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The Olive Room

56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
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Ranked #6 of 92 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $57
Cuisines: English, Contemporary, British
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Mum and I had a wonderful evening here. The meal was one of the best I've had in a restaurant, the waitress was lovely and the place feels very welcoming. It is a little expensive but well worth it. Looking forward to going again, just trying to find an excuse!

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We have become fairly regular visitors now. Good food, service and atmosphere. Walk ins are encouraged if there are any tables free that is. Making a booking means you wouldn't be disappointed.

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This was my second visit to the Olive room, and along with the first, it didn't disappoint ... A warm welcome, superb service...and attention to detail.. The food was superb as usual, and the Jaffa cake bar desert was the most amazing desert I have ever had.... Fine dining at its absolute best!!

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Thomas Carr had previously been Head Chef at Nathan Outlaw's restaurant in Cornwall when it was awarded two Michelin stars so we were very excited to try The Olive Room here in our town. We were not disappointed! Gorgeous food which was so beautifully presented. Small but carefully considered menu. Tasty breads and complimentary soup before our starters was a... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Glad to see this place is still drawing good reviews two months after we dined there in September. (apologies for the late delivery, BTW). It offers fine dining without too much fuss. We both thoroughly enjoyed our starters - the slow roasted tomatoes with a rocket emulsion and the beetroot cured salmon. My only comment on the salmon might heretically... More 

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East Retford, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Recently been here, the food was amazing, service excellent, fully recommend it! I have to say probably the best meal ive had for years!

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

..... then done. They weren't that busy so I could have what I wanted almost immediately. Pork belly followed by a vegatable tart and a lemon tart. Most enjoyable meal. Come on and enjoy yourselves like I did.

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Visited with family on a Saturday evening. There was absolutely nothing we could fault. Both the food and service were perfect and it has been a long time since we have had such a superb dining experience. Full marks to the team and we will be back!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Myself and my partner ate here a few weeks ago, and what an amazing experience! From start to finish the food, service and ambiance were fantastic. A restaurant like this is exactly what the town needs! Amazing.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Four of us ate at the Olive Room on Saturday. This was the second time in four weeks for us, the first time for our guests. The menu was different which was initially surprising (we had been really pleased first time around) but proved very successful and demonstrated chef changing the menu to suit local available produce. We couldn't fault... More 

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Address: 56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
Average Prices: USD 20 - 57
Cuisine: English, Contemporary, British

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