad Thai, various curries including green, red and yellow and many more including 5 Vegan curries. They have an ‘open’ kitchen so entertaining as well!

Indie Yang                                                                              

99 Belgrave Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HZ

Tel: 01803 380060

www.indiyang.com

A great Indian Restaurant, with great ‘specials’ which are delicious and worth choosing. The owner, Rehan’s cooking is excellent and his use and cooking of spices is amazing.  Portions are extremely generous and all freshly cooked.  They also have a cocktail menu!  A firm favourite and only a short walk from Kingston House.  Rehan is very experimental in a Michelin Star kind of way and is striving to become a celebrity chef!

East in the West Indian Restaurant

39 Torwood Street Torquay TQ1 1DZ

Tel: 01803 530 55

www.eastinthewest.co.uk

Located in the heart of Torquay, East in the West delivers a contemporary, authentic taste of Indian cuisine, and an extensive wine list that focuses on emerging regions and fine wines from all over the world. The contemporary interiors, offset with antique mirrors, vintage tabletops and comfortable seating offer a sociable neighbourhood dining atmosphere. The carefully curated menu by chef Dinesh reflects the whole India on your plate.

Old Vienna Restaurant (Austrian) Open Wednesday-Sunday evenings (1900hrs)

7 Lisburne Square, Torquay, TQ1 2PT

Tel: 01803 380180

www.oldvienna.co.uk

The Old Vienna Restaurant is a small (20 diners) and Chef/Proprietor, Werner Rott, is a very colourful and well known character in Torquay!  As this is a small establishment you receive a personal service.  The cuisine is made with local seasonal produce, and covers fish, seafood, and meats including Wild Boar and Deer.  If you would like to sample Austrian cuisine exquisitely executed then this is the place. Werner often comes out to ‘yodel’ after service dispensing a glass of Schnapps to diners! Werner’s Wiener Schnitzel is worth a visit alone!

Below Decks

1A Beacon Quay, Torquay Harbourside, TQ1 2BG

Tel: 01803 411106

www.belowdecks.co.uk

A great little bar/restaurant in a great location. The last place the sun goes down in Torquay! Favourites for lunch include Moules & Frites! All fish is locally caught and their special boards are updated daily (look out for their Mussel dishes).  They also serve West Country beef burgers handmade by a local butcher.  Open morning to sundown.

Harbour 16

16 Victoria Parade, Torquay, TQ1 2BB

Tel: 01803914669

www.harbour16.co.uk

Fish, Steaks and much more. A varied menu cooked and served well. Worth a visit!

Pier Point Restaurant & Bar

Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5HA

Tel: 01803 299935

www.pier-point.co.uk

Pier Point is a light and contemporary building with floor to ceiling windows, situated on Torquay’s seafront promenade right next to the Princess Theatre.  It is open from 10.00 until late every day and serves coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, Pre and Post Theatre meals, dinner or just drinks.  The menu is very comprehensive and good.  Music evenings (jazz etc) are often held.  It has indoor and outdoor seating and stunning views over the sea towards Paignton and Brixham. Probably the best Chips in Town!

Las Iguanas

4 Abbey Sands, Abbey Crescent, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5FB

Tel: 01803 297 053

torquay@iguanas.co.uk

Good South American cuisine and amazing cocktails at the bar or in your own beach shack.  Good for a meal as well as drinks.  Inside and outside dining, overlooking the seafront – You could think your on the Copacabana on a sunny day!

Yum Sing Restaurant (Monday & Tuesday Closed)

Old Torwood Road, Torquay, TQ1 1PN

Tel: 01803 293314

Contact | Yum Sing Cantonese Restaurant (yumsingrestaurant.com)

A great place for delicious Cantonese food, the Yum Sing has an extensive menu which caters for all tastes and includes a large selection for vegetarians. The Yum Sing is an interesting building and has a traditional Chinese theme making you feel like you could actually be in Hong Kong!       The service staff are very attentive and welcoming and it is a family run business. 祝你好運

Twenty1

21 Victoria Parade, Torquay, TQ1 2BB

Tel: 01803 293332

www.twenty1lounge.co.uk

Twenty1 is situated on the harbour and is fast becoming one of the best places in the Bay for cocktails and delicious tapas dishes.  You can enjoy a drink, snack, coffee, lunch or dinner here.  There are 3 floors upstairs and each one offers fantastic views over the harbour. You can also sit outdoor.  Twenty1 take bookings and offer table service.  A nice place to enjoy pre-dinner cocktails.

