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La Gendarmerie

63 Fore St, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
01271 865984
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Ranked #4 of 87 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
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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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food is superb. The delicious starters are fantastic on their own and set high expectation and excitement for the mains to follow. The main course exceeds expectations. The food is full of flavour and presented exquisitely. A must visit restaurant if you love food and we will definitely be returning.

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London
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We came across this little gem on TripAdvisor. The whole experience was great right the way from making the booking, discussing what they could do to celebrate my father in law's 80th birthday (including ordering a cake in!). On the day they accommodated us with a warm welcome, wonderful home-made breads (that the family are still talking about today) and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Each time we visit Ilfracombe a visit to la gendarmerie for us and our friends is a must, it is a culinary delight :). Sarah & Paul never fail to impress, they are professional in & out of the kitchen and enjoy what they do with surely show's. Absolute delight again & again, Looking forward to our next visit :).

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were lucky to have a reservation at La Gendarmerie, I telephoned a couple of days earlier to secure a table, I'd advise pre=booking as on our last visit we failed to get a table. On arrival we were offered a choice of 3 tables, as the other diners had not arrived. We had a selection of warm breads to... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I am bemused by the 'poor' reports I've read - the food is modern and superbly presented. Frankly, if you want cod and chips go to a fish and chip seafront café. This restaurant is about a culinary experience - good ingredients cooked simply but very well indeed. Good food is about high quality - not 'pile it high and... More

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lagendar, Owner at La Gendarmerie, responded to this review

Dear alan f i would just like to say what a pleasure it was having you dine with us three nights running, and hope to see you again sometime in the future paul & sarah More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was our third visit & as always the food was excellant and for a mitchelin restaurant very good value for money keep up the good work & we will be back in Setember :)

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

We booked here for a treat, and weren't disappointed! The food was superbly presented and tasted even better! There was a choice of 3 starters and main courses, with dishes to suit all tastes. The wine list complimented the menu too. Very reasonable price for the standard of food and wine served.

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UK
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17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We manage to book a table at this place on Easter Sunday. First advise is book in advance to avoid disappointment. From the moment we arrived to the momwnt we left we were welcome and serve very well, the service is good without being intrusive. We had the 5 courses meal for reasonable price. Wine list has an ok selection.... More

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