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La Gendarmerie

63 Fore St, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
01271 865984
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Ranked #5 of 89 restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Had a meal here with friends and it was absolutely excellent. The menu is small - which I so prefer to a huge list of obviously microwaveable standards- and the cooking was exceptional. The open kitchen allowed us to see what was going on and it was a very professional team turning out really great food - lobster bisque with... More

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Surrey
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had dinner at La Gendarmerie whilst on holiday. The food was unexpectedly outstanding. A beautiful fine dining restaurant, tucked away in Ilfracombe. A short walk from the harbour. We walked into the restaurant and were welcomed with a warm smile. We don't normally eat 3 courses but the food was so good, we couldn't resist! We... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Amazing place, food was fantastic and just on our door step. Will go again again and again! We could only manage two courses as food was so delicious and rich we couldn't manage to eat anymore especially after a bottle of lovely prosecco!

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York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was our 2nd visit to La Gendarmerie and it was every bit as good as the first. The service is excellent and the food must be soon on it's way to a Michelin Star. First courses ordered were cured sea trout with cucumber (the fish fell apart into beautiful flakes but still with a crispy skin, the pickled cucumber... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

La Gendarmerie is a nice looking restaurant, well lit and a good choice for a special meal. However, there were no veggie choices at all, so the chef had to prepare my cauliflower velouté starter without chorizo and then had to completely go off piste to make me a risotto. Quite tasty given the circumstances, and therefore deserving of a... More

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Burford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ate here for our anniversary after reading the reviews on here. The decor is modern with a sophisticated feel, very much fine dining. The Menu changes daily I think, so there is only a set menu with 3 choices for each course. I had pigs on toast to start which was good without being amazing, maybe needed something sweet... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We decided to visit here on a recommendation from friends who are local, what a terrific suprise, started with a great gingerbread manhattan cocktail "very clever" and had 3 excellent courses for a very reasonable £29 90, at this level of cooking that for me is tremendous value, two truly standout dishes were a great ravioli starter of chicken &... More

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Devon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Before our visit I read the last review on Trip Advisor which seemed odd and at variance with all the other good reviews received by this restaurant. We chose La Gendarmerie as somewhere special, it was our son's birthday and he had come down from London for the weekend. We all enjoyed a wonderful meal with excellent service and a... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Really lovely stylish restaurant. The owner was very friendly and chatted through the menu with us and checked to make sure each course was ok. The food was gorgeous and the pigs on toast starter was my favourite ever! Had a great evening. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Having seen the reviews we booked the La Gendarmerie and we were not disappointed. Our meal was delicious and the service and attention to detail impeccable. Highly recommended.

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