Thursday, 10 February 2022 13:22

Restaurant Review: Offshore in Torquay

New for 2022, we’ll be out and about sampling the fabulous food and drink on offer across Devon. From the finest dining to trendy street food, cocktails to canapés we can’t wait to share our thoughts on what we find. Full reviews will be published on the site and we’ll also give quick shout outs to the best stuff we come across on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

We’ll get started with a review of Offshore Bar & Restaurant in Torquay. This award winning eatery is situated on Torquay harbour and has lovely views over the boats. We visited on a wintery Saturday in February and were lucky to get a table, the place was full by 8pm.

The staff were friendly and, although there were just two of us, seated us at a table for four on what doubles up as a stage when there is live music. There were very few smaller tables. There’s a short but well thought out wine list, already knowing what we were going to have for our mains we ordered the Sol Del Oro Merlot, a snip at £17.95.

The main menu has some excellent local offerings including River Teign mussels, produce from local farms and suppliers and an ever changing fish of the day. However we spotted they were running a set price menu with 3 courses for £18. There was a nice selection of starters, mains and deserts, with some being items from the main menu. 

For our starters we chose the grilled asparagus with poached egg and truffle oil and the baby beetroot with goat's cheese - a very pretty dish of food with large crispy croutons, delicious baby beetroot and a curl of goat's cheese mousse. The asparagus was beautifully cooked and topped with a perfectly poached egg, truffle oil and finished off with parmesan.

We were surprised to see steak was included on the set price menu - unsurprisingly the steak may not have been the biggest chunk of meat we’d ever seen - but it was well cooked to order and very tasty. It was served with a generous helping of rocket and frites.

Our choice of deserts were the affogato and lemon tart. The zingy lemon tart was served with strawberries and clotted cream, the cream being pleasant but a little runny. Affogato is a brilliant dessert and the twist here was the ice cream sitting on a delicate biscuit crumb that soaked up the espresso. Delightful. 


As the last of the Sol Del Oro was politely finished off, we asked for the bill, a very reasonable £53.95, not bad for three courses each plus a bottle of wine. With it’s excellent harbour front position, pleasing menu and a wide selection of wines, local real ales & craft beers, Offshore is understandably one of Torquay’s most popular destinations. We look forward to visiting again in warmer weather and sitting outside and trying more of their menu.

  •  Book your table at Offshore: 01803 292108

Offshore Bar & Restaurant

13-14 Vaughan Parade