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Grass Roots Cafe

97 High Street, Ilfracombe, England
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Ranked #27 of 90 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Havant, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

What can I say everything was yummy! perfect evening, would definitely recommend not only to vegetarians but non vegetarians too x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Always have a tasty experience just a shame the bistro is only open two nights a week, but well worth the wait. Always book in advance. Day time food is just as scrummy. Open all week.

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

ate here on reccommendation, girlfriend is vegan, i'm vegetarian, this place although with some vegan options has limited info about their wares and primarily deal with paninis etc. we ordered a panini, slice of pie and chips and it took about half an hour to deliver, there were no other customers. seriously, how long does it take to microwave pie?... More

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Had a day in Ilfracombe with my mum. I'm vegan and mum wanted a pasty...we walked almost the length of the town looking for somewhere to eat, and almost went in a deli, but thought we'd carry on walking just in case. We stumbled across Grassroots. How lovely to find a 100% veggie establishment, and even more so to have... More

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Woolacombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I live in Canada, but am living close to Ilfracombe for the next 5 months. Today was a cold, soggy, blustery, wintry day. So, by the time I'd finished my shopping, I was feeling damp through. The sunny space in Grass Roots Cafe, with all the sunflowers everywhere, was the perfect antidote. I had a luscious lunch - Brie, grape... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We tried this great vegetarian cafe after it was recommended to us by locals - always a good sign! We had the Christmas 3 course set menu for £16.50 which was delicious and great value. The food choices were interesting and provided great choices. The food felt like it was cooked with love and made for is. The cafe is... More

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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We live in Ilfracombe and reckon Grassroots offers the best latte in Ilfracombe. The homemade cakes are fabulous. The lunch time food is delicious and the £12 evening bistro menu (Fridays and Saturdays only) is amazing value, especially with BYO wine for £1 corkage. As some other reviewers mention, the décor is quirky and perhaps dated, and the lighting means... More

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Stoke on Trent
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Late season visit to Ifracombe, two oldies had a week off from child minding, ate out most evenings and whilst the Curry/Tandoori house was very good and fish restaurant by the harbour good but pricey Grass Roots was the food highlight of our week. Not just the tastiest food but also incredible value.. have my own allotment so can only... More

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Barnet, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Value for money at this restuarant is an understatement. You have a 3 course vegetarian meal, choice of starters, main and pudding for £12 ...yes £12! Its a BYO restuarant, so we brought our wine along and we were charged £1 corkage. So a delicious 3 course meal for 2 people with wine only cost £25 (excluding tip). To give... More

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Being the only vegetarian restaurant in Ilfracombe, my other half and I had to check it out. We booked a table for one of their bistro evenings (which I believe is only on Friday and Saturday nights) and which offers a 3-course meal for only £12, which is amazing! There were 5 choices for each course, which as a vegetarian... More

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