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The Elephant Restaurant


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

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About Us

Fine dining at its very best! The multi award-winning Elephant is a two storey Michelin star restaurant, with a more informal brasserie on the ground floor and the Michelin-starred The Room on the first, overlooking beautiful Torquay harbour, where you can also enjoy a drink from the bar. 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.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • waltonokes
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Birthday treat
    5 of 5 stars
    16th Mar 2018
    I visited The Elephant with a friend for her birthday. I have never been to a Michelin star restaurant and was very pleasantly surprised. It was modern, classy, beautifully decorated and welcoming... Read full review
  • maziac
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Somewhere for a special occasion
    5 of 5 stars
    13th Mar 2018
    This is a nice restaurant, serving great food. Staff were very friendly, informative and engaged well with the diners. The food was well presented, reasonable portions and best of all... Read full review
  • robin S
    Trip Type:
    2 of 5 stars
    9th Mar 2018
    It just ok if you’re a type of person who’s not very worldly and impressed pretentiousness . The food is nothing to remember and expensive, location is fine , decoration can’t remember, . basically a... Read full review


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.

Public Transport Directions

Stagecoach no. 12 bus serves the area of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Alight at Torquay Cary Parade and the Elephant is a short walk away near to the harbour.



  • Waterfront

Event Facilities

  • Booking Advised

Key Features

  • In town/city centre

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)


  • Locally sourced produce
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Establishment Features

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


  • Regional and MiscellaneousFood Hygiene Rating - 5 Food Hygiene Rating - 5 2013

Opening Times

2018 Opening (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211

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