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63 Fore St, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
01271 865984
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Ranked #2 of 92 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
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful restaurant this is. We went with some friends who are locals and were in the small room at the side of the restaurant. Quality of food, service and presentation absolutely top class. Nouveau cuisine so you don't feel crammed full of food and everything cooked to perfection. Highly recommended and will definitely return when next in Ilfracombe.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It looked like it may not be open, but a message left on the answer machine and we were called back shortly afterwards by the owner who assured us they were open and we could book a table. Arriving slightly late the staff could not have been more welcoming and we decided on the tasting menu, receiving help in selecting... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Lovely staff, very friendly! Food was absolutely amazing. The setting was lovely and not many tables so you don't feel crammed in. Would def recommend!

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Worcs, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Highly recommended. Reservation is essential for a weekend meal during the summer months. Food, service & ambiance could not be faulted. Will definitely return when next visiting Ilfracombe.

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We have eaten here on numerous occasions, and are never disappointed! The menu is constantly changing, reflecting the chef's passion for fresh, quality ingredients. The food is innovative and of the highest quality - as good as anything I've come across in many noted restaurants - yet most reasonably priced. The recent addition of seasonal cocktails makes for a top... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The menu is short but that's a good thing as all the food is prepared for that day with a daily menu change.Each dish was very tempting. I would have liked a few more pieces of veg and it is easy to manage 3 courses as the portions are not big.The waitress was very knowledgeable about all the food and... More 

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Leicester
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The menu changes daily in this top of the range restaurant for Ilfracombe. Everything is prepared to order and the quality of food and it's preparation is top notch. Tables are well spaced, service is attentive and the overall ambience resulted in a very enjoyable evening. Personally I would have liked more veg with the main course; maybe some little... More 

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Incredibly good value for such high quality food. Lovely building, relaxing ambience. Nice toilet, very important!!! Our only constructive criticism would be that the attentive waitress said thank you too often.

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lagendar, Owner at La Gendarmerie, responded to this review

Dear customer Great review thank you so much, but "really" the waitress was too polite? dont you just love it! so from now on i have told her not to say thank you anymore, smile, or generally be in a positive mood ;) but in all seriousness im glad she was happy, polite & proffesional and not miserable, cause im... More 

Hemingford Grey, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My friends and I stayed in Ilfracombe for a long weekend. Le Gendarmerie was recommended by the owner of the house we stayed in so we pre-booked, as the menu looked really interesting. We were not disappointed. The menu, although limited on choice, caters for all, and the food was delicious. It was nice not to have loads of choices... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have eaten here 3 years in a row and every time has been wonderful. We were here again in September 2014 and the food was and always has been exceptional. Its listed in the Trencherman's Guide of the top 100 restaurants in the South West and well worth a visit. We had the taster menu again it was all... More 

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

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