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Seventy One

71 Fore Street, Ilfracombe, England
+44 1271 863632
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Ranked #15 of 89 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Dorset
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Four of us ate here on a short break in Ilfracombe. We were divided over the food: the monkfish fritters, crab bisque and risotto were delicious and the lobster was very good, the lamb less so. What we did all agree upon was the service, which was offhand and rather silent. It almost seemed as though the lady and the... More

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Wroughton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Excellent place to eat. Food very good. Young waiting staff excellent. if they did not know the answer they said so and went and found out. Menue choice very good Negatives. Toilet downstaris area could do with a tidy up and update. Its were they keep there bike. Wine as usual in resturants has a big markup. But quality is... More

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

....keep on rolling along. Back here again. Can't keep away and why should we? Also a great meal with good surroundings and servuce.

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UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Lovely menu, decor and ambience. Most importantly the food was delicious! Really liked the way the menu was so simply laid out and priced. Highly recommend the 71 surf & turf.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We would not of chosen this restaurant personally as in all honestly it looks very dated and the menu is very uninspiring, but we were invited as guests so had no choice really, on arrival we were met with an unpleasant smell of bins outside, inside the restaurant was very cramped to the point my partner had to leave the... More

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

As a local we are always looking for new places to eat. 71 never fails . It was my husbands birthday so booked a table for 2. The fish was outstanding and the service was excellent. Would highly recommend this place. Staff are friendly and polite. Didn't feel rushed unlike some places locally. If u fancy a treat go here.... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stayed in ilfracombe .2 nights,walked past this restaurant after eating in another the first night,menu looked good and it was busy so we decided to try it the 2nd night. I booked it and upon arrival there were 2 other diners who soon left leaving us on our own. Not a problem the waitress was nice and friendly and... More

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

...... are we ever? No. Specials ring the menu choices and could be on the menu next time if they prove successful. Summer pudding is back! Go along and treat yourselves.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant has to be the very best in Ilfracombe. The food was simply stunning. Innovative and superbly presented. Add to this an excellent wine list and you have a 100% winning combination. Cheerful, welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable staff made our visit an unimaginable pleasure! This restaurant is a complete 'must do' when visiting North Devon.

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Manchester, uk
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Good meal and service in pleasant surroundings. We found this one of the best places to eat during our recent visit. Good mix of fish and meat dishes.

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