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Relish Bar & Bistro

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10-11 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
01271 863837
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 147
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Elegant unfussy food with excellent service

Went to Relish for a very pleasant dinner last night. The food was excellent - classics cooked very well and presented nicely. Portion size was also good, so you can readily fit in a three course meal without feeling too full. Service was also excellent - incredibly friendly and welcoming, while... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Tom_Blancmange
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Oxford
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Oxford
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Went to Relish for a very pleasant dinner last night. The food was excellent - classics cooked very well and presented nicely. Portion size was also good, so you can readily fit in a three course meal without feeling too full. Service was also excellent - incredibly friendly and welcoming, while the ambience in the converted pub surroundings was also... More 

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Chesterfield, Derbyshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We visited Relish last night on our trip to ilfracombe! The service and quality of food was excellent. We tried the scallops for starters which were superb followed by pheasant burger and homemade pizza!! Everything was delicious!! Would highly recommend a visit if you're in town!

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Lovely small restaurant. Interesting mix of decent food. (try the blue cheese pate to start). Good value for the quality

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Cinderford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Visited Relish whilst on a mini break to Ilfracombe. Thank goodness we had booked ahead as when we arrived the board outside said "sorry, fully booked this evening" and I can tell you why, it was fabulous. The restaurant is beautifully presented and we were welcomed warmly. The food was delicious, starters of Whole soft shell crab and Duck Rillettes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

What a great night - great hosts fabulous food and a fantastic atmosphere as usual. The new items on the menu were enjoyed with relish. The poussin was juicy and succulent and the lemon sauce was to die for - the chocolate brownie with pecan nuts was the best I've ever tasted - also fabulous new ladies toilets which were... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance.We arrived and were greeted by a very friendly staff member(part owner).This restaurant is brilliant,the food fab,the atmosphere so friendly.We loved it so much that after eating on a Friday we booked the Saturday.A tip is,book early.I had scallops to start followed by Mediterranean fish stew.I can't tell you how good this was but I... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Good food, friendly staff, nice atmosphere. I would revisit as good value for money. Using seasonal local ingredients where possible. Would like to try one of the take away picnic hampers for a day out!

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere . A relaxing experience due to the very welcoming and pleasant staff. A cosy and very popular place where booking is recommended. Food was superb with a very good choice, splendidly presented with the taste to match. The Exmoor casserole and Sea bass was particularly good.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Visited without a booking this week and was lucky to get the last free table. We had scallops and blue cheese pate followed by sea bass and crab washed down with a bottle of Devon wine. Al were delicious complimented with friendly efficient service. If you're in Ilfracombe it's definitely worth a visit.

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Stratford on Avon. England
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Not the biggest restaurant in the world...but the food is brilliant, with a great choice. The service is second to none; and it's really good value. Booking is essential. It's popular with the locals ... Which is always a sign as to how good a restaurant is. We had sea bass and lamb...both were great. There is also a fine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10-11 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: 01271 863837

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Bistro
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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