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Small World Tapas

11-13 Abbey Road, Torquay TQ2 5NF, England
+44 1803 431010
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  • Excellent96%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (68 reviews)
“coconut prawns” (14 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (12 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 21:30 Hours
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 3 days ago via mobile

This place ROCKS!!!!! you won't find better Tapas anywhere, not even in Spain. The owner us fabulous the food is epically good, lovely laid back atmosphere with a modern funky edge, great little quirky touches like the mystery egg box desert. Could not fault any...More

Thank donnaompsyel
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow.......This is a real hidden gem. We booked it on the off chance (thankfully as it was almost full) for a meal on a Saturday night as we were staying in Torquay, and I cannot recommended it highly enough, we visit Spain often and it...More

Thank DeeG886
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there because Tripadvisor said it was No 1 in Torquay. It is not a wonderfully decorated restaurant, but the front house welcome was superb. Our waitress was the epitome of what a waitress should be. Welcoming and well versed in what the restaurant...More

Thank dtredhead
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for the first time yesterday and definitely will be back. The food was excellent and with a relaxed atmopshere with no pressure to move on. The tapas meals were very varied and the 8 (2 each is recommended)we tried were all excellent and came...More

Thank JohnandAngelaBunce
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a group of nine, though our reservation was made for eight originally. The server gave us a hard time about having added an extra person. We ordered two of each tapas at her suggestion, and this worked out well. There were a...More

Thank santoki
smallw2017, Manager at Small World Tapas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Terry. First thanks for your review. However we feel that we are not on the same page about some things. Allow me to start with the final bill, because it is what shocked us the most. I am 100% sure that there is something...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly service and helpful explaining the food etc. The food was delicious and we cleared our plates. Warm welcome to us both and will look forward to eating there again. Highly recommend

Thank CommandoBri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to try somewhere different to eat on holiday this year so booked a table here. Each dish was delicious and we tried many having not eaten all day. The black pork belly burger was my highlight but everything was tasty. Best of all...More

Thank tracytroo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having read all the reviews we had to try this place. We were not disappointed. The staff were brilliant. Food was really nice. We had coconut prawns, chicken satay , potatas bravas and meatballs. All dishes freshly cooked and really tasty. Drinks were reasonably priced...More

Thank Ninja_motors
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really excellent service and superb food in this very friendly, welcoming restaurant. They have a very interesting menu of tapas dishes, many with an interesting twist, all beautifully cooked and at a very reasonable price considering the high all round quality. Both my wife and...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, lovely friendly staff, and the odd quirky "chef's invention." Not overpriced either! Give it a try if you fancy something a bit different

Thank LoveourholsBristol
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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$77
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:00
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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