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Address: Larkstone Gardens, Ilfracombe EX34 9QG, England
Phone Number: +44 1271 268536
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11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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We are a fully licensed cafe and function venue offering stunning views...

We are a fully licensed cafe and function venue offering stunning views across Ilfracombe Harbour and the sea to Wales. We have a range of lawn games from putting to grass court tennis, croquet to bowls, all with refreshments from cream teas to full sunset dinners. With 30 indoor covers, a log fire for the cooler days and sunset dining on the lawns overlooking some of the most picturesque coastline in Britain. We have catered for many functions from weddings to 40th birthday parties to family gatherings.We look forward to welcoming you.....

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A beautiful spot

Just back from a very enjoyable week in ilfracombe. The cafe is in a fantastic location on the outskirts of ilfracombe so you escape from the crowds in the centre. We had a lovely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2012
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Daventry UK
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012 via mobile

Just back from a very enjoyable week in ilfracombe. The cafe is in a fantastic location on the outskirts of ilfracombe so you escape from the crowds in the centre. We had a lovely sunday lunch after having drinks sitting in a pretty rose garden gazing out to sea. Good play ground and space for children and the bonus for... More 

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Thank chivesDaventryUK
LarkstoneCafe, Owner at Larkstone Family Park & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review and apologies that it has taken so long to post a response. We look forward to seeing you again soon Dave & Steph More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012

We found this place by accident whilst walking our dog..I'm so glad we did as it was a great afternoon spent in their lovely garden with our little girl. There is a childrens play area with all sorts of toys and they have activities such as bowls if you can tear yourself away from the fabulous view. The staff were... More 

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Thank Mary B
LarkstoneCafe, Owner at Larkstone Family Park & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Larkstone and taking the time to review the premises. We are glad you were able to enjoy the premises and service, we look forward to welcoming you again. Dave & Steph More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

Place was a bit shabby and tired looking, with lots of investment and care it could be quite nice. Can't comment on food as only had drinks.

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Thank Russ P
LarkstoneCafe, Owner at Larkstone Family Park & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Larkstone and taking the time to review our premises. It is fair to say that a rainy September day does not do justice to our offer and I would hope that you re-visit next year to see the continued evolution of the site. We took over an overgrown and run down site in April 2011 and... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

My husband had the cream tea, he said it was one of the best he's ever had. The scone was clearly homemade, it arrived warm, the cream and jam amounts were huge, and as a wonderful bonus, it also came with a small pot of strawberry slices aswell. The staff were friendly and helpful, the view is absolutely stunning.

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Thank tracy80bristol
LarkstoneCafe, Owner at Larkstone Family Park & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you so much, our home cooked scones with fresh strawberries have been excellently recieved through the season, we look forward to welcoming you to Larkstone again soon, Dave & Steph More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

visited on sunday 9th sept with our border collie and sat outside, waiter was very accommodating and attentive, great food with good size portions and really good value for money! would love a place like this to eat by us!

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Thank Colliechops
LarkstoneCafe, Owner at Larkstone Family Park & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we hope to see you again and were pleased you enjoyed your time at Larkstone, Dave & Steph More 

Ilfracombe, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

Lovely place to have lunch or afternoon tea. Fantastic views over the harbour, plenty for adults and kids to do, service very good. Sunday lunch was good also

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Thank Jo B
LarkstoneCafe, Owner at Larkstone Family Park & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and for visiting Larkstone - We look forwrad to serving you again, Dave & Steph More 

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

This was our second visit for Sunday lunch and it was as good as the last time. Food and service are excellent and the setting is one of the best in Ilfracombe. There were a few families there with small children and they were having a lovely time playing in the grounds. This place is great for families and if... More 

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1 Thank Debs L
LarkstoneCafe, Owner at Larkstone Family Park & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Debs L, Thanks for taking the time to review Larkstone, I am glad you enjoyed your Sunday Lunches we are open through to October and beyond. Did you know we now have some live music playing in the gardens on Sundays? (weather permitting) See you soon, Steph & Dave More 

Devon UK
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

This is a hidden away cafe, that gets missed. Worth a walk from the harbor & a visit . With investment it will only get better. They even have a music club on a Tuesday evening! #Thinkingoutofthebox

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theadds, Owner at Larkstone Family Park & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear Roy, I am glad that you enjoyed the experience at Larkstone and thankyou for taking the time out to post a review. We are currently focused on providing excellent food and service for the cafe as it is early days for us, but we are also very excited about the plans we have to improve Larkstone over the coming... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

Lovely relaxed atmosphere, with larger than average portions of food. Lots of activities for children, and a breathtaking view of the sea really enjoyable !

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2 Thank 77coyne
theadds, Owner at Larkstone Family Park & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear 77Coyne, We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Larkstone is a great spot to enjoy the spectacular views. (Did you catch one of the spectacular sunsets while you were here?), Its a great spot to ejoy good food and drink while children of all ages are entertained and have plenty of space to run around. Thankyou for taking... More 

Colchester
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012 via mobile

Larkstone cafe is like stepping back in time. It is amazing value. You can spend a pleasant few hours playing a variety of games and enjoying an amazing view while sampling the menu. Lovely to see all generations relaxing together. A must do for all visitors to ilfracombe!

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2 Thank myLouisa
theadds, Owner at Larkstone Family Park & Gardens, responded to this review

Dear RollOnNextHoliday, We are glad you loved our homemade Devonshire cream teas and find that the fresh strawberries go down well. Next time you will need to try the cream tea with our shortbread which is just as good. We look forward to seeing you again and thankyou for your review. Best Regards Steph & Dave More 

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