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The Smugglers


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


Seafood, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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All reviews swordfish seafood steak and kidney pie sea bass surf and turf prawns mixed grill potatoes salad roast dinner hanging from the ceiling wait for a table eton mess lovely food ate here extensive menu visited this restaurant
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked by this restaurant a couple of times and it was always busy, which is a good sign. Menu looked good so we decided to eat there. The staff were all friendly and efficient, and the restaurant looks very clean. The food, however was...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 85lynp
Reviewed 6 days ago

After a few years since staying in Ilfracombe we returned again for a holiday and after visiting Smugglers twice on our last visit and highly rated it we could not wait for our return visit to enjoy the food. There was six of us last...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank NOmisK_13
Reviewed 6 days ago

WOW,what a find. Don't be put off with lack of customers in here, the service and food is superb. Spoke with a couple who had been coming back over 10 years and was not disappointed. Both had roasts, chicken and beef. Good sized portions and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Daves66vdub
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal !! Food was good quality the restaurant is cosy, staff are friendly and wine good for the price.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 409brightonian
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice meal & very popular. No reservations taken so be prepared for a wait at peek times. Definitely recommend

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank paulandcarlaf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this week early evening and easily got a table. Later it was busy, so wise to visit before the rush or book ahead. The staff were friendly and orders came quickly. The starters were a bit basic but the mains were great. Steak...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Michaelbigshow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, great choice of menu, reasonable prices Staff very pleasant and attentive Eat in here regularly when visiting Ilfracombe Will be back soon

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank BarryJ552
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited while staff walked backwards and forwards and after about ten minutes asked whether we should order at the bar. No it’s table service was the reply. More wait and ignored for about fifteen minutes and we are now down the road eating where they...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank jeremya974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots on the menu at very fair prices. Service is great , efficient and friendly.. been here both times we have visited ilfracombe ..highly recommended.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank a_isaacson1967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first glance this restaurant appears either dated or kitsch. Dark red studded leather booths. Very shiny paintwork everywhere. I guess you will either like it or loathe it. I liked it and judging by its popularity so do many others. I had whitebait starter...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Response from stephydale28 | Reviewed this property |
No there are a few others that do but not as nice place as that
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