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La Gendarmerie

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63 Fore St, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
01271 865984
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 184
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Return visit - expectations were high, more than exceeded.

We had an absolutely excellent meal. £35 for three courses in a Michelin star restaurant - a complete bargain. We had such high expectations and were excited about our visit and yet again it was fab.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
WoodsieSolihull
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Solihull
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an absolutely excellent meal. £35 for three courses in a Michelin star restaurant - a complete bargain. We had such high expectations and were excited about our visit and yet again it was fab.

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here twice, the food is exceptionally good, beautifully presented and delicious. It's best suited for couples, very quiet and romantic setting.

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Thank Sturgcl1
Exeter, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We came here for a treat on reccomendation the food was excellent although small portions for devon the staff were very friendly but the surroundings were a little spartan

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Thank Gundamuck
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Although the manager wrote me a rather rude reply to my last report I am going to say that we went again a couple of weeks ago and the food and service was excellent. I write reviews because I like to use I only tell the truth as I see it. Last time we went it could not have been... More 

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Thank kathryn C
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Excellent meal, lovely friendly staff, excellent chef, up for a Michelin star again. To celebrate our engagement and birthday they gave us a beautiful dessert of coconut panacotta with a candle for me to blow out, to celebrate our special day.

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Thank Sarah L
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We popped in here for a drink and the waitress was fantastic, so friendly and accommodating. We would love to return to taste the food here.

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Thank GinaJ89
Devon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A superb evening spent in this restaurant. The emphasis is on quality not quantity. So with that in mind, if you are looking for a really superb dining experience you can't go wrong with this place.

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Thank wozziemail
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Small, sophisticated restaurant with relaxed and intimate ambience. Staff very welcoming and attentive. Excellent food and wonderful cocktails. Maybe the best restaurant in Ilfracombe.

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Thank D J
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We visited this restaurant on the last evening of our holidays and were sorry as we were then unable to go back. The evening was a real pleasure, everything about the restaurant was excellent - decor, atmosphere, staff and food. My husband and I eat out regularly and we both commented that this was the best food we have ever... More 

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London
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136 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

A special event treating a cousin to a meal at this fine restaurant. This is professional quality fine dining in every respect. The sea bream starter was superb. Then the lamb main course was absolutely delicious. Even the home made sundried tomato bread rolls were too good to resist eating. The desert was lipsmakingly good - I had to scrape... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 63 Fore St, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: 01271 865984

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?