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Thomas Carr at The Olive Room

56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
+44 1271 867831
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited here as a table of three last evening, the food was tasty & fresh, but I found it too simple, shellfish bisque flavours, beef & mushrooms, no new combinations, which I was expecting, we all compared to blacksands and were in agreement that...More

Thank strutter73123
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked a table for a birthday treat and were not disappointed. The service is exemplary from the moment you enter, the menu is explained to you and the knowledge of each dish is detailed and enthusiastic. We chose the three course menu, selecting Hand...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here twice now, this week's visit was to celebrate my birthday - so we opted for the 7 course taster menu. Every course was delicious - 4 fish courses, 1 meat course and 2 sweet courses. Ideally we would have preferred if there...More

4  Thank OliverSJD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at this restaurant is simply outstanding. We chose the 7 course degustation menu and every dish was quite exquisite. Delicate and unusual combinations of ingredients beautifully presented and served by staff who are clearly 'foodies' themselves and genuinely enjoy what they are doing....More

4  Thank NigelK190
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was simple food heaven, served by extremely knowledgeable staff, in a welcoming friendly atmosphere. The combination of delicate flavours gave each course the wow factor, no one part was over shadowed by another instead each complimented and enhanced the whole. Would I visit again,...More

3  Thank Cath W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expectations for this meal were high based on its Michelin status and other reviews. We needn't have worried because the presentation, flavours and sheer magic of the food surpassed all expectations. Whilst 3 courses at £50 isn't cheap, it is excellent value for money. We...More

3  Thank Beverley B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most unassuming little place in a narrow street. Decor is simple but very pleasant and offers seating for only 16. Plenty of space for each table makes it very comfortable for a long sitting. Staff are friendly though not overly formal or...More

2  Thank Michelin72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just sat through seven amazing courses, and an amuse bouche, at this friendly restaurant in Ilfracombe. Every course was a masterpiece...scallops...mackerel with lobster....just a couple of the dishes that made up the taste experience. Such friendly service and relaxed atmosphere, I thoroughly recommend a visit.

1  Thank Janine173
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much really needs to be said other than we both agree it was the best restaurant meal we have ever had. You won't be disappointed. At £50 per head for a three course meal I think it is very good value too. There are...More

1  Thank KJDGlos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on 25th July, dinner for my wife's birthday, table booked for 7.30. Arrived on time and greeted by friendly staff and given the choice of two tables. We decided to go for the Al a Carte option, all three courses were cooked to perfection,...More

1  Thank Alyda123
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Gideon Z
14 July 2017|
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Response from cosmo_kilham | Reviewed this property |
I think you would need to call and ask.
Mark Y
4 April 2017|
Response from happyholidaygirl059 | Reviewed this property |
I have been away no holiday so sorry for slow reply. I do not know if the restaurant is open then but they should be as it is a Thursday - you need to crack on and book though they get very booked up
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 867831
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