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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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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 142
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
What a cracking restaurant

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Ghillie34
via mobile
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175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW 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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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Reading
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12 reviews 12 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visited early evening during a weekday in the Easter holidays - able to walk in without a booking although the place filled later in the evening. Made to feel very welcome with a cosy atmosphere. Everything on the menu sounded lush but I opted for the goats cheese salad to start and Lundy crab for main. Salad was very nice,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

...and excellent service too. Very welcoming restaurant, really good menu with a selection of sea food and non sea food choices. Incredibly reasonable wine prices too which is surprising...the mixed sea food platter starter was enough for two (but I didn't know that at the time so had to eat it all myself). Lovely sea bass main course on a... More 

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited Relish on a Thursday evening before Easter. The table was very much ours for the evening and we did not feel rushed. The meal was delicious! The starters were great - scallops and goats cheese salad. For mains, I asked for my duck breast to be well done and it was still very tender and not at all... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

This is a fabulous restaurant. You are made to feel so welcome and special the minute you walk in through the door. The food is great, prepared from scratch with top quality ingredients. Service is just right - there when needed, but not intrusive. We love the atmosphere in here and feel very lucky to have such an excellent restaurant... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We found this mediocre and un inspiring als so busy we were not made to feel welcome. Won't be returning.

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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?