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Take Thyme Fish Restaurant

1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 867622
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, British, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Our 1st time in Ilfracombe from Los Angeles. Stumbled on to this quaint, unassuming restaurant adjacent to the wharf. Step in and be overwhelmed by a simple, gastronomic, taste bud extravaganza. We consider ourselves “foodies.” We were not disappointed. Started with tasting local craft gins....More

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed today via mobile

Fabulous food, excellent and friendly service. I highly recommend the John Dory. Nice ambiance by the port.

Thank Dolly C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate here on a Friday night. It was nice and busy without being overcrowded and the ambience for the entire evening was amazing. We had starters and main courses and every person at the table commented how amazing the food was. The service was...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautifully cooked fresh fish and steak. Sublime gin and tonic menu, well worth a visit. Fresh décor and excellent customer service. Great value for money set in a beautiful sea side town.

Thank Leanne O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very relaxed and great choice of food/drinks. John dory i had was excellent and my girlfriend had a very tasty exmoor rump steak. Would definately go back again.

Thank mattyb04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great friendly restaurant, excellent menu options primarily fresh fish locally caught. Great atmosphere. Thanks for a wonderful evening, a good way to celebrate a birthday.

Thank petehills2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome fish restaurant. Every dish we’ve had so far has been amazing. Desserts fabulous. Ambiance fantastic too and staff attentive and so friendly. It’s a must. Would thoroughly recommend; one if not the best in Ilfracombe.

1  Thank lisahurry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is superb. Although the area was quiet due to the cold weather they still had a full menu on. We had mixed bread and olives to start. My husband had dressed crab and salad. I had pan fried hake on a tomato and...More

Thank Beverley S
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Visted last night with my mum totally unplanned and what a great find! Absolutely beautiful food freshly cooked to order but the thing that made the night for us was the fantastic waitress. She was so welcoming and fun we had lots of laughs here...More

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 15 April 2018

What a wonderful meal! I'd sent an email to highlight my food intolerances - gluten, dairy and soya and to advise that my deaf friend would be bringing her assistance dog. No problem! We were welcomed warmly by the lovely front of house lady (Jo?)....More

Thank Julesmr
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Jennifer S
28 June 2016|
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Response from Teaboo | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not allow dogs into the restaurant, however we do have some outside seating if the weather is favourable and dog owners are welcome to sit outside. This is useful on a Friday and Saturday as we offer a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$24
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 867622
  • E-mail
Located not 50 yards from Ilfracombe Harbour, Take Thyme Restaurant provides fresh local fish, Exmoor steak and home-made dishes. We also have vegetarian and gluten free options.
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