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Grass Roots Cafe

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97 High Street, Ilfracombe, England
01271-867574
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Great Find

Me and my fiance are both vegan and to be honest finding anywhere that serves vegan food around Ilfracombe is a bit of a difficult task so when we found out this place did, we had to give it a go. We popped in just for a couple of sandwiches on the one day (which were yummy) and we noticed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Jessxx_88
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Wales
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Daytime menu is very typical of any british cafe and is not exceptional. Very dairy heavy vege menu with disappointingly little imagination on the vegan side. Homemade cakes and quiches look good and evening menu also looks good. Nice coffee with soya as standard. No wifi.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Me and my fiance are both vegan and to be honest finding anywhere that serves vegan food around Ilfracombe is a bit of a difficult task so when we found out this place did, we had to give it a go. We popped in just for a couple of sandwiches on the one day (which were yummy) and we noticed... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Set menus on different days. I had soup followed by cannelloni and then treacle tart. Each tested home cooked. Good value. BYO. You will need to book.

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Paris, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Quirky atmosphere as you are essentially in someones house and bringing your own alcohol adds to the home experience. But the food is good and the menu interesting even if you aren't a huge fan of vegetarian food.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Neither my husband or I are veggie but decided to eat here as the food sounded so nice! We went on a Bistro night which costs £12 and gives you a choice of one each from 4 starters, 4 mains and 4 desserts so excellent value for money. I had a Halloumi salad to start, satay sweet potato bake for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If anything could have gone wrong with a meal out, it happened at this place! Rushed into making our menu choice from the second we walked in the door, pretty much verbally abused by the woman (I'm guessing is the owner) on several occasions firstly because she tried to charge my friend £12 for a portion of chips and she... More 

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ilfracombe
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I am not a vegi but every time I go to Grassroots I really enjoy the food. My wife and I went on Saturday night 8th November and it was lovely.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We have just had the most amazing meal here and I say 'amazing' for many reasons: quality, quantity, price, flavours, etc. We have enjoyed a high-quality Friday night 3-course meal for the amazing price of £13 per person (and this includes corkage - the other bit of the bargain is BYO!) One of us is vegetarian (well, almost) and the... More 

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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Good service and friendly. Nice coffee plus soya etc available. We stopped off for a quick lunch, not realising it was veggie. Food was in good portions, quick service. It was good for a quick, filling and tasty lunch - it's not haute cuisine but that's not what this cafe is trying to be. The menu for the Bistro nights... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My partner and I have visited many veggie eateries all around the country. We were happy to find the Grass Roots Cafe on Trip advisor and managed to book the last table at the bistro (open fri/sat night). We were delighted to be welcomed by the friendly owner who had listed the vegan options ready for us. £12 for 3... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 97 High Street, Ilfracombe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: 01271-867574

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

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