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Harbour Kitchen

16 Victoria Parade, Torquay, TQ1 2BB

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Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Had heard it was good, but it's an amazing restaurant, lovely ambiance, very friendly waitress and brilliant food. The beetroot and goats cheese starter was the best thing ever:-)

Christine Lloyd 17 November 2016
from Paignton

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Perched on Torquay harbourside, there are few more idyllic spots to enjoy dining than at Harbour Kitchen. A trio of restaurateurs at the helm boast a history working at various Michelin-starred restaurants.

Sourced from the local area, the food is exceedingly fresh, seasonally-changing and affordable. Everything on the Harbour Kitchen menu is exciting and has a contemporary twist: snack on lobster wontons or monkfish scampi, before getting started with a soft Scotch egg with gribiche sauce.

Follow starters with a lusciously tender flat iron steak with braised beef cheek, while hake with crab, samphire and cep cream gives a nod to the neighbouring ocean. Intricate and innovative desserts such as maple syrup crème brûlée with bacon and white chocolate cookie are sure to appeal.

Other perks include a tasting menu, Sunday lunch menu, and a substantial cocktail and wine list. Harbour Kitchen in Devon has an understated, fresh design with a touch of the nautical about it, and seating outside for those who choose to dine al fresco. Torquay Train Station is a 20-minute walk away.

Harbour Kitchen

16 Victoria Parade, Torquay, TQ1 2BB

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Customer reviews for Harbour Kitchen

4.4 (((() (based on 114 reviews)
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  • views (68)
  • romantic (59)
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  • lunch (49)
  • luxury (26)
  • private dining (26)
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  • al fresco (16)
  • child friendly (12)
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  • breakfast (2)
  • (((** 29 November 2016 by Williamson from Torquay

    The restaurant is beautifully set out and decorated, it has a very clean and hygienic feel to it which is a great first impression.
    The staff are welcoming and friendly.
    Whilst waiting for our table we had a drink at the bar and looked at the menu to order ahead as the waiter had advised.
    The menu is attractive and has a good selection of starters and main courses, however they are very fussy dishes that are not clear what exactly you will be getting. The starter of goats cheese and beetroot was lovely as was my husbands of curried makeral. All dishes are well presented and piping hot which I like as it shows the food is freshly cooked! The main that I had was a burger and scallop, prawn Thermidor with fries. The Thermidor was lovely and the. Burger extremely fresh,however there were far too many flavours going on and mixed together this somewhat spoilt what would have been two very good separate dishes. I only chose this option as I couldn't work out what was in most of the others! The waiter advised there were no buns available for the burger and did I mind , I didn't but when served it had been put into two slices of griddles bread spoiling the effect of it being served on a wooden board as there simply was no room to cut my food and eat it.
    My husband had goose which he found outstanding. The portions are very small but are extremely rich in so many flavours so you do end up feeling full.
    We had one soft drink, a prosecco, two pints of lager and one whiskey and the final bill came to over £72.00 which is very expensive for the two courses each and the overall feeling that the chef is just trying too hard with too many flavours and textures going on in each dish.
    Not somewhere I will want to visit again gastronomically but lovely surroundings and a fabulous view of Torquay harbour.

  • ((((* 21 November 2016 by Diane Blakemore from dudley

    Was a little unorganised. Was first in but had to wait for table to be ready.2 hour time slot mentioned to often. Staff were very pleasant and seemed rushed. Food was well presented and portion size good. Not sure about some of the tastes together and black sauce unnecessary. Less is more.Presentation over taste .
    Overall a good dining experience.

  • ((((* 21 November 2016 by Cate Manyoni from Torquay

    Welcoming, interesting menu and very good food

  • ((((* 18 November 2016 by John Swinson from Paignton

    Friendly Attentive staff good food a really lovely place to have a bite to eat

  • ((((( 17 November 2016 by Christine Lloyd from Paignton

    Had heard it was good, but it's an amazing restaurant, lovely ambiance, very friendly waitress and brilliant food. The beetroot and goats cheese starter was the best thing ever:-)

  • ((((* 10 November 2016 by Peter Little from Torquay


  • ((((( 8 November 2016 by Barbara Watters from Torquay

    It was our first visit & we were instantly pleased by the warm welcome and friendly feel of the restaurant. The food was first class & our waitress Elena was friendly yet courteous & efficient. We will certainly be regular visitors to this "little gem" ideally situated on
    Torquay Harbourside.

  • ((((( 8 November 2016 by Robert Cook from Worksop

    Wow what a place we had the trash can consisting of a burger some seafood and chips it was absolutely fantastic. The staff were great very pleasant and happy to help. It was that good we booked to go back the night after.

  • (((** 31 October 2016 by Sarah Alford from Torquay

    Sharpham swine was delicious food was good!

  • ((((( 31 October 2016 by Ian Williams from Torquay

    Food was exceptional,

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