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Relish Bar & Bistro

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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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Reading, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff were friendly and good at their jobs, the ambience was comfortable and the food was so good we went again two nights later.

1 Thank Nobby53
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is small and cosy. Staff are friendly. The menu is small but interesting, and I like that because large menus in small places worry me! Small menus in small places mean it should be fresh. I have a bad reaction to garlic. I ordered 2 dishes, both with garlic dip/dressing and asked for that to be changed, which... More 

1 Thank Stranger903
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter spotted this place online to visit on a previous trip to Ilfracombe in March. We were gutted when we got there to find we were going home the day before it opened for the season. So this time we couldn't not book. We were not disappointed. And in fact my OH said it was the best meal he'd... More 

1 Thank Cheryl R
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic shell fish platter, including lobster, crab and prawns, which was very filling. The owner was very chatty and helpful. The staff were lovely too. Altogether it was a memorable evening.

2 Thank uphill2016
Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We ate here on our last night in Ilfracombe. We had had a long day out on Lundy and were very tired and hungry. We were lucky to get the last table and we were warmly welcomed by the owner. Unfortunately our steaks were over cooked, but it was dealt with very quickly and we weren't made to feel as... More 

3 Thank 58jos1957
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited Relish last night (Thursday) for the first time ever and boy what a gem of a place this is! I couldn't recommend this place more highly staff are friendly & polite and good workers food is sublime !! We had ; crabsalad / pate and calamari to start amazing.. Then steak & bernaise sauce/ dressed crab, salad &... More 

2 Thank Diane F
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

A very intimate restaurant with a wonderful rugby mad kiwi owner and very polite and knowledgeable staff.The menu was enticing as ever and the wine selection and presentation of the food and cocktails perfectly complimented the food.As well as the refined menu for all tastes there are also homemade pizzas for younger family members.Not cheap but this service and quality... More 

2 Thank Shaun c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We returned to Relish for a 3rd time and weren't disappointed, we had our favourites, duck and lobster and the lovely antipaste starter. Service as always was friendly, warm, welcoming and swift. Food and drinks were absolutely delicious. Thanks so much! Couldn't take a picture this time round but here's a picture from last time... Feast your eyes and then... More 

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We all live busy lives and with 5 children some more than others but one thing i can rely on once a month is to take my wife out to the Relish for a fantastic relaxing meal at the best restaurant bar none , in North Devon .I must applaud the Relish for always delivering top food and service .Tonight... More 

2 Thank peter a
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Four of us had dinner last week at Relish. Lucky to get in, and even that had to be at 6.00pm. Clearly highly rated by locals as well as tourists. Relish has a lovely cosy ambience with stylish furnishings; the hostess was superb and the service excellent. The food was very good indeed. A delightful evening. Not cheap but well... More 

2 Thank Martin D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $24
European, British, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?