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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” (58 reviews)
“fresh fish” (28 reviews)
“steak” (43 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, British, Healthy, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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141 - 150 of 365 reviews

Reviewed September 16, 2015

...an unpretentious restaurant cheerfully staffed and run by unpretentious people serving unpretentious food. Whilst unpretentious the food is absolutely delicious and the service a joy, my mussels were the best I can remember having, served by chatty and laughing staff. My wife and I enjoyed...More

Thank Gary O
Reviewed September 16, 2015

Happened upon this place when wandering around looking for somewhere to eat. Couldn't have enjoyed it more, lovely, informal place with cheery welcome and service. Lovely fish and seafood choice, freshly and simply cooked. Worth going back to Ilfracombe for. Fore St offered an excellent...More

Thank aledrinker
Reviewed September 13, 2015

Firstly, you really need to make a reservation for this restaurant as it is extremely popular. The menu is all about seafood (there are some steaks). The menu has plenty of choice, all the dishes we had were fresh, excellent and delicious.

Thank davidfthorn
Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

On our visit to ilfracombe we came across this quaint restaurant. menu looked appealing so checked T/A for reviews and they were all good so booked for the following night very popular booking a must. Great food and lovely night.

Thank garrygriff
Reviewed September 8, 2015

Tara and John went out of there way to provide what we wanted and the mussels were superb. Many thanks again. Greg and Noreen

Thank Greg A
Reviewed September 7, 2015

Two Starters, Two mains. Could not fault anything. The food was fresh and delicious. Brought out promptly but without feeling rushed. The staff were really friendly and witty, making for a lovely homely atmosphere. We will efinately will be coming back.

Thank David C
Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

If you like fish, then you won't go wrong by choosing this restaurant. The fish is freshly caught, so menu varies according to the catch. I had mussels cooked in cider and creme fraiche, followed by Brill. It was so delicious. You have to book...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2015

We had seabass and turbot - both excellent and delicious desserts. Good location near The harbour and a car park.

Thank Patrulla2013
Reviewed August 24, 2015

Despite being spoilt for choice with some beautiful restaurants in Ilfracombe, out meal here rates amongst the best. Fantastic food, beautiful flavours and attentive and friendly staff. A truly lovely evening all round!

Thank Zillah N
Reviewed August 24, 2015

One of the nicest meals I've had in a long time, and not too expensive either. I started with the potted crab, which was lovely and then had the Torbay sole with mussels - the fish was perfectly cooked and the saffron sauce really flavoursome...More

Thank SeafoodQueen
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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 - $24
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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
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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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