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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 155
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Great food, Great value for money

They are well on their way to their first star. When one thinks that in a normal steak house one would pay the same for a three course meal, why would you - go here instead. Food, wine and service all impeccable. Would eat there regularly if we lived there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
vivsmith03
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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

They are well on their way to their first star. When one thinks that in a normal steak house one would pay the same for a three course meal, why would you - go here instead. Food, wine and service all impeccable. Would eat there regularly if we lived there.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Visited with friends in April . The atmosphere is really good and service faultless . The menu was limited to a choice of four or five dishes for each course , which some party members thought a little restrictive . The food was expertly cooked and the presentation was faultless . An up market venue for the more serious diner... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went as reviews were good and it was an anniversary evening and we weren't disappointed. The welcome and service was great and the menu although only offering 3 choices for each course it gave a good variety. Although at £30 each for 3 courses it was quite expensive, we were not disappointed with any of the 6 dishes were chose,... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We visited here on a recent long weekend to Devon and luckily managed to get a table last minute on a busy Saturday evening. The three course meal was was superb and the staff were friendly yet professional. A must to visit if in Ilfracombe, would definately recommend.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had a delightful visit to La Gendarmerie on a quiet Thursday night in Ilfracombe. The food was faultless - a chef cooking well formed ideas to the highest standards. The sauce with the hake starter was a highlight - I could have eaten a bucketful! Perfectly sized portions meant that three courses went down a treat without feeling uncomfortably... More 

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Midlands - UK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

When you work in the place is amazing, we were offered a choice of 2 tables and choose the one for 4 in the bay window overlooking the street. Everything was well spaced and the table was beautifully laid. The menu was small but it was still difficult to decide but we coped. The food when it arrived was presented... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Went here to celebrate our second anniversary - highly recommend. Great food ,wonderful ambiance our third visit ❤️❤️

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Haslemere
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Booked Thursday eve dinner, and was exceedingly impressed with the personal service and beautifully prepared meal heading toward Michelin standard. The building is impressive too - a refurbished Victorian Police Station creates an elegant atmosphere (hence the name). Tried the cocktail list, excellent! I'm returning to Woolacombe next week and will visit La Gendarmerie again - well worth the cab... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

In the words of gunnery sergeant Hartman from full metal jacket " out-f'ing-standing!!" My girlfriend and I dined here on a Friday night, I had booked the table for us to have a rather late valentines dinner, and I couldn't have picked a better place to go. We've not been in ilfracombe long and from talking to friends we had... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice food but the slowest place we have ever been to and I think besides us 4,there were 2 other couples. Take a pack of cards or dominoes for tge exceedingly long wait.

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lagendar, Manager at La Gendarmerie, responded to this review

Kathryn c Seems like you dont like many places in ilfracombe, nice food but a terrible rating mmm seems a bit suspect to me, i dont think by your photograph we can ever remember you dining with us, but then again maybe there is a hidden agenda here, you say the service was slow, but there were only four tables... 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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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