Dinner and Overnight Stay with John Burton-Race at The Grosvenor, Torquay – by Lauren Heath

Being ex-hospitality, I find it interesting to watch certain reality series like Four in a Bed and Kitchen Nightmares - having been there, done that, you wander how on earth people can get it so wrong. Another entertaining fly-on-the-wall show was The Hotel on Channel 4. The Hotel itself was The Grosvenor in Torquay, which… Continue reading Dinner and Overnight Stay with John Burton-Race at The Grosvenor, Torquay – by Lauren Heath


Artizan Gallery – Soft Coffee Cafe, Lucius St, Torquay

7 Lucius Street Torquay TQ2 5UW Ph: 01803 428626 Email: juliebrandon@artizangallery.co.uk Torquay is one of my favourite parts of Devon. It has palm trees, beaches, lots of quirky independent shops, strange parking regulations and an even stranger one-way system.  It does have a distinctive Bohemian side that is often underrated and a burgeoning arts culture that makes me feel… Continue reading Artizan Gallery – Soft Coffee Cafe, Lucius St, Torquay

Las Iguanas, Abbey Sands, Torquay

I am genuinely happy to report that Las Iguanas has landed in Torquay; you can read the review for the Exeter branch here. We were invited down to see the latest addition to the Las Iguanas family which is housed in the new Abbey Sands building that has appeared on the seafront. This new build… Continue reading Las Iguanas, Abbey Sands, Torquay

Special Dispatch: Scoff’s, Paignton (4/5)

Paignton has a strange attraction, it is a splat in between the sizable populous mass of Torquay to the north and the beautiful harbour of Brixham.  There are a few words that you could use to describe Paignton, and depending on who you ask will depend what sort of words they end up being.  True, the town… Continue reading Special Dispatch: Scoff’s, Paignton (4/5)

Special Dispatch: Seaview Diner, Teignmouth (4/5)

Eating Exeter likes to push boundaries sometimes, and we really have this time.  We've been to Teignmouth.  The heart of the bit between Torquay and Exeter. Due to failing finances and the urge to get out of Exeter we ran away for an afternoon by the seaside in order to inhale some sea air and… Continue reading Special Dispatch: Seaview Diner, Teignmouth (4/5)

Crosby’s, The Strand, Torquay. (4/5)

Eating Exeter spills out to other places around Devon sometimes, and this time we head to Torquay.  Torquay is a hotch-potch of little suburbs and villages, out of town retail complexes and a whole load of other attachments too including Paignton, Brixham and Babbacombe to name a few.  To anyone unfamiliar with Torquay, there is… Continue reading Crosby’s, The Strand, Torquay. (4/5)