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“Great atmosphere, food and service!”
Review of The Smugglers

The Smugglers
Ranked #23 of 122 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 10, 2013

This restaurant is a great place to eat in Illfracombe. One of the best things about it is the extensive menu, you can have anything from a good pub meal to lobster, the range is exceptional and so is the quality of the food. The other great thing about this place is the service, the staff are very friendly and attentive. The whole ambiance of The Smugglers is fantastic, from the decor on the walls to the interesting artefacts hung around the room, which ensure the brilliant atmosphere of the restaurant. Furthermore, the value is good, especially the wines, which are excellent! I would definitely go back and recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a good meal with a great, unique atmosphere.

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Thank Lex M
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Smugglers do not accept bookings and work on a large turn around. When we arrived we had to wait for a table to become free, this was not a problem as we had a drink at the small bar. However the table offered was opposite the kitchen door which was not to our liking and they prepared us another table without any problem. The menu is very extensive and covers for everyone's taste whether it be meat of fish. Food was well presented and plentiful, good value for money. Drinks reasonably priced.

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1  Thank senior c
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

We ate at the Smugglers on 2 evenings during our week at Ilfracombe. My husband enjoyed his local fish meals and I found the veggie options to be appetising. Good homecooking is the style here, food is well presented and tastes good. It does get busy in the evenings and there is no advance booking so a short wait at the small bar may be needed, empty tables are quickly cleared , cleaned and relaid for the next customers.

1  Thank maryannSurrey
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We have been here a number of times over the years and have always had a very nice meal. Staff are friendly and efficient.

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Thank Chrissie R
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Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant on previous holidays and always found the food good, we wanted to visit again but found it was always busy, finally got in by going a little earlier, worth the wait as the food is still excellent, the shark steak is fresh and tasty.

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Thank Stuart C
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