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Take Thyme Fish Restaurant

1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 867622
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (58 reviews)
“lemon sole” (20 reviews)
“fresh fish” (27 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, British, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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Reviewed July 3, 2016

The premises are small but Tara and her staff create a welcoming atmosphere where they serve a reasonably-sized menu of lovely fresh fish/seafood. My husband was served 3 scallops too but it was ordered as a starter and he said it was so full of...More

1  Thank aquaeaquae
Reviewed June 30, 2016

I had scallops which were lovely but only three tiny scallops with dry bread and salad with no dressing. My wife had mackerel which was over cooked again, dry bread and salad with no dressing. Seafood chowder was ok but not worth £14. My John...More

1  Thank J1098EMpeter
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

When we called to reserve a table the staff kindly reserved two portions of mussels for us. The wine was excellent and reasonably priced at £15 for a bottle of sauvignon blanc. We also had elderflower and prosecco cocktails which were a delight. The battered...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed June 25, 2016

We recently heard that Take Thyme were opening for lunch on Fridays and Saturdays, and could not wait to try it. We went today and it did not disappoint. The lunch menu is packed with local fresh fish and lots of seafood. We had the...More

1  Thank Sharfur
Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This fish restaurant has a very friendly atmosphere with fabulous service. We phoned ahead as Mr J is gluten free & the owner went the extra mile to ensure she had some GF bread in which was really nice. We had scallops on the first...More

1  Thank Shelagh J
Reviewed June 20, 2016

We went last Tuesday night expecting the town to be quiet and therefore this restaurant. Oh no! It was a nicely busy restaurant we walked into, Tara and her team made us feel very welcome. The local Gins and decent tonic got us off to...More

1  Thank Sarah18705530
Reviewed June 19, 2016

So glad we booked ahead so that we could experience this Devon gem with our visitor from Arizona. With the perfect selection of fresh fish on the menu, and attentive staff it was proof that West Country cuisine has lots to offer.

Thank ieuanwmorgan
Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Outstanding service, friendliness, food and evening with Tara at this delightful fish restaurant. Tara went out of her way to accommodate my gluten free, dairy free and pregnant food requirements! And she was very honest in what she could provide. The chef made delicious seafood...More

Thank hully13
Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Bumping into Tara; the owner, as we were looking at the menu, helped us to make our decision to book a table for two this evening. Ilfracombe, whilst having a beautiful coast line, has something of a dilapidated, neglected town centre. A shame, considering the...More

Thank Gemma B
Reviewed June 1, 2016

had the Devon blue cheese, rocket and pears for starters and the dressed crab as a mains. Couldn't fault either dish and a lovely warm welcome by the proprietor Tara. Much needed haven in Ilfracombe. would def recommend or go back

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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 - $25
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
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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