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Espresso Seafood Bar and Grill

1 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
+44 1271 855485
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (23 reviews)
“crab” (21 reviews)
“ceviche” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Wasn't rushed, service was very good, and not intrusive. Would definitely dine here again. Thankyou for a lovely evening. Only downside was, it was raining so we couldn't dine outside.😀

1  Thank Traceyhutchinson
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Having visited a few times before when visiting the area this was our first visits as locals having just moved nearby. As always it was superb. Great warm welcome and atmosphere on a busy Sat night (advanced booking is essential). Food is sublime, from the...More

Thank Universe1
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We use this restaurant at least once a week and have never been disappointed, Helen and the team are friendly and attentive. Harvey's food is always fresh and delicious. They allow dogs on the veranda and have a great wine list. Cheers guys!

Thank zzzizzzi
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant near the sea. Worth making a reservation as it is a very busy and popular restaurant. The fish on the menu all sound gorgeous but I am a lobster fan...and the whole Lobster in garlic is really tasty tasty fries and salad. I...More

Thank rob j
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Born in N.Devon, we no longer live here, but we visit family a few times a year. When we're in Devon we always try to visit Espresso. Its one of our real treats! Especially when the sun is shining and we can grab a table,...More

Thank robfryleeds
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I have not visited for a while as moved to Spreyton in Mid Devon, but the restaurant is still one of the best in North Devon. I visited on the Thursday before the bank holiday with my dog and they were very accommodating with a...More

Thank Middle-earth1
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic seafood! Had the platter and absolutely adored getting down and dirty with it. Just beautiful quality, totally enjoyable.. Well worth what you pay!

Thank jaylee28
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We stumbled across this place one early evening on holiday and sat outside in the sunshine with our dog (who understandably wasn't allowed inside). We shared a bottle of Prosecco and about 5 different starters tapas style. Everything was just beautiful, particularly the ceviche. Highly...More

Thank LinHarrison
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Having walked the length of Fore Street searching restaurant menus through their closed doors (evening service only) it was a relief to find Espresso. That relief quickly changed to excited anticipation whilst studying the menu in the sun with an iced Luscombe lemonade which thankfully...More

Thank Debbie_B_Richardson
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was fully booked but managed to squeeze me in, service was excellent and food really tasty and well presented. Definitely worth a trip!

Thank Scott M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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