Le Bistrot Pierre

Abbey Sands, Abbey Crescent, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 5FB

Tel: 01803 221213

Email: torquay@pierre94.co.uk

Le Bistrot Pierre has arguably the best views looking out over the bay in Torquay.

As well as a restaurant, Le Bistrot Pierre also has a ground floor bar where customers can relax and enjoy the bar menu, along with a wide range of cocktails, wine and extensive drinks menu.  Both menus (restaurant and bar) are varied with an excellent choice of French cooking with some regional favourites.  Located on two floors, with an outdoor terrace which can be used all year round.

RockFish – Fish Restaurant & Takeaway (open 7 days a week)

20 Victoria Parade, Torquay, TQ1 2BB

Tel: 01803 212175

torquay@therockfish.co.uk

Mitch Tonk’s RockFish.  There are RockFish establishments in Dartmouth (the first), Plymouth and Bristol.  RockFish is known for its excellent, fresh crab dishes and serves upmarket fish & chips. Monkfish, Brill etc., and other seafood dishes including scallops.

The Elephant Restaurant & Brasserie (Closed Sunday & Monday)
3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay, TQ1 2BH

Tel: 01803 200044

www.elephantrestaurant.co.uk

The Elephant is South Devon’s only Michelin starred restaurant, overlooking the Bay. Recently refurbished and run by head chef, Simon Hulstone and his wife Katy.  The Elephant offers the Michelin starred food and service without the formalities. You can choose from the tasting menu (with recommended wines to complement each course); or from the a la carte Brasserie menu, which changes almost daily during the summer months, please check at time of booking.  The manager will help you to find the perfect bottle of wine to complement your meal or if it’s a truly special occasion the Tasting Menu with wine matching menu can be recommended.

The Bay

1 Abbey Crescent, Torquay, TQ2 5HB

Tel: 01803 203666

www.ontherocks-torquay.co.uk

(Also in Babbacombe) The Bay is the perfect location when you’re looking for a restaurant that can deliver exceptional cuisine in a relaxing environment – with the sea as a photogenic backdrop.The ground-floor restaurant offers a warm, cosy and welcoming atmosphere with the location perfect to explore Torquay.

The Orange Tree Restaurant  (Closed Sunday & Monday)     

14-16 Parkhill Road, Torquay, TQ1 2AL

Tel: 01803 213936

www.orangetreerestaurant.com

If you want a special and memorable evening meal, this is the place to go.

They serve the most amazing crab bisque (with scallops) which is apparently sublime!  The Tornedos Rossini is one of their signature dishes too, as is Lemon Sole with brown Shrimps, but everything here is absolutely perfect their menu includes fish dishes as well as meat and vegetarian options.  The ambience is pitched just right and the seasonal menu is with the finest local produce.  Service is impeccable. An evening at the Orange Tree will definitely be special.

No.7 Fish Bistro

7 Beacon Terrace, Torquay, TQ1 2BH

Tel: 01803 295055

www.no7-fish.com

No. 7 is a small family run fish Bistro specialising in fish and shellfish dishes – all freshly and locally caught. It is one of those places to go to as a special treat as more expensive than a normal meal, but well worth it and still very reasonable.  Also has good Vegetarian options and meat options freshly cooked.

No. 7 Wine Bar (Above No. 7 Fish Bistro) Open Monday – Saturday 1700 – Midnight

7 Beacon Terrace

Tel: 01803 295055

A lovely wine bar situated above No. 7 Fish Bistro. Comprehensive drinks list with wine and champagne.  Stunning views over the harbour and out to sea.

A quirky and relaxed atmosphere. You can visit for a drink even if you’re not eating downstairs.

