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La Gendarmerie

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63 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
01271 865984
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely family meal here, wonderful service complimented beautifully cooked food, an absolute highlight being the stone bass with brown shrimp, seaweed butter & oyster mayo , can't wait to return.

2 Thank talliho1457
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As city folk we were very impressed to find such modernity in ilfracombe, similar to how foods evolving in london at the moment, modish plates of food with understated styling, but flavour packed, we dined as a table of three, all tried something different and was truly impressed, the sea trout, beef main and banana dessert were all highlights pricing... More 

2 Thank bucky1234579
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is not actually a review for the food; we didn't get that far, as the restaurant gave away our table with the excuse they had tried to contact me by phone when we were a bit late; an entirely useless excuse in signal - less Ilfracombe. This was supposed to be a special birthday celebration which had been prebooked... More 

3 Thank johnclewes2016
lagendar, Public Relations Manager at La Gendarmerie, responded to this review

Dear mr muppet, Sorry for the misunderstanding, I'm sorry you and your wife had to walk around Ilfracombe in high heels for an hour looking for somewhere else to dine, my apologies again, King regards la gendarmerie More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our 2nd visit 1st one being 4 years ago, food is absolutely stunning service is amazing, staff made us feel so welcome great value - can't wait to return x

Thank Colleen T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited many Michelin star restaurants and this is as good as any and better than some . Top quality produce , excellent cooking and presentation and wonderful service. We visit La Gendarmerie several times a year and have never been disappointed. Last week was excellent, as usual, and we are returning tonight. Well done Sarah and Paul !

Thank Linda W
lagendar, Owner at La Gendarmerie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, it's been a pleasure serving you all these years and appreciate the effort it takes coming from so far away on such a regular basis, kind regards Paul & Sarah More 

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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once again a fantastic meal at La Gendarmerie this time for my birthday. As always the food was cooked to perfection and the service from front of house staff impeccable. We visit friends who live in ilfracombe a couple of times a year and always without exception book a table here. The menu is limited to 3 choices per course... More 

1 Thank Kerry S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Was a wonderful experience. Food was top quality. Waitress very attentive and a good source of knowledge of the food and cocktails on the menu. Seating is well spaced and the ambiance was good. Definitely go again.

1 Thank Ian W
Alton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I have visited Ilfracombe a few times and always wanted to eat at this restaurant and I was not disappointed. I loved the décor and we had a good welcome. I was very impressed with the menu, perfect choices and the presentation was superb. We were not let down when we came to eat our beautiful food, it tasted as... More 

1 Thank Judy T
Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Just had a lovely evening out. Really friendly front Staff who genuinely knew the menu content and wines to recommend and a well balanced Menu. Nice ambiance even though relatively quiet. Liked the decor modern lines and cleanliness throughout. 2 courses £29, 3 courses £35, all delightfully cooked and presented. Not the widest choices of food, or wine, but thoughtfully... More 

1 Thank Arnie A
Braunton, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

It was the wife's birthday yesterday so ventured to Ilfracombe to try this restaurant after reading several good reviews. Small menu of three courses each with three choices. My wife started with a very interesting soup of Onion & manchego with Serrano ham and chorizo oil. It was delicious. I had Sea Bream roasted with Asian spices and saffron aioli,... More 

1 Thank Timothy_George1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Fore Street, 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?