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The Angel

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23 Church Street, Ilfracombe, England
01271 866833
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unpretentious, delicious, excellent value for money

As a couple or with a group of friends The Angel never fails to deliver and has been consistently excellent for years. The food is always delicious and freshly made to order. The prawn and parmesan crumble or hot fish mousse is a great way to start your dining experience, perhaps followed by fall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

As a couple or with a group of friends The Angel never fails to deliver and has been consistently excellent for years. The food is always delicious and freshly made to order. The prawn and parmesan crumble or hot fish mousse is a great way to start your dining experience, perhaps followed by fall apart braised venison or pork tenderloin... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Booked it after reading the reviews and it scores as you read it. Superb food beautiful cooked. Highly recommended, you could not go wrong.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The welcome was very friendly and service good until we made a complaint about an over cooked steak, having ordered a medium rare and getting a medium to well done. The chef was quite rude saying the steak was still cooking as it was brought from the kitchen to the table. Been a waitress for over thirty years I know... More 

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Braunton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We've been to the Angel several times, this time we went with a group of friends some of whom had never been there before. Everyone had a lovely evening and raved about their food choices. We couldn't fault anything, Every choice was brilliant. I can't praise it enough.

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A great restaurant to let time go by, and enjoy great food served up by a couple of great people who love what they are doing, not too expensive but always a night to remember, must book for a meal, only opens for bookings

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Our first time at the Angel,attentive gentleman out front and his wife out back providing beautiful food.Very yummy.It is a must,you will not be disappointed.A gem in ilfracombe.We will be back in october.A worthwhile visit,a very good menu from start to finish.You must book as they are not always open.Value for money.

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very enjoyable evening. Attentive gentleman out front and his wife out back providing the excellent food. Take the trouble to go along to this small restaurant and enjoy yourself!

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The Angel. Well deserved reviews. We only go there occassionly but we have a good time when we do go. Try it. Parking is available at Wilder Road car park over the road and the traffic lights have a pedestrian phase if you evoke it by pressing the button. It's well worth a visit.

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Skibbereen, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Really lovely restaurant, but the food whilst nice quality was I thought pretty bland. I had for my main course salmon with lime & ginger cream sauce and it was fine - nice piece of salmon, plenty of cream sauce, but no hint of lime or ginger could I detect! Veg were in dishes to share, a nice selection and... More 

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Croyde, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Forget Damien Hirst - think Keith and Carl Tomlinson! Don't understand how 31 Excellent, 1VG, 1 Good make the Angel only #11 in Ilfracombe - there can't be 10 better in Devon, let alone Ilfracombe! So here is another Excellent to try to elevate The Angel to the very top. This unpretentious, unheralded gem has been housed in a former... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Church Street, Ilfracombe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: 01271 866833

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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