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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Superb views and careful, unpretentious cooking

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

The Imperial's Victorian founders couldn't have chosen a better spot for their hotel, whose clifftop position has wide-ranging views over the bay and Channel. The kitchen chooses its ingredients diligently, making good use of fish and local produce, and turns out well-considered, carefully-timed dishes. It has a flair for presentation, too, without over-complicating what appears on the plate. Home-made Brixham fishcake is a well-executed starter, served with pea shoot salad, or go for a pressing of ham hock accompanied by a pear poached in red wine. Next up, rump of Highland lamb with spiced aubergine caviar and rosemary-flavoured potato fondant, and to finish, go for cherry pannacotta.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9

Chef

  • Chef: Rhys Jackson

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 21
  • Wines over £30: 53
  • Wines by the glass: 12

Price guide

  • Starter from 7.50
  • Main course from16
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 6
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 170
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 350
  • On-site parking available
  • Off-site parking available: NCP town centre

Additional information

  • Seats: 170
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 350

Getting here

M5 to Exeter, A380 then A3022 to Torquay. Park Hill Road off Torwood Street/Babbacombe Road, just N of New Harbour

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