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La Gendarmerie

63 Fore St, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
01271 865984
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Ranked #4 of 83 restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Dined at this restaurant last week, food was just ok, did not warrant £27.00 for a 2 course meal, Leek and potato soup follow by belly pork. will not be visiting again

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lagendar, Owner at La Gendarmerie, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for your review, it was an absolute pleasure serving you last friday, its always fulfilling for us as restaurateurs, enticing new guests and entering a culinary journey together, and showing the wonders of new ingredients such as gherkins & apple. as apparently you hadn't discovered these new world ingredients before, and asked the waitress what... More

Luton
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Food was fantastic. Best I've had in a restaurant for a long time. doesn't have a veggie option (lovely fish dishes though) but if you let them know in advance they will cook veggie options on request. Would definitely eat there again.

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Eaten here later part of last year, food was amazing, starter of Pate was the best I had ever had, Belly Pork was cooked to perfection. Fantastic choice of really excellent wines. Thank you.

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Fabulous food every time with great hosts Sarah and Paul… so welcoming with wonderfully presented, delicious dishes that you will find hard to beat anywhere..Oh and the wine list is pretty amazing too.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This was our second visit in a month to La Gendarmarie, and it was as exquisite the first.... Warm and welcoming, with beautifully cooked and presented food. Both Sarah and Paul understand what quality means, in food, atmosphere and service, and ensure that their guests consistently experience it every time.

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Key West, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We have had several meals here and we have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly and the service fantastic. The food was sublime and we are already looking forward to our next visit.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Excellent food here for a pretty reasonable price. Had the set two course menu, and the starter portions were big too. Love it.

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This is not our first visit to the La Gendarmerie, nor will it be the last. The food was exceptional, as was the whole evening. Paul and Sarah make you feel very welcome and the service is excellent. Thank you for great time.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I was taken by friends and I could have happily eaten any of the items on the menu - it seemed a shame to have to choose, but I did get a taster off my friends' plates. Crab bisque was a flavour bomb and the hake was cooked to perfection. Rounded off with lemon custard, this was a meal where... More

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Clanfield, England
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

No wonder you have to book, from the exceptionally warm welcome to the wonderful dessert this was a fabulous dining experience. We had the set three course menu which we thought was really good value. Each dish was beautifully presented, but more importantly the taste was just sumptuous. Incredible flavours that just got more intense. The reviews were one reason... More

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