The Stoop

the stoop torquay

At the Stoop we’re passionate about delicious food, great service and our guests having excellent time.

Taking its name from the Stoops of Holland and North America its true meaning is ‘a small porch’ yet the modern understanding of stoops is a place to congregate, socialize, relax & converse.

Locally owned and operated, located in a 50’s beach house in Old Torquay with a relaxed and open atmosphere, you can sit back and enjoy food and drinks inside by the heater or grab a seat in the sun on our beautiful terrace or beer garden.

With a menu inspired by the owners time in France and the Mediterranean, we offer you stylish yet simple food to delight your senses. Crowd favourites such as Burgers and Parmas grace the menu together with classics like Steak Tartare and Bouillabaisse. There are always daily specials which are created using the finest local and seasonal ingredients.

Our wine list focuses on some of the best wines from the Surf Coast & Victorian wine regions mixed with some fun and eclectic South Australian and international wines.
With rotating beers on tap and an extensive craft bottled beer & cider selection there is sure to be something for you to enjoy.



Five years ago, we made the decision to move from the “big smoke” down to Torquay and set up a little restaurant called The Stoop. So many people were curious about the name… Originating in Dutch as a “small porch”, to us The Stoop meant somewhere to catch up and spend quality time with friends and family. We’re proud that it has become just that for so many locals and visitors alike. 


Now, with so many mixed emotions, we have decided it is time for our next chapter and have sold the business.


We’d like to thank all our amazing customers for your continued support. The Stoop could not have been as successful as it was without you. Thank you for sticking with us even through all the ups and downs and the uncertainty of COVID.  


Over the years we have had some incredible staff. So many fun times and so many great memories have been made with all of you.  We couldn’t have done it without you. 


To all of our wonderful suppliers, thank you for all your help with sourcing all of the amazing food and wine we have served over the years. 


And to our friends and families, thank you so much for being our rocks from day one… for being on the other end of the phone and listening, for coming in and helping out and for keeping us positive through the struggles of COVID.  We can’t wait to see you all, maybe even on a weekend, not just a Monday night!


So from us to you, it’s good bye and thank you.



Craig & Cate 

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