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Take Thyme Fish Restaurant

1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 867622
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (29 reviews)
“steak” (48 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, British, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was an impromptu visit into Ilfracombe and we were recommended this restaurant by the lovely curator of Driftwood Gallery. She was spot on with her recommendation! Not only was the fish cooked and presented to complete perfection, the customer service was sublime! We did...More

Thank Wallace17
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Passing through Ilfracombe and we wanted something "special" for the last night of our holiday and we came across Take Thyme and it did not disappoint. Managed to get the last table at 7 as it opened (booking definitely advisable). Between us we had the...More

Thank Mathew H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely small restaurant in Ilfracombe, cooking fresh fish with real skill. I think between our table, we ordered nearly everything on the menu and there were positive reactions all round. I had the megrim sole, which was particularly well received but whatever they have available,...More

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take Thyme restaurant is a charming and very pleasant restaurant. Good choice of very fresh fish, sourced from the harbour at Ilfracombe, and local vegetables. Small,21 covers, must book. The service is cheerful and cheery. For a small restaurant the wine list is well priced...More

Thank martinmsj
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit, and take our visitors, very regularly, and have never been disappointed. The menu, food, service and ambience are not to be equalled in Ilfracombe. This is a small jewel not to be missed on your visit.

Thank Dave T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small family-run business that serves a good range of interesting fish dishes. I started with the Thai-style crab cakes and my husband had the sardines which were on the Specials menu. For mains we both had sole, my husband choosing the megrim (a local...More

Thank EmmaWilliams999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best fresh fish restaurant we have been to in years. A special catch every day and such original and fresh ways of cooking the fish. We have had chouder, muscles, fresh dressed crab, sardines it just goes on. And as if that...More

Thank bingnmand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, prepared well by staff who care about their customers. Front of house staff work hard to please, good tasting fresh locally caught fish. Staff know the dishes and happy to discuss menu choices.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After ordering a bottle of wine, knowing we both wanted a steak, very disappointed to hear they had run out of steaks !! Just wished we had been told on arrival as not fish lovers .

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely small restaurant / bistro, from the first welcome to the goodbye we were well looked after. Food was lovely, cooked by the chef / owner. Very popular place, so you’ll need to book, bit worth it.

Thank Stuart G
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Jennifer S
June 27, 2016|
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Response from Teaboo | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not allow dogs into the restaurant, however we do have some outside seating if the weather is favourable and dog owners are welcome to sit outside. This is useful on a Friday and Saturday as we offer a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $23
Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 867622
  • E-mail
Located not 50 yards from Ilfracombe Harbour, Take Thyme Restaurant provides fresh local fish, Exmoor steak and home-made dishes. We also have vegetarian and gluten free options.
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