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Seventy One

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71 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 863632
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2016

We had read the reviews and decided to try it out. Although very busy the food and service were very good

1 Thank robert c
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2016

Fish cakes to start were excellent and very tasty. My wife had steak for main course and I had surf and turf. Lobster was fantastic but my medium to rare steak was medium at best if not well done. Still tasty but not as ordered. Chocolate desert with hot and cold was fantastic. Despite the steak we would definitely return.

1 Thank Daviesgd
Framlingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2016

We have just had an amazing meal at this family run restaurant, this has to be the best one in Devon with great food, atmosphere and service and if you are heading this way you must check this one out and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

1 Thank john s
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Found this Bistro by chance and what a find ! Very busy they had to turn people away and no wonder food was excellent !! Greeted by a very friendly head of house who explained there would be a slight wait as they were very busy . We had a drink and read the menu , I had the chefs... More 

1 Thank IC E
brixham, devon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 7, 2016

Booked a table here as not many restaurants were open being just before the main holiday season but what a lovely meal we had and a great friendly atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit.

1 Thank devonrosie
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We managed to get a booking last night for ten of us, and we were so pleased we did. A smallish family run place with a high quality feel. Lovely selection of local real ales on offer. The menu is varied, with plenty of fish and meat dishes to choose from. I liked the fact that there were plenty of... More 

1 Thank chris197663
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2016

We chanced upon this restaurant whilst searching for a good place to eat but as it was fully booked we were invited to make a reservation for the following evening. Glad we did – had a splendid tasty well prepared meal that was very sensibly priced – a choice of mains all at £10 and desserts at £5. No time... More 

1 Thank golconda_11
Langport, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Food very good and reasonably priced. Small and friendly. Just tucked up a side street and well worth a visit. Monkfish fritter starter excellent.

1 Thank Arwyn H
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Sorry not to be able to go this week. However our last trip was it's usual good/very good experience. Looking forward to 71 being open again.

1 Thank wiselady1950
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed April 24, 2016

My Husband and I ate here last night after having to cancel our trip to Illfracombe last week.What a great place! Warm welcome by a very pleasant hostess.Great atmosphere and amazing food.Probably the best mushroom risotto I have ever tasted! Would not hesitate to reccommend this place and will definately be back when next in Devon.Thanks for a very enjoyable... More 

Thank Heather b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 863632

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?