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High marks again for this family-run harbour-view fish bistro, where the specials of the day are written up on a series of blackboards.
For an “amazing fish dinner” based on “top-notch” ingredients, this well-established harbour-view restaurant is just the ticket; even those who had “a long way to go” felt that it was “worth every mile”.
A “deservedly popular restaurant” with an “emphasis on fresh seafood, perfectly cooked” – “proof that simplicity can be enticing and delicious”; “I’ve eaten here for 15+ years and never been disappointed – always book in advance”.
“Other places are fancier but this place does what matters – food (especially), service and atmosphere really well”; the highlight, of course, is the “fantastic range of great fish, simply cooked”.
No 7 Fish Bistro Restaurant Diner Reviews
"A very long and varied menu, but all good as far as the 4 of us were concerned and very reasonably priced with very good service."
"Our last evening in Torquay for a year or some and No 7 was probably the best evening of the trip, after friendly greeting from the excellent staff and organising the wine there was a small bowl of sweet picked garlic cloves. Ther are several choices available from blackboards on the walls and a tray of fish samples are brought to illustrate what is available and indicate portion sizes, I had 6 oysters for a start, one of us is allergic so they were mine followed by a rustic fish soup served in a pan, there were a few bony bits but at £7.95 a real bargain and a crab salad with a reasonable quantity of crab. For mains a small turbot and a as they have a seperate board advertising tempura I picked the good size chunk of cod with two fine fress scallops and two prawns which were done in very good tempura batter, they obviously specialise in it, this all came with a salad and 3 different dishes of veg. Good desserts followed by good coffee a petis four, the bill also had no service charge listed, optional or not! A very good restaurant wish they were near to us."
7 Beacon Terrace, Torquay, TQ1 2BH
lunch 12.15 pm - 1.30 pm, dinner 6 pm, Tue 7 pm - 9.30 pm
Last orders: 9.45 pm