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Summary

£70
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

With his “technically accomplished” cooking of “ingredients he sources locally, including from his own farm in nearby Brixham” and “day-boat Brixham fish that remains a marvel”, “much-admired chef” Simon Hulstone’s well-known destination in a Georgian terrace provides “sophisticated dining in South Devon”. Its ratings are dragged down however, by its toppish prices and those who query “where’s the spark: perfectly OK but it didn’t leave me jumping for joy”.

Summary

£64
  £££
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Simon Hulstone’s sensational food is all about delivering flavour by showcasing ingredients, which he does wonderfully”, according to most reports on the TV-chef’s accoladed venture, in a Georgian terrace, which they applaud as “an intimate hideaway with great views”. “It lacks that special feel” to some diners, though, and ratings have slipped noticeably in the past couple of years, with gripes about food which, especially at the high prices, is “good but not mind-blowing” (“I don’t have a clue as to how it got a Michelin star”).

Summary

£65
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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”.

Summary

£57
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“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.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu, Portions
12
50 + 24 (fine dining)
14+ at bar

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £21.50 £24.95
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 80.00 Always Available 8

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.00 £23.00 £4.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
3-4 Beacon Ter, Harbourside, Torquay, TQ1 2BH
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Thursday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Friday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
Saturday12 pm-2 pm, 6:30 pm-9 pm
SundayCLOSED

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