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“Amazing”
Review of Combe Cottage Restaurant - CLOSED

Combe Cottage Restaurant
Price range: $8 - $26
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: At Combe Cottage Restaurant and Cafe the emphasis is on home cooked meals using fresh local ingredients. We are proud to support our local producers and suppliers.Full of character and charm our restaurant is ideally situated on the bustling Ilfracombe High Street. We would like to extend a warm welcome to all.
Gosport, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We booked in for a meal here during our stay in ilfracombe after reading the reviews on trip advisor. The food was amazing, I would personally recommend the blue cheesecake starter and steak main. The wine selection was small but so well priced. Atmosphere was lovely, very homely and cosy. The dining room is small so I would recommend booking.

The service was lovely, friendly and informative.

This is probably one of the best meals we have eaten out. Fantastic value for money - worth every penny (and more).

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3 Thank JulesF28
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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Wow! Thank you so much for your fantastic review how lovely to think one of the best meals you have ever eaten out was here at Combe Cottage, praise indeed! Hope to see you guys again someday soon :)
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food, book now! :-)”
Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Whilst on a camping holiday with my partner, we decided that we had one too many BBQs and needed a meal out. I had read some reviews on here before booking a table and was not disappointed.
The restaurant can only be described as a cosy living room decor and the service is excellent. OK, it isn't the fanciest of places but you forget about that once you are greeted with friendly faces and amazing food.
I had the prawn and chorizo salad and the steak. Both were delicious! My partner had the cheese cake and seafood soup, which he couldn't praise enough.
I just wish I had room to try a desert!
The drinks and food menu were a reasonable price and would definitely recommended Combe Cottage to anyone visiting the area :-)

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3 Thank Leanne B
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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Many thanks for your excellent recommendation the savoury blue cheese cheesecake and Spanish fish stew are both new to this summers menu and have proved very popular so really pleased your boyfriend enjoyed them (certainly not typical camping fair!). Hope to see you both again if you are ever in the area.
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great little place ”
Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Had a great 3 course meal and steak was amazing. I would recommend it to anyone. The staff are so friendly and if anything the food was under priced great value

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2 Thank Jfountain120
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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Many thanks for your review, so glad you enjoyed your evening - our fillet steak is locally sourced and cooked to order with our homemade peppercorn sauce. It is very popular and yes, at £17.95 with potatoes and vegetables, very competitively priced. Glad you enjoyed it!
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Couldn't have asked for more!”
Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I found the restaurant online and decided to go after looking at previous trip advisor comments that had been made in the hope that some of them were correct. The restaurant surpassed all our expectations, so much so that we went back for a second meal at the end of our weeks holiday in Ilfracombe. Our first meal was on the 2nd August, it was booked as a family meal for my birthday. My husband phoned the restaurant at very short notice - only two days prior to our booking to enquire whether they could do anything special for birthdays or occasions. Without hesitation, even though the timescale was short, Kate offered to bake a cake from scratch and have it served to the table after the main course. Kate made a beautiful fruit cake with marzipan and caramelised nuts which was absolutely gorgeous and the birthday celebrations were completed with candles, banners and balloons - none of which had been requested but were a lovely touch given at the good grace of the owners. The meal itself was of fantastic quality, satisfying two very hungry adults, a picky teenager and a fussy toddler. Throughout the service was impeccable, warm, swift and always with a smile. It was lovely to be able to eat in such a nice restaurant and still feel so comfortable with having a demanding toddler present. So much so that we had to return for a second meal to round off our weeks holiday and again was out of this world! As I said in the title we could not have asked for more and would not hesitate to return should we find ourselves in Ilfracombe again. Thank you Paul and Kate!

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank AnnaB290810
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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Many thanks for your review, it was a real pleasure to meet you guys (twice!) and we are just so happy to have been able to be part of your special birthday celebration. We are particularly pleased that the surprise birthday cake was a success and really look forward to seeing you all again if you are ever back in Ilfracombe!
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely evening meal”
Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

A lovely evening meal at Combe Cottage, well worth a visit. it is quite small so definitely worth booking ahead. The menu is very good, kids meals too, and there are some very tasty specials on the board which are worth checking out. service very friendly. Wine list is a bit limited but again worth seeing the specials board to see what else is on offer.

Visited August 2014
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3 Thank Ross Y
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paulw09, Owner at Combe Cottage Restaurant, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Many thanks for your review we are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening. Thanks also for highlighting the specials board which we change daily, hopefully there is something for everyone! Look forward to seeing you again next time you are in the area.
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