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Thomas Carr at The Olive Room

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56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
+44 1271 867831
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Open now
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Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On recommendation we chose to celebrate the last night of our holiday here at the Olive Room. We booked ahead as there were so many of us with a coeliac member of the party requiring gluten free options. The menu was sent ahead and we provided notice of our choices by email to help the chef. Being fortunate enough to... More 

Thank Smileysonia
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found this restaurant around this time last year and after eating from the a la carte menu decided that we must return on our next visit to North Devon. We are always wary of returning to restaurants as sometimes standards have fallen. However, the standard and quality of the tasting menu was superb with delightful flavours surrounding the fish... More 

Thank Dave_Bunford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately we didn't have an experience anywhere similar to the reviews on here. I researched into this restaurant a fair amount as we were staying in the area for our honeymoon. It was a tough call between this place and The Quay; which was highly recommended by family. However, as this was a treat I looked at the prices and... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We managed to get a table on a very busy Saturday night. The food was very special. Very well presented, and tasted amazing. You must go here if you like fish, although this is a treat restaurant, but worth it. Very welcoming, clean and tidy place.

Thank CharlieM1609
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked Thomas Carr at the Olive room due to staying in Here for a short family break. From the moment we walked in was warmly greeted. Nice atmosphere and very welcoming towards the children. Food was amazing full of fabulous flavours. Enjoyed every last mouthful and also fab selection of wines. Well recommend if visiting ilfracombe, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Birmingham44
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were out hoping to catch a nice meal as a couple, first time in ages! Walking up the hill we spotted this restaurant. The menu was not large and from memory centered around seafood, not surprising, considering the location! As a couple we do not do seafood so limited us to a couple of dishes, my wife had the... More 

Thank Mike P
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visually pleasing, exciting, great tasting food. Very high quality food cooked by a chef who clearly understands complex flavours and techniques.

Thank Jacqueline T
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So an important thing to mention here is that my friend was so overwhelmed by the complexity and flavours in her dessert that she very nearly cried! We had the 6-course starter menu on Friday night and every course was an absolute delight. I have reason to believe that Thomas Carr may be a wizard. The textures, the flavours, the... More 

Thank Charmain L
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked into the restaurant on Wednesday evening. It was quiet with only two other tables and the other restaurants up the street were all booked. So we were a bit worried as to why this one was so empty. The worries were soon alleviated as we were welcomed with free home made bread and butter and then a free... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the restaurant this evening with friends and tried the taster menu. It was amazing, every course was a delight. The presentation was excellent and the food beyond anything we had expected.

Thank K8js

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $48
British, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 867831

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