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“just ok” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Gendarmerie

La Gendarmerie
63 Fore St, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
01271 865984
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Ranked #3 of 95 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Dined at this restaurant last week, food was just ok, did not warrant £27.00 for a 2 course meal, Leek and potato soup follow by belly pork. will not be visiting again

Visited April 2014
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lagendar, Owner at La Gendarmerie, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Thank you ever so much for your review, it was an absolute pleasure serving you last friday, its always fulfilling for us as restaurateurs, enticing new guests and entering a culinary journey together, and showing the wonders of new ingredients such as gherkins & apple. as apparently you hadn't discovered these new world ingredients before, and asked the waitress what they were, also i find the descriptions of the 2 dishes you had "leek & potato soup" & "pork belly" much more clearer & more refined than how they actually appeared on the menu & the plate which if i remember was "Leek & potato soup with pigs on toast, cured ham & parmesan" & "pork fillet roasted with sage butter,pork belly crackling, creamed potato, cider & quince" i do hope you enjoyed the free canapes & homemade bread though because we do like to send these out inclusive of the set menu. so again we would hope to see you again sometime in the future to maybe try one our new dishes, which will include a prawn sandwich with "2lb" of prawns in.
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Luton
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Stunning food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Food was fantastic. Best I've had in a restaurant for a long time. doesn't have a veggie option (lovely fish dishes though) but if you let them know in advance they will cook veggie options on request. Would definitely eat there again.

Visited April 2014
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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“Gastronomic delight.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Eaten here later part of last year, food was amazing, starter of Pate was the best I had ever had, Belly Pork was cooked to perfection. Fantastic choice of really excellent wines. Thank you.

Visited April 2014
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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“always wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Fabulous food every time with great hosts Sarah and Paul… so welcoming with wonderfully presented, delicious dishes that you will find hard to beat anywhere..Oh and the wine list is pretty amazing too.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Divine ...... every time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This was our second visit in a month to La Gendarmarie, and it was as exquisite the first.... Warm and welcoming, with beautifully cooked and presented food. Both Sarah and Paul understand what quality means, in food, atmosphere and service, and ensure that their guests consistently experience it every time.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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