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The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar

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Fore Street, Ilfracombe Ex34 9ed, England
+44 1271 863482
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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 Including a dessert £4.95. Full bar, spanish wines & cocktails. 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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice ambience

Interesting food but all so fattening. So much fried food which could be cooked so much better. They could do so much more with Mediterranean dishes. I liked the owner who is trying so hard but didnt think he would be interested in my ideas. Young people I there don't mind the fattening dishes.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
kathryn C
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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421 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Interesting food but all so fattening. So much fried food which could be cooked so much better. They could do so much more with Mediterranean dishes. I liked the owner who is trying so hard but didnt think he would be interested in my ideas. Young people I there don't mind the fattening dishes.

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

We are unsure when you dined with us - since reopening in February this year we have indeed removed all bought in fried products (all 6 of them!) from our menu (these were our tex mex dishes) & now prepare all of our dishes In house using local & spanish ingredients - I hope you will return to us &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Just want to say a massive thank you to everyone at the terrace and tapas restaurant,my boyfriend and I visited Ilfracombe for valentines weekend and managed to get a booking with you for our valentines evening and thoroughly enjoyed! The food,atmosphere and hospitality were excellent, staff couldn't do enough for you and it really made our night, great wine and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We have been visiting the Terrace Tapas for years and have never been disappointed. The food is always top class, staff friendly and efficient and a lovely atmosphere. Ilfracombe is so lucky to have this little piece of Spain nestled in the town and we look forward to it reopening this week. Would advise if possible to book in advance.... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

we have eaten at the Terrace more times than I can remember over the last decade and always love our evenings here every time we came down from Essex. The food is excellent and great value, especially if you order from the 'all you can eat' menu. All the food ( except probably the fries) is freshly cooked on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Always amazing, I go about once a month in season and its wonderful every time could not fault even if I tried, its a great atmosphere and the owners are so involved its lovley! Highly recommend you'll keep going back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Such a lovely warm and inviting place to eat and drink. We eat here regularly and love the food. The cocktails are amazing aswel. The service is second to none. Highly recommended :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

We have often visited The Terrace to entertain guests or celebrate family birthdays. I can only assume that the review by NaughtyMagpie was left by a jealous competitor, either that or it was left against the wrong restaurant. The food is cooked to perfection, full of flavour and plentiful. The surroundings are tastefully decorated and comfortable. The staff and service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

We went here for my partners birthday party at first I was dubious (never had tapas and I'm a big guy) that I would come away hungry, but oh my! The tasty food just kept coming!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

I love this restaurant. The atmosphere is great, the staff are so kind and friendly. I have visited many times and the food has always been excellent as are the cocktails! I'd definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

I have visited the tapas bar for the last twelve years - whilst being a resident in Ilfracombe, the service, value for money and food have always been of an excellent quality. I would highly recommend this restaurant for an evening meal or for just cocktails with friends. The service is excellent and the staff can never do enough.

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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, Tapas, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Family Run & Family Friendly Tapas Bar Serving 30+ Traditional Spanish Tapas,Set Menus, Kids menu Including a dessert £4.95. Full bar, spanish wines & cocktails. 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?