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“Good quality food, friendly service.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Combe Cottage Restaurant

Combe Cottage Restaurant
63 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9QE, England
+44 1271 862605
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Ranked #3 of 92 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
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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27 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Good quality food, friendly service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We were wandering around Ilfracombe looking for somewhere to eat and initially walked past the Cottage, as it seemed to have only one vegetarian choice. As we walked past it again, we noticed the specials board with other options. There was only one other table being used to start but we were early. This changed and it soon filled up and seemed very popular. The food was well presented and of a good quality. Good portions with nicely cooked vegetables. The service was very pleasant and helpful.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Many thanks for your review. So glad you didn't walk past! Good quality food, well presented, both very important to us and we are really pleased you both enjoyed your meal. Thanks also for highlighting the ever popular specials boards which change each evening.
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English first
Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wish it was nearer!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We had a family meal at Combe Cottage at the end of October. Paul and Kate were very welcoming and it felt like they gave a very personal touch to our evening out.
The food was tasty and plentiful (and we eat like horses) and plenty of time was given to allow us to choose, no pressure. My son recommends the shoulder of lamb!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Many thanks for your lovely review 'tasty and plentiful' with a personal touch - sounds like we are doing something right! Hope to see you guys again next time you are in the area.
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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“"Relaxing no rush dinner"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

If you want a no rush meal where you can relaxe and take your time eating then this is the place.The food is freshly cooked and the flavours are tremendous. Always a great choice of specials of the board and the a la carte menu gives great choice. House wine is great value.
Been here many times and never fails to disappoint. Barry and Elisabeth G

  • Visited October 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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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely review. Here at Combe Cottage your table is yours for the duration. Whether it be for lunch or dinner, no matter how busy we are, we do not believe in making a customer feel obliged to rush their food. We have taken the time to prepare, cook and serve it, we want our customers to be able to take their time to enjoy it. Glad you enjoyed the wine too - in addition to our regular wine list we have started up a 'wine specials' so check that out next time you visit! Look forward to seeing you again soon :)
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great British Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting the restaurant and found it great value for money and the food was beyond excellent. If there was a 10 star system I would give. The service was fantastic as was the atmosphere. I would recomend the restaturant highly.

  • Visited November 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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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
What a fantastic recommendation. 10 stars Wow! If we are creating food that is 'beyond excellent' whilst been great value for money and with fantastic service we are very happy. We truly believe that food prepared on site with fresh, local ingredients makes all the difference to the dining experience. Look forward to seeing you again sometime soon.
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Ilfracombe, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant food at a good price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Food was delicious and I was delighted with the service I received lots of choice and all at good price

  • Visited October 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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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Many thanks for your review. We really do think that 'brilliant food' is possible without breaking the bank. Homemade and using local ingredients our menus aim to have 'something for everyone' both with regards to both the dishes available and the cost. We also believe that good service is a massive part of the dining experience and hope that each member of our team is seen to provide just that. Look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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