Ephesus (Greek & Turkish Restaurant)

16 Strand, Torquay TQ1 2AA

Tel: 01803 294466

www.ephesustorquay.co.uk

Torquay’s only Greek & Turkish Restaurant.  Both Greek and Turkish guests have praised the authenticity of the dishes.  The Lamb Souvlaki (Greek kebabs) is delicious and extremely tender, with tasty marinades.  The waiters are friendly and helpful and if asked will advise on the many dishes and accompaniments to choose from.

Ollies Restaurant      

34-36 Torwood Street Torquay, TQ1 1EB

Tel: 01803 297177

www.olliesrestaurant.co.uk

Ollie’s philosophy is that they are only as good as their ingredients. They want to nurture long-term relationships from across Devon to get the best produce. The restaurant delivers an informal and social setting, where the surroundings are as vibrant as the food.  Ollie’s is in the heart of Torquay and the restaurant has recently undergone complete refurbishment, providing a classic setting, offering the highest quality cuisine.

Ollies Bit on The Side

34-36 Torwood Street Torquay, TQ1 1EB

next to Ollie’s literally our bit on the side… Offers you a boutique bar where cocktails,

Located next door to the restaurant providing drinks, small plates, The Ollie’s full menu and much more are on offer. Live Music every Friday and Saturday.

Dock

13-14 Victoria Parade, Torquay, TQ1 2BB

The Dock – Bar in TORQUAY, Torquay – English Riviera

Cafe, Bar and Bistro. Every item is made fresh to order with some of the highest quality ingredients all sourced locally. You will enjoy a delicious meal and maybe a drink or two in a great location.

Saltwater Fish & Chips

2 Victoria Parade, Torquay, TQ1 2BB

Tel: 01803 414142

A good locally run and independent Fish & Chip restaurant. (same owner as the Dock) You can eat inside (booking advisable) or enjoy al fresco around the Harbour. Guests have enjoyed eating inside, reasonably priced and a good selection.  Modern décor and friendly, helpful staff.

Visto Lounge

3, Ground Floor, Abbey Crescent, Torquay, TQ2 5HD

Tel: 01803 211009

Email: visto@thelounges.co.uk

A quirky café, bar & restaurant.  Open 7 days a week, morning through to night-time.  Indoor and outdoor seating with great views overlooking the Bay.  Whether you want to pop in for a coffee or tea, quick bite to eat, a drink or lunch/evening meal.  Visto Lounge can offer something for everyone in a chilled and relax atmosphere.  They also offer a Gluten-free and excellent Vegan menu.  No need to book.

OffShore (Bands/Live Music every night of the week, except Sundays)

13-14 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, TQ2 5EG

Tel: 01803 292108

www.offshoretorquay.co.uk

Great venue for live music, situated by the Harbour.  A Café / Bar and Restaurant. Live Bands normally come on at around 9.00pm and you can either book a table to eat or just turn up and have a drink.  Well worth a visit, good food, good service and great live music.

Hamiltons Restaurant & Bar  (Bar menu available all day)

63 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay, TQ1 3LP

Tel: 01803 316300

www.hamiltonsclub.com

Hamiltons is situated right on Babbacombe Downs.  Light lunches, dinners, Sunday roasts & small plates perfect for sharing.  Enjoy cocktails, premium spirits & excellent wine selection, designed by their Sommelier. They also offer an excellent Sunday lunch!

The Restaurant is relaxed & stylish, ideal for a quiet meal for two or a bigger party looking for great food.  The menu focuses on modern seasonal dishes using fresh ingredients sourced from local Devon businesses.

Memories Bistro

68 Fore Street, St. Marychurch, Torquay, TQ1 4LX

Tel: 01803 322224

www.memoriesbistro.co.uk

Set in the premises of what were once St. Marychurch’s oldest coaching inn, the interior is a treasure in itself with old enamel signs and advertising memorabilia.  All their meat, game & poultry is free range and sourced locally.  Memories do provide delicious home-made puddings. Over 70% of dishes at Memories including puddings are gluten free.

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