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56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
+44 1271 867831
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Ranked #6 of 92 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $54
Cuisines: English, Contemporary, British
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Welcome to Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room Here at the Olive Room, quality and comfort are paramount. We believe that excellent food is enjoyed most, in a relaxed and unpretentious environment. We are incredibly lucky to live and work in such a beautiful area, and we take full advantage of our location! Sourcing the very best in local, seasonal ingredients, and making the most of the abundance North Devon has to offer. All our food is homemade here on the premises, from the bread, to the ice creams and sorbets. A combination of the very best local produce, and skilled craftsmanship in the kitchen results in a thoughtfully prepared, contemporary British Menu. With strong North Devonian influences, we present mouth-watering dishes that are as pleasing on the palette as they are on the eye. We have a fantastic, comprehensive wine list, offering an excellent variety at great value. Our feature wines change with the seasons, accompanying our menu to perfection. Friendly, attentive service, complements our warm, intimate, environment. So if you're looking for somewhere to dine with friends, a romantic dinner for two, or perhaps a family celebration, look no further. We look forward to welcoming you
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English first
United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I booked to celebrate my 40th birthday here with a group of 14 friends. I had been highly recommended the olive room by a friend who is actually a chef himself. The chef at the olive room (thomas) designed a menu for my guests to choose from so that it could all be pre ordered as the size of the... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Went here for my birthday a couple years ago! I used to live in ilfracombe as a child so it was great going back! Lovely place to visit and the hotel at the olive was stunning, amazing sea view :) food was 1st class had dinner and breakfast and both with 5star! Would definitely recommend!

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Combe Martin, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you are looking for.a superb culinary.experience with great attentive service in North Devon then look no further than Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room in Illfracombe. We were part of a table of 15 celebrating a 40th birthday party and from the moment of booking, to the time we left the restaurant we enjoyed an evening of exceptional food... More 

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Devon UK
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I took my husband here for his birthday. Lovely atmosphere, staff were attentive. Extra little bits added I nice touch such as bread and soup. Food was delicious .

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Devon
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have eaten here twice. The food is excellent, wine list reasonable and some interesting choices, service very good. This is 'fine dining' with unusual combinations of ingredients and flavours. The little starter - an 'amuse bouche' I suppose - has been exquisite on both occasions which is always a good sign. Only negative things I could say are that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Gorgeous little place on the marvellous Fore Street. The food was delicious we were all so impressed and satisfied. We wanted to eat it all again!!! Service was excellent and we will definitely return. Wine superb. Really can't say enough good things about it. A gem. A pleasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

What a fantastic meal. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a relaxed evening with excellent service and food which could not be faulted. We have wanted to eat at the Olive Room for some time and the New Years Eve taster menu more than fulfilled our expectations. The menu was thoughtfully put together and showcased a range of excellent locally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

I took my girlfriend and 3 friends out for dinner the service was impeccable and the food was the best I've ever eaten, I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone and look forward to returning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I went there with friends and what an treat ,from the moment we arrived the waitress was attentive and friendly , from the little taster from the chef through starter,main and sweet it was lovely .the wine was very good and the whole feel to the place was class without any pretentious rubbish ,I will go again you should ,ilfracombe... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Our party of four (pre) booked in at 7pm on a Friday night and we left at nearly 11pm having had four courses plus numerous wines, coffees and tawny port. The bill for us four was very reasonable considering the excellent quality of food - I would urge people to book a table and see for yourselves as I'm sure... More 

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Address: 56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1271 867831
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
Average Prices: USD 20 - 54
Cuisine: English, Contemporary, British

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