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“Evening menu - great value, very tasty” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grass Roots Cafe

Grass Roots Cafe
97 High Street, Ilfracombe, England
01271-867574
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Ranked #32 of 92 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Manchester
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21 restaurant reviews
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“Evening menu - great value, very tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Booked for the evening set menu - 3 courses for £12. It's 'bring your own booze', with a very reasonable corkage of £1/person.

The restaurant is a quirky little vegetarian cafe. It was busy, so there was a vibrant atmosphere, but it wasn't too small as to feel cramped. This is not a posh restaurant, the atmosphere was extremely relaxed.

The food is relatively simple, but good quality vegetarian. The portion sizes are generous, and the food comes piping hot.

The combination of good food, great price and money saved on drinks makes this a very good value evening out. If you enjoy vegetarian food, and don't need the poshest restaurant in Ilfracombe, I'd thoroughly recommend booking a table at Grassroots.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Yummy lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Grass Roots Cafe is perfect for a lunch time stop off in Ilfracombe. The staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming providing an efficient service. The cafe has a warming, homely atmosphere with a counter display of cakes and homemade goodies to tempt your taste buds! The food was of great quality - wholesome, tasty, good portion size and perfectly presented. We bought a cake to take home which was very much enjoyed! Would most definitely recommend to others!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A great meal and lovely atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We booked the restaurant for the evening as a group of 13. The food was lovely and very reasonable. Pay corkage to bring your own drink, which wasn't a problem, and get 3 great courses for £12. The walnut and goat cheese salad was superb. Had a great evening and will do it again. I've had lunch here before and that's great too!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Impressive menu and delicious food that you won't forget...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Grassroots is a very special, unique place on the High Street. The Set menu Bistro night (a few choices for all courses) is excellent, BYOB, all vegetarian food cooked and prepared to an amazingly high standard - the cashew fritters, stuffed mushrooms, med veg bake - in fact everything we ordered was absolute top notch deliciousness, even all the side dishes! Served up by friendly staff in a bright sunflowery environment - really looking forward to going back and seeing what's on the menu, even if it's the same I'll be absolutely delighted :o) - I'm not a vegetarian either.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“vegetarian treats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

I've been here a few times for evening meals and never been disappointed. Also excellent for a reasonably priced lunch with friends

Visited March 2012
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