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Seventy One

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71 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 863632
19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Beautifully cooked local produce at very reasonable prices. A professional and assured service in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. 71 makes the most of local fish.

Thank Sue12317
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were 5 for a change one of my friends had come down from London for a few nights. Food, service and overall pleasant atmosphere.

Thank wiselady1950
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We visited Seventy One while on a trip to North Devon in September 2016. Nothing was too much trouble and we enjoyed our evening so much that we booked again for our last night while we were there! Lovely fresh fish and a really good bistro menu. Everything we were served was delicious. Clientele all couples or small groups -... More 

Thank mamadarkes
Epsom, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening at 71. Situated on the greatly improved Fore St - we had a drink first in the oldest pub in Ilfracombe the George and Dragon slightly down the same street - then enjoyed some delicious fish (which is their speciality) It is a very pleasant family feel.

Thank annettepawson
Durham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

After turning up without booking we thought we would be turned away but luckily for us another couple hadn't turned up so we had a good start to the evening. My wife had lobster salad and I surf and turf. Wine was an excellent new Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, my wife's favourite. Food was top notch and certainly the best we... More 

Thank thomas_hopper
sunny dorset
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went here for a meal in August. Friendly welcome, Lovely decor. I had the parfait for starter which was lovely. Pork in cider sauce for the main course, beautifully presented, and tasted devine.. and the yummy chocolate brownie type pudding, which was lovely Visited the toilets , very nice, and nice soap/hand lotion... loved the hand towels rolled up ready... More 

Thank angelcake71
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Managed to book here for dinner at the second attempt - the first evening was fully booked. A fairly plain little bistro with no particular ambience, but lovely good value food and an excellent choice of very fresh fish and seafood. Easy to get to from the harbour area, very quiet and civilised. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Martin D
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

On an evening stroll through Ilfracombe we decided to ask if there was a table and were told we could eat at 8.30pm. So we popped for a pint and came back. The bistro is small, but with a very welcoming atmosphere and staff who take their time to explain the menu and specials. We had three courses and all... More 

Thank Ianwollaton
Cornwall, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Went to this place last Saturday evening. Thought I booked through their on-line booking service. They had no record of the booking, just a record my original inquiry, I didn't confirm the booking! The place was fully booked, but the owner squeezed us both in by re-arranging the tables around, what a star she was. Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere and... More 

Thank thewoodsman71
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

visited this restaurant in August, and was very impressed with the quality of the food, and the price, would definitely recommend to anyone visiting ilfracombe or just a night out. my only gripe which i think other reviewers have commented on is that the staff are not very welcoming.

Thank eevilee
Janieg2110, Owner at Seventy One, responded to this review

Thank you for finding the time to write a mostly positive review. I would like to address the negative that you felt you were unwelcomed by my colleague and me. I am really puzzled about this as we always take the time to welcome all our diners. Perhaps you only read the very few negative comments instead of the numerous... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 863632

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?