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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Michelin Star Quality Fine Dining Restaurant

This is a high quality fine dining restaurant. The food and the service were faultless. We are planning on going back next week and taking friends, so we can show off our find! This is the best restaurant for miles around. You definitely won't be disappointed!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Love3ATravel
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Surrey
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  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a high quality fine dining restaurant. The food and the service were faultless. We are planning on going back next week and taking friends, so we can show off our find! This is the best restaurant for miles around. You definitely won't be disappointed!

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London and Gower Peninsula, Wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Visited as party of four. The restaurant has a choice of three dishes for each course. Between us we ate them all. Everyone was thought good. Limited reasonably priced wine list and good aperitif cocktails. V good value, especially if you're used to London prices. Good service.

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Siem Riep
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had a wonderful pre-birthday meal. Beautifully presented food, well balanced plates. Great fish dish with a chorizo mousse. Desert served in a delightful screwed jar. Will come again.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

We visited La Gendamerie on Fri 3rd July 2015. After reading reviews we decided that this was 1st on our restaurant list for our 2 night stay in Ilfracombe. Restaurant is spotlessly clean, staff are knowledgeable, polite, service is sublime. This is Fine Dining, so flavours, attention to detail are superb. Spanish breakfast, Fillet Steak, Chocolate Parve, all 3 courses... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Three of us went to Ilfracombe to celebrate a birthday so wanted a special place to eat. This restaurant didn't disappoint - the food was fabulous. A good selection of wine and friendly service.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Finally tried le Gendarmerie after coming to ilfracombe a few times and really glad we did! What a lovely place with really well cooked and presented food. Great for a special occasion or treat. Service was seamless and really helpful in explaining the dishes on the menu. Good value for such an amazing meal! Will definitely be coming back for... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We picked this restaurant, based on previous reviews, for a special occasion and were not disappointed. The food was exquisite and very reasonably priced considering the care and attention that went into preparing every dish. We had no problem with the limited menu as everything was freshly cooked for the day using quality ingredients that were nicely presented. It's not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

All I can say is WOWW, the food, wine, service is out of this world, by far the best restaurant in Ilfracombe and up there with the best I have ever experienced. This is the second time we have eaten in here and I cannot recommend it enough, you have to try it to believe it.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Booked and enjoyed a very pleasant meal in Ilfracombe. As close to fine dining as possible in this part of the country. The pork belly and cheek was good but could have been balanced with a more fruity complimentto cut the richness of this dish. The limited menu was appreciated and the starter with a crispy Egg was delicious.good service... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Four of us ate here last night, the food was amazing, we all tried different items from the menu and none of us were disappointed. The flavours and presentation were superb, couple that together with the service made the whole experience a very enjoyable one. Well done to Paul & Sarah you excelled yourselves once again.

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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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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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