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“Amazing food, service and ambience!”
Review of Clarets - CLOSED

Clarets
Price range: $20 - $30
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Having looked through the window several times we decided to go along for a meal at Clarets. The wine menu was informative and proved to be spot on, we had a lovely bottle of South African White. The food was amazing, we loved our starters, mains and almost had to have three puddings for two people. We both opted for a Sea Bass main and thoroughly enjoyed the vegetable sides. Overall a wonderful experience and would thoroughly recommend.

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Thank daggers74
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

We arrived in Ilfracombe, first night and asked where was good to eat, thanks to David who welcomed us to our holiday apartment, recommended us to visit Clarets. This is tiny restaurant tucked away in a side street and many tourists would never find this place. What a wonderful start to our holiday, quality was extremely high for food, variety and service, Had an amazing nite. If you are visiting in the winter months, please be aware that they are only open during the weekend evenings. So do not be disappointed and make sure you visit them.

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Thank AlisonF60
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

On arrival we were told to go upstairs and sit down at an empty table. (We had booked). Service was slow and disappointing. The main dish served to one of our guests was well below par and was badly dealt with by the proprietors. We most definitely shan't be back nor we would recommend it when there are so many other top rated restaurants in Ilfracombe to choose from.

Steer Clear of this one.

Thank Richard_BJ2346ZL
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is a wonderful little restaurant. The menu is lovely, the food is a very high quality and the staff are very friendly and helpful. My party had steaks, which were all cooked perfectly and the flavours were great. One of the best things about this restaurant is the dessert options, whereby you can select one of the standard sized desserts and half and price and half the size, should you wish, which is ideal for anyone who feels like a little something sweet to finish the meal but can't quite manage a whole dessert, it's a wonderful idea! However, I would strongly advise booking as the restaurant is small, which adds to it's very warm and stylish feel, but means getting a table as a walk in is difficult.

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Thank Lex M
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

It was my partners birthday during our break to Combe Martin, and we happened to find this restaurant while wandering around Ilfracombe. The Trip Adviser reviews made us decide to give it a try and were so glad we did. The service and atmosphere were first class and the prices reasonable for such excellent quality food. We had the venison and the pork belly, neither of which could be faulted. As we each also had a starter we unfortunately didn't have room for desert - tempting though they sounded. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this and would definitely come back next time we're visiting the area

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Thank bevingles
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