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Grass Roots Cafe

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97 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9NH, England
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is now a regular haunt for us, whether with our vegetarian friends or the omnivores. £12 for 3 course that are always filling. Bring your own wine but they do server their own soft drinks. There are 3 menus over a 3 week period, but they change periodically. A vegetarian friend of ours sat down saw the menu and... More 

Thank PeteH23
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are both vegetarian and were wandering around Ilfracombe on our first night there, trying to find somewhere nice to eat. When we saw this place we thought it looked nice for a lunch option the next day and went to check it out. So excited when we saw the Bistro evenings advertised. Managed to book the last table for... More 

Thank Jennie C
Bolton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent and varied vegan dishes for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Sadly, we were not in town for the bistro evening but would have definitely booked a place

Thank Vincent M
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to get booked into one of the bistro evenings. These are run on Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations are a must, if you want to go, as the place was fully booked on the evening we went. And we soon realised why, the food is delicious and plentiful. With the menu offering a good selection. It's... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

This restaurant is a fantastic vegetarian and vegan restaurant! Meals delicious, home-cooked and very cheap for the quality and quantity! The restaurant is quaint and beautifully decorated with an eclectic mix of sunflower pictures and nicnacs, making it very bright and cheerful! Would highly recommend this little place!

Thank evmlowdell
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Lovely food and friendly welcome. One tiny moan - the helpings are too big! Still that is better than saying they are too small!

Thank Isabel W
Exeter, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

If you care about animals and planet Earth then this is a good option. I still felt the need to remind staff about adding coleslaw and butter on jacket potatoes, sometimes the response to the word 'vegan' still doesn't inspire confidence! The food when it arrived certainly did inspire confidence though! Nice environment with comfy sofas and nice artwork, even... More 

Thank steve w
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

interesting food. just try it. tastes good. does a BYO for dinner reservations. I had a good time and managed to try a few different meals

Thank wiselady1950
Ogmore-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Ate out in London for years and so called other posh places - I will eat meat but prefer veggie - been here twice now and it's amazing. The most inventive and attractive food ever. These people would make a killing in London where veggie as good as this is hard to find. Most places have plenty of hummus/falafel etc... More 

Thank Dessalyn42
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Was nice, we went for lunch and was very bread heavy but they accommodated when I asked for a salad. The savoury baked goods were amazing. The cafe is decorated on a lovely manner, loads of sunflowers. Was very pleasant and a pleasing change to you bog standard seaside cafe. Staff were lovely and food was good, I'm a carnivore... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 High Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9NH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: 01271-867574

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