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Lilicos

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Tapas
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The Square, Barnstaple EX32 8LW, England
01271 372933
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Today
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent food

We were recommended to visit Lilicos, we don't visit Barnstaple often but found the restaurant easily enough. Walking in we were unsure of how the place operated such as table service or order at bar, several staff walked past us without offering any help. We sat ourselves at a table and ordered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
grungemonster
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended to visit Lilicos, we don't visit Barnstaple often but found the restaurant easily enough. Walking in we were unsure of how the place operated such as table service or order at bar, several staff walked past us without offering any help. We sat ourselves at a table and ordered drinks from the bar we were then given... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We visited Lilicos recently before a visit to the Queens Theatre. We had the Tapas deal of 6 tapas and a bottle of wine. We chose our tapas from the specials menu and from the normal tapas menu all of which were very tasty. We had: Seafood paella, fish cakes, beef kebab, smoked haddock and cajun chicken with a bottle... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

As regular visitors to Barnstaple we have been meaning to eat at Lilicos for a while and finally went in for a family celebratory lunch on 7/2/15. The restaurant was quite busy at around 2.30pm (we hadn't booked in advance but fortunately there was a table available), but the atmosphere was relaxing and the staff friendly and efficient. There was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Myself and 14 others had our Xmas party here. I had never eaten here so was unsure what to expect, I wasn't disappointed though, The food, wine and service were excellent. I would like to go through it all with you but there was so many different dishes I'd be here all day!!! The mini desserts ending the meal was... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I'm very surprised to see negative reviews on here, but all I can speak from is my own experience. I've eaten here 3 or 4 times for lunch, and have almost always gone for the tapas. They used to have a very cheap deal on, but now it's still reasonably priced. The tapas options are interesting and well done. We... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The food what a joke the over priced drinks the food what a joke they use "boil in the bag" products and pass it off as "cooked on site" don't bother. The "live shows" does not even intrest me. ZzZz oh yea back to drinks £8 for 3 cups of coffee the ones u get in the B&B'S total joke.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Went here for meal with colleagues before Xmas as it was highly recommended by a number of people. It was very disappointing, the service was mediocre at best, very slow and the food bland and boring. Not what I expected at all, and sorry to say I won't be back.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant not only offers a lovely atmosphere but amazing food and lush cocktails. The menu is easily laid out with a good selection of food the hardest bit is trying to decided what not to have has it is so nice. The staff are all very friendly and welcoming they are also attentive without being too much. The cocktails... More 

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

i have spent a few lunch times and many evenings in Lilicos and have always enjoyed it thoroughly. The service is friendly and efficient (even the door staff) and the food is fabulous. I like the live music nights and often pop in for an hour on a Thursday night for a quick drink and a listen. Chris and the... More 

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Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I was super lucky and won a competition on twitter for lunch for two and a bottle of wine so I decided to take my mum. Having been to lilicos many times before I knew we were in for a treat! We were greeted warmly and congratulated by who I think was Chris the owner, the food was yummy I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Square, Barnstaple EX32 8LW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
  • Phone Number: 01271 372933

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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