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Take Thyme Fish Restaurant

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European, Irish, Seafood, Healthy
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1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 867622
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located not 50 yards from Ilfracombe Harbour, Take Thyme Restaurant...
Located not 50 yards from Ilfracombe Harbour, Take Thyme Restaurant provides fresh local fish, Exmoor steak and home-made dishes. We also have vegetarian and gluten free options.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 122
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Too rushed

Quite nice good but mad busy and felt rushed in and out. Owner was too interested in gushing over a couple of regulars. Pity we won't be coming regulars.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
kathryn C
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Quite nice good but mad busy and felt rushed in and out. Owner was too interested in gushing over a couple of regulars. Pity we won't be coming regulars.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Really enjoyed ourselves. The Dover Sole was to die for and the crab cakes for starter were lovely too. The owner was very hospitable and made us feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend this place.

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

.... non-fish eaters as well. They went out of their way to provide a marinated lamb steak alongside our good fish dishes..

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Alton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

lovely little restaurant near the quayside,excellent and friendly service with a great choice of fish dishes as well as the specials board.Well worth a visit booking is advisable as always seemed very busy when we walked past and this was in November. Will definitely be visiting again when in the Area, highly recommended.

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Helsinki, Finland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Nothing pretentious here. Good food in convivial surroundings. Breaded mushrooms, pan-fried scallops, a Torbay sole and the evening's only lemon sole on the menu (it paid to get there early...) were washed down with a bottle of Chiaretto from Lake Garda. All splendid, and served with a smile. Nice home-made (?) ice creams and sorbet for dessert. A very likeable... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We have eaten here on several occasions and have had the best date night out every time! my husband is not a fish man and always goes for the exmoor steak,but as the fish is cooked to perfection every time (how do you do that?) He always helps me out! Lovely restaurant and staff, will be returning very soon...ps.thank you... More 

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lincolnshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A lovely little restaurant tucked in near the quayside. Excellent service and a good menu.. The food was excellent, look for the specials for fresh catch, I had John Dory and it was well presented and cooked to perfection. The restaurant was small but has a good ambience..

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My partner and I booked in here as recommended by the guest book where we were staying. And might I say that we weren't disappointed. We both had a starter which was lovely (I had the last of the queen scallops!) and both of us had sea bass for main but cooked differently. A great atmosphere and lovely staff. Good... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

After checking out the reviews, we decided to have dinner here a couple of weeks ago. We were the only customers for a little while but then a few more tables got filled which makes for a much better atmosphere. I imagine you'd definitely need to book well in advance in the high season as this is a lovely little... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Happened upon this restaurant during a weekend away in Ilfracombe and we were lucky to get the last remaining table after calling late on the Saturday afternoon. Looked very nice from the outside and it didn't disappoint on the inside. A compact restaurant which hadn't made the mistake of cramming every possible table space in. The room was well decorated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 867622

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: European, Irish, Seafood, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Located not 50 yards from Ilfracombe Harbour, Take Thyme Restaurant provides fresh local fish, Exmoor steak and home-made dishes. We also have vegetarian and gluten free options.

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