The Riviera Redux: Michelin-Starred Devon Foodie Break for Two

  • Add a wine pairing each at The Elephant +
    £110

The Riviera Redux: Michelin-Starred Devon Foodie Break for Two

Torquay, Devon

£650
  • Add a wine pairing each at The Elephant +
    £110

“The food alone is worth a trip but staying over makes a visit to the seaside all the more good for the soul” Gloucester Echo

Why we love it

This fashionable seaside resort on the English Riviera has been a winner in TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards for two years running. A trip to Queen Victoria's favourite part of the Empire promises scenic beauty, luxurious accommodation and Michelin-starred dining at renowned restaurant 'The Elephant'. With palm trees, a fresh sea breezes and world-class dining, Torquay proves every bit as tempting as an escape to the mediterranean.

What's Included?

  • Enjoy an English Riveria foodie break for two in Torquay
  • Savour a ten-course tasting menu at Michelin-starred The Elephant
  • Indulge with a glass of champagne on arrival at the restaurant
  • Relax with two nights' accommodation at the 5-star, Cary Arms inn

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  • The experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

Since the 19th century, the English town of Torquay has been known as a fashionable holiday destination for the rich and famous. Today the town retains its old charm and boasts a wide range of top-class restaurants, boutique hotels and fantastic beaches to choose from.

Enjoy this gourmet getaway, with a ten-course tasting menu at The Elephant restaurant, Torquay’s first Michelin-starred eatery. Simon Hulstone, chef proprietor at The Elephant has a talent for using local, seasonal produce to create extraordinary flavours. Simon has represented his country twice in the world’s most prestigious culinary contest, the Bocuse d’Or. He was the only British chef to win gold at the World Chef Championships and was awarded the Guild of Chefs’ National Chef of the Year in 2008.

The Elephant’s menu is a celebration of the finest British ingredients, including produce hand-reared and grown on the restaurant's own farm. The impressive menu serves hearty dishes including 'Brixham scallops with artichoke veloute' and 'Southdown farm lamb, with maple roasted pumpkin, creamed savoy, smoked garlic and fried sage'.

Offering fine food and sensational views, The Elephant Restaurant overlooks Torbay Harbour. Rest and relax in Riviera style with 5-star accommodation at the Cary Arms inn. “The Inn on the beach” exudes English coastal charm and boutique comfort. Set in Babbacombe Bay, which was regarded by Queen Victoria as the world's finest beach, guests can enjoy a spectacular and laid back atmosphere. Leisurely walks along the pier, gastro-dining and chic cottage living create the prefect recipe for a secret seaside retreat.

Description

Since the 19th century, the English town of Torquay has been known as a fashionable holiday destination for the rich and famous. Today the town retains its old charm and boasts a wide range of top-class restaurants, boutique hotels and fantastic beaches to choose from.

Enjoy this gourmet getaway, with a ten-course tasting menu at The Elephant restaurant, Torquay’s first Michelin-starred eatery. Simon Hulstone, chef proprietor at The Elephant has a talent for using local, seasonal produce to create extraordinary flavours. Simon has represented his country twice in the world’s most prestigious culinary contest, the Bocuse d’Or. He was the only British chef to win gold at the World Chef Championships and was awarded the Guild of Chefs’ National Chef of the Year in 2008.

The Elephant’s menu is a celebration of the finest British ingredients, including produce hand-reared and grown on the restaurant's own farm. The impressive menu serves hearty dishes including 'Brixham scallops with artichoke veloute' and 'Southdown farm lamb, with maple roasted pumpkin, creamed savoy, smoked garlic and fried sage'.

Offering fine food and sensational views, The Elephant Restaurant overlooks Torbay Harbour. Rest and relax in Riviera style with 5-star accommodation at the Cary Arms inn. “The Inn on the beach” exudes English coastal charm and boutique comfort. Set in Babbacombe Bay, which was regarded by Queen Victoria as the world's finest beach, guests can enjoy a spectacular and laid back atmosphere. Leisurely walks along the pier, gastro-dining and chic cottage living create the prefect recipe for a secret seaside retreat.

We Also Recommend

  • Treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea at The Grand Hotel
  • Walk the 'Agatha Christie mile'
  • Enjoy Babbacombe beach, hailed by Queen Victoria as the world's finest

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Note that transport is not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel arrangements.

Please note that the experience is only available Tuesdays to Saturdays; the Elephant restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays. The Elephant’s is open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 6.30pm to 9.00pm.

The menus are subject to seasonal change and availability. The Elephant can accommodate for pescatarian and vegetarian diners. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Gratuities (tips) and service charge (12.5%) are not included; this is left to the guests’ discretion on the day.

For a supplement, guests can upgrade to the matching wine pairing at The Elephant, simply select “Add a wine pairing each”. Other drinks are not included at The Elephant; these and any other products or services desired can simply be paid for in-full, on-site.

Please note that no cancellations or amendments to bookings are possible once confirmed.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least six weeks in advance to guarantee desired dates and times.

We Also Recommend

  • Treat yourself to a traditional afternoon tea at The Grand Hotel
  • Walk the 'Agatha Christie mile'
  • Enjoy Babbacombe beach, hailed by Queen Victoria as the world's finest

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue.

Note that transport is not included to give you maximum flexibility with your travel arrangements.

Please note that the experience is only available Tuesdays to Saturdays; the Elephant restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays. The Elephant’s is open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 6.30pm to 9.00pm.

The menus are subject to seasonal change and availability. The Elephant can accommodate for pescatarian and vegetarian diners. Please state any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Gratuities (tips) and service charge (12.5%) are not included; this is left to the guests’ discretion on the day.

For a supplement, guests can upgrade to the matching wine pairing at The Elephant, simply select “Add a wine pairing each”. Other drinks are not included at The Elephant; these and any other products or services desired can simply be paid for in-full, on-site.

Please note that no cancellations or amendments to bookings are possible once confirmed.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least six weeks in advance to guarantee desired dates and times.

How it works

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  • We arrange everything

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  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Oddicombe Beach Hill Babbacombe, South Devon TQ1 3LX United Kingdom

3-4 Beacon Hill Torquay TQ1 2BH United Kingdom

The Cary Arms Oddicombe Beach Hill Babbacombe, South Devon TQ1 3LX United Kingdom

The Elephant 3-4 Beacon Hill Torquay TQ1 2BH United Kingdom

The Riviera Redux: Michelin-Starred Devon Foodie Break for Two

  • Add a wine pairing each at The Elephant +
    £110

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