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Cary Arms

Babbacombe Beach, Torquay, TQ1 3LX

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Booked for a birthday treat, we were not disappointed. The restaurant was lovely with amazing views. The fish dishes were excellent and the service was top class.

Jackie 28 September 2018
from Mid Glamorgan

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Perched on the picturesque Torquay coastline, Cary Arms is a charming rustic English countryside pub and hotel. Seconds from the beach, this gastropub serves a selection of luxurious dishes made with seasonal ingredients, with a focus on fresh seafood caught in the sparking blue waters right outside.

Gourmet British and European flavours feature on the Cary Arms menu, starting off with seafood delicacies like the half pint of shell-on prawns, served with tomato salsa and dill mayonnaise. Hearty home-style favourites include chicken, leek and mushroom pie with dauphinoise potatoes, seasonal vegetables and red wine jus, and succulent tastes from the grill can be found in the fillet of west country beef with onion rings, mushrooms, chips, bacon and peppercorn jus.

Luxurious desserts at Cary Arms in Torquay include treats such as lemon and thyme drizzle cake with lemon curd and clotted cream, as well as inventive creations like coconut cream pudding with mango and chilli salsa and passionfruit sorbet. There is a fine whisky selection with single malts from across Scotland, and a wine list filled with expertly selected vintages.

A stunning coastal setting for gourmet recipes, Cary Arms is housed in the same building as a luxury spa. Central Torquay is just a 9-minute drive away.

Cary Arms

Babbacombe Beach, Torquay, TQ1 3LX

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Customer reviews for Cary Arms

4.3 (((() (based on 44 reviews)
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Recommended for

  • dinner (33)
  • views (33)
  • lunch (27)
  • romantic (21)
  • al fresco (17)
  • luxury (12)
  • afternoon tea (10)
  • private dining (9)
  • business (5)
  • value (5)
  • child friendly (3)
  • trendy (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* 5 October 2018 by Julie from Torquay

    Lovely gastropub, food was lovely, I had a specials board monkfish which, although lovely, there could have been more fish ratio to the rest of the food on the plate.

  • (((** 3 October 2018 by Steve from London

    Overall if I am honest I was disappointed, the setting was fantastic, but the food was average good pub grub, not the experience I expected. The staff were great but could really do with being supported with some training. Knowledge of the menu and certainly wines was very limited and when I mentioned I was allergic to wheat and asked for some bread to go with my starter I was delivered a slice of untoasted bread which was simply horrible. In the gents toilets the ceiling was missing in a large area over the toilet. Loved the outside fire etc but I at the end of the day I spent over £600 on four of us for dinner including tip and left being disappointed.

    I have followed Peter De Savary for many years and always admired his attention to detail and the quality of his operations and cannot help feeling this is not what he would expect to be delivering

  • ((((( 28 September 2018 by Jackie from Mid Glamorgan

    Booked for a birthday treat, we were not disappointed. The restaurant was lovely with amazing views. The fish dishes were excellent and the service was top class.

  • (((** 18 September 2018 by Dane from Teignmouth

    Good customer service

  • ((((* 9 September 2018 by Victoria from Torquay

    The food, drinks and setting were very nice but very expensive. We couldn’t find a server to pay for nearly 10 minutes so went up to the bar to pay.

  • ((((* 6 September 2018 by TKH from London

    it was a really lovely lunch outside on the terrace with music, wine and a seal sighting! Only marred by the fact that I left my Prada reading glasses there and when I came back someone had walked off with them. At £500 this made it a very expensive lunch...

  • ((((* 22 August 2018 by Jane from Exeter

    Excellent food a few things that need to be better , Summer and busy , short staffed , table not cleared and a chip in the desert bowl

  • ((((( 16 August 2018 by Caroline from Southam

    Lovely meal with a beautiful view!

  • ((((( 31 July 2018 by Paul from Merseyside

    Excellent meal and service, overall very pleased indeed.

  • ((((( 16 July 2018 by Elizabeth from Hove

    Amazing! The staff are so attentive and polite, doing everything they can to ensure you have a lovely time. The location is absolutely spectacular, as are the cocktails, the wine and the food! I absolutely loved it here, and will definitely go again.

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