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Take Thyme Fish Restaurant

1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 867622
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Ranked #8 of 90 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $24
Cuisines: European, Irish, Seafood, Healthy
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Spalding, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Nice seafood and steak very small portions of vegetables and chips. Owner very friendly. very busy very quickly so very popular

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Birmingham uk
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We booked here last minute and although it's a small restaurant they were happy to accommodate 11 people. They even rang us the next day to tell us the latest catches which would be on the menu that evening. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances they had to close the restaurant the evening we had booked on. In most cases this... More

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Halesworth, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We crawled off the ferry from Lundy seeking sustenance, but most places seemed full of tourists - couldn't even get a seat in the Wetherspoons. This place looked okay and there were spare tables so in desperation we tried it. My wife had what she thinks were the best mussels ever, and my steak was cooked to perfection. Add in... More

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Bagshot, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Brilliant restaurant, amazing food especially for fish lovers, however I had steak as not a fish lover and my steak was very very tasty x both my parents had fish dishes and wow they were impressed xx

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Hertford, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Whilst visiting friends in Ilfracombe they recommended Take Thyme. Luckily we booked as on our arrival it was full. There was a genuine welcome from Tara, the host. She was lovely ensuring everyone in the restaurant were happy. I had never seen anyone take so much care and genuine interest without being intrusive in any restaurant before. I had muscles... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Booked just the afternoon we wanted to go - they suggested we went an hour later than planned to ease service ( which was a sign of good management). It is a small room but everyone was happy and the welcome was very warm. Wine was reasonable price as was the food. . The fish cake starter was delicious and... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Had a lovely meal here. We hadn't booked but they managed to squeeze us in and then moved us to a nicer table before our food came. Very friendly service, almost like you are a friend rather than a customer. The fish I had was very fresh (sometimes you have fish that doesn't actually taste that 'fishy' but this was... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Fantastic food, very well cooked, fantastic atmosphere, owners absolutely lovely and great hosts.....highly recommend. May need to book as they do tend to get very busy.

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Combe Martin, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Visited again recently, had a lovely welcome from Tara despite having messed her about with a late cancellation recently. Food was excellent, the sardines & mussels were superb, the steaks were also very good. We had a vegetarian with us, she really appreciated having a choice too. Will definitley return.

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Wembley, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our B&B was near Holy Trinity Church, at the other end of town, but a fish restaurant was what we wanted. We hadn't booked but, luckily, arrived as a table was being vacated. The owner twice confessed to being 'distracted', which delayed the delivery of a couple of things. However, we did not have to wait long for our food,... More

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