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Combe Cottage Restaurant

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63 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9QE, England
+44 1271 862605
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10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: At Combe Cottage Restaurant and Cafe the emphasis is on home cooked meals...
At Combe Cottage Restaurant and Cafe the emphasis is on home cooked meals using fresh local ingredients. We are proud to support our local producers and suppliers.Full of character and charm our restaurant is ideally situated on the bustling Ilfracombe High Street. We would like to extend a warm welcome to all.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 229
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best lunches in Ilfracombe

Thanks Kate and Paul for another fantastic lunch.I highly recommend the shepherds pie. Just such a lovely place to eat.I really cant understand some reviewers complaints as they are so unjustified.Oh well you cant please some people but you do please most of your customers xx

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Deborah Y
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Ilfracombe, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ilfracombe, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Thanks Kate and Paul for another fantastic lunch.I highly recommend the shepherds pie. Just such a lovely place to eat.I really cant understand some reviewers complaints as they are so unjustified.Oh well you cant please some people but you do please most of your customers xx

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Ended up eating here in the 4 days we were visiting Ilfracombe as the first meal was so lovely. Food is excellent, fresh, hot and filling. Wonderful atmosphere and a very lovely couple running this beautiful restaurant. We were made to feel so welcome and looked after that we will definitely be going back there on our next visit. Thank... More 

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We visited Combe Cottage due to other trip advisor reviews but I'm afraid were a little disappointed. The food, which was fresh and homecooked, well presented and tasty, was no more than I would have cooked at home. More disappointing though was the ambience and the service - we were the only people to be dining at 7.30 pm on... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Popped in for lunch just after the easter weekend. I had cottage pie and my partner had steak and pie. Both dishes were stunning so tasty! Finished off with a lovely slice of cake and good coffee. Well worth a visit.

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Chania Town, Greece
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were thoroughly disappointed with the very slow service (although attentive) and poor food offered. There were 5 of us and the only customers in the restaurant. The starters were poor to mediocre, the lemon couscous in my mains were mushy instead of fluffy, the vegetables were so hard that one could not get the fork in and the chocolate... More 

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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Obliviously we are extremely disappointed with your rather scathing review. We are also somewhat confused as we do remember your party and certainly nobody complained, in fact, with the exception of yourself, everybody appeared to have a really good evening - so much so that we remember quite clearly one of the ladies in your party (seated next to you... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We ate here on Easter Sunday evening. At 18.95 for 3 courses - a great value option. Our choices were goats cheese tart, damon and prawn cocktail, chorizo black pudding and potato cakes (starters) and beef stroganoff, chicken tagine and lamb shoulder on minted potato (mains) Chocolate mouse and bread and butter pudding (desserts) All were absolutely excellent. Portions were... More 

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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review, it was great to meet you all and to hear your thoughts on our special Easter Menu which we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed although you will have to come back later in the year when the local steaks are back on the menu! More 

Kent, England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A great restaurant on the high street, with welcoming hosts and cosy setting. The soup was one of the best tasting I've ever had and if the lamb and mint mash is on the menu you simply have to order it! Wonderful food at super value for money prices.

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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your really lovely review it was great to meet you both and we are so glad you enjoyed our special Easter Menu - its something we try to do every year around this time and has proved really popular. Hope to see you again if you are ever back in Ilfracombe! More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

As regular visitors to ilfracombe we always make sure a visit to combe cottage is top of our agenda. There is always a great welcome and fabulous home cooked food. Have never reviwed before but after the best fish stew I have ever eaten the other week felt compeled to. Keep up the good work and hope to see you... More 

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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the fish stew, it has proved very popular! We will be changing our menus soon so it'd be great to see you all again to try one of our new fish options! More 

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is fantastic place to eat - being vegetarian I'm often dissatisfied with meal choices and quality. With Combe Cottage you'll have plenty of choice and of a superior quality. I would recommend this Restaurant to anybody visiting Ilfracombe.

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paulw09, Manager at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed our vegetarian options. Although we are not a 'vegetarian restaurant' we do recognise the need to have tasty, homemade, vegetarian option on each of our menus and we really appreciate your comments. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We booked the restaurant for a private party and I cannot thank Combe Cottage enough, the staff were so helpful in sorting everything out and the food was absolutely top notch. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review. Really great to hear you thought the party menu 2 was 'top notch' - the Mediterranean menu is a very popular choice (especially the Moussaka!) so glad to hear you and the rest of the 'hens' enjoyed it! Have a fabulous wedding and we will look forward to seeing you again if you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 63 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9QE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 862605

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

At Combe Cottage Restaurant and Cafe the emphasis is on home cooked meals using fresh local ingredients. We are proud to support our local producers and suppliers.Full of character and charm our restaurant is ideally situated on the bustling Ilfracombe High Street. We would like to extend a warm welcome to all.
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?