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Small World Restaurant and Tapas Bar

11-13 Abbey Road, Torquay TQ2 5NF, England
+44 1803 431010
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  • Excellent97%
  • Very good1%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (55 reviews)
“coconut prawns” (13 reviews)
“croquettes” (9 reviews)
Bar, Spanish, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
11-13 Abbey Road, Torquay TQ2 5NF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Four of us went to this restaurant in July and we were all extremely impressed with the service and food. The coconut prawns with sweet chilli dip were my personal favourite. The lady who runs the restaurant was kind enough to tell us we had...More

1  Thank StaceX
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night with my father. The food was lovely, the atmosphere was nice and relaxed and the waiting staff were excellent. The laid back style of the bar made it a really enjoyable experience plus I feel good value for money. It’s...More

1  Thank seanyboy
Reviewed 5 days ago

During a short break in Torquay and after reading very favourable reviews we decided to pay a visit. We were not disappointed and can see why Small World is ranked no.1. After a lovely welcome and friendly advice from Sara we enjoyed a delicious selection...More

Thank AintreeRacegoers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looks modest from the outside. Inside it was nice had a modern feel and staff seemed very polite.After being seated we ordered our drinks and the menu was explained to us. It was extremely hot inside with only one fan.... Pointing at a central table,...More

Thank jaffacat666
Small W, Owner at Small World Restaurant and Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jaffacat666. We are quite sad after reading this. We are working at the moment on getting a new A/C, as we literally started 1 year ago and they are pretty expensive to get ( very much).But just this week this is about to change....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious tapas and sangria (yum!) The waitresses (sorry I don’t remember your names!) were so friendly and knowledgeable. They brought us a little extra something at the end of the meal - one of the chef’s experiments, which was really fun - we have been...More

Thank Cezface
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the first time I have been asked while booking if it was a special occasion. As it was our fifth wedding anniversary I said yes. Ella and I were meeting some friends there for dinner and the first surprise was that our table...More

1  Thank nigeljrr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. Went for pork bites, halloumi, calamari and the steak - all of which I’d put away again. Staff were great and food was quick! Deservedly top restaurant in Torquay.

Thank bristolbellies_
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit off the beaten track, but just a little further up the Main Street. Definitely worth visiting. The owner / waitress was delightful and explained how it all worked. Tapas were big enough for 2 and she recommended four. We had three plus patatas...More

Thank Peaofsweetness2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we walked through the door we were made to feel so welcome by Sara. The customer service in this place is fantastic and nothing is too much trouble for this hardworking team. The food was both delicious and plentiful with a very...More

1  Thank pand0ra66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu and lots of vegetarian choices. The food is superb, you can watch it being prepared in the kitchen. The restaurant is chic, close to the town centre and the service is first class. Booking a table is recommended!

Thank Andrew D
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Questions & Answers
10 March 2018|
Response from Sara P | Property representative |
Hi Robert. Unfortunately, due to the size of the restaurant dogs are not allowed, unless service dogs. I'm sorry about that. Many thanks for your interest
10 February 2018|
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Response from Sara P | Property representative |
Hi Jenniford First of all, thanks for your interest in us :) We do have a variety of gluten free, dairy free, and all-kind-of-allergy-free dishes available. Very grateful you tell us in advance,as some of the members replied... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$73
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 16:00
13:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
13:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
13:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
13:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
13:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-13 Abbey Road, Torquay TQ2 5NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 431010
  • E-mail
Small World is a dream in a pocket size. Our reserved but family atmosphere restaurant is one of the fewest places in Torquay where you can share absolutely everything. Because sharing is loving. And we love food. Quiet place where you can also peek at the kitchen while the Chef is cooking worldwide tapas. Not only Spanish, but from all around the world. We change the menu very often to offer you the best of every country. And if you feel like drinking a country as well we have a selection of wines, local beers, spirits and cocktails. We also have Free Wifi. We are not a chain. We are independent. We are FoodLovers
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