Overlooking the bay, located in the new award winning Abbey Sands complex, our new bistrot can seat almost 200 people, across two floors with an outdoor terrace.
Our ‘raison d’être’ is great value French cooking and seasonal menus. We like to combine French bistrot classics such as steak-frites, boeuf bourguignon and tarte au citron with our own take on regional favourites like tarte flambée, Bouillabaisse and paté de campagne. Our relaxed and friendly bistrots are the place to go for any occasion.
As well as a restaurant, our bistrot also features a lively bar where customers can relax and enjoy our varied and delicious bar menu, along with a wide range of cocktails, wine and drinks.
Saturday 9am to 11am
Sunday 9.30am to 11am
Monday - Friday 12pm to 3pm
Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 3:30pm
Sunday - Thursday 5pm to 10pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm to 11pm
Monday - Friday 12pm to 3pm & 5pm to 10pm
Saturday & Sunday 12pm to 10pm
Bank Holiday Monday opening hours are the same as Sunday opening hours.
This is situated just behind our bistrot, a historic building and art gallery in Torquay. It is the preserved meest-medieval monastery in Devon and Cornwall. In addition to its medieval and Georgian rooms, Torre Abbey is known for its formal gardens, museum and regular exhibitions by contemporary artists. Click Here
Torre Abbey Sands
Just infront of the new Torquay Bistrot is the popular Torre Abbey Sands. It has stunning sands, views and sunshine. This is the main beach for Torquay, being popular with holidaymakers from the surrounding hotels, day visitors and locals. Close to the town centre of Torquay it is an easy walk from some of the main areas of accommodation. Click Here
Torquay’s coastal zoo and aquarium is a wildlife oasis. Beneath the vast net canopy you can find fur seals, puffins, wading birds, otters and sea ducks. The highlight for many people is the rare chance to walk with free-ranging penguins – but there are lots of other surprises. More than half of the attraction is undercover, so it’s a great place to visit if the weather forecast is bad. In addition, the charity has a terrific shop and café. Click Here
Torbay’s largest theatre – The Princess Theatre is located approximately a five minute stroll away. Open all year, they have something for everyone from concerts and comedy to operas, ballet, a traditional family pantomime and West End Musicals. Visit their website and find out what is coming up. Click Here
General Manager - Lee
Lee is the General Manager of our Torquay bistrot, with over 18 years' experience working in bars and restaurants across the world. He recently returned from living and working in China where he helped open and manage a number of popular bars and restaurants in Beijing and Shenzhen.
Head Chef - Karl
Originally from the Philippines, Karl moved to the UK in 2008 to pursue his dream of becoming a chef. Karl first came to work in our Leicester bistrot before moving to London to work and gain experience in some of the best restaurants in the capital. When returning to us in 2014, Karl quickly progressed in Leicester and Plymouth before taking on the role of Head Chef here in Torquay.
We had a superb table by the window, and were waited on by a delightful girl, she was attentive throughout the meal, and ready to help at any time. Our meals were excellent - well presented and delicious. Thank you, we will be back!Gill Ashcroft via customer feedback