Fast food

Serves meat, vegan options available. Large restaurant and music venue with garden for alfresco dining. Has separate vegan menu expanded Oct 2017 which includes items like bread and olives, flatbread, potato wedges, salad, nachos, tomato bruschetta, sandwiches, baked potatoes, salads, pizza (with or without vegan cheese), burgers, fajitas, and curry. Live music starts 8pm most evenings. 10% discount off the vegetarian & vegan menus from 6pm on Sundays. Open Mon-Thu 11:00-23:00, Fri 11:00-01:00, Sat 11:00-02:30, Sun 11:00-23:00.

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18 Reviews

First Review by Vegan-Vinyl-Avengers


Points +47

19 Feb 2022

Loads of vegan choices

Absolutely brilliant selection of vegan options 40 plus easily - we had vegan burger, vegan kebab and slaw plus bbq tofu which were all delicious - staff were all friendly and helpful

Pros: Loads of vegan options , Great portion sizes, Reasonably priced



Points +366

27 Oct 2021

Great menu

There were so many options! It was hard to decide. I went for the vegan kebab and it was amazing! I also love that the wine list is labelled with vegan wines!

Pros: Great options, Delicious food, Wine menu labelled with vegan options


Points +33

06 Oct 2021

Good vegan menu

Whole veg menu page available online. Went on a Monday night and was v quiet.

Updated from previous review on 2021-10-04

Pros: Lots of vegan options inc. desserts, Most wines are vegan, Good big vegan burger with vegan coleslaw

Cons: Bangkok burger more like a cheap frozen one


Points +579

18 Sep 2021


Sooooo happy to find this place as a vegan in a new place!!!! 🌱

Pros: LOADS OF OPTIONS, Huge portions

Cons: Staff seem over stretched but attentive


Points +326

26 Jun 2021

A highlight of Torquay

Love the venue and live music and amazing variety of vegan options to choose from. Presentation was fancier than expected and food was delicious! Very good option for vegans.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Great venue, Tasty food

Cons: Some wait time on food if busy


Points +64

15 Jun 2021

Huge range of options!!

I had the meatball sub, on the app it didn’t say it came with anything so I ordered wedges too, but it came with crisps and salad! Would definitely ask to see a physical menu as there isn’t descriptions of what each item actually is on the app but everything I had was so good! We sat outside and

Pros: Loads of options, Yummy food

Cons: No descriptions of food on the app, ask for menu!


Points +713

13 Oct 2019

Wanted to love it...

I ordered The Big Vegan, my partner ordered the Southern Fried 'chicken' burger, we had the bruschetta to share and a cocktail each. Came to £30. Unfortunately we were both very disappointed as the quality of the burgers was terrible, (mine was burnt, my bf's was not Southern fried, more like oven cooked and overdone at that) the bun itself was 'rock' hard and there was no sauce to be found! The bruschetta was ok but needed moisture - oil, vinegar, something to moisten the bread, and the cocktail was nice as it was laced with booze! Won't be back I'm afraid.

Pros: Good Cocktails , Full vegan/veg menu

Cons: Rock hard buns , Curdled colslaw , Burnt mock-meat


Points +199

09 Aug 2019


The menu of vegan options is good. However, staff were unhelpful in letting me know what options were gluten free and vegan (not labelled on the menu).

My 'vegan' meal came out with dairy butter cubes. I informed staff so hopefully this wouldn't happen again. It didn't give me confidence that they take dietary choices seriously.

Pros: Separate vegan menu, Gluten free options

Cons: Allergens not easy to identify, Staff put butter on vegan meal


Points +64

21 Aug 2018

Delicious comfort food

Had nachos to start & then tofu fajitas for main. The portions were absolutely huge!! The nachos were very authentic & so tasty, the fajitas were the star of the show though, the tofu was marinated amazingly, it’s only a shame we couldn’t eat it all as we were absolutely stuffed! Would definitely share the main next time (we already shared the starter). Also had lovely cocktails (pina colada & mojitos), would love to come again child free and make the most of the evening.

