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The Elephant Restaurant and Brasserie

3-4 Beacon Terrace, TORQUAY, TQ1 2BH

The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of concept. Reassessment will take place in due course. Overlooking Torquay's harbour, The Elephant is a two-tier operation, with a brasserie on the ground floor and a restaurant (limited opening) with a tasting menu - called The Room and sparkling with a modern vibe after refurbishment - upstairs. The whole place is run by chef-proprietor Simon Hulstone and his wife Katy, who also own a farm of 90 acres where they rear free-range pigs, sheep, hens and turkeys and grow seasonal fruit, herbs and vegetables, and what doesn't come from the farm is bought from local suppliers, all credited on the menu. Simon is an adventurous cook, his dishes combining ingredients in the modern style. Seared Brixham scallops are partnered by morcilla sausage and served with artichoke velouté, for instance, and another starter of crab is flavoured with dashi and accompanied by pea pannacotta and mango. Carnivores may prefer ham hock with grilled pineapple, a bantam egg and tarragon, then fillet and braised shin of aged beef with wild garlic and broccoli. Main course skrei cod fillet is fashionably partnered by chorizo and sauced with chicken jus and served with samphire and celeriac. Puddings are from the top drawer, judging by lemon and passionfruit tart with banana sorbet.

Further information

Tel: 01803 200044
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Days closed: Sun-Mon
Dates closed: 1st 2 wks Jan

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Simon Hulstone
Number of seats: 75
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 1
Disabled toilets.
No children under 12 yrs.


Restaurant price guide

2 Course lunch from: £14.50
3 Course lunch from: £17.50
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £14.50
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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