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La Gendarmerie

63 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 865339
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“truffle” (9 reviews)
“hake” (9 reviews)
“tasting menu” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
63 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had a delightful visit to La Gendarmerie on a quiet Thursday night in Ilfracombe. The food was faultless - a chef cooking well formed ideas to the highest standards. The sauce with the hake starter was a highlight - I could have eaten a...More

Thank Alex D
Reviewed April 14, 2015

When you work in the place is amazing, we were offered a choice of 2 tables and choose the one for 4 in the bay window overlooking the street. Everything was well spaced and the table was beautifully laid. The menu was small but it...More

1  Thank wanttogoback
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Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Went here to celebrate our second anniversary - highly recommend. Great food ,wonderful ambiance our third visit ❤️❤️

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Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Booked Thursday eve dinner, and was exceedingly impressed with the personal service and beautifully prepared meal heading toward Michelin standard. The building is impressive too - a refurbished Victorian Police Station creates an elegant atmosphere (hence the name). Tried the cocktail list, excellent! I'm returning...More

1  Thank Paul D
Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

In the words of gunnery sergeant Hartman from full metal jacket " out-f'ing-standing!!" My girlfriend and I dined here on a Friday night, I had booked the table for us to have a rather late valentines dinner, and I couldn't have picked a better place...More

2  Thank Metalhead89
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice food but the slowest place we have ever been to and I think besides us 4,there were 2 other couples. Take a pack of cards or dominoes for tge exceedingly long wait.More

10  Thank Kathryn C
lagendar, Manager at La Gendarmerie, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2015

Kathryn c Seems like you dont like many places in ilfracombe, nice food but a terrible rating mmm seems a bit suspect to me, i dont think by your photograph we can ever remember you dining with us, but then again maybe there is a...More

Reviewed February 16, 2015

As soon as we walked into this restaurant it was clear to see that they had the Wow factor! The building itself was beautiful, with it's dark walls, ambient lighting and interesting art work. The tables were set up so that no one would impose...More

2  Thank Katie L
Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Picked this restaurant for Valentines meal with the wife after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. It did not disappoint! From start to finish the whole experience was excellent. Having eaten in Michelin starred restaurants, I can say the food here is easily up to that standard....More

Thank Les M
Reviewed January 20, 2015

What a wonderful restaurant this is. We went with some friends who are locals and were in the small room at the side of the restaurant. Quality of food, service and presentation absolutely top class. Nouveau cuisine so you don't feel crammed full of food...More

Thank LEY237
Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

It looked like it may not be open, but a message left on the answer machine and we were called back shortly afterwards by the owner who assured us they were open and we could book a table. Arriving slightly late the staff could not...More

3  Thank craig1675
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August 26, 2017|
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Response from Hippy D | Property representative |
3 course menu £39pp
April 27, 2015|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
not long at all
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$36
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 865339
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