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The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (9 reviews)
“fish pie” (10 reviews)
“potatoes” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had whitebait to start which were great and then had fantastic Prawns - one with Salmon the other with rice. Both had garlic but not too much. food preparation was great.

Thank nickmBedford
Reviewed 1 week ago

The decor looks exactly like a nautical themed restaurant from the 1970s with the recent addition of several coats of high gloss varnish. Sadly the food is also from the 70's. My "roast" had travelled a long way since it last saw the rest of...More

Thank EasilyPleased500
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend a visit here. Whenever we are in Illfracombe we have to call in here. This little restaurant is such a pleasant place to dine, it has a lovely quaint and relaxing feel about it. The food is delicious, with ample choice of options....More

Thank G A D
Reviewed 1 week ago

really welcoming restaurant looks so cosy and inviting food menu had great choice some thing for every one and good value for money ,Lamb shank was beautiful and all the food piping hot which is were some places fail nothing worse than luke warm food...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very noticeable and catches your eye in the quay - very interesting inside all covered in sea faring decor! Staff nice and welcoming, we weren't allowed to book a table but luckily they had a table open - the food here is...More

Thank Amyhh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 5 days in Ilfracombe and ate in a different place each night. This restaurant was the worst. The crab starter was good, except that the side salad consisted of dry leaves - no salad dressing, which is a sign of a poorly trained...More

Thank Stewart M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little harbour-side restaurant. Some really nice seafood dishes coupled with some pub classics. Good healthy portions and prompt service. They don't take bookings so if it's busy, there's a chance you won't get in!

Thank Edd666
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food, fresh seafood and very nice meat choices for those non fish eaters. Would recommend trying this restaurant. Great location by the harbour

Thank donnat61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Ilfracombe for 4 days in june 2017 The smugglers in the harbour Lovely home cooked food everytime ate there three nights cant fault the place Dawn & Steve Stockport

Thank Quiny64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cosy establishment, decorated with accessories which accurately reflected the name of the establishment! The menu was a pleasant change from the common burger etc. fayre. We had a steak and a chicken breast in a pepper sauce (large!) both served with vegetables a choice...More

Thank Lynda E
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23 June 2015|
Response from Jannerbloke |
Do you have disabled access? Do you have free wifi? Do you allow children and or well behaved dogs? What are your opening days and hours? Do you bake all your own food? Do you take part in the 'suspended coffee... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
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