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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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  • 153
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  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exceptional!!!!!

I can not fault this restaurant ! Food is of such a high standard and could easily be up there with all the other major successful fine dining restaurants. The service was faultless and our waitress was friendly and attentive. This is a restaurant experience that you should expect to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2012
Becksy77
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

I can not fault this restaurant ! Food is of such a high standard and could easily be up there with all the other major successful fine dining restaurants. The service was faultless and our waitress was friendly and attentive. This is a restaurant experience that you should expect to have. Simply gorgeous.

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Bristol
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161 reviews 161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

The standard of the cooking, the presentation of the dishes, the choice of the wines, the quality of the service and the general atmosphere can all be summarised by the title of this review.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

I found this restaurant online as I wanted to treat my partner to a nice meal when we were holidaying in Devon. I must say, it is definately one of the nicest restaurants we have ever been to. The atmosphere was lovely with our table next to the open log fire and lit with candlelight. The food was unbelievable, some... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

The restaurant is difficult to find situated on a narrow, steeply sloping road with "no entry" signs at both ends! It's best to park up in the public car park on the Quay and walk the short distance uphill to the venue. The effort will be worth it as this is a veritable oasis of fine dining in a North... More 

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Ilfracombe
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

Visited last week with a group of mates, made to feel very welcome, as always! The selection of everything is comprehensive and varied. I had a risotto for main course which was well presented and delicious. I accompanied a friend for a dessert, well you cant let them eat alone can you and had the vanilla crumble, again it was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

This is my second visit and becoming a favourite..the food is wonderful the dessert was delish. The service is friendly but not too overpowering which I like. All in all,a good relaxing night out with friends with fab food and drink what more can you want!!

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London, England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

I visited this restaurant with friends who have been there a number of times and highly recommended it. I wasn't disappointed. Through my work I have the privilege of eating in a number of the best restaurants London has to offer and this is certainly on a par. It is also unique in its setting, ambience and the personal nature... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

started with canapes & homemade bread ,a ravioli of guinea fowl & foie gras "wow" this is outstanding food which we could not believe one would find in a small harbour town like ilfracombe.

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Southampton UK
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

The menu outside was not the one on offer which diappointed us as we had chosen to eat things which were not available! A Chilean Carmenee wine was listed as French. The food was of exquisite quality and the service was excellent but the portions were tiny and we left still very hungry! The name of the restaurant is misleading... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

We visited this restaurant purely by chance, fabulous food, very welcoming and attention to detail second to none. Reasonably priced for the quality of food, expertly cooked, well worth a visit.

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?