I just read Laura H's review and was really surprised that she had had such a bad experience.
We lived in Ilfracombe about 11 years ago and often used to go to The Terrace for dinner and always had a great time there with our newborn. We visited again recently and ate there both nights with our newborn who is now 12 (!) and our other girls who are 8 and 3. We had two really fantastic evenings - one night we tried lots of fish tapas and the second night we went for lots of meat - both were excellent and our three children loved the TexMex menu. The service was perfect and food arrived quickly even though it was quite busy (Friday and Saturday evening). The setting is great and the menu offered a good choice of food. My husband and I particularly loved the Gambas Pil Pil (they do have chilli in them but they're certainly not as hot as a Vindaloo!) and the scallops were great too. We had some excellent wine and I loved the frozen margarita. The Toblerone chocolate fondue is still on the menu after all these years and still such a fantastic way to end your meal.
All the family enjoyed eating at The Terrace... and we will definitely return the next time we're in Ilfracombe!