THE Elephant Restaurant & Brasserie on Torquay harbourside strives to deliver the best dining experience in Torbay, both from a culinary and customer service perspective.
This Michelin starred restaurant is run by Simon Hulstone, one of Britain's most-decorated chefs.
After collecting his tourism award he said: "It is great to be recognised especially for our use of local produce.
"This year we have really pushed the boundary with our own farm and using as much as we can within a 25 mile radius.
"We have also moved forward with our style, customer service and standards."
THE Orange Tree Restaurant. Owned by husband and wife team Sharon and Bernd Wolf who have both worked in the hospitality industry for many years and received several awards.
They use fresh seasonal produce and the menu is accompanied by a diverse wine list from around the world.
Judges were impressed by this restaurant's demonstration of laser like focus on high quality service, and offering a unique dining experience to customers.