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Take Thyme Fish Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 867622
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited last Saturday, restaurant quiet possibly due to it being Christmas lights turn on weekend. We had a fantastic meal, friendly staff, nothing was too much trouble. If in area again would definitely return.

Thank Helena A
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superb meal,super hosts,great waitress,three of us had fish,all lovely they said,I had the sirloin steak cooked blue which is difficult to cook correctly but it was wonderful.

Thank Marilyn F
Combe Martin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our fourth visit to the restaurant, which has become one of our favourites. There is always a wonderful range of delicious delicacies on offer. So often fish restaurants drown the delicate taste of the fish with heavy sauces, but not here - herb butters and light sauces perfectly bring out the flavour of the fish. Service is friendly... More 

Thank Hilary F
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had a great evening last Saturday. I had seen an article in the North Devon Journal about great service here and we weren't disappointed. It was friendly and relaxed. The menu was mainly fish but not exclusively. We will definitely be going again.

1 Thank Bikerbunce
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Small independent restaurant serving wonderfully fresh food, beautifully cooked. If fresh fish is your thing make sure you book here. Service friendly atmosphere jolly and an all round good experience , oh and the very reasonable wine was well chosen.

1 Thank Sue12317
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The lady owner was really happy and smiley, slightly batty and good fun. The food was very tasty...wow! ....and I discovered white port!! Yummy! I'm glad it was Halloween or I'd have been rather unsettled at the number of witches and random zombies knocking on the windows, snarling at us...... 😁😄👿👹👻👾👽

1 Thank KateLaubscher
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This restaurant is a real gem, and a must visit place if you are in Ilfracombe. The fish is absolutely excellent and will satisfy the most discerning of palates. Do go and support this seafood restaurant where the food is so fresh and absolutely delicious.

1 Thank johnclewes2016
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Always enjoyed first class delicious food here and have yet to be disappointed. Tara wasn’t working on Saturday due to illness but her staff looked after us just as well. I had the specials of mussels to start and fish stew for main; both were absolutely excellent. The mussels were lovely and plump and there was a selection of fish... More 

1 Thank Georgey48
New Milton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

A first class place for a fish bonanza! I enjoyed sardines and mussels, both of which were delicious. All four of us really enjoyed our meals and cocktails too! The service was low key, friendly and delightful. I'd recommend this place highly and would also recommend booking in advance, especially in high season. It's only small and the first time... More 

1 Thank splashcat
Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I both ate exactly the same and both thoroughly enjoyed everything that we had. We began our evening with fresh, warm bread and dipping oils followed by scallops beautifully presented in a shell and coated in chilli, lime, garlic and coriander served with a lovely side salad. For our mains we had the whole John Dory with... More 

1 Thank Charlotte061287

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Seafood, British, Healthy
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?