Local Restaurants Near The Torcroft 

Torquay has a wide choice of great restaurants, many within a short walk from The Torcroft. Our nearest restaurant called Pierre le Bistrot is just 4 minutes walk! That restaurant is in a brand new building on the sea-front called Abbey Sands Crescent, which also houses half a dozen nice places to eat and drink. 
The three restaurants below are our top choices in the more expensive category (main courses around £18 - £24), selected for their quality of food, wines and service. We have personally experienced them and can recommend heartily. We recommend booking in advance of your stay, to avoid disappointment. 
No.7 Fish Bistrot - If you love fish and seafood, do not hesitate - head for No.7. The food is outstanding, the service fabulous and the atmosphere wonderful (quite European!). Great wine bar upstairs with a view onto the harbour. It's not the least expensive place in town, but worth every penny. Ask for Paul. 01803 295055. www.no7-fish.com 
The Orange Tree - This restaurant is run by a lovely couple, Sharon and Bernd, who will ensure you have a truly memorable experience (we should know, we had our anniversary there!). A more traditional and luxurious environment with outstanding cuisine and great wines. 01803 213936. www.orangetreerestaurant.co.uk 
Harbour Kitchen - Perched on Torquay Harbour side, there are few more idyllic spots to enjoy dining than at Harbour Kitchen. Sourced from the local area, the food is exceedingly fresh, seasonally changing and affordable. This is a foodie’s haven, where both food and drinks are taken seriously and served in a relaxed modern atmosphere.Tom Ford opened this one a couple of years ago and has brought inspired, creative and delicious food to the harbour area. Sit upstairs at tables or downstairs on benches. A casual atmosphere. 01803 211075. www.harbourkitchen.co.uk 
01803 221213 
If you fancy authentic French bistro style meals this is the place for you. A bar is on the ground floor and the main tables are on the first floor and the outdoor balcony with superb views over the bay. Modest prices for good food mean it is popular, so book ahead for a table. Highly recommended. 
01803 297 053 
Las Iguanas is the latest new restaurant to find a home in the Abbey Sands building on Torquay's seafront. Their ethos is refreshingly simple. They bring authentic South America to every table. Busy atmosphere. 
01803 212175 
Rockfish is a recent fish and chip shop owned by celebrity chef Mitch Tonks. It is down on the harbour; It is not a place for a long evening of intimate fine dining; It is family friendly and there is a takeaway section as well. Very good, fresh fish and chips or grilled fish according to the daily catch. 
01803 211 009 
The Visto Lounge has a large, themed restaurant and bar inside and cafe tables outside. Bistro type food that you order from the bar. We think it has become a Torquay favourite. 
01803 380 180 
Chef/Proprietor Werner Rott is back in Torbay with a new menu of artisan cuisine with the Austrian touch. With seating for just 20 diners, this unique setting offers a personal service with exquisite cuisine made from seasonal local produce. 
01803 293 430 
A great family run, quality Italian restaurant with a more intimate atmosphere. 
01803 201 770 
Very popular modern Italian. Good service, nice atmosphere and very reasonable prices. Livelier than its sister, Bianco's. 
1803 200755 
Oldest pub in Torquay with good beer and food at the bar or restaurant. A popular choice for traditional English pub food. 
01803 299935 
Well located on the promenade, close to the theatre, this bistrot style cafe/restaurant has a wide choice on the menu and indoor and outdoor seating.  
01803 215541 
Our top choice for Indian restaurants in the bay. Don't be put off by the slightly outdated exterior. Inside the ambience is cosy and the food delicious. Try the excellent Indian Sauvignon blanc. 
01803 203666 
Restaurant and bar next to the Abbey Sands building, 5 minutes form The Torcroft. Outside terrace. 
01803 665066 
Café/bar next to the beach in Preston/Paignton. Outside sunny terrace. Live music on Sundays. 
01803 200044 
Fine dining at the marina.  
01803 292108 
Lively restaurant and pub at the marina (near side) offering a good choice of inventive, well-priced dishes. 
01803 389525 
Chain Italian Restaurant at the marina. Good value food in an impressive setting.