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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious supper on a damp evening

Ilfracombe was looking very grey and grizzly on the damp Friday evening our party of three women visited this well-reviewed restaurant in the middle of the High Street. We got a lovely warm welcome and kicked off by sharing a tartlet starter, which the chef kindly split into three so we didn't have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Dorset
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Barnstaple
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41 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Always enjoy our food at this restaurant but it is a pity that more effort is not made for their night-time customers, like a tablecloth on the tables. We have been to this restaurant daytime many times and this is the second time that we have had an evening meal which was cooked to perfection but did lack atmosphere.

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Dorset
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Ilfracombe was looking very grey and grizzly on the damp Friday evening our party of three women visited this well-reviewed restaurant in the middle of the High Street. We got a lovely warm welcome and kicked off by sharing a tartlet starter, which the chef kindly split into three so we didn't have to grapple with a single portion. Mains... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Whilst out shopping in Ilfracombe High Street spotted Lamb Hot Pot on Combe Cottage's specials board. We were tempted in and it was absolutely delicious, full of flavour with lovely fresh vegetables. As always it was beautifully presented, pleasantly served and at a very modest price. Excellent! Thank you.

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

Many thanks for your lovely review, it was so nice to see you both again and we are delighted that you enjoyed your lamb hotpot - it is one of our most popular lunch specials this time of year, homemade with local lamb - yummy! We will look forward to seeing you both again next time you venture onto the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

I was fortunate enough to be able to visit Combe Cottage on a recent visit to Ilfracombe and as always I was not disappointed. I was treated to tasty home cooked food in a friendly relaxing atmosphere, which was also excellent value. I hope to return soon.

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

We are not sure when you visited us but many thanks for your review and I don't mind say how glad we are that you are not disappointed! We will look forward to seeing you next time you are in the area.! More 

Ilfracombe, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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

Many thanks for you lovely review. I can't say often enough how much we appreciate all our local and returning customers. We have been lucky enough to meet, and befriend, some of the nicest people, thank you all! More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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

Many thanks for your great review - it was really good to meet you and your lovely family and we can't wait to see you all again next time you are in the area :) More 

Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review, the Cottage Pie has been one of our best sellers ever since Tom Parker Bowles declared it 'perfection on a plate' in the national news some years ago with the Steak and Ale Pie also a favourite. Its amazing what a difference home made with local produce can make :) More 

Chania Town, Greece
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83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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 

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Additional Information about Combe Cottage Restaurant

Address: 63 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9QE, England
Phone Number: +44 1271 862605
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
Cuisine: British

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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