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La Gendarmerie

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63 Fore St, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
01271 865984
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited La Gendarmerie on Sat 25th July.... What can I say.... The food was simply stunning... There's a small well thought out menu that changes daily depending on availability There was 3 of us and I think we had most of the meals from the menu, but all three courses were outstanding It's a small place, but cosy and welcoming... More 

Thank Tomkat2011
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived to a warm welcome and choose to sit in the small room on the right. Cosy. The menu is arranged on a daily basis with 3/4 choices per course, all looked interesting and appetising. We choose the fish cake and the crispy fried egg both of which were presented beautifully and tasted delicious. For our mains we had... More 

Thank anick1tc
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After googling restaurants and reviews we settled on this restaurant, what a good choice. Not for those who love plates piled high with food. All three courses were beautiful, definitely for those that appreciate good meat and fish. Presentation and quality excellent. Very small and intimate restaurant run by husband and wife who in the view of myself and my... More 

Thank Christine S
Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One the upmarket restaurants in Ilfracombe, very nice decor and friendly service. Excellent food and wine too, we think this restaurant should have a Michelin Star, the food is so good. We will surely go back

Thank Heny M
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was a great place to eat. It is small but doesn't feel crowded. The staff are friendly,helpful and attentive but you never feel rushed. The food is excellent, the menu is imaginative, well cooked and beautifully presented. Because there are only 3 or 4 choices for each course the kitchen are able to perfect each dish. The food... More 

Thank sjwward
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A fine dining experience in a lovely building. The food is divine with a good choice of menu, the cocktails were delicious, and it's not too expensive. We were lucky to book a table as it was almost full for bank holiday weekend. So glad we did as it made our last night special and a lovely end to our... More 

Thank Sheila W
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here, the food and the service was great, the lady who served us seemed very knowledgeable and had good recommendations for the wine. The flavours were really well balanced in every dish and the food tasted very fresh - pudding was delicious (dark chocolate pave). Highly recommended this place!

Thank Meg K
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Ilfracombe for a few days and found this restaurant as we passed by. Booked a table for that same evening. It has a relaxed feel inside. The staff were pleasant and very helpful, especially when the fish main I ordered had sold out and they suggested an alternative that they would make which was not on... More 

Thank Lim8277
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

I booked this meal as we were near Ilfracombe for a long weekend and I didn't want to miss out , I was not disappointed ! The service was friendly and welcoming and the food was amazing simple but perfect three courses none of which I could fault. I had a mozzarella tomato starter , beef main and a apple... More 

Thank maxine40uk
Camberley, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

A very good restaurant situated on a steep hill where cars are not allowed. It is bout 400 yards uphill from the nearest car park. The welcome is friendly and genuine. The menu is short but there is a choice of fish, meat or vegetarian. The "prix-fixe" menus offers 3 courses for £33. There is a good wine list at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
British, European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Fore St, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: 01271 865984

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?