Updated from previous review on 2018-08-21

Pros: Huge portions , Nice vibe , Really tasty

Cons: Almost too big portions


Points +20

16 Aug 2018

Great meal

We were really impressed with the choices on the vegan menu. Portions were generous. We had bbq tofu ciabatta and loaded wedges.

Pros: Separate vegan menu, Knowledgeable staff, Good value for money


Points +179

19 Jul 2018

Good vegan offerings in the centre of town

The family went there early one mid-week evening and could have found place both in- and outside. Not to say the place was at all unpopular, but more a testement to the size of the establishment and the time which we arrived.

As usual, we ordered with our eyes, and had problems finishing off all the dishes, which were sizeable in themselves.

We loved all the food, and would definitely recommend a visit if you find yourself in the neighbourhood. There was a good use of vegan cheese in the order we made, though I would say the nacho dish needs to be eaten "fresh", to avoid it hardening on the edges and softening too much in the middle. Perhaps if we had not chosen too much from the menu we would have managed that feat.

Pros: A decent, well-marked vegan menu., Centrally placed., Nice portion size.

Cons: Birds, though eat inside to avoid.


Points +30

29 Jun 2018

Spoilt for choice

Awesome vegetarian/vegan menu, great value for money! Absolutely delicious and staff are very helpful, checking that everything is vegan for you. Definitely recommend and will be going again. Also has an extensive gluten free menu

Pros: plenty of vegan options

Cons: none


Points +430

09 Mar 2018

good menu

It has a full vegan menu. Good options


Points +2300

04 Jan 2018


Well thought out vegan options for an omni place. All listed on a separate veggie/vegan menu on every table (vegan wines are now listed on the menu too). I love how they use Devon made Dragonfly tofu in several of their dishes. The marinated tofu with salsa verde and fajitas were both delicous. Portions were generous and good value. There are a couple of vegan desserts as well.
It is a lively venue but we sat upstairs on the balcony which was a bit quieter so good for a meal.

Pros: Great, tasty vegan options - using Devon tofu!, Reasonable prices, Central location

Cons: Not all veg*an


Points +13

03 Dec 2017

So much to choose from (makes a change!)

I'd not had food here for ages, but I'm pleased to say their menus just seem to keep getting better. We went down especially for the veggie / vegan offer on Sundays, and what they offer now is incredibly impressive - I had pizza with vegan cheese, a real treat that you can't usually find down in Torbay. Cocktails made to a high standard too. Will be back soon!


Points +18

20 Nov 2017

So much choice!

Awesome place right in the centre of Torquay. Has a great choice of vegan and vegetarian meals available including a wide selection of deserts too plus they've just added more choice to the menu. Can highly recommend the vegan pizzas :)


Points +15

11 Nov 2017

Amazing Vegetarian/Vegan Food

They have a new menu with some amazing tofu on it. Hard to find nice tofu but this stuff is delicious!
Also love the vegan ice cream and they have the only nice vegan cheese I have found so far!
Great place for a cocktail and live music too!

Pros: Reasonable Prices, Fresh food, Great cocktails too

Cons: Don't do breakfast stuff


Points +890

24 Sep 2017

Fresh vegan food and dancing!

A large bar/restaurant with a separate vegan menu, live music and an outside terrace.

We first ate at The Rock Garden as part of a group of 17 vegans, who were trying out the new vegan menu on a Saturday night. The service was excellent with great food at cheap prices, lively atmosphere, music & dancing!

The portions were large, the food was tasty and all the vegetables were freshly & inventively prepared. There is a choice of vegan cheese or cheeseless for the pizzas. They also stock vegan wine, which is not listed on the menu, but you can ask for it.

We would recommend the Tomato Bruschetta and the Fajitas. The salads are pretty awesome, also, with lots of sundried tomatoes.

You have to order and pay at the bar, which we did separately, but they managed to bring out all our food together. There is a gluten free menu, a vegetarian and a vegan menu. All the staff are smiley and helpful. There was live music which kept us dancing until late, after our meal.

We now eat here regularly and would recommend the vegan menu to everyone.

Pros: Fresh, tasty vegan options., Live music, Outside seating

Cons: Noisy in the evenings

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