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Combe Cottage Restaurant

63 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9QE, England
+44 (0)1271 862605
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Ranked #2 of 87 restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
London
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were staying at Ilfracombe for a few days for a wedding and were looking for somewhere to eat and I found Combe Cottage on trip advisor so we thought we'd try it as an alternative to the fish and chips places in the area. What a great find! The starter of duck pâté was very tasty; for mains 2... More

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Nice environment and helpful staff. Cooking used good quality ingredients but home cooking standard and not that special - a little bland except for the pudding which my husband assures me was delicious.

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

Many thanks for your review, so glad your husband enjoyed his pudding!. Yes here at Combe Cottage everything is cooked on the premises using the best local ingredients we can get. Cooked to order and served with freshly steamed local vegetables , its true, we try not to 'dress up' our dishes too much, rather complement them with homemade dressings... More

Axminster, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My wife and I searched on this trusty site for somewhere in Ilfracombe for dinner. Combe Cottage was well rated. We booked and frequented. Nice; and cosy. Honest and straight forward menu. Fair price. Clean. Friendly. Very good. Two suggestions - be nice if they were able to offer another lager and bitter. Personally I feel San Miguel is over-rated... More

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

Many thanks for your review. Yes Combe Cottage does strive to produce honest, straightforward food at a fair price. Cleanliness is also up there on our list of priorities and we are extremely proud of the fact that our food hygiene had been rated 5* since opening nearly ten years ago! With regards to your comment on larger we have... More

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

If in Ilfracome be sure to dine in Combe Cottage restaurant. I had read other reviews and while in Ilfracombe at the week-end decided to visit. It is a smallish restaurant but oozing with charm and excellent customer service and the staff are very pleasing and attentive. I tried their cottage pie, as I read that it had been given... 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 cottage pie I have been making them on a daily basis since we got the excellent review from Tom Parker Bowles in the Mail on Sunday! We look forward to seeing you and your family again later in the year! More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We have visited combe cottage on many occasiobs now and the food is wonderful and hosts faultless ! We have a young family but came early on sat night for dinner then back again for sunday lunch x Our fussy 3 year old girl Amy cleared her plate both times - thanks Kate ! Very family friendly but still bistro... More

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

Many thanks for your lovely review. I was thrilled to see such a clean plate from such a gorgeous little girl - she really loved her place goujons! Our children's menu is really popular - she'll have to try our children's cottage pie next time! More

Carmarthen
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This Restaurant is excellent value for money. It has a very friendly atmosphere and the home cooked food is delicious. I never go to Ilfracombe without visiting this Restaurant and it never disappoints it is cooked to perfection from locally sourced food and I would recommend this without hesitation. The food is presented well and the standard is very high.... 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 see you again and we will look forward to you enjoying eating here again sometime soon. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had a lovely meal in this delightful restaurant which was a wonderful find in Ilfracombe High Street! The gentleman who served us was very friendly, polite and attentive. The meals we ordered arrived promptly and were delicious. Only sorry we didn't have room for a pud! A definite must to go to again.

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

Many thanks for your lovely review so glad you enjoyed your meal here and we will look forward to seeing you again sometime soon for that pudding you missed out on! More

Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you are looking for fresh, delicious, homemade food and excellent service look no further. We came here for dinner Bank Holiday Saturday . I started with the prawn and chorizo salad with a delicious lime & chili dressing whilst my husband had the bacon & black pudding brochette. We both plumped for the fish stew which was probably the... More

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

Many thanks for your lovely review it is always such a pleasure to see return customers and we are so glad you enjoyed your (very busy that bank holiday) evening once again. Thanks also for your birthday party booking in September - we are looking forward to meeting the rest of your family then! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Booked this for our Wedding Anniversary as the reviews were good. It was a lot smaller than expected with only 6 tables inside, so I would definitely book for a weekend. We both had the starter of black pudding and bacon on ciabatta with grilled tomatoes. The starter was generous and good quality. I had the lamb and my husband... More

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

Many thanks for your review - yes, as you point out Combe Cottage is a small, more intimate restaurant and yes, we do serve homemade fresh food using local ingredients consequently when we are fully booked (as we were when you were here) food may take a little longer to arrive at the table (however if customers are going on... More

rustington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Really lovely restaurant excellent food best I found compared to competition hosts really welcoming although I would book as only a small place.

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

Many thanks for your review and for highlighting that although obviously some nights are busier than others (it was pretty busy when you visited us as I recall!) as we are only a small venue booking is always advised. Hope to see you again one day. More

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