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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/Brunch, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Awful Experience

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
Rjade91
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

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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UK
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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Havant, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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