Big Lunches 2019

Big Lunches are being held across Torbay, as part of our celebrations marking International Day of Older Persons – celebrations which include the Ageing Well Festival.

So far, we have 8 lunches confirmed (with more to be added) between Saturday 28th September and Wednesday 9th October in locations around Torquay, Paignton and Brixham:


  1. The Acorn Centre,  Lummaton Cross, Torquay TQ2 8ET, 1pm-4pm, Saturday 28th September. BBQ, open to families in OurSpace garden. Accepting donations to help cover costs. Call Dan Best to book: 07905 765263
  2. Chelston Manor, Old Mill Road, Torquay TQ2 6HW, 12:30pm, Sunday 6th October. £7.50 for a Sunday lunch. Call Tara Acton to book: 07730 792431
  3. The Kents, 1 Ilsham Road, Torquay TQ1 2JG, noon, Sunday 6th October. Sunday roast, £7.50 for a small plate, £12.50 for a large plate. Deadline for bookings: Friday 27th September. Call Marianne Parker to book: 07469 60875
  4. Leonard Stocks Centre, Factory Row, Torquay TQ2 5QQ, 1pm, Wednesday 9th October. Free buffet. Call Sean McTiernan to book:  07854 066117


  1. South Quay Bar & Bistro, Paignton Harbour, TQ4 6DT, 1pm, Sunday 29th September. £9.95 for a roast. Call Sarah to book: 07443 650074
  2. Whitley Court, Hayes Road, Paignton TQ4 5XW, 1st sitting at noon, 2nd at 12:45pm, Sunday 29th September. £5.50 for a carvery, £2 for a starter, £2 for a pudding. Call Whitley Court to book: 01803 698872
  3. Hookhills Community Centre, Freshwater Drive, Paignton TQ4 7SB, 12:15pm, Sunday 29th. £4.75 for a 2-course roast. Call Hookhills Community Centre to book: 01803 845250


  1. Bascombe Court Care Home, Bascombe Road, Brixham TQ5 0JS, 12:15pm, Wednesday 2nd October. Call Gill Knight to book: 07884 887063