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Combe Cottage Restaurant

63 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9QE, England
+44 (0)1271 862605
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Ranked #3 of 93 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
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We found this restaurant during our day in Ilfracoombe yesterday. I really enjoyed my omelette and fresh salad. Chef kindly made this for me although it wasn't on the menu. My partner's meal was also delicious. There were plenty of herb teas and we really enjoyed our visit to Coomb cottage. The owners were happy to chat when we asked... More

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We try to accommodate customer requests whenever possible and it is really nice to find our efforts are appreciated. So sorry we couldn't fit you in for Christmas lunch (we have been fully booked since October) but we will look forward to seeing you again next time you... More

Devon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My friends and I had a wonderful evening here. The menu was well thought out, the house red was some of the best house wine I've ever tasted. The food was all beautifully cooked and presented. Thank you to all the friendly staff who we felt really looked after us. Loved everything about this little restaurant, and had a really... More

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a great 5* review. It was lovely to meet you and your group and we are so glad that you all had an enjoyable evening - particularly that you felt well looked after- good service is something we feel very strongly about and always try to deliver (alongside good food of... More

Berrynarbor, null, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We will be going back. The menu is just the right size, not to much to confuse you. Food was very very tasty, seven of us went so we had a good range of food, fish stew, lamb shoulder, stroganoff and salmon and they were all very good and well presented. We have one of each dessert and seven spoons... More

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

Many thanks for your fabulous review - what a pleasure it was to meet to meet such a fun group of ladies! So glad you all enjoyed our evening menu which although small we like to think is perfectly formed and offers something for everyone at a reasonable price. We do hope we will get to meet you all again... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We went for a family meal and for the most part the food was very good. The chicken dish was a little bland but from all accounts the steak and lamb were delicious. They were very patient with the kids running around and the atmosphere was nice and friendly.

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

Many thanks for your review especially for highlighting the atmosphere which we like to think can be created fairly easily in a small, cosy restaurant such as Combe Cottage. With regards to the food both the lamb and beef are locally sourced and firm favourites for many of our customers and will both be on our special Winter Menu but... More

Cobham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Unpretentious first class restaurant. Had delicious shoulder of lamb. Would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone looking for a restaurant in Ilfracombe.

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

Many thanks for your recommendation. It was lovely to meet you and your party and we are so glad you all enjoyed your evening. What a treat to meet a group who have dedicated 16yrs to walking the South West Coast Path! Good luck on your final year in 2016, hope to see you all again should you ever be... More

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Situated at one end of the High Street, this is an unexpected gem nestling among the shops. We were there on the last evening they were open before taking a break (September) and the service was attentive, but not intrusive. We both had seafood soup, a wonderful fish casserole, full of everything from squid, prawns and mussels, to salmon and... More

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

Many thanks for your fabulous review, Our seafood 'soup' has been really popular due, in no small part we feel, to it being cooked to order in a bid to keep the locally sourced seafood and salmon as fresh and tasty as possible. So glad you both enjoyed it! More

Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Recommended by previous reviewers, so thought we would trial Combe cottage for ourselves..... Not disappointed. Great service, friendly welcome, good choice of menu and tasty well sized portions ;0) We will definitely return!

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

Many thanks for your recommendation! Great to meet you and we will look forward to seeing you both again sometime soon :) More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I was one of 12 people. The service was good and the food excellent - good king prawn and chorizo salad and extremely good caldereta (fish stew)

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

Many thanks for your review, we are thrilled to hear you all enjoyed your evening here at Combe Cottage. The fish stew is a particular favourite of ours, chef worked around Europe for a number of years after catering college and loves to insert into the menu flavours she discovered on her travels. The fish stew is her take on... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Being local we visit Combe Cottage regularly and cannot fault it one little bit. The choice is wide, the food is individually cooked from fresh ingredients..Apart from the usual dishes, there is always a choice from the Chef's Special board .But my favourite is their widely acclaimed Cottage Pie. The restaurant is not huge but has a very cosy and... More

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

Over the years we really have strived to create a cosy and friendly atmosphere here at Combe Cottage so your review describing us as such is much appreciated and of course our lunch menu simply wouldn't be the same without the now famous homemade Cottage Pie (as recommended by Tom Parker Bowles no less!), hope to see you back for... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You simply cannot go wrong with the Combe cottage not only is there a great menu but there is always something to tempt you on the specials board. A visit to Ilfracombe would not be complete for us without a visit to this friendly and cozy restaurant.Well worth the walk up from the Harbour to the High street !

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

Many thanks for your lovely review. We are always so thrilled to find visitors returning year on year, it is a great compliment in a town with so many restaurants. Yes we do strive to make things interesting for all our customers by posting lots of new (hopefully tempting!) homemade goodies on all our specials boards! Really looking forward to... More

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Additional Information about Combe Cottage Restaurant

Address: 63 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9QE, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1271 862605
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
Cuisine: English

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