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The Olive Branch

56 Fore St, Ilfracombe, England
01271 867831
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Ranked #50 of 87 restaurants in Ilfracombe
Price range: $16 - $41
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Eclectic, Healthy, Bistro
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Recently reopened under a new name with a varied menu suitable for all! Eclectic decor with good tasty homecooked food, great music and wine a'flowing!
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Recently reopened under a new name with a varied menu suitable for all! Eclectic decor with good tasty homecooked food, great music and wine a'flowing!
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English first
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Went to the Olive Branch with three friends on Wednesday night. Wonderful food, great service and a lovely time. Would go again.

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devon
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We went with friends and it was a really good experience ,the food was really tasty and wine good and the service prompt and friendly . If you want a good night out and a good atmosphere eat here ,you will return as we have

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Manchester
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Went to the Olive Branch on Thursday evening after seeing a sign open from 6.30pm we went at 8pm to be told they were closing as they needed to mop the floor could not believe it so cannot comment on the food customer service poor.

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England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Really good central place to stay. Lovely owners & great breakfast. The restaurant is worth a booking!

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Ilfracombe, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We have been twice and both times have had excellent experience, good well presented food at very reasonable prices £100 for 4 incl several courses each and wine/drinks. Compares well with five star restaurants in London.Room for kids. Will definitely go again.

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london
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

varied menu from homemade burger to goan vegetable curry! all freshly prepared. food was very good, altho portions were wee bit small (more rice please!!). desserts seemed to be homemade and were delicious. would definitely eat here again and would recommend. inexpensive and nice atmosphere...

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Derby
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Quite an ecceletic menu but what we had was pretty good. The restaurant was fairly empty but there was still a nice atmosphere. Service a bit hap-hazard but our overall experience was a good one.

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The choice of food is extensive, and every time we've eaten here it has been delicious! Lots of choice for vegetarians, and if you book in advance and advise them of any food allergies or intolerances, they will cater for you too. A fantastic, friendly place with excellent food and wines. A must on a visit to Ilfracombe!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

missed out on eating here 2011 so we were determined to try it on our return! We werent disappointed-there was a wonderful choice of food and wine. Good food and service-the white choc/amaretti cheesecake was to die for! We ate here twice and its a shame its not closer to home... Would advise booking tho as many people were turned... More

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James C, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, we're very glad you enjoyed your experience. Our restaurant is now called the Olive Room (there is another listing for this in the Ilfracombe Restaurant section) as we changed the name when we took ownership in July 2011. Again many thanks for the review and we hope to see you again soon! More

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

We stayed in Ilfracombe for 1 night on August 27th 2012. Unfortunately the weather was poor so we decided to use a local restaurant, close to the Harcourt Hotel, where we were staying. And what a gem! The Olive branch had a wonderful choice of food, wines, and even cocktails. The service was good, and the food delicious. I loved... More

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James C, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review, we're very glad you enjoyed your experience. Our restaurant is now called the Olive Room (there is another listing for this in the Ilfracombe Restaurant section) as we changed the name when we took ownership in July 2011. Again many thanks for the review and we hope to see you again soon! More

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