Places to Eat in Torquay – Aztec Bistro

Here at TLH we are often encouraged to use our facilities and restaurants so we can offer a real critique of what we have to offer guests and locals. My family and I recently visited the Aztec Bistro to check it out!

The Aztec Bistro celebrated their 10 year anniversary last November. From humble beginnings, it has become one of the most popular facilities with both guests and locals. Whether you’re a couple looking for some al fresco dining or a family wanting to ‘Dip n Dine’, the Bistro really has something to offer everyone and is a great place to eat with the family. I have had lunch and afternoon tea in the Bistro but had never utilise the 2 for 1 deal in the evening. As it was half term and my son had a friend visiting, it seems the perfect time to take our our newly formed family of four out for a meal.

We had booked a table for four but you don’t necessary have to book in advance. When we arrived, there were lots of tables reserved which is always a good sign. It was half term so the resort itself was buzzing with activity but the Bistro was a welcoming and relaxed environment.

Great Menu Choices!

Once at our table, we ordered our drinks and started to study the menu. There was a really wide choice of items including Fillet of Salmon, Mussels, 8oz rib eye steak plus bistro classics like homemade lasagne and risotto. I was also surprised at the large amount of vegetarian items on the evening menu. As the evening offer was 2 for 1, it made sense to order adult-size meals as I was sure our smaller guests would be able to cope! With decisions made, we ordered a homemade lasagne, 8oz rib eye steak cooked medium and two orders linguini bolognaise with a side order of garlic bread. As we waited for our meal to be cooked, the Bistro started to fill with families and couples. There was a really nice ambience to the whole place.

Our food arrived and we were pleasantly surprised by the portion sizes. The steak was cooked just right and the kids loved the bolognaise. The side order of garlic bread also went down a storm. The lasagne was served with a fresh and crisp side salad with a lovely dressing although you can have it served with fries or garlic bread.

Great Desserts!

Once our plates were cleared, thoughts turned to dessert. The younger diners had already spied the hot fudge sundae photo on the front of the menus and as it was 2 for 1, we came to the conclusion that they hadn’t actually cost us anything yet! We ordered one rum raisin portion of Yarde Farm ice cream plus to two hot fudge sundaes.

The very eagerly-awaited sundaes arrived and did not disappoint. The brownies at the bottom were warm and slowly melting the mountains of ice cream and cream piled upon them. The Yarde Farm ice cream is definitely worth a try and as the brownie is gluten-free, no-one needs to miss out!

Great Value for Money!

Overall, we had a faultless dinner in the Aztec Bistro. Definitely worth the money and being a 2 for 1 evening, the meal for four including desserts and drinks came to just under £50. I would absolutely recommend the Bistro for any type of gathering with space for larger groups and small cosy corners for duo diners. It was a busy night for the staff with a combination of half term, Valentine’s and 2 for 1 all on the same night but they were efficient and friendly throughout.

We will return again in the summer when the weather is warm and take advantage of the al fresco evenings – and of course, work our way through the other sundaes, no doubt!

You can view their menus on the website and visit the Bistro page for details about  Dip n Dine, evening dining and afternoon teas. You can also use the Bistro to have the meal section of a Children’s swim party and if you are enjoying a Spa day in the Aztec Spa your afternoon teas and lunches will be served here too.

Sally Starling

Sally Starling

Marketing Assistant at TLH Leisure Resort
Second generation full 'Torquinian'. Big fan of the great outdoors and all things unusual.
Sally Starling

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