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Combe Cottage Restaurant

63 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9QE, England
+44 (0)1271 862605
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Ranked #5 of 90 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

What a treat July weather in September, watching the army horses race in and out of the sea at Woolacombe then on to Ilfracombe for a delightful lunch in one of our favourite little restaurants. Great food, lovely service. A quiet stroll around the town and harbour. Then a lazy drive home through the beautiful Devon countryside

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I stumbled upon this small place when visiting Ilfracombe years ago and have made a point of returning, each time I've visited the area since, as well as recommending it to friends and none of us has been disappointed. The food is always excellent and there is always something different and usual on the menu, it's obvious the meals are... More

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Birmingham uk
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We attempted to go to this place twice when we were in ilfracoombe. First night we rang up And they said that they needed 24 hours notice for a big group, which by the way was only 11 family members. So we rang back the following day for a few days later and the lady called my partner a lier... More

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

On Monday 8 September at 5.30pm your partner called Combe Cottage to book a table for eleven people that evening. We apologised and explained that group bookings have to be made in advance (normally a minimum of a week in advance) with food pre-ordered. Combe Cottage is a small, often very busy, restaurant with only eight tables; a party of... More

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Dined on a Saturday evening and really enjoyed the well-cooked varied menu in his centrally located bistro style restaurant. Recommended!

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

Thank you for your positive comments, we are glad you enjoyed your evening with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More

Ruthin, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I booked a meal here for my girlfriend's birthday after seeing all the great reviews the place had and I wasn't disappointed. We were down in a large group as we had travelled south for a wedding and even though we asked for an extra place at our table the day of our arrival and then two of our party... More

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

Many thanks for your review - our 200th 'excellent' review !!! Fabulous !! It was lovely to meet you and your party. I like to think we were not fazed by the changes to your booking - these things happen and can usually be dealt with without too much fuss. It was just great that everybody had such a good... More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Interesting menu, superbly cooked with excellent service. Every course was delicious and great value for money.

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

Many thanks for your review, so glad you both enjoyed your evening, hope to see you both again next time you are in the area :) More

Windsor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I wanted a special meal for my 40th Birthday and after reading reviews on Trip Advisor, decided to give Coombe Cottage a try and I wasn't disappointed. Wonderful food, perfectly cooked in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely recommend it.

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

Many thanks for your review and for choosing Combe Cottage for your very special birthday meal. It was lovely to meet you all, so glad you enjoyed your evening. Hope to see you again next birthday! More

Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Nice little place to eat. Food really nice and service was great. We went in without booking and was accommodated within 15 minutes.

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

Many thanks for your review - we do try our best to make sure that, even when busy, we get customers seated and served a drink as soon as possible. More

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Me and my friends are coming every Friday here to have lunch - we've never been disappointed. The restaurant is small but very charming. The food is just absolutely amazing, plenty of choices from the menu and the special board - even for me, who's vegetarian. Everything is freshly made, usually with local ingredients. This year I had my birthday... More

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

Many thanks for your review which really made us smile. We are so lucky here to have such lovely people come back every week and we were flattered to be asked to host your birthday lunch (and to make your birthday cake - so glad you liked it!). We are thrilled that you consider Combe Cottage "your place" and hope... More

Ware, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you get the chance go check this restaurant out. Nothing too much trouble for them here. Excellent food and service. Could not complain about anything at all.

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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 evening and look forward to seeing you all again one day. More

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