Out & About
Getting around Torquay is easiest on foot. Otherwise, we recommend the following taxi companies:
Harbourside Taxis: 01803 212 121
Torbay Cab Company: 01803 292 292
Eating out options in Torquay has been wonderfully expanding over the past few years so there's now some great variety on offer. A good overall list is accessible at Eating Out Guide.
While the fine-dining establishments like Number 7 and The Elephant speak for themselves, for diners wanting a more casual and/or less pricey yet high-quality meal we can highly recommend the following:
This small and wonderful independent restaurant is less than 10 minutes on foot down to the sea front. It's recently been added to the Michelin Guide - which isn't at all surprising! Offering meat, fish, and vegetarian options of locally sourced ingredients, there's plenty of delicious choices. Sitting out on the patio when weather permits, one has great views out over the bay.
A Greek and Turkish restaurant in Torwood St (just up from the Marina). It took us a while to make it here because it was always fully booked when we tried to just walk in on a whim. Now we know why - the service is excellent, the food delicious, and the atmosphere 'smart/casual' with a tasteful and subtle Eastern Mediterranean feel.
In the new building next to On The Rocks, Pierre Bistrot offers beautiful views over the bay and the delicious food make this place one of our favourites! Although a chain and now into its second year in Torquay, Le Bistrot Pierre feels unique and well established. We've been countless times now and have thoroughly enjoyed it on each occasion. See their website for details about the special 'Wine and Dine' evenings or the 'Soiree Gastronomique'. Booking is very often required.
A relatively new place in Teignmouth with great food and occasional live music - a must!