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Take Thyme Fish Restaurant

1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 867622
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“hake” (28 reviews)
“sea bass” (28 reviews)
“fresh fish” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Healthy
$$ - $$$
1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Very small restaurant and people eat early here in Ilfracombe so we were the last in at 8pm. Meant we had to wait 45 mins for our first course. Friendly approach and clearly popular with locals.

Thank AMH57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely restaurant, we arrived late and were lucky to get a table for two. Ordered scallops, soup, mussels and fish. Food very tasty and the service was friendly. The lady that ran the restaurant was very chatty and friendly, you were made to feel very...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a very pleasant Tuesday evening in Take Thyme. The food was very well presented and well prepared. Portions perhaps on the small side. The server was friendly and obviously enjoyed her job. One of our party was vegetarian and was catered for if...More

Thank Frightful55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was simply delicious, we had the Sea- Bream and John Dory for main and scallops and muscles for starters. Each cane with its distinct flavour and inviting presentation and to top it all the customer service was excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank Niro S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on Saturday evening, greeted by the owner, the menu was full of what I expected with lots of fish dishes to choose from, our starters, mains, and desserts were all excellent quality, the chef knows his stuff here. Good wine choice,...More

Thank jellybelly10001
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were advised to book a table in advanced as it's a small restaurant. We were very warmly welcomed and my only issue was what my choice to make. We asked for suggestion whilst placing our order and We had the scallops and the chowder...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to this place with my husband and will most definitely be returning. The fish is perfectly cooked and so were the vegetables. What a lovely place . If you love fish this is the place to go . Also friendly staff with...More

Thank Jenny G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely restaurant and staff. I have an allergy and Tara made sure that i was aware of what i couldnt eat. Food well cooked and very tasty. Service friendly and attentive. Would definately recommend.

Thank Shassa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Without doubt this is the best choice in Ilfracombe for a variety of fresh locally caught fish. and what a choice there is ....Sea Bass, Turbot, Monkfish, Sea Bream to name but a few, all perfectly cooked. Plus some great starters too ... crab, mussels,...More

Thank Collingdale
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like fresh fish, this is the place to visit. Our starters were delicious and comprised of a Devon Blue Cheese, Pear, Walnut and Rocket Salad, while one of us had Scallops - perfectly cooked. My main was a dressed crab with bread, lemon...More

Thank ShropshireSophie
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Jennifer S
Is it dog friendly
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$5 - US$23
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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.