Restaurants

Top Choice Modern British in Torquay

Elephant

This fine-dining beauty remains Torquay's premier foodie destination – and the proud possessor of a Michelin star. Chef Simon Hulstone's taste for seasonal food, prime Devon ingredients and elaborate presentation is…
European in Torquay

Old Vienna

It may be run by an engaging Austrian, but plenty of local produce finds its way onto the tables at this acclaimed, intimate eatery. The result is an unusual menu where Brixham crab, confit duck and scallops sit alo…
Seafood in Torquay

Rockfish

The Torquay branch of award-winning chef Mitch Tonks' minichain of seafood restaurants showcases his taste for relaxed catch-of-the-day dining. Whitewashed wood and nautical knick-knacks give a shipshape ambience, w…
Cafe in Torquay

Me & Mrs Jones

In this chilled-out cafe-deli, twinkling fairy lights are strung above a scattering of upcycled tables surrounded by gourmet goodies: organic sourdough, 'squealer' (pork) pies, flavoursome salads, quality charcuteri…
Bistro in Torquay

Three Degrees West

Sandwiched between the seafront and crumbling russet-red cliffs, the terrace of this bar-bistro has uninterrupted views of the waves. The menu spans everything from chips, burgers and cakes to tapas and griddled sar…
Italian in Torquay

Gemelli

At this snug family-run restaurant, goodies range from authentic pizzas and golden pasta to dishes mixing local produce with a dash of the Med – look out for Devon fillet steak with prawn and mushroom sauce, and bak…
Modern British in Torquay

Orange Tree

English meets European cuisine here in dishes majoring on local fish, meat and game. Prepare to enjoy sweet-potato gnocchi with rich Devon Blue cheese, chicken with spicy chorizo, and South Devon beef steaks with a …
Seafood in Torquay

Number 7

No-fuss fish is the order of the day at this small family-run bistro. Superfresh crab, lobster, scallops and cod steaks can be seared, grilled or roasted, and laced with garlic butter or dusted with Moroccan spices.
Pub Food in Torquay

Drum Inn

This thatched pub, designed by architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, is an atmospheric spot in which to tuck into classy pub grub – think seared sea bass and slow-cooked ham hock – or crispy pizzas and fries.
Cafe in Torquay

Green Leaf Café

This humble wholefood cafe is a local's favourite for brunch or lunch, offering tempting treats such as jerk chicken wraps, yummy burgers and copious jacket spuds. There are lots of options for vegetarians, too. It'…