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8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
+44 7758 611 694
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12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to give this establishment a try because my husband and I wanted a light, snack lunch. We we greeted upon entry and made to feel welcome (by, I assumed, the husband of the owner). Being the only ones in there, we were served immediately. It was nice and clean inside with pleasant decor. The menu choice was not very... More 

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Thank Edgware2011
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Looking for a place for lunch and didn't want to go to a chain, so looked around and choose Serendipity. Good choice, friendly couple who run it, good food, sandwiches and hot drinks, very tasty, and good service. All in all glad we dropped in, would go back if in the area again

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Thank NXW
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant for lunch or afternoon tea. Dog friendly and get welcomed by Charlie the Chocolate Labrador. Very friendly atmosphere.

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Thank TrissyB
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch today ordered a blt sandwich which was smothered in butter and the bacon was cold. Partner ordered beef roll with horseradish mayo. Very thin slice of Beef came covered in gravy in the roll. Chips looked and tasted like microwave chips. Salad was not fresh. Lady working there was rude and not friendly. Would not recommend this... More 

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Thank Erin T
South West England
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102 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Called in for coffee & cake. Friendly service, clean establishment & good coffee & cake. Will definitely be back when next in Torquay.

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Thank Esperanto-uk
Preston, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I have been here before over the years and it was always good. This year we decided to go in for our usuall coffee and cake. They now only do drinks and no cake. On our way out we glad to stride over a large dog belonging to the shop to get out.

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Thank SusanP082
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visited here for lunch and it was delightful. The owner was very friendly and welcoming and even took some time to talk to us, which was a lovely touch, The sandwiches were delicious and of a generous size representing good value for money. Please give this place a go. They are licensed which means you can have a sneaky... More 

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Thank miandma2011
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We came on a short visit from Holland and were drawn to the attractive and colourful exterior. Very good coffee, great service, perfect location. This place certainly has potential!

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Thank Martrovich
London
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Was tempted to come in by the lovely ladies outside offering samples. Between the two of us we had 4 generously sized tapas, a wine and a tea for just £12! Out standards are high and we absolutely loved the food!! Service was super friendly! Great small business! Would much sooner visit here than any chain in torquay.

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Thank deedle85
Torquay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Went to this cafe for breakfast and we were so pleased to be able to order an omelette for breakfast. Many cafes do not have them on their breakfast menus. The cafe was very clean and fresh and the service was excellent as were the omlettes. Also they had a very nice display of cakes, pastries and savouries. Would recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 17:00
Thursday
12:00 - 17:00
Friday
12:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 7758 611 694
Description
We're a local, dog friendly restaurant that specializes in Tapas and wine, as well as providing classic English lunch time meals. Positioned at the bottom of Torquay Town, and a five minute walk from the beach, we provide the perfect hideaway for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle for a few hours. Come in and help yourself to a comfy sofa, a newspaper and some of our commended coffee and nibbles!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?