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The Elephant Restaurant by Simon Hulstone

Type:Restaurant

3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Harbourside, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2BH

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1661 reviews1661 reviews
Elephant Restaurant - Torquay, Devon
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Opening Dates and Times

2024 Opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* We are open Tuesday through to Saturday, lunch and dinner

About

Fine dining at its very best! The multi award-winning Elephant is a Michelin star restaurant, overlooking beautiful Torquay harbour. Award winning chef Simon Hulstone runs the restaurant with his wife Katy and his talented team of chefs and friendly front of house staff. Simon has won multiple awards for his creative cuisine, and has represented Great Britain in prestigious competitions around the world. At the Elephant, they offer a changing menu based around local and sustainable ingredients, using the abundance of fantastic produce available in South Devon. They have a dedicated farm, based in Brixham which provides the team with delicious seasonal produce and free range chicken, lamb, pork and Kelly Bronze turkeys.

The Elephant restaurant is a bright, informal seaside restaurant which overlooks the beautiful Torquay harbour.

Run by chef proprietor, Simon Hulstone and his wife Katy, it was the first restaurant in Torquay to be awarded a Michelin star which it has maintained for 15 years.

The Elephant is relaxed, friendly and serves the best value Michelin starred lunch in the UK. 

We aim to source our ingredients locally and sustainably, many from the restaurant’s dedicated farm in Brixham but we do look further afield if it’s something we’re really excited about. All the dishes change regularly depending on which locally grown and reared ingredients are at their best.

The Elephant welcomes children of all ages however we no longer except dogs unless they are service dogs and we have been given prior notice.

SIMON HULSTONE - Simon has been cooking professionally since his school days and is one of the UK’s most decorated chefs.  

By his early teens he already had several World Junior titles to his name and until 2011, he was the only British Chef to win gold in the World Skills in France. In 2003, Simon won the Roux Scholarship and he went on to win the Craft Guild of Chefs National Chef of the Year award in 2008. Simon has twice represented the UK in the Bocuse d’Or, the world’s most challenging and prestigious culinary contest.  He was captain of the British team in the Culinary Olympics and was also captain of the English Culinary Team at the Culinary World Cup in 2010 and 2012.  

Passionate about the local produce and area, Simon is a self-made ambassador for the English Riviera and its fantastic produce. He especially champions the ingredients grown and reared on the restaurant’s dedicated farm in South Devon. 

 

OUR MENUS

THE ELEPHANT HAS A FREQUENTLY CHANGING MENU THAT REFLECTS THE VERY
BEST SEASONAL PRODUCE. OUR SET LUNCH MENU IS THE BEST VALUE IN THE LAND
AND WE MAKE SURE THAT OUR YOUNGER GUESTS ARE WELL CATERED FOR TOO.

WE CATER FOR SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS BUT IT’S BETTER FOR EVERYONE
IF YOU LET US KNOW WHEN YOU BOOK.

SAMPLE MENUS BELOW.

 

A LA CARTE

SET LUNCH

CHILDRENS

TASTING

VEGETARIAN TASTING MENU

 

 

OUR EVENTS

THE ELEPHANT IS A STUNNING LOCATION FOR EVENTS LARGE AND SMALL WITH A CAPACITY FOR 65 DINERS. WE HAVE A SEMI EXCLUSIVE UPPER SECTION THAT SEATS 40 AND A LOWER SECTION FOR 20 DINERS. FOR MORE INFORMAL OCCASIONS OUR BAR CAN HOST 40 GUESTS FOR CANAPÉS AND/OR DRINKS

Let us take away the stress of putting on a wonderful event for you and your guests

Capacity

Exclusive Hire 60

Semi Exclusive Hire 20-40

Canapés and drinks 40

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousFood Hygiene Rating - 5 Food Hygiene Rating - 5 2013
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4 of 5 stars
    • Food
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      1217
    • Very Good
      267
    • Average
      105
    • Poor
      49
    • Terrible
      23

    Recent Reviews:

    • 04mrsprice
      Torquay, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Another fantastic eating experience.
      5 of 5 stars
      17/02/2024
      Another fantastic eating experience at The Elephant. Every dish was delicious it is difficult to choose a favourite. So much thought has gone into every element to give such amazing flavours... Read full review
    • jholton1
      Greater London, United Kingdom
      Amazing meal
      5 of 5 stars
      22/02/2024
      We have an annual visit to this amazing restaurant. It never disappoints great food lovely atmosphere and good value. A special treat and would highly recommend. Read full review
    • paulmT6021CE
      Torquay, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Speechless 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
      5 of 5 stars
      24/02/2024
      I’m not going to embarrass myself by claiming to be a food expert. But our recent experience at this amazing restaurant blew both my wife and I away. I hope this review can do it justice. The... Read full review

    Facilities

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age)

    Facilities

    Other

    • Waterfront

    Catering

    • Locally sourced produce
    • Serve evening meal
    • Serve lunch

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age)

    Establishment Features

    • Cater for special dietary requirements
    • Licenced for alcohol
    • Locally-sourced produce
    • Open All Year

    Event Facilities

    • Booking Advised

    Key Features

    • In town/city centre

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    The Elephant Restaurant by Simon Hulstone

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From Torquay Harbour turn right at the Clock tower proceed along the harbourside. As you just start to go up the hill the Elephant is on the left and the car park is on your right.

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