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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
“mussels” (58 reviews)
“fresh fish” (28 reviews)
“steak” (43 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 364 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I cannot say enough nice things about this plaice (lol). I am in love. Tara and John are absolutely fantastic (as are all the staff). We have been so many times and even when they are full they are accommadating. The food is delicious and...More

Thank Kerry L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Four of us having booked up for an evening meal turned up at the restaurant and were greeted by a smiley lady who showed us to our seats and gave us menus. She was very friendly and knowledgeable about the cuisine. Having ordered, we didn't...More

Thank MisterBee123
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ate here on a Thursday evening at 1900 hrs. The welcome was extremely pleasant. As we were the first guests of the evening we were offered the choice of tables to sit at, we chose the window table-but not a lot passed by during...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a large group and the staff looked after exceptional well. All the food was beautiful, the mussels starter and the Hake in Mediterranean sauce were excellent. We had a brilliant night, would thoroughly recommend this restaurant. Thank to all the staff.

Thank Georgina L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Take Thyme this evening and had a wonderful meal. All food cooked to order and lovely selection of drinks including some gin varieties, which were lovely. Very friendly staff and a great evening. Would highly recommend but you must book to avoid...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate in the restaurant at 7 pm as it opened one weekday. It had a limited but excellent menu and I thoroughly enjoyed the fish dish I ordered. Service was friendly too. Nothing not to like!

Thank Shailer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently had a short break in Ilfracombe and were lucky enough to get a table at Take Thyme. We arrived to a friendly welcome and a busy restaurant. The food was delicious in fact quite outstanding. We have eaten in certain well known restaurants...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to have a special meal out one evening during our stay in Ilfracombe and I'm happy to say we were delighted to have chosen 'Take Thyme'. We booked a table during the day and were pleasantly surprised on arrival to see a notice...More

Thank dmz14
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, 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
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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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