The Grand Hotel - Restaurant 1881

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Torbay Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6NT

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Salmon an clams at the Grand Hotel restaurant 1881, Torquay, Devon

About Us

Restaurant 1881 named after the year The Grand Hotel was built sits in an enviable position on the UNESCO English Riviera with stunning views across the bay.  A landmark hotel and steeped in a wealth of history it has been privileged to have hosted an array of famous faces over the years.

Enjoy AA rosette dining in Torquay in our elegant Restaurant 1881, or for more informal dining with stunning views across the bay we offer the Compass Lounge.

You’ll find dishes with influences from around the world, plus traditional British favourites, including ‘proper’ puddings – all guaranteed to make your mouth water. There is also a superb Sunday Lunch with options to suit the whole family and a real draw for locals who enjoy a fantastic traditional Sunday Roast.

Whether you choose to dine more formally in our AA rosette Restaurant 1881, or relax with a light meal, a chilled glass of wine or indulge in a delicious Devonshire cream tea in our Compass Lounge and brasserie whilst you enjoy the wonderful views across the bay. We are lucky to have some of the best ingredients right on our doorstep, whether that’s locally caught seafood, fresh seasonal vegetables, or delicious local beef, lamb or chicken.

A Fine Dining Experience

We are experts in delivering experiences from fine dining to groups and tours.  The 1881 Restaurant is our main dining room, breakfast room and can double up for the most spectacular room for weddings or conferences.  This period decor really does hold the moment and create the right atmosphere for all occasions.

Our chefs use locally sourced produce and have a good understanding of the seasons, meaning you only get the best quality ingredients.  We do use a number of ingredients that are classed as allergens, however our teams are highly trained to work with these to make sure you are safe in the knowing when you dine with us.  Whilst we can’t 100% guarantee that the dish is allergen-free, we have most definitely made the process safer, giving you more confidence and reassurance.

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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
2021 - Opening (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Simon E
      Bidford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
      Not so grand
      1 of 5 stars
      3rd Nov 2020
      Let’s start right at the beginning. Parked in the hotel garage, it looked like a bomb had scored a direct hit, some sort of threadbare net was hung from the ceiling, it was hanging loosely, dripping... Read full review
    • Erika5686
      Disappointing Stay
      2 of 5 stars
      4th Nov 2020
      Unfortunately the hotel really did not live up to expectations or even the photos on the website. There was significant damp and mould around the windows and doors in the corridors and a musty smell... Read full review
    • maggiem186338
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Did not feel like Valued Guests on our long awaited holiday and Celebrations
      3 of 5 stars
      10th Nov 2020
      This was our 3rd visit to the Grand Hotel in a year. Our previous visits, a 4 night stay in November when we revisited the hotel after many years and although we thought the hotel needed some... Read full review

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    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users

    Catering

    • Additional meal details - Gluten free, semi-kosher
    • Bar
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Room service
    • Serve evening meal

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age)
    • Cot
    • Facilities for children
    • Highchair

    Establishment Features

    • 24 hr return laundry service
    • Accept coach parties
    • Available for wedding receptions
    • Beach within 100m
    • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
    • Central heating throughout
    • Conference facilities
    • Garden/patio for guests' use
    • Gym and Leisure facilities
    • Ironing facilities
    • Licenced for alcohol
    • Licenced for civil marriages
    • Lift
    • Night porter
    • Open All Year
    • Pets accepted
    • Public telephone
    • Real log/coal fires
    • Regular evening entertainment
    • Restaurant
    • Sea Views
    • Separate guests' lounge
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

    Key Features

    • Celebrity connection - Agatha Christie
    • Non smoking establishment
    • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
    • Seafront

    Languages spoken

    • French spoken
    • German spoken
    • Polish spoken
    • Welsh spoken

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gym
    • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities
    • Indoor pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Sauna
    • Solarium
    • Spa bath
    • Swimming pool
    • Tennis court

    Parking & Transport

    • Car parking - Car valet service also available.

    Payment Methods

    • American Express accepted - If you use your amex card there is a 3 % surcharge
    • Delta accepted
    • Diners Club accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Room / Unit Features

    • Colour television in all bedrooms
    • Free View TV
    • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
    • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
    • Modem point in all bedrooms
    • Non smoking rooms available
    • Radio in all bedrooms
    • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
    • Telephone in all bedrooms

    Specialist Features

    • Aim to attract conferences and business meetings

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    Tel+44 01803 296677

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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 enquiries@englishrivierabid.co.uk

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