Elephant - 'star' of the show for 16th year running

Picture of couple running a restaurant

Celebrating - Simon and Katy Hulstone - Credit: Submitted

One of Torbay’s top restaurants has retained its prestigious Michelin Star – for the 16th year running. 

Congratulations have flowed for Simon and Katy Hulstone, the husband-and-wife team who run the Elephant overlooking Torquay harbour. 

Simon said: “Katy and I are both delighted to have maintained our Michelin star for the 16th year.  

“It’s been a year of turmoil and change but with a brilliant team here at the Elephant we took on all challenges with gusto and adapted and overcame.  

“The award of the Michelin star is not just a great team award, it adds a real purpose and feel-good factor to our beaten hospitality industry.  

“Tourism will once again be on our agenda very soon and with a star in the Bay it elevates Torbay’s offering to a wider clientele.” 

The Elephant was the first restaurant in Torquay to be awarded a Michelin star 16 years ago.