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Simon Hulstone’s “friendly” indie “continues to maintain high standards” – and this despite “the chef’s frequent absences to do TV”; there’s the odd sceptic for whom this restaurant in a Georgian terrace doesn’t justify the tyre men’s hype, but fans say that the tasting menus are “quite simply sublime”.
“The name suggests a sense of humour”, but there’s no mocking Simon Hulstone’s “beautifully cooked and presented” cuisine (“most ingredients come from the Hulstone farm, and the freshness is quite evident”). For good buzz mid-week, Wednesday is ‘free wine’ day.
Simon Hulstone's first-floor restaurant and downstairs brasserie is “going from strength to strength”, partly fuelled by produce taken from its new farm.
“One of the best in the West Country”, say fans of Simon Hulstone’s first-floor restaurant where, of late, “ingredients from their own farm have really changed the dynamic”; the downstairs brasserie offers “great value and atmosphere”.
Elephant Restaurant & Brasserie Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Good effort with some original touches yet lacking that special feel we thought we have wondered into the bistro part rather that the restaurant with its painted wooden tables. Decent spacing though. Awful music greets you and continues all evening sadly. We went for dinner and saw that the same meal at lunch would have cost 2/3 rds. Execellent crab starter , the beetroot samosas were beautiful ( I seem to think I have seen them before somewhere) but small. Main course duck was a huge portion of very tender and meaty duck. Hake was also a decent size with a delightful light smoked eel sauce. Note bread is extra, no chefs gifts and vegatebles are extra bumping up the cost a tad more. Interesting wine list."
3-4 Beacon Ter, Harbourside, Torquay, TQ1 2BH
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lunch 12 - 2.30 pm, dinner 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Last orders: 9 pm