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Take Thyme Fish Restaurant

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Irish, Seafood, European, Healthy
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1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 867622
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 135
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
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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
Memorable thyme!

The Restaurant was recommended for fish and had good reviews. It did not disappoint. My husband and I were on holiday for a special occasion and we booked a table in person for the Saturday night. On arrival Tara co-owner was very welcoming, friendly and had a good sense of humour. We immediately... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
William B
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Restaurant was recommended for fish and had good reviews. It did not disappoint. My husband and I were on holiday for a special occasion and we booked a table in person for the Saturday night. On arrival Tara co-owner was very welcoming, friendly and had a good sense of humour. We immediately felt at ease. My starter was spiced... More 

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Old Coulsdon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The service is great along with the variety and quality of food and all encased in a very nice atmosphere

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sheffield
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you like fish go here and you will love it my wife and I went and liked so much we booked to go again top tip booking is a must as its only small the staff are very friendly can't wait to return

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This restaurant has been recommended by a local and we were not disappointed at all. Fishes, starters and desserts were excellent, staff was really great. This is a small restaurant so you do need to book in advance.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Lovely fresh fish restaurant with plenty of options. The staff were charming and the main room was very cosy. We had fresh fish for both starters and mains, both courses absolutely bursting with flavour. Such an enjoyable experience and the owner was delightful, even recognising us the next day and fussing over the dog!

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Cheltenham
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29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Overall a fantastic experience with great food and lovely well matched wine. The potted crab was one of the best I have had anywhere and there was plenty of it. The Sole in a saffron sauce was perfectly cooked and accompanied by seasonal vegetables with were beautiful. My partner had the grilled sardines followed by the Hake special which were... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Booked in for dinner here during a visit to Ilfracombe after looking at reviews online and feeling we should try a fish restaurant when visiting the seaside!! The restaurant is quite small, but provides a nice atmosphere. The size of it also meant that it was very well managed by 2 staff. Both staff were polite, friendly, efficient and able... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A small restaurant but food fantastic and service brilliant. Really enjoyed the whole evening, good fish choices on offer, I had the mussels so good, hubby had the steak also great.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great restaurant, good food and friendly staff. We enjoyed a leisurely meal in what seemed to be a popular restaurant. The staff were fun and the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. Would recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely meal. I had excellent mussels and my wife enjoyed her sea bass. Sweet of rhubarb and pear crumble came with excellent custard. Finished with good tea and coffee. Only criticism, fish would have been perfect on a warmed plate.

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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: Irish, Seafood, European, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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