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Espresso Seafood Bar and Grill

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Espresso Seafood Bar and Grill
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1 St James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH , England
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1 St James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH , England
44 (0)1271 855485
Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I wish I could eat here every week!

I came here last week with my family while we were on holiday locally. We managed to get a table walking in, I think we were very lucky as the restaurant was full by the time we left (a Wednesday night). I wouldn't necessarily bring children here if I lived close by but as we were on holiday I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2013
not-my-dolly
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I came here last week with my family while we were on holiday locally. We managed to get a table walking in, I think we were very lucky as the restaurant was full by the time we left (a Wednesday night). I wouldn't necessarily bring children here if I lived close by but as we were on holiday I had... More 

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Ilfracombe
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Helen and staff,with Harvey in the kitchen ate brilliant ,never had a bad meal here and been coming since they opened.

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Birmingham,UK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Not the cheapest, but good fish well prepared.Good service. Bread was lovely. Good location and few smokers.

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London
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We came here for a drink on a Saturday night the last time we were down and the place was very busy, and the smell of fresh fish, salt and lemon was heavenly, so we decided to come here this year too. We ate midweek so the restaurant was quieter, but the food was still lovely. The staff looked after... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Ilfracombes hidden pearl..... This restaurant is just superb and we found it!!! Lucky us we had oysters calamari and crab..... Well worth a visit great!!!

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We had starters and main course plus drink. Waitress service very pleasant and quick. Food was good. Although the cod gougons and fries was rather expensive for what it was, it would of been cheaper going to the chippy! Overall a pleasant meal, good friendly service, some of the meals I feel are rather pricy for what they are. Suitable... More 

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Southampton
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

I have just been reminded by Trip advisor of our visit here whilst on holiday. I really hope that nothing has changed since our visit as it as one of the best meals I have ever had. My husband had the lobster and it really was magnificent and I had the bream. It was the first time we had eaten... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great location at the end of the seafront broadwalk. Excellent waiter / waitress service, quality beers, ciders and wines on offer, together with very good seafood, steak and tapas type menu. A fabulous place to sit outside and watch the world go by, helped by sun shades and outdoor heaters when needed.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The owner of the B and B where we were staying, recommended the Espresso Seafood Bar and Grill, and reserved us a table - you certainly need to book in advance and several diners were turned away during our time there. Good service and an excellent meal, in particular the Skate Wing.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

After trying several times to get a reservation for dinner with no luck, we stoppes to have lunch here while exploring Ilfracombe. I shared a few sides and the seafood platter (for one) with my dad and it was still a very generous amount of fish that arrived. Although a little pricey, everything was fresh and cooked to perfection and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 St James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: 44 (0)1271 855485

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 2
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?