The Elephant Restaurant
The Elephant is a bright, informal restaurant which overlooks the beautiful Torbay harbour. It was the first restaurant in Torquay to be awarded a Michelin star which it maintains today. We aim to source all our ingredients locally and sustainably, many from our dedicated farm in Brixham. Please feel free to ask our front of house team about anything you are unsure of.
Run by chef proprietor, Simon Hulstone and his wife Katy. Food is cooked by a talented team of chefs and served by friendly, professional team of staff.
All our dishes change regularly depending on which locally grown and reared (many sourced from our dedicated farm) ingredients are at their best.
Tuesday to Saturday
Reservations 12.00 – 2.00pm
Tuesday to Saturday
Reservations 6.30 – 9.00pm
This is our second visit with many more to come. The food service and attention to detail were second to none. Thank you for writing Happy Birthday on my desert plate. We would like to Wish you All A Merry Christmas as unfortunately we will be unable to pay another visit before Christmas.
Many thanks once again
Absolutely amazing. Best meal we've ever had. Highly recommend.
Top quality lunch ata very reasonable price. The serv ice was fast, efficient and courteous and the ambience of the restaurant is sophisticated and relaxed
The food was exceptional, the service exemplary and the ambiance awesome. Love this place.
Absolutely stunning food, definitely be returning soon
Best restaurant that I’ve eaten in in at least three years. I really hope it is still there the next time I visit Torquay.
Amazing can't wait to go back. And the staff are great
Over priced for the quality of the food very average
Extraordinarily good food amazing service great value for money no hesitation in recommending the elephant
excellent for celebrating wedding anniversary. Good food and good service. Good location.
Lovely evening with amazing food. Ambiance is perfect for a date night, special occasion, etc.
Exceptional tasting menu and very reasonably priced wine flight. Service was very efficient, professional and friendly. We look forward to visiting this delightful restaurant again.
Perfect evening to be enjoyed whilst on a short holiday break
Absolutely outstanding food, wine and service. Had my favourite champagne Gosset which was a great treat.
We had a lovely evening here great food and wonderful service. We will definitely be going back again
Lovely ambience and great service . Food totally delicious and great wine
We had a wonderful evening at the Elephant celebrating my son’s birthday. The staff were polite and attentive, but not over bearing, the atmosphere was relaxed and the food was amazing. I would highly recommend for a special family occasion
Superb food and service. One suggestion: on the menu (or verbally) be more clear that most main course dishes come with garnish only, and that all veg, potatoes etc are classified as side orders.
If you go to this not knowing it has a Michelin star you will be satisfied - although I don’t know how it compares to other restaurant prices in the area.
If you go knowing it has a Michelin star expectations you will be sorely underwhelmed...tho the price is fair for what you get.
Thoroughly enjoyed a midweek meal for six celebrating a special birthday. Food and service were excellent.
Another excellent lunch as always. Beautifully prepared and presented with excellent service. Looking forward to our next visit.
For the set lunch menu it would have been nice to have a meat option for main course
We all had the tasting menu and paired wines. Quite simply one of the best meals I've ever experienced. Delicious, imaginative and delivered with excellent service. Only criticism would be the dodgy music soundtrack which was more fitting for a pub than a fine dining establishment.
The food at The Elephant restaurant was first class. We had the tasting menu and the food was wonderfully presented and all courses had an individual and fantastic taste. The chef was very accommodating by making minor amendments to some courses due to food allergies. The front of house team were excellent, very welcoming and knowledgeable about the food on the menu.
The décor of the restaurant was very tasteful with large mirrors giving the restaurant a bigger feel.
I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant if you want great tasting and well presented food, and a welcoming atmosphere.
Excellent food ,service and ambiance.very enjoyable experience.
Excellent meal as usual and outstanding value. Flavour combinations are innovative and interesting. Main course fish a little salty but otherwise delicious and fabulous desserts.
Excellent food, service and experience. Would deifinatly return.
Just a fantastic venue to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Unbelievable food supported by attentive top quality service. A must if you are wanting a fine dining experience in Torquay.
Excellent food combination and good wine list with freindly but not intrusive service
Nice food, well prepared, we often frequent The Elephant.
Friendly amiable staff.
Dislike obligatory “Discretionary service charge” included in total bill.
Top quality. My wife and I have dined at several Michelin starred restaurants in the past two years. The food at The Elephant was up there with the best we’ve eaten. The time between courses could have been shorter, but that’s being picky. We had a wonderful evening eating wonderful food
I am fortunate to eat in many high quality restaurants around the World. The Elephant is one of the finest restaurants. The quality of the produce the food the taste and the presentation is outstanding. Congratulations for consistently maintaining such a high standard.
the Elephant had been recommended so for a birthday celebration
experience we decided to 'have a go'. We were not disappointed
and give the restaurant full marks. A bit surprised that a table booked
for 1830 meant we could not enter the premises until that time: what if
it had been raining? Pleased to note some wines at reasonable prices
considering the Michelin rating and what it normally represents!
This was a truly outstanding lunch with amazing attention to detail. The staff were informative attentive but never overpowering
Food excellent - staff seemed a bit distracted - food superb - don't like the 10% service charge added to fixed price lunch - did I mention that I liked the food a lot.
I really enjoyed my birthday lunch - thank you.
Enjoyed the Seacoast feast lunch menu very much indeed lovely fresh fish
Absolutely spectacular meal again. Attentive service and a lovely atmosphere.
Like all previous visits to the Elephant the experience was fantastic with fabulous food that never fails to live up to its wonderful reputation.
We love this restaurant and it is always good. On this occasion, the starters were amazing but the main courses were less than hot and the fish a little over cooked. It didn’t detract from the experience however!
We had a very enjoyable meal with relatives from New Zealand. I was given a special Vegan menu and we all enjoyed the lovely bread. My husband and cousin had fish and our friend venison. All the dishes were beautifully cooked and well presented.