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Relish Bar & Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
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10-11 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
01271 863837
Mon - Tue 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this lovely restaurant with friends last Saturday night. You have to book in advance as it us very busy especially on weekends. We started with cocktails which were made to order snd extremely good ! The food choices are very original and varied with lots of fish on the menu. We all had three courses which were sll very... More 

Thank Bevie120161
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little restaurant in Ilfracombe to rival the fierce competition on fore street. Great food at affordable prices, perfect portion sizes and there is always something on the menu that will suit all. The setting is quiet but vibrant enough to be able to hear your fellow diners. The evening was made better by the excellent standard of service we... More 

Thank jbest118
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is out of this world, we sampled the duck and the lobster along with the cheese board and a chocolate, peanut and caramel desert. Everything tastes delicious. The atmosphere at Relish is calm and peaceful but positive at the same time. Tasty cocktails. Definite value for money when the bill came at the end of the night.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up going twice here on our holiday in Ilfracombe as the food was so good. It's a very unassuming local bistro at the bottom of Fore Street, that served up the most amazing food along with flawless service. It's very popular so booking is recommended.

1 Thank Laura186364
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We turned into this street and Relish was straight ahead .No idea what the food is like . But we asked for a table and it was full. Asked if they could recommend somewhere similar and she said about 200yards up the hill you'll find the Heathers. Well we're both in our 70's and up the hill was extremely steep.... More 

Thank Tricia B
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another excellent meal on 24th June. Worth visiting ilfracombe if only to try this restaurant. excellent ambience, food and friendly service. Hope to be back.

1 Thank petermaiden
south wales
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87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a Monday night for dinner, glad we booked as a sign outside said *Fully Booked for this Evening*, but there were plenty of tables free all evening ? anyway we had a shared Fish Platter for starter all very nice but nothing really special, I think it was frozen Whitebait with Mackerel Pate, Prawns and Crab & Lobster... More 

Thank lyndawelly45
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food I saw the ratings on here and we were not disappointed . Staff were fantastic nothing was too much trouble,So welcoming. The best food I have eaten in a long time

1 Thank sue g
Devon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Brilliant meal at Relish, the only problem is deciding what to order from the very appealing menu! Finding Lobster on the "specials" made my evening and everything was beautifully presented.

1 Thank jonesfamily5
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

A very friendly New Zealand owner greeted us on arrival the food was well prepared the sliders were really tasty (brioche rolls 3 crab,hake,and eel)+salad&fries, a lovely place to eat with old worldly atmosphere with low wood beam great well priced

3 Thank 948fraser

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $24
European, British, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10-11 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: 01271 863837

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