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The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar

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Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian, Tapas, Wine Bar
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Fore Street, Ilfracombe Ex34 9ed, England
+44 1271 863482
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Family Run & Family Friendly Tapas Bar Serving 30+ Traditional Spanish...
Family Run & Family Friendly Tapas Bar Serving 30+ Traditional Spanish Tapas,Set Menus, Kids menu. Full bar, spanish wines, Cocktails & Gin Y Tonica list Seating for 80+ in our Orginal Victorian Dining Room, Bar & Outside Terrace. SUMMER - Open Tuesday to Saturday Evenings from 6pm (5.30Pm in Summer Holidays) WINTER - Thurs-Sat from 6pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
As good as ever

Mark and Kelly have just completed 20 years in the business , 18 of them running this restaurant . I visit a few times a year with friends and family and it is always excellent . The menu is revised on a regular basis so there is always something new to try . The mince and black pudding balls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
YRRAB1943
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
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461 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Mark and Kelly have just completed 20 years in the business , 18 of them running this restaurant . I visit a few times a year with friends and family and it is always excellent . The menu is revised on a regular basis so there is always something new to try . The mince and black pudding balls were... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had a lovely tapas experience with my family! I had sea bream, chrizo, sspanish meatballs and chocolate tomobone fondu mmmmmmm

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Romford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I can here with my family beginning of May one evening and looks really nice from the outside very nice walking inside the restaurant until we sat down the chairs was very uncomfortable to the point as I was figiting and very cold the lady apologised as the windows had been open all day due to decorating but she said... More 

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TerraceTapasBar, Owner at The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Firstly the restauarant interior was redecorated in January this year, & the main dining room windows were painted in March not May, Also I should like to point out that each tapas dish is designed to share between 2/3 people (not 5 - we do advise people to order multiples of dishes) & our rocket & shaved manchego salad with... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We spent 3 evenings eating out in ilfracombe and felt that this was our best meal. The service was very good and the food excellent. We has their set favourites meal and it was superb. Well cooked and flavoured. The starters of mixed salad, excellently dressed and the meat and cheese board with sourdough bread were excellent. The mains also... More 

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TerraceTapasBar, Owner at The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you enjoyed the favourites set menu, it a lovely selection of our & our customers favourite tapas dishes & has been developed over the past 18 years (since we opened) & we believe is great value at £17.50 per person. More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Spent a very pleasant evening here, liked the atmosphere and the food was good too. Loved the prawns and enjoyed the buzz of happy diners

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TerraceTapasBar, Owner at The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review, we are glad you loved the Gambas pil pil & the atmosphere created by the other happy diners More 

Swindon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Once again we have visited this super little restaurant and once again we were not disappointed! The food is fab, with a great choice of Spanish tapas dishes, which always remind me of my visits to restaurants in Spain. There is a wide choice of cocktails but I opted to my fave Kia royal which was a wonderful start to... More 

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TerraceTapasBar, Owner at The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we are glad you liked the Meat & Cheese plank - tabla espanola, & that you enjoyed the White rioja also well done for fitting in a Pud - but there is always room for the Tolberone Chocolate Fondue. More 

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have had many nights out at the Terrace over the years and if anything they just get better and better. Fun and friendly atmosphere with tasty food makes for an enjoyable evening out. I often leave restaurants feeling short changed after a meal, being vegetarian the options are usually limited - never the case with the Terrace. The rest... More 

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TerraceTapasBar, Owner at The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi it was great to see you again & thanks for the review, the good thing about tapas is it can cater for everyone - Even vegis (hehe!) we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

on entering the restaurant, we was all very Impressed, looked like you are in someone's large living room. However it was not long before all 5 of us noticed that the chairs are very hard and uncomfortable. We was also very cold, to the point that I kept my coat on. We ordered our first 6 dishes. (All you can... More 

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TerraceTapasBar, Owner at The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar, responded to this review

We are firstly confused by your review & believe that this review along with the previous NOT IMPRESSED review has been posted incorrectly - Firstly our restaurant does in not way look like a living room,(you can see by our tripadvisor photos), our heating is thermostatically controlled to 20C, we do not charge £3.50 for bread, our tables which seat... More 

Devon
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Returned to the Terrace Tapas to try their new items on their menu. Food was freshly cooked to order and arrived hot and efficiently served. The all you can eat menu has been replaced with a sharing menu, which works very well. Plenty to eat and the choice caters for all. Yet again great service, great food..you will not be... More 

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TerraceTapasBar, Owner at The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you the lovely review, we are glad you like our New family & Friends sharing menu - this new menu has allowed to offer some of more interesting dishes @ a great price & takes the confusion out of family or group tapas dining experience. More 

Ilfracombe
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

I visit every year on my birthday with my family and have never been dissapointed. The dishes are all very tasty and well cooked with a fantastic variety. Staff are so welcoming and friendly along with a cosy warm atmosphere. My special birthday treat :)

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TerraceTapasBar, Owner at The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your birthday again this year, & thank you for your lovely comments regarding the cosy warm atmosphere. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fore Street, Ilfracombe Ex34 9ed, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 863482

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 31
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish, Vegetarian, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients

Description

Family Run & Family Friendly Tapas Bar Serving 30+ Traditional Spanish Tapas,Set Menus, Kids menu. Full bar, spanish wines, Cocktails & Gin Y Tonica list Seating for 80+ in our Orginal Victorian Dining Room, Bar & Outside Terrace. SUMMER - Open Tuesday to Saturday Evenings from 6pm (5.30Pm in Summer Holidays) WINTER - Thurs-Sat from 6pm
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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