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Lilicos

The Square, Barnstaple, England
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Ranked #17 of 107 Restaurants in Barnstaple
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Tapas
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Busy on a Friday night. Good food and friendly service but they forgot one item which was eventually rectified.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My family and I were celebrating my Mother's birthday and she choice to have a birthday cocktail here. What a mistake. When asking if children were welcome a blonde haired woman commented with a very disinterested and 'can't be bothered' attitude 'I suppose'. (Even though high chairs we later clearly seen around the pub). The three cocktails that were ordered... More

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South Molton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We've been to Lilicos on a few occasions. Sometimes its great, but at other times, not so great. Seems to depend on the staff. On our last visit for my wifes birthday, the place was more or less empty but we still waited 20 minutes with no one taking any notice of us before we gave up and went to... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited Lilicos with friends while visiting Barnstaple. We found it difficult to find somewhere for lunch where we could sit outside (our friends have a dog) and so we ventured here as it had plenty of seating outside. Wide choice on the menu including a specials menu and was pleased to see some fresh fish on the menus. Fabulous... More

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Our visit to Lilicos provided something for everyone on the last night of our camping trip - excellent value, great choice and superb service made this a meal to remember. Even our hard-to-please youngest gave the restaurant a big thumbs up. Faced with torrential rain (seemed to be an evening thing - the days were hot and sunny) we had... More

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Queensland
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117 reviews 117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had just completed the Tarka Ale Trail via train, so we had had a fair few ales by this time, train got in at 20:08 and our table booked for 20:30 was perfect timing. Our hosts wanted to go downstairs as they have a cellar type room with nice arches etc, but due to the numbers they never opened... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited here 3 times during our recent trip to Barnstaple. The first night we went for the 6 tapas and wine deal - it was amazing! Very filling and such good value for money. Coming from London, we were very impressed by the portion sizes and prices. The staff were friendly and recognised us, we received excellent service throughout... More

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The staff are polite and courteous. Had a lovely table by the window so we could watch the world go by. Our waitress recommended the Cajun chicken - boy was she right, melt in the mouth, beautiful.Prawns in garlic - heavenly. Scallops cooked to perfection. Potato wedges were so delicious- we had another order of them. Everything was perfect. Pinot... More

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Wiltshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We visited this restaurant on the spur of the moment and happily they were able to fit us in for a table for two. We had the special 6 dishes and a bottle of wine and really enjoyed what we chose, apart from the John Dory because it was really boney, so we would not order that again, but the... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Arrived at Lilicos for an impromptu evening out and despite not having a reservation the girls were able to find us a table for 2. Had a fantastic meal with the Monkfish in a tempura batter with a honey and ginger dressing being a highlight. Staff, as always, were brilliant. Thoroughly recommend Lilicos whether for lunch, dinner or just meeting... More

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