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Review of Smugglers

Smugglers
Ranked #37 of 122 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 25, 2012

good food, great location & ambiance.
excellent South African red wine.
service quick & friendly.
remember parking on the Quay is free after 6-00

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Thank paulcrowle
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

My husband and I decided to eat here after walking past on several occasions during our week long stay in Ilfracombe and seeing that it was busy every time. We decided to eat early to ensure we got a table and within fifteen minutes of being there all the tables were taken. There is a large selection of food on the menu and we were both happy with our choices. The portions are a good size and my lamb shank was cooked perfectly. The staff were pleasant and the food reasonably priced. Would visit again

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Thank SotonGirl61
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

Considering the mixed reviews on here we must have struck lucky when we ate at this restaurant. Two of our party had shark steaks which they both enjoyed immensely, another had a steak which he said was 'fine' and I had the fish pie which was gorgeous and is to be highly recommended. I agree with the comments re the chips they were not the best but not the worst we have ever had either. They could have been more generous with the new potatoes but overall we concluded the meal was very enjoyable. The deserts were also very enjoyable and the slice of chocolate fudge cake they served to one of us was huge, the tart citron was delicious and apparently so was the apple crumble.

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Thank TheWrights72
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

My family and i were visiting llfracombe and passed the smugglers whilst looking for somewhere to eat, we were not disappointed.when we entered we were greeted with a pleasant smile from the 2 waitresses. we were seated and asked if we needed drinks. the service was quick and friendly. When we looked at the menu there was plenty of choice with a nice selection of starters and mains, though the deserts could of been a few more. Our group was 4 adults and 5 children and all were catered for. The kids meals were a very good side and well cooked and presented. The adult meals were also of a very good size and cooked very well. I had steak which was cooked to how i wanted it and tasted yum. One of our group had had the shark steak cooked in garlic butter, it was delicious...i dont know what i expected of the shark but when i was given a fork full i was amazed by how delicate it was and tasted.They price was very reasonable i think considering we all had a starter and main(adults that is) and the kids and 2 adults had deserts. With drinks i think the total price was around £83....considering our group size and what we had i thought this very good. The place is clean, staff friendly, food great, and the harbour and bustle of the harbour just feet away, viewed through the smugglers big windows. The decor is something to see lol but makes the whole feeling of the place quite cosy...we ate here a few times because of how good it was. Cant understand the negative comments as on all occasions our visit was great...defo highly recommend

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Thank geminihappychap
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We liked everything about the Smugglers. The food, the service, the restaurant. We tried a variety of foods, including fish and steak, and found everything to our liking, and served to an impeccable standard.

Thank Macimus
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