Great Food and Drink in Torquay

Bars and Restaurants in Torquay - Recommendations by Our Local Torquay Team

Self-Catering doesn't always mean that you want to go on holiday to cook meals; sometimes we want to go out and treat ourselves! Torquay is home to some fantastic local food and drink. Just because we're right next to the sea, doesn't mean it's all ice cream and picnics - there are fabulous places to eat, drink and relax too!


When you're sitting by the sea, there's only one food that offers the true taste of the bay - fish and chips! Rockfish offers locally-sourced, daily caught fish and chips, as well as a variety of other seafood dishes, all on Torquay's harbourside. A sit-in seafood restaurant that's sure to please. As they say - tomorrow's fish are still in the sea!


If you'd prefer to takeaway, then Saltwater Fish and Chips are the way to go. One of Torquay's newest Fish and Chip shops, their friendly team prepare delicious fresh cod, hake, sole and other fish, as well as hot and fluffy chips to eat in or take away.


If you're not a fan of fish, then why not try one of the hand-crafted gourmet burgers available at Burgerfest! Situated on Torquay harbour, this amazing restaurant produces mind-boggling creations which tempt the tastebuds, from basic burgers to some serious science!


Just off the harbourside on Torwood Street, fresh local sandwiches and baguettes are prepared to order by the team at FOOD. For pasties, sausage rolls and freshly-prepared baguettes on Torquay harbourside, there's no better place to stop and grab a bite to eat!

Rock Garden

A hidden gem in the centre of Torquay, just off Fleet Walk shopping centre. Rock Garden Torquay offers a cool relaxed atmosphere with quality food and drink, from craft ales and local cider to pizzas from their wood-fire oven. There's also live music from local artists all through the week, which guarantees and evening of quality entertainment!

The Elephant

An icon of Torquay, The Elephant is our spectacular Michelin-star restaurant, situated right above the harbour. With two separate dining areas, The Elephant is the perfect place for romantic meals to mark key birthdays, anniversaries and has even played host to engagements! A truly special local restaurant in Torquay.


Are you bored of chain-style Italian food, and want an authentic Italian dining experience in the heart of Torquay? Look no further than Amici, which sits just across from our office in Torwood Street! Serving authentic fresh cuisine, from pizza and pasta to Gelato Paninis and more. A family restaurant well worth checking out!

Weavers Cottage Tea Shoppe

When in Devon, there's one thing that everyone has to try - a Devonshire cream tea! Weavers Cottage Tea Shoppe is the perfect setting to enjoy one of these, from its quaint cottage location to the beautiful surroundings with miles of countryside walks, selection of character cottages and shops, and lakes to explore.

Wellies of Wellswood

If you're staying in one of our Hesketh Crescent apartments, or in the charming cottages at Wellswood, then you'll want to check out Wellies! For relaxed dining and drinks from a morning coffee to a glass of wine in the evening, the casual atmosphere and intriguing decor make Wellies an ideal place for evening meals or light bites through the day.