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.

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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 crème brûlée with our own take on regional favourites like tarte flambée, confit de canard and pâté 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.

We have something for everyone, from our two course Prix fixe lunch for £11.95 and our two course Pre théâtre menu for £14.95 to our evening À la carte menu. We also offer gluten-free dishes and a children's menu, which comes with our bespoke 14 page activity pack.

Visit Us

Abbey Sands
Abbey Crescent
Torbay Road

01803 221 213

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Opening hours

Morning :
Saturday 9–11am
Sunday 9.30–11am
Full breakfast menu available.

Lunch :
Monday to Friday 12–3pm
Saturday & Sunday 12–5pm

Dinner :
Monday to Saturday 5–10pm
Sunday 5–9pm

Bar Food :
Monday to Thursday 12–7pm
Friday to Sunday 12–6pm

Bank Holiday Monday opening hours are the same as Sunday opening hours.

Also nearby

  • Torre Abbey

    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

  • Living Coasts

    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

  • Princess Theatre

    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.

Our visit was absolutely top class as usual, with great food and fab atmosphere.

Kim Wood via Online Feedback