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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%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (43 reviews)
“fish” (121 reviews)
“steak” (40 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, British, Healthy, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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1 - 10 of 356 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The wife and I were made very welcome all evening. The restaurant although fully booked was able to find a table for us. The food was excellent hot and well presented. The restaurant had a lovely lively atmosphere due to the hospitality of the owner....More

Thank Hornepompey
Reviewed 2 days ago

Primarily fish, which varies due to what the catch was that day. They also offer a vegetarian dish and steaks which was good. The food was well presented and cooked and we were very happy, quite expensive but that was to be expected. Esential to...More

Thank CotswoldsMidge
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had great meal here during our stay in Ilfracombe last week. Absolutely first class! Great service, food and wine.

Thank WorcesterSue
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as we're both fish lovers. Started with (tiny amount of) bread served with the worst/cheapest balsamic vinegar I've ever tasted. To follow we ordered a 'Seafood' chowder served with (a minute) amount of bread at £15 and the 'Asian Style' sea bream at £16....More

Thank Fifismum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic meal the fish was so good and fresh the staff were great this place is a real find I can recommend this restaurant to any one who visit north Devon Not to be missed

Thank mauricekimber
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous service, small but comfortable, beautiful ambiance, food was so fresh light and delicious 👏👏👏

Thank Thelma J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small, intimate, lively restaurant. Probably one of the best in Ilfracombe. The food was superb! We just felt a bit sorry for the young waitress who seemed to be doing all the running around while the other one spent most of the evening having...More

Thank Diane R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable meal. Fitted us in last minute on a Saturday night. Which was very good as every time I walked passed the rest of the week it was pretty full. Dressed crab was fresh and tasty.

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The decor of the restaurant is humble compared to the standard of food & the standard of food is humble compared to the standard of people who will welcome,serve & entertain you in this restaurant! I think this area of Devon is blessed with some...More

Thank Peter C
tara o, Owner at Take Thyme Fish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Peter, Thanks so much. That has to be one of nicest reviews we've ever had here. We genuinely love to make people happy ! xxx Look forward to seeing you both again as you were both a pleasure to look after

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a great hidden treasure in ilfracombe well worth a visit , superb ambiance atmosphere relaxed, service,food exquiste,,,,,,we really enjoyed ourselves an so reasonably priced .

Thank philip j
tara o, Owner at Take Thyme Fish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thaaanks 'My Darlins''' :)))) x

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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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