The Elephant Restaurant by Simon Hulstone
“Classy cooking close to the waterfront” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Simon Hulstone has built a well-established enterprise at this elegant venue close to Torquay marina. A split-level operation with an airy brasserie feel, service is unstuffy and the small brigade shows a maturity and confidence in its delivery of precise cooking with a purity of flavours on the plate. Orkney scallop with roasted onion, pancetta and sweetheart cabbage is an intelligent pairing and could lead on to Brixham hake, salt baked carrot, spiced croutons, roasted carrot sauce and coriander. The innovation continues at the dessert stage with clementine cheesecake, BBQ satsuma, Thai basil ice cream and olive oil biscuit.
Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 75
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Sunday to Monday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 2
- Dinner served from: 6.30
- Dinner served until: 9
- Wines under £30: 30
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 8
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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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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