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The Angel

23 Church Street, Ilfracombe EX34 8HB, England
+44 1271 866833
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (7 reviews)
“duck” (4 reviews)
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British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23 Church Street, Ilfracombe EX34 8HB, England
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

An interesting place to visit. Small but good items available. Limited tables available but friendly atmosphere.

1  Thank wiselady1950
Reviewed 3 October 2017

what a place,. was highly recommended to us by locals. A very small intimate restaurant, ran by 2 fabulous ladies. The food is some of the best I have eaten. Rack of lamb, was melt in your mouth, and the rib eye steak was delicious....More

1  Thank Dee S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Went here last weekend, opens Friday and Saturday, very impressed. Hadn't been here for a while but hope to be back soon. Fantastic well priced menu and good choice of wines. Would highly recommend the cheese souffle starter, the lemon sole and sticky toffee pudding....More

1  Thank tiggersuki
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We have been coming to The Angel for years, and it is the restaurant of our choice in Ilfracombe. Now open on Fridays and Saturdays, it is ALWAYS a delight to eat here. The restaurant is small - it used to be a butcher's shop...More

2  Thank dandbDevon
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The Angel most certainly puts the ‘fine’ into ‘fine dining’ - what a find. Fabulous high-quality dishes beautifully prepared to perfection. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe this lovely cosy, intimate, friendly and welcoming Bistro. The lamb cutlets were fantastic, the vegetables exceptional and the...More

2  Thank jack h
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

My aunt and I dined here and we were amazed at how good the food was. We had the steak in Madeira sauce with veggies, it was amazing. Possibly the best I've ever had. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Kate M
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Had been meaning to try The Angel for ages and finally got round to it tonight. It's a wonderfully quirky place and the service and food were both fantastic. Will definitely be going back before too long. Many thanks ladies :)

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Someone in the know had recommended this hidden gem to us and we were so glad they did. It is not open all the time and booking is advisable, but it really is worth it. It's hard to describe it's quirky character - its unique!...More

2  Thank DavidEJM
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I can't praise this little restaurant enough. Service was a little slow but acceptable. The food was piping hot, extremely tasty and beautifully presented. Thank you so much for such an enjoyable evening

1  Thank n01tad
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We've been to the Angel many times over the last few years, the food is simply excellent. Tonight a superb fillet steak and confit of duck- and fantastic veg- delicious! Managed to squeeze some desert into my pudding stomach too- almond & raspberry tart- so...More

1  Thank BA P
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28 August 2017|
Response from Keith T | Property representative |
No sorry, just really good 8oz fillet steaks and 8oz rib eye steaks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Church Street, Ilfracombe EX34 8HB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 866833
We are open Friday and Saturday nights at 7.00pm but are happy to open other nights for bookings. The restaurant tends to be quite popular so we advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment. If require any help or assistance please don't hesitate to call us on 01271 866833.
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