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“Great service, disappointing food”
Review of Small World Tapas

Small World Tapas
Ranked #1 of 372 Restaurants in Torquay
Price range: US$13 - US$78
Description: Small World is a dream in a pocket size. Our reserved but family atmosphere restaurant is one of the fewest places in Torquay where you can share absolutely everything. Because sharing is loving. And we love food. Quiet place where you can also peek at the kitchen while the Chef is cooking worldwide tapas. Not only Spanish, but from all around the world. We change the menu very often to offer you the best of every country. And if you feel like drinking a country as well we have a selection of wines, local beers, spirits and cocktails. We also have Free Wifi. We are not a chain. We are independent. We are FoodLovers
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Description: Small World is a dream in a pocket size. Our reserved but family atmosphere restaurant is one of the fewest places in Torquay where you can share absolutely everything. Because sharing is loving. And we love food. Quiet place where you can also peek at the kitchen while the Chef is cooking worldwide tapas. Not only Spanish, but from all around the world. We change the menu very often to offer you the best of every country. And if you feel like drinking a country as well we have a selection of wines, local beers, spirits and cocktails. We also have Free Wifi. We are not a chain. We are independent. We are FoodLovers
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We were really looking forward to our dinner here as we’d seen such good reviews but we really found it to be overrated. Nothing against the service as the staff were without exception lovely but we found the food distinctly average. The main problem was that everything was deep fried and so tasted pretty similar. Maybe we were unlucky and made the wrong selections but other than the cauliflower cheese croquettes (which were delicious) we found everything else a bit disappointing. Ok but we’ve had better tapas.

1  Thank WanderingStar1234
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Went there with just two of us, met with such a friendly attitude. Food was brilliant, service was quick and attentive without being overbearing.
Did I mention the food was brilliant? Easily the best around, 10/10 highly recommend.

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Thank Infinite_granite
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

I had prior communication with this restaurant regarding a booking as one of our group is allergic to garlic, which can be quite difficult to accommodate in other restaurants. I was told this wouldn't be an issue and we would be welcome to come.

We were welcomed immediately by the lovely host who we found out was also owner/manageress. She was spanish and had a wide knowledge of everything of the menu and went through it all in detail with the lady in our group who had the allergy. After going through all the tapas dishes we all wanted to order she made sure that the chefs left out the garlic, and put various sauces on the side.

She went out of her way to ensure that the lady in our group could try everything! This is something that is rare, as most chefs would say that it is limited menu.
We had an array of dishes, which all were absolutely gorgeous!

One slight thing was that we had ordered ribs and on some of them there was no meat, but this was quickly rectified by the host and we had another portion free of charge. The food left us full and extremely happy! So thank you so much for being so kind and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone wanting to try beautiful authentic tapas!

I should also mention - the cocktails were really great. and after paying the bill we were given explolives! They are AMAZING.

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Thank Kellie321
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Went there for a birthday. Sara, who is Spanish, is a wonderful front of house and her partner, Kevin, from Cornwall is a great chef. The tapas are not totally spanish but quite delicious. The service was wonderful. It was a Tuesday night and the place was full. Highly recommended.

Thank adrienteignmouth
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

I was researching the top restaurants in Torquay and came across Small World from my searches. I saw it was in first place so knew we had to try it.

We were lucky as we hadnt booked and someone had just cancelled a table! From the moment we went in we had such a lovely night. The waitress was such a lovely lady and we had a right laugh all night - she was laughing as the only Spanish i knew was, the bill please :)

The food was absolutely exceptional and the portion sizes larger than most tapas we had before. We had the King prawns, bread bag, meatballs, pork bites, dim sum, croquettes and then churros to finish. Every dish was superb, absolutely faultless. We had a really nice bottle of french Sav B too which at £15 was a good price.

If your in torquay on holiday or you live here this place really is a must try and im pretty sure it will become a regular of yours!

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3  Thank James H
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