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“Great food in a first class bijou restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Seventy One

Seventy One
Ranked #20 of 118 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
East Anglia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food in a first class bijou restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Dined in 71 on Saturday night, the specials and the carte menu gave our family a great choice of starters and mains, (vegetarian, avid meat eater, fish fanatic and a youthful palette). Food freshly prepared with perfect timing between courses. Certainly the best yet in Ilfracombe. Will be returning.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Iain D
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English first
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“STEAK TO DIE FOR”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Any steak I have from now on will be compared to stunning meal we had here, each course was as good beautifully presented and cooked to perfection

  • Visited April 2013
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“No 1 for me.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

Dined there 2 weeks ago and was very impressed. Great menu and food was freshly prepared making service a little slow, but well worth the wait. Every course ( of 3 ) was superb and something different to the usual. Will make it my first stop next time, no doubt about it.

  • Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Doesn't disappoint!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

Enjoyed a great 3 course meal here last week, it's worth booking as it has a limited number of tables but that give a great intimate atmosphere! Loads of restaurants on Fore Street but this is definitely worth putting on your list, it does not disappoint.

Service excellent, food fresh and good value, fair selection of wine and all good value. The pate is as smooth as silk, served with a great chutney and toast for starters, main - monkfish on lobster risotto to die for, fish beautifully fresh and well cooked.

You know its all fresh and freshly cooked when people are walking in without reservations later in the evening and certain dishes are no longer available as they have 'run out' - thats a plus point not a negative in my book!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Tracey J
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Best restaurant in Ilfracombe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Having been drawn here by the calm, sophisticated atmosphere after walking past several times, we were relieved to have accidentally found the best restaurant in Ilfracombe bar none.

The menu is small but perfectly formed, offering a simple elegance with sufficient variety to suit every palette.

The drinks menu is thorough, offering an excellent range of wines.

Having sampled a wide range of local eateries, from the obligatory harbour fare to the side street bistro, if there is a better local restaurant than this, then we didn't find it!!

Thanks very much indeed!

  • Visited July 2013
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