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Restaurant 1881 and Brasserie at The Grand Hotel - Torquay

Seafront, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6NT

((((* British

Lovely food. Attentive and pleasant cc staff

Yvonne Bristow 27 July 2016
from Stourbridge

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Boasting an AA Rosette and Scott Harrison-Jones as its Executive Head Chef, Restaurant 1881 at The Grand Hotel is one of Torquay’s finest restaurants. Combining Harrison-Jones’ culinary talent and beautiful views of the bay, this Torquay restaurant offers a unique dining experience.

The Restaurant 1881 menu features British classics blended with international flavours. Starters might include partridge breast with confit leg lollipop and grilled celeriac. Gilt head bream with candied beetroot, sweet potato and tenderstem broccoli is a popular main course.

A selection of mouth-watering desserts includes toasted almond panna cotta with Armagnac prunes and candied walnuts. Guests can also enjoy a lighter meal at 1881 restaurant in Torquay, or an elegant afternoon tea in the relaxed Compass Lounge.

Renowned for its remarkable architecture and seafront location, The Grand Hotel now has a fabulous restaurant to add to its collection. Named after the year the hotel was founded, Restaurant 1881 is a 4-minute walk from Torquay Train Station.

Restaurant 1881 and Brasserie at The Grand Hotel - Torquay

Seafront, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6NT

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Customer reviews for Restaurant 1881 and Brasserie at The Grand Hotel - Torquay

3.8 ((((* (based on 13 reviews)
69% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • lunch (7)
  • dinner (6)
  • value (6)
  • views (5)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • breakfast (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • business (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • ((((( by from Stourbridge

    Lovely food. Attentive and pleasant cc staff

  • ((((( by from Saint Austell

    Every thing was perfect. Food was amazing & the staff were outstanding.

  • ((((( by from Torquay

    Friendly reception really good attentive but not intrusive service. There was a good atmosphere of a team at work. There were four of us and we all found something to tickle our palette on the menu. The crayfish cocktail went down really well. Roast beef with good yorkshires and vegetables cooked to my liking went down a treat.
    Desserts were good and a decent assortment. The only downside was no real choice for a non alcoholic drink. The wine drinkers were well catered for.
    We will definitely be going again.

  • ((((( by from Torquay

    Fantastic service and great atmosphere. Mood music was too much to loud and merged into noise.

  • ((((* by from Torquay

    Lovely Sunday lunch and very good value. Friendly staff.

  • ((((( by from Bath

    Excellent meal

  • ((*** by from Andover

    Food was good, service to be desired.

  • ((((( by from plymouth

    the staff were exceptional and the belly pork and lemon drizzle cake was the best I have ever had.

  • (**** by from Torquay

    Food and service very poor. Would appear that the ingredients came from the frozen isle at Iceland. Three miserably poor roast potatoes that were small, hard as bullets and basically inedible. Vegetable selection bland and cheap as though they were trying to cut costs. Desert also poor. Take it or leave attitude with no real effort made to offer any compensation or apology for an experience that was, from start to finish, a catalogue of errors. We will not be coming here again or recommending it to anyone. So glad we never booked for Christmas Day would have been pig sick to have wasted good money on rubbish. Yesterday was bad enough!!

  • (**** by from Saint Albans

    Awful, miniscule portions of average quality. The staff thought it was amusing that someone had the temerity to complain as "nobody has complined before" .
    My advice, for what it's worth, is to eat elsewhere.

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