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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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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 219
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Lovely food!

A lovely restaurant set in the heart of the town. The food was lovely and you could tell it was homemade! I would highly recommend it and the staff were very attentive and polite. I would eat there again, just could do with a decor update.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Jerry T
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

A lovely restaurant set in the heart of the town. The food was lovely and you could tell it was homemade! I would highly recommend it and the staff were very attentive and polite. I would eat there again, just could do with a decor update.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We private hired this restaurant for a birthday late lunch while on a short break in half term. There were 19 of us. We called to arrange before we came and Kate was really helpful. She did ask us to choose our meals from a smaller menu and in advance as all meals are freshly cooked, which is completely understandable... More 

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

Many thanks for your great review. We are so, so pleased to have been party of your special birthday weekend. What a really fabulous family (with such well behaved children)! We have hosted many birthday parties (family gatherings of all kinds actually) and we love doing it. We find giving large groups sole use of the restaurant works so well... More 

West Down, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

As a regular visiter to Ilfracombe I would certainly like to recommend a visit to Combe Cottage restaurant located in the high street. This small friendly eatery gives you a warm welcome, a varied menu and excellent food. Well worth a visit.Our lunch last Thursday was up to its usual standard. First class!!!

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

Many thanks for your lovely review. I can never tire of saying how much we appreciate return customers, it is such a vote of confidence and we are lucky enough to consider many of our regular customers friends because of it. We will look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Ilfracombe :) More 

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Can't get tge date back far enough, lovely Christmas dinner with attentive hosts. We were trying to decide whether to move from the Midlands to Ilfracombe. Thank you Combe Cottage for making us feel so welcome...we did move..

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Christmas is a very special time here at Combe Cottage both our customers and for us as owners. As you will have seen we are a very compact restaurant with only 24 covers but we like to think this works to our advantage when trying to create the 'right' atmosphere for special... More 

Pool, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Clearly we were unlucky as the reviews for this establishment are very good. we arrived at 1930, our main meal arrived 1hour and 15 minutes later despite there being only 8 other people in the restaurant. We had duck pate as a starter which was served with a small warm bread roll, the pate was average at best. My partners... More 

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

Dear Mark L. We are of course incredibly disappointed with your review of our restaurant and would like to comment on some of the points made. First, when we opened some ten years ago we served sherry in traditional ‘copita’ these days we serve it in an all purpose white wine glass that gives the sherry room to breathe and... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We saw this restaurant on trip advisor after we booked our break to Ilfracombe and what somewhere for valentine nite excellent choice. The atmosphere was lovely, service great and the food was perfect the owners work very hard and have certainly got it right. Veggies perfectly cooked which is very rare.

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

Many thanks for your lovely review it was really good to meet you both and we are just so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your special evening. You are quite right, we have worked hard over the last ten years but to get such fabulous praise from our customers really makes it all worth while. More 

Woolacombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Came for our Valentines meal on 13th as 14th fully booked! Everything was perfect, great food. Thank you!

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

Many thanks for your review, it was so good to see you and your wife again and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your 'perfect' Valentines here at Combe Cottage. Hope to see you again sometime soon. More 

Woolacombe
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Thank you Kate and Paul for another fantastic meal on 13th February (Valentine Menu). I had the soup and other half had pate, both were delicious!. For main I had the lamb, perfectly served with minted mash and vegetables. The serving was large but it was so good I managed to eat it all!. Other half had the salmon with... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely Valentines review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed the special 3 course Valentines Menu. It was lovely to see you guys again and we really look forward to your next visit! More 

Beaverton, Oregon, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We recently had the opportunity to try the critically acclaimed Sheppard's Pie at Combe Cottage Restaurant and Café, and it was simply amazing. A classic take on a traditional dish, and what we in the U.S. call "comfort food". If I'd grown up in England I'd like to imagine this is how mom would have made it. The lamb was... More 

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

We have had so many good reviews for our Shepherds Pie but I believe this is the first from America so thank you very much! More 

Hailsham, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Whilst back visiting friends in Ilfracombe we managed to get a table with a menu to die for. I had the caviar, watercress and roll for starters and it was the most amazing creation that set my tastebuds alight (no idea where these recipes come from but I really love something unusual to try). I followed up with the lamb... More 

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

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are always flattered when people decided to make a return visit and are thrilled that you enjoyed your evening and really hope you will come see us again next time you are in the area (fingers crossed the Spring menu will also be able to set your taste buds alight!). 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?