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Take Thyme Fish Restaurant

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1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 867622
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Cobham
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Super no nonsense fresh fish & other items on the menu, good wines & service chatty & informative - a great meal.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food and a wonderful welcome. Delicious local seafood, fish and steaks. We booked for 2 but they managed to up it to 3 despite being fully booked. Terrific meal, service and value.

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1 Thank Rhona T
london
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best dinner we had in Ilfracombe - we ordered scallop, mackerel, fish & mussel stew, all fanatically cooked & presented, lovely staff and with a relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner at Take Thyme is part of our never ending discovery tour of this, the surrounding area of our new home. I am, I confess, probably pushing the bar a little too high, I have had to dampen my expectations, but the freshness and quality of the produce around here is second to none. I joked that when in London... More 

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Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly service, very well prepared food. The following days my companion mentioned the eaten mussels again and again as "best mussels ever". My Turbot Fillet was pretty nice as well. Although primarily a fish restaurant on the menu are meat and vegetarian dishes too.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. My turbot was perfectly cooked and accompanied by fresh vegetables.

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1 Thank Jacqueline T
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to this restaurant. We booked late for a table of three. But they managed to find space. Very accommodating and friendly. We love fish and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Good value for money and an excellent selection of dishes from a varied menu. Living locally in the town we will be back again. The Exmoor G... More 

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Solihull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb menu with a wonderful welcome. We took our granddaughter and I was told on booking they didn't have a children's menu so I knew this beforehand. We ordered 3 adult dishes of starters and enjoyed the fresh tasting food. Our granddaughter obviously couldn't finish her food but managed her dessert which are made by the wife of the chef,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of the three restaurants we ate in in Ilfracomb this was the best. The fish was fresh and well prepared. The dessert was delicious. The service efficient and friendly. Its a small restaurant so definitely book a table.

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1 Thank nerdbird1
Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a rainy early evening we decided to book for dinner. we were exceptionally glad we did. The food was incredible; fresh, delicious and presented beautifully. The waiting staff were courteous and friendly without being overbearing and at the end of the meal before our departure we met both the owners who were charming.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $24
Cuisine
Seafood, British, Healthy
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?