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Seventy One

71 Fore Street, Ilfracombe, England
+44 1271 863632
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Ranked #11 of 83 restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Apr 16, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This has been a tough one to review. It seems like Ilfracombe has a few great restaurants but I wouldn't put this up too high. The menu is very inviting but didn't quite hit the level of detail that the prices should reflect. Crab bisque starter was tasty but barely warm, lamb main course and sides were very good but... More

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Janieg2110, Owner at Seventy One, responded to this review

Feedback is always important in every establishment and as we are a husband and wife team we feedback all the time. Firstly, the crab starter, when asked, you never mentioned that is was barely warm. Secondly, when asked during the main course, you said that “all very tasty but the lamb a little overcooked but I’m being picky!” Unfortunately it... More

Devizes, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We had a beautifully presented and extremely enjoyable meal quite by chance at this small restaurant tucked behind the harbour on Fore Street. If you are in Ilfracombe I would suggest giving this place a try.

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

What can I say. The food was amazing! Masterchef standard and at affordable prices! From the outside, a very understated frontage but on the inside, wow, you are treated to a gastronomique combination of flavours and presentation. Excellent. Will definitely appear in my book of top restaurants in Illfracombe.

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Marlborough
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Went here for our friends Terry & Sue's 44th Wedding Anniversary Excellent food and the staff were very friendly Would certainly recommend it

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Once again we return to excellent friendly restaurant with good service, good wine, good food and good surroundings. Peter and Jane give a welcome every time and that adds to our pleasure. Peter will alter his menu without a bat of an eyelid even if he might think that we're being a tad particular. Do go and enjoy yourselves as... More

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South Wales
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The two restaurants I thought I would eat at were both full so this was my third choice, never again will I eat anywhere else but here when I visit Ilfracombe. The menu was fab and really quite reasonable, when the food came it was amazing and I am sure far better than the first two places we looked at.... More

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East Anglia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Another great visit to this very good restaurant. The starter of home smoked salmon my wife enjoyed was fantastic as was her tenderloin of pork with raisins. My rack of lamb was tender and very tasty and generous, I suggest a visit, but as there are only a few tables, book early!

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I asked Peter if he would open for us for my birthday dinner on a Sunday in late December. After a couple of days he returned my call with the answer 'yes'. Unfortunately our party reduced to 7 from 10. Peter was still ok with our booking. Jane was present and an enjoyable meal was had by all. We have... More

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We visited Seventy one, not for the first time, and enjoyed excellent service and food. Our waiter was attentive and talkative and the food was excellent. I can certainly recommend the venison! This restaurant is good value for money and certainly will be visited again by my family and me. Thank you for such a brilliant night!

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london
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This was our second visit We visited this restaurant with friends (who are residents of Ilfracombe). This was our second visit having eaten here a couple of years ago and the food was just as good this time. The starter -Crab soup with a crab cake was really yummy and had a lovely deep flavour. In fact the whole meal... More

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