Ocean Drive, Torquay Review

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mrnick1234567's review of Ocean Drive, Torquay

“Five of us went one Sunday for lunch to Ocean Drive...”


written by mrnick1234567 on 08/06/2008

Good Points
Waitress was polite.

Bad Points
Food was poor
Cheesy decor - very gimmicky
Salmon is listed as a vegetarian option!
In my opinion the pub garden at Ocean Drive was tacky.

General Comments
Five of us went one Sunday for lunch to Ocean Drive Torquay. The laminated menu we had picked up for the place put us off, but one of our group was a local and wanted to try it.
On arrival the place was not what we expected and I personally feel the pub garden was tacky, with film memorabilia covering every surface. The waitress was nice, but tried to seat us in a small dark table in an awkward corner, despite it being a sunny day and the place being empty. We opted to move by the window. The room was hot so we asked the waitress to open the door. She did, then informed us that the regular menu wasn't being served and it was Sunday roast only. One of our party was vegetarian, and this wasn't ideal. Fortunately they did make her a large starter to have as a main course. As for the food itself the roast was poor, the meat was tough and the gravy a bit salty, it seemed to be Bistro or similar. No one seemed to eat much. We ducked out of deserts and made a quick exit, pausing only to marvel at the 'Hollywood' themed garden (again more film stuff). Coming from London I think we are spoiled for choice, and this place wouldn't last two minutes in a more competitive environment. We won't be returning.

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