“Grand-hotel dining on the English Riviera” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Occupying a prime position on Torquay's seafront, the Grand certainly has presence, built in Victorian times and expanding as the popularity of the English Riviera grew. The main dining option is the 1881 Restaurant, its genteel formality in keeping with its august past (Agatha Christie spent her honeymoon here). The menu sticks to traditional ideas with just enough contemporary thrust to satisfy both schools.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 160
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Lunch served from: 12.30
- Lunch served until: 3
- Dinner served from: 6.30
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 25
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 11
- Cuisine style: Modern European
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About the area
With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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