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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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with family a little while back for a birthday celebration. Booked just a couple of hours in advance and we were greeted by the most delightful lady running front of house. She was so attentive and friendly from the very beginning, made sure we had everything we needed and was perfectly chatty and sweet. Nothing was too much trouble.... More 

1 Thank Emily S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Visiting Ilfracombe at the end of the year you always run the risk of restaurants being closed - so we were fortunate enough to find 'Take Thyme' open on a Saturday night. Although not everything on the menu was available the choices we made turned out to be absolutely superb. The service, atmosphere and quality of food was first class... More 

1 Thank joy3645
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Had a sardine starter to share, fabulous fish stew and baked John Dory with a pesto crust for mains. The new potatoes were the 'actual bomb!'. Cheese board also fantastic and loved the port. Fantastic night all round. Loved Tara the owner - had loads of chat.

2 Thank cheeseontoast81
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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.

1 Thank Helena A
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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.

1 Thank Marilyn F
Combe Martin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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 

1 Thank Hilary F
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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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

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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$22
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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?