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The Olive Room

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56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
+44 1271 867831
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Birthday Dinner

We visited the Olive Room on Friday February the 5th 2016. We took my mum and stepdad who is basically a steak and chips man ! We were a bit concerned as to how the food would go down with him but suffice to say he had to admit he had a great experience. I had the pork belly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Olive Room on Friday February the 5th 2016. We took my mum and stepdad who is basically a steak and chips man ! We were a bit concerned as to how the food would go down with him but suffice to say he had to admit he had a great experience. I had the pork belly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked this as part of the Exmoor Food Fest. What a fabulous way to try out new restaurants or old favourites during February. £10 for 2 or £15 for 3 courses. This is the second restaurant we've tried having started with Michelin starred Masons Arms. We were worried that everything that followed might be disappointing in comparison but The... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another return visit, this time for my birthday... A beautiful carrot soup served as an amuse bouche, followed by beetroot salmon, and pork belly for main. My partner had the duck ham , followed by sea bream....all beautifully presented, and wonderful to taste...I have been to many restaurants that serve "fine dining", and feel hungry after... Not here... I could... More 

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Thank snips1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had my birthday meal here, the food was outstanding and Gracie our waitress made the whole evening a joy, nice relaxed atmosphere, the chocolate tart was to die for, would definately return

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Thank Elie K
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my husband and I enjoyed a meal at the olive room staff were acomodating and the staff were freindly and efficent ... excellent service and great wine list especially the tindall malbrough sauvingnon blanc ... I had the pork it was succulent and cooked to pefection followed by passion fruit and frozen yoghurt ,,, very impressed ... reteraunt should be... More 

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Thank Charlotte W
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, great service! Well worth the visit for a special occasion or just a very nice evening out. I went with a friend and couldn't fault the quality of the food or the service.

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Bratton Fleming, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here on several occasions and the food is always of a great standard, delicious flavours and great presentation.staff are always attentive and friendly. The restaurant has a lovely intimate atmosphere and we can recommend it

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Thank Diane P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thomas Carr is a brilliant chef, and the food he produces at this little restaurant is of Michelin Star standard. We've eaten here several times, and to be honest it gets better each visit. We ate here on New Year's Eve (again!) and went for the taster menu. It was, quite simply, brilliant. Each one of the seven courses was... More 

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Thank Andrew K
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We have eaten here before (2014) and this December just gone treated ourselves to the Taster Menu and I have to say, once again, we thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The food was gorgeous, each plate that came out was beautifully presented and the tastes were spot on. My favourite was the Lobster Bisque the flavour had real complexity and if... More 

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Thank rosiemay2016
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My husband and I have been waiting to visit the Olive Room for some time after recommendations from friends, and it did not disappoint! The intimate setting and our friendly waitress made for an enjoyable atmosphere. We went for the taster menu and could not fault a single course, the food was simply incredible. We understand that this restaurant has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 867831

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 52
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?