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The Elephant

The Elephant Review

Set back from Torquay's harbor, this elegant eatery offers sophisticated but relaxed dining, either in the dining room upstairs with views over Torbay or in the less formal street-level brasserie. In the latter, you can tuck into such dishes as River Exe mussels, beef fillet with watercress salad and a brandy cream sauce, and treacle tart with vanilla ice cream. The upstairs dining room, with its high-back chairs, antique lighting fixtures, and polished floorboards, has more innovative concoctions, available on fixed-price menus, which may include scallops with pickled beets as a starter, and lamb and chicken roulade with smoked garlic, asparagus, and pea mousse for a main course.

    Restaurant Details

  • Closed Sun., Mon., and 2 wks early Jan; upstairs restaurant closed Oct.–mid-Apr. No lunch in upstairs restaurant.
Updated: 06-10-2013

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