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Take Thyme Fish Restaurant

1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 867622
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (61 reviews)
“fresh fish” (27 reviews)
“sea bass” (28 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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11 - 20 of 344 reviews

Reviewed July 17, 2017

Let's start with a positive. The front of house is fantastic. She makes you feel welcome, is amusing without being intrusive, and gives great confidence in what is to come. Sadly, what is to come isn't so good. When my friend ordered and asked that...More

Thank Jackie R
Reviewed July 16, 2017

We traveled to Ilfracombe to visit Lundy for the day. Before travelling back we were just going to have fish & chips, however we spotted this lovely little fish restaurant. We had a lovely dish of mussels for a starter and beautiful Sea Bream and...More

Thank caroleleo6
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

The last review left must have been for a different Restaraunt!!! The service food and ambiance is first class. The party of four we were part of all agreed that if the starter was anything to go by the main course would be exquisite. We...More

Thank Martin W
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this small and exclusive restaurant. Owner and staff are delightful. Service and chef's delivery excellent. Extremely tasty Scallops followed by Lemon Sole and desserts. One of the best restaurants we have visited for a long time. Portions perfect and very tasty. Have booked...More

Thank lindseyk840
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Mediocre meal served by good staff Vegetables where microwaved and some of the fish was definitely blasted

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed July 13, 2017

We spent 5 days in Ifracombe and ate in a different place each night. The food was good and the service superb making the best atmosphere in a restaurant in town. Highly recommended.

Thank Stewart M
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

We went to this wonderful fish restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Glad we booked in advance as it is clearly very popular and was fully booked. We were met by the owner and taken to our table, and then we were presented with a...More

Thank jcaamtesh
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

We loved this restaurant, the food was delicious, tasty and presented lovely, it was enjoyed by all my family, visited twice in the 5 days we were on holiday! Atmosphere was lovely too, will definitely be back!

Thank Rachel1905
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

My heading says it all, we always try to get a table at this fabulous restaurant (booking recommended) Tara and her staff and of course Chef make the experience of tasting local produce a delight. Thanks

Thank Iain D
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to stumble on this restaurant on our first night in Ilfracombe . The food was excellent and the service although a little disjointed was quite good . I can understand that a restaurant that prides itself on excellent locally caught fish...More

Thank pipps1947
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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
$5 - $23
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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