Sarah Fieldsend

Joined October 2015
  • Day3

    The Rock Walk

    February 13 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    By 10.30 the weather had totally changed so we decided to go out rather than use the spa. Marc wanted to go and look at all the big houses on the hillside overlooking Torquay. We got up there via terrace gardens and the rock walk, a twisty path mainly steps which zig zags across the hillside. As we reach the top the rain started, it wasnt to bad, we meandered our way back down to the Visto lounge bar for a well deserved cuppa.
    After which we walked along the beach to Preston park before going inside The Grand Hotel for a nosey. It was ok in there but nothing special.
    We walked back along the sea front to Torquay before going to Amici for a late lunch. Amici is the sister restaurant to Biancos, they are on opposite sides of the road. Amici is more of an every day italian serving things like pizza, and is open during the day which Bianco's isnt. We have seen it many times but never been in. My contact at Bianco's had given us a 2 for 1 lunch voucher so we thought we might as well give it a try. We absolutely loved it, some of the menu is similar but its cheaper and attracts a different clientele, being more family oriented. We were back in the room before 4pm as Marc was absolutely done in. The room is glorious right in the sun with a lovely view. Marc was asleep within minutes.
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    Weather not so good this morning

    February 13 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    As forecast the weather has taken a turn for the worse, its due to improve this afternoon. I think we will be having breakfast followed by a visit to the spa. Its blowing a gale on our balcony with the wind and rain coming straight at us.

  • Day2

    Biancos Italian restaurant

    February 12 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    This evening we went to Biancos, our favourite restaurant. The first time we came to Torquay, I met an Italian guy in the hotel spa, he works at Biancos and recommended it, we have been going there ever since. We popped in on Tuesday evening to amend the time of our booking. He happened to be there and kindly gave us a 2 for 1 on mains voucher, so even better.
    I decided to have one of the specials for my main it had posh italian name, it was tomato pasta stuffed with lobster dressed with prawns in white wine and cream sauce. It was lovely, far to much for me to eat. I dont usually like cream sauces but the waitress said it was a light sauce, which it was. Marc had his usual veal, with vegetables, followed by the lightest tiramisu you have ever had. The chef makes a fresh batch every day.
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  • Day2

    Dartmouth

    February 12 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    We had a lazy start to the day followed by a relaxing breakfast. The hotel is very quiet so no waiting for tables or queuing for food. After which we drove to Dartmouth via the lower ferry across the river Dart, the ferry only take 3 minutes so I can cope with it without being sick. We found a lovely bakery in Dartmouth with lots of homemade cakes and a cafe. The cafe which was upstairs was called the sloping deck, they weren't joking the floor and windows were sloping. It made me feel seasick but I still managed a cream tea! The scones were huge so we took half of it with us to have in the room with a cuppa. The weather was lovely this morning, suddenly changing around 2.30 to heavy rain. Fortunately by then we had returned to the hotel for Marc to rest. Its quite interesting sitting in the room watching the rain clouds and boats coming and going across the bay. Paignton which is directly across the bay from our room, took the brunt of the rain yesterday and today.Read more

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    My first beach fix of 2020

    February 11 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    After lunch we walked down onto the beach. The sun was out but it was pretty cold. I didnt care, I was just happy to be on the beach. We hadnt been there long when it started to spot with rain. We decided to have a slow walk back to the hotel via the harbour. We had the odd shower but didnt get soaked.Read more

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    Lunch at Visto Lounge Cafe Bar

    February 11 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌬 6 °C

    After a very blustery drive we arrived at the hotel around 12.30. We drove through a snow and ice blizzard although alot of the journey was in brillant sunshine. The wipers were having little effect in the blizzard as the snow was freezing onto the windscreen. Our room was ready but we decided to walk straight into to town as Marc was hungry.
    We havent been to the Visto louge before, it has a varied menu and we got a window table looking onto the beach and were sat right in the sun, perfect ! Its very cold and windy on the front so nice to enjoy the view whilst feeling warm.
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