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The Olive Room

56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
+44 1271 867831
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Ranked #7 of 90 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $59
Cuisines: English, Contemporary, British
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: New restaurant offering contemporary, British cuisine by former Head Chef of two Michelin star Restaurant Nathan Outlaw. Friendly, attentive, unfussy service.
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Leicester
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a small restaurant on Fore Street (where many of Ifracombe's best eateries are) where quality reigns over quantity. The menu is not vast - 4 or 5 starters, mains and desserts - but everything is cooked to order and it's well worth the wait. The quality of the food is very high and service impeccable.

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Combe Martin, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We visited here for dinner as we had heard about the change of chef. I was hoping for good things given that Thomas Carr had been head chef at his previous restaurant when it got its second Michelin star. The food was first class, I particularly enjoyed the starter of slow roasted english tomatoes which was very flavoursome. There were... More

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Birmingham uk
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

What a lovely place I've already reviewed this place but it has changed names because of the new owners Tom and Thomas. The olive branch is the b&b attached to this place. So we visited as a family of 11 and at last minute this place accommodated our every need. The food is superb and the wine and beer selection... More

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Shropshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We went as a large family group, the food was excellent in taste and value for this standard. The staff could not have been more accommodating As we had booked another restaurant and they had to cancel due to staff shortage. They recommended the Olive room, so glad they did. It's a special meal well worth every penny, thank you.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We recently visit the restaurant to give a change , I was not impressed, too small portions and I just went home for an extra filling. If you are in fine dining probably this is for you....probably I won't be visiting this place again.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Everything gets top marks from the food to service to atmosphere - it's all top notch. A well crafted menu with something delicious for everyone at each course. No one in our entire party of seven was anything less than delighted with each dish. From starters right through to petit fours everything was fabulous. Chef obviously cares immensely about ingredients,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We have been travelling around England now for almost 3 weeks and have tried all sorts of cuisines and restaurants. This restaurant was attached to our B&B and we decided to book a table on our last night in Ilfracombe. The food was amazing! Each dish beautifully presented with flavours of each of the ingredients perfectly complimenting each other. Congratulations... More

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Yelverton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We ate here partly because we were booked into the guest accommodation in the Olive Branch, and partly because we read on the internet about the restaurant having such a good chef. We were not disappointed, in fact every thing about the food, from taste, presentation and service was first class. We've eaten fine dining before at Michelin standard and... More

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were delighted to hear that Thomas Carr is now at the Olive Room. We were certainly not disappointed by the standard of food & service we received. Both were exceptional, every course looked amazing and tasted even better. We will certainly be returning in the near future for another gastronomic experience, and although we would like to keep this... More

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Bath
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This really was an exceptionally good meal. We felt spoilt from the moment we arrived, with attentive but not intrusive service. The food was perfect, from the little treat from the kitchen right the way through to pudding. It was also nice that the chef was happy to make small changes to accommodate my pregnant fiancée. We really cannot wait... More

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