Top Choice Modern British in Torquay

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


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…
Cafe in Torquay

Green Leaf Café

This humble wholefood cafe is a local's favourite for brunch or lunch, offering tempting treats like jerk chicken wraps, yummy burgers and copious jacket spuds. There are lots of options for veggies, too. It's cheap…
Modern British in Torquay

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…
Seafood in Torquay

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…
Italian in Torquay


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…
European in Torquay

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 …
Pub Food in Torquay

Drum Inn