Today let’s discover a prestigious British restaurant : The Elephant.
Owning a Michelin Star since 2004, it also displays 3 AA rosettes since 2005 and in 2009, it gained a place in the top 100 UK Restaurant.1
The restaurant offers a bright and modern environment and high quality cooking, « beautifully presented dishes with no unnecessary elaboration ». 2 As the Chef « aims to source all their ingredients locally and sustainably »3, their main provider is a 69-acre farm in Brixham. The top-notch plates, presented in a simple but very attractive setting, are either à la carte or in set menus but they can change according to the seasonality of the products. Their wine list in which you will find our Pouilly-Fumé Villa Paulus 2015, also reflects their position as they « try to keep it short so that the wines offered are all of the highest quality ».3
The owner of this award-winning place is the Chef Simon Hulstone, himself used to competition since his young age. Among some of his other accolades, he won the Roux Scholarship in 2003 and the Craft Guild of Chefs’ Chef of the Year in 2008 and 2010. He also represented Great Britain during the final of the famous worldwide competition The Bocuse d’Or in 2009 and 2011.
Once in a while, you will have the opportunity to try another chefs cooking in the guest chefs events. The chef Simon Ulph was the first one to take over the experience in November. In March and April followed the Michelin-starred chefs Daniel Clifford and Tom Kerridge, which dinner was sold out in ten minutes only. The next one will be Glynn Purnell on the 10th of June. Look out on their website who will be next !
Sources (Text and photos) : 1 https://www.nationalrestaurantawards.co.uk/the-list/ ; 2 https://www.viamichelin.co.uk/web/Restaurant/Torquay-TQ1_2BH-The_Elephant-33eufo5 ; 3 http://www.elephantrestaurant.co.uk ;
The Elephant Restaurant : 3 & 4 Beacon Terrace, Torquay, Devon TQ1 2BH
Reservation. Open Tuesday – Saturday : 12.00 – 2.00pm and 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Telephone: 01803 200 044