Top Choice Modern British in Torquay & Around

The Elephant

This fine-dining beauty remains Torquay's premier foodie destination, although it's slimmed down operations by combining two restaurants into one. It's run by chef Simon Hulstone, who still has a taste for seasonal …
Seafood in Torquay & Around

Number 7

No-fuss fish is the order of the day at this small family-run bistro. The decor's a bit dated, but the food is as fresh as ever: crab, lobster, scallops and cod steaks, laced with garlic butter or dusted with Morocc…
Modern British in Torquay & Around

Orange Tree

English-meets-European cuisine here in dishes majoring on local fish, meat and game; prepare to enjoy rich Brixham crab bisque with scallops, cod with nutty Serrano ham, or south Devon steaks with a Madeira and mush…
Italian in Torquay & Around


There’s a welcome feeling of eating in someone's home at this snug, family-run restaurant. Goodies range from authentic pizzas and golden pasta, to dishes that mix local produce with a dash of the Med – look out for…
Pub Food in Torquay & Around

Drum Inn

Seafood in Torquay & Around

Crab Shack

The location couldn't be better for super-fresh fish: overlooking the sheltered Teign estuary, and the fleet that brought your supper ashore. The restaurant even owns a couple of fishing boats. Grab a table on the l…
Modern British in Torquay & Around

The Owl and The Pussycat

A stylish, crisp restaurant that's brimming with West Country produce. South Devon beef is combined with truffle oil, the Creedy Carver duck is infused with ginger and port, and the tasty bouillabaisse overflows wit…
European in Torquay & Around

Old Vienna

It may be run by an engaging Austrian called Werner, but plenty of local produce finds its way onto the tables at this acclaimed, intimate eatery. The result is an unusual menu where smoked mackerel, ruby red Devon …
Seafood in Torquay & Around

Blue Hut

Sandwiched between brightly painted fishermen's sheds beside the Point car park, the Blue Hut sells cockles, winkles, mussels and rolls crammed with freshly picked crab, best enjoyed with a cuppa and great estuary v…
Seafood in Torquay & Around


Mitch Tonks' rapidly expanding mini-chain of seafood restaurants has opened a new branch on the Torquay seafront, and its taste for relaxed catch-of-the-day dining has unsurprisingly proved popular. Whitewashed wood…