A self-catering holiday in Torquay is a great excuse to try out some of the town’s unforgettable eateries, and there’s something to impress no matter what your tastes and budget. We’ve picked some of the most popular restaurants to get your mouth watering, and they boast some of the best views, menus and experiences on the Torquay eating out scene…bon appetite!
1a Fleet Street, Torquay TQ1 1BX
Tel 01803 200 770 or 07918 699 357
Now for another hidden gem in Torquay, Steps Bistro. Guests of self-catering Torquay accommodation return to this stylish bistro year after year, as its friendly service has the personal touch of a family business. Tucked behind The Strand, close to Torquay harbour, Steps Bistro uses local produce and suppliers wherever possible, presenting a menu that won’t stretch your holiday budget or compromise on great tastes. With lunchtime specials that change from week to week, Steps is ideal for an evening treat or leisurely lunch during any holiday in Torquay.
Rob and his team look forward to welcoming you to Steps Bistro, which is the ideal venue for a quality lunch or dinner, an intimate occasion or special celebration. Steps Bistro s conveniently situated halfway between The Terrace and the lower end of Fleet Street opposite the Green Ginger.
The extensive menu offers a choice to suit all tastes and pockets, starting at £10.30 for a two course set menu. All items are freshly prepared to order &, where possible, locally sourced from the West Country.
The Bistro is able to cater for all occasions and offers a complimentary celebration cake to complete your special event. (Please arrange whilst booking. Terms apply)
To view current menus and opening times please visit www.stepsbistro.co.uk
Open all year Dinner from 6pm
Lunch Thursday, Friday & Saturday 12 noon till 2.30pm • Jan & Feb Thursday, Friday & Saturday • Sept to Dec Tuesday to Saturday • May to Sept Monday to Saturday
The Old Vienna
7 Lisburne Square, Torquay, TQ1 2PT
Tel: 01803 380 180 – www.oldvienna.co.uk
Opening Hours are: Wednesday to Sunday Evenings from 7pm
If you are looking for wonderfully cooked food that uses local and seasonal produce on your Torquay holiday then this is the place for you. The Old Vienna is a wonderful establishment that has been well refurbished to an incredible standard.
Chef and Proprietor Werner Rott is an Austrian Chef that has been cooking in Devon for over six years. Having focused mush of his attention to working in 4 and 5 star hotels even before this you can be assured of a meal that you won’t forget.
The food is something to write home about. With such dishes on offer as Prime Fillet of Beef filled with Smoked Oysters, Lamb Loin on a Parsnip Mash and Crispy Fillet of Sea bass on Celeriac you will find something that catches your eye and gets the taste buds going.
It is recommended that you book early to avoid disappointment. Call 01803 380180 now to reserve your table?
Seating only 20 diners you can be assured that you will get only the best service and attention and this is why the Old Vienna is a restaurant that is ideal for a romantic getaway.
Number 7 Fish Bistro
A small family run Bistro style restaurant providing fresh fish and shellfish either from local boats and Brixham market. Situated overlooking Torquay’s harbourside, 5 minutes walk from the town centre and there is also ample parking opposite.
We have daily special’s on chalkboards, there is also an extensive wine list. Please see the website for full menu. (other languages also available) www.no7-fish.com
Most Dietary requirements can be catered for. We look forward to welcoming you to No 7 Fish Bistro.
Lunch – Wednesday to Saturday 12:15 – 1:45pm
Evenings from 6pm – July to Sept 7 days a week.
June and Oct closed Sundays
Nov to May closed Sunday and Monday
Did somebody say views?! The Marina Restaurant overlooks the harbour, marina and seafront, offering unbeatable views of the bay. The conservatory room and terrace make an elegant setting for a meal out during a Torquay holiday, and the menu showcases local produce for a true taste of Devon. Brunch is served on the terrace from 10am, and it makes the perfect spot to enjoy lunch outside with a bottle of wine. Classically trained chefs make the Marina Restaurants ideal for a special meal, and all car park tickets for the Marina car park are refunded for customers.
Hanbury’s Fish and Chips
We’ll let you in on a Torquay secret, Hanbury’s in Babbacombe. This fish and chips restaurant and take away has many an award to its name, and it’s a favourite with those on holidays in Torquay as well as those that live in the town. The restaurant has a cosy atmosphere and a warm welcome guaranteed, but with Babbacombe Beach just a few minutes’ walk from the restaurant it’s always fun to use the take away and enjoy them while you admire the views. If you do visit the restaurant, look out for the tables created from church doors!
The Orange Tree
If you like to sample the award winners when it comes to dining out, make time to visit The Orange Tree during your self-catering Torquay holiday! Awarded Restaurant of the Year 2008 by Les Routiers of Great Britain, The Orange Tree offers English European fodder in stylish surroundings. Enjoy the thoughtful menu, which reflects every season with its flavours and ingredients, and why not leave the car behind and sample the international wine list while you’re at it? Most of the meals served at The Orange Tree are gluten-free.
Amici Italian Restaurant
If you find yourself in the mood for an Italian during a stay in self-catering accommodation in Torquay, look no further than Amici. Amici Italian Restaurant serves up unforgettable Mediterranean cuisine in a sophisticated and roomy setting. You can expect a warm welcome and authentic pasta and pizza in this family-owned restaurant. Amici is just a few minutes’ walk from Torquay harbour, so it makes a great choice for an informal lunch and a sneaky beer, or a more romantic meal as the sun sets behind the sea. There’s outdoor seating available in summer, so you don’t even have to leave the fresh sea air while you dine!