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The Shack

43 Torwood Street, Torquay TQ1 1DY, England
+44 1803 294400
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burgers” (201 reviews)
“coleslaw” (30 reviews)
“chicken” (36 reviews)
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British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Torwood Street, Torquay TQ1 1DY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Chris and his team are always glad to see you and the service is very attentive. Superb burgers but this visit 2 of us had steak. Perfectly cooked steak exactly as ordered and all for less than £15. The place was busy on Saturday and...More

Thank jmincent
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

FYI - there’s a tall step which you need to “step over” to get in the restaurant - it’s dimly lit for “ambience”. This can lead to accidents, my mother fell to the floor. She already aches, if it’s worse tomorrow she’ll be seeking legal...More

Thank dearlouise
Reviewed 1 week ago

Living in Torquay we've eaten Sunday lunch in quite a few places round here. There are a lot of places doing a good Sunday lunch but none of them are as good as The Shack. Everything about it is 10 out of 10. The service...More

Thank TallPaul72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Shack with my wife for an evening out and really enjoyed it. The menu is relatively simple, mostly burgers, chicken, hot dogs and a few salads, but they do everything on the menu really well so you can’t complain! We visited early on...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Nice burgers, nice staff and nice decor, would recommend to come here, ideal for kids birthday party. Sunday carvery is good too

Thank Shurwood
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Weekend away with friends, weren't sure where to eat but heard that the shack was a good place. Although it was Saturday night the food and service was amazing, we all had a different dish, but they were all well done and delicious! We all...More

Thank Narbear
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We booked purely based on trip advisor reviews and am genuinely so glad we did. Its by far the best carvery I have ever had. The place could so be easily overlooked as it doesn't stand out but inside the decor is lovely, the staff...More

Thank Becky B
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Returned for our second visit this Friday for a burger; it was as good as the first time. The burgers are very succulent and flavoursome and the combinations we have tried were superb. The twisty fries are gorgeous. All of the staff are very friendly...More

Thank mrdennis2017
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I had never been to The Shack but my son has several times and took me there for dinner. It was much bigger inside than it looks and quite busy when we arrived. We were shown to a table immediately. Our waitress, Georgie, was very...More

Thank Carmel C
Reviewed 12 November 2017

.........and we've tried many places over the years!! Booked a Sunday Roast for 12 @ 1:30 and even though the place was already full, everything we had was freshly cooked. It was also hot, and most importantly served on hot plates. The meat was excellent...More

Thank JKD118
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Response from sue G | Reviewed this property |
I don't know - but I would be surprised if they do, apart from guide dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Torwood Street, Torquay TQ1 1DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 294400
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