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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 good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (25 reviews)
“stone bass” (7 reviews)
Closes in 22 min
6:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
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21 - 30 of 316 reviews

Reviewed 10 August 2017

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 2 August 2017

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 30 July 2017

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 29 July 2017

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 29 July 2017 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 28 July 2017

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 28 July 2017

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 26 July 2017 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
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

From start to finish this was a most wonderful dining experience. Myself and my husband had the vegetarian taster menu and it was delicious beyond description. Ellie was amazing & talked us through every course. The atmosphere is just right as it is not at...More

1  Thank Helen D
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We visited for a birthday celebration. The service was attentive but discrete. The food was well presented, delicious & reasonably priced. The celeriac soup was awesome !

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Gideon Z
14 July 2017|
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Response from Derek M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, just ask before booking though
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$47
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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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