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Espresso Seafood Bar and Grill

1 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
+44 1271 855485
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (21 reviews)
“crab” (20 reviews)
“ceviche” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:30All hours
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for Friday evening at 7pm and when we arrived the place was quiet but soon began to get busy. My wife opted for the whitebait starter and I, the anchovies. Both were delicious. From the "catch of the day" board we both ordered...More

Thank Mo A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After eating here last summer and in the area again I made sure I ate at this lovely restaurant - large crab cooked in chilli garlic and ginger is to die for ! Yet again gorgeous meal washed down with a bottle of white !...More

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good restaurant, especially for shell fish. If the weather is good, and you can get a table out side, it is as good as anywhere in the Mediterranean.The Servic is very good and friendly. A little on the pricey side, but well wearth...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited whilst on a long weekend break after researching TripAdvisor for somewhere specialising in seafood and certainly weren't disappointed. It was a busy Thursday evening and we were fortunate to get a table outside, there was a lovely relaxed atmosphere and the staff...More

Thank Woody2205
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our last visit was our best yet. Each fish course was superb and backed up with a lovely selection of wine.

Thank Windladd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were down in Devon last weekend, in between doing "our bit" for the old folks, we managed to grab a couple of hours (sat in the warm summer sun) at Espresso Seafood Bar and Grill. As ever the food was fantastic. The staff are...More

Thank robfryleeds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to this restaurant and I am pleased to have found it. Specialising in seafood, Espresso excels at cooking fresh fish and shell fish and serving it simply. There is nothing pretentious about the venue just good service a good wine list and...More

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was faultless. We had a mix of small plates (meze style) all of which were delicious. The potted shrimp, ceviche, oysters and the kalamari being my favourites. The salad of chicory, walnuts and blue cheese was scrumptious. We had a lovely time and...More

Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for muscles. Can't fault them! Absolutely sensational! Food is averagely priced, would recommend booking for dinner, we had no trouble for lunch Would visit again, staff were fantastic and friendly

Thank Hin316
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stopped here several times to sit in the sunshine and enjoy a glass of wine. There is lots of outdoor seating and even a few heaters for the cooler evenings. The selection of wine is great. We came for dinner one evening and...More

Thank Katie L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 855485
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