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La Gendarmerie

63 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 865984
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
63 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We returned to La Gendarmerie on our recent stay in Ilfracombe because this Michelin Guide listed restaurant has such a friendly atmosphere and outstanding cuisine from the proprietors Sarah and Paul. Our fine dining experience this time time round was to celebrate our anniversary -...More

Thank Cybernaut1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always book a table at la gendarmerie whenever we visit Ilfracombe. Our favourite restaurant ever. I've eaten at many Michelin star London restaurant but this in my opinion is the best. Wonderful food, great service and marvellous value for money. A fine dining experience...More

Thank Maxine1959
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Smart place, great staff, had an amazing cured trout dish, and a creepy carver duck main to die for, decadent chocolate dessert to finish....wowsers

1  Thank strutter73123
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We had the most wonderful meal. And agree we would change absolutely nothing. Attentive service and fantastic food. But beyond anything we felt so well accommodated, we notified before that one of us cannot have gluten and the other dairy (we often feel like the...More

1  Thank Anna K
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is the second time we have dined here and we were not disappointed by our return. Between the 4 of us we tried most of the dishes on the limited menu and we were all pleased with what we had. Service was efficient and...More

1  Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

La Gendarmerie continues to delight on our return to the area! A family business, that has been listed in the Michelin Guide for many years, provides consistently exceptional cuisine and attentive service - de même mesure à mon expérience en France. My partner and I...More

1  Thank Cybernaut1
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Been here a few times and food is always outstanding. I don't agree with comments about small portions- it's about amazing ingredients put together in a way you sit an appreciate every mouthful. You don't here for quantity over quality. We certainly don't leave hungry...More

1  Thank Katie1986406
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We booked this restaurant due to the amazing reviews. It has been 20 years since visiting Ilfracombe. We are certainly not 'heathens' in any shape or form and dine out all over the world. However I would have to say 'pretentious' is an under statement....More

5  Thank billpace5036
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I have an outside catering company so am pretty fussy when I eat out. However the food at la Gendarmerie was spot on. Seasoning perfectly balanced and presentation superb. Paul and Sarah are lovely people - I would thoroughly recommend this place!

2  Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We love this restaurant. From the moment you walk in everything is just right. The atmosphere and ambience are perfect. The service is attentive and friendly, but unobtrusive. The food is second to none in Ilfracombe. Everything is cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. We...More

1  Thank KernowkidEngland
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26 August 2017|
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Response from Hippy D | Property representative |
3 course menu £39pp
28 April 2015|
Response from Jannerbloke | Reviewed this property |
Do you have disabled access? Do you have free wifi? Do you allow children and or well behaved dogs? What are your opening days and hours? Do you bake all your own food? Do you take part in the 'suspended coffee... More
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 865984
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