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The Quay Restaurant

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11 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
+44 1271 868090
Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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St Ives, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicely situated on the quay with views over the harbour Called in for a brew and cake, great service, very friendly and good value Bench seats very comfortable or chairs Vibrant and bright, with artwork to spark your interest

Thank Bobalobajob
Looe England
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a very windy day. very good coffee and service. Also interesting décor with art pieces by Damien Hirst.

Thank Ebony Boy
Ely, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Welcoming staff and lovely setting with ambience lighting and nice sound track , not a extensive menu but seem to be something for everyone. Scallope's were sweet and delicious the exmoor chicken was scrumptious too but I recommend the bread and butter pudding firm to look at but a lovely light texture. Would recommend a visit a real treat

Thank Citroen2CV6
Bath, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As frequent visitors to Ilfracombe we have often visited here for coffee, and been very happy with it. However, on the last visit we were very disappointed to see a waitress making a fuss of and fondling two dogs outside before returning to the counter without washing her hands. A couple of minutes later she opened a cake stand and... More 

Thank Calendarman
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We never mind paying a little more if all the boxes get ticked. They were. Scallops starter & potato rosti fabulous. Glass of Brouilly went down a treat.

Thank HolidayPG
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We ate her on my birthday. The ambience is super. The food excellent, service excellent. It is the best restaurant in Ilfracombe by far. We also sat outside , at the front of the restaurant a couple of times, just having a glass of wine in the sun.

Thank 100MarionS
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We visited here on a day trip to ilfracombe. It was late afternoon and just fancied a pot of tea. On seeing the lovely scones at the counter we ordered a cream tea. The scones came warmed with lots of lovely clotted cream and jam. Topped off with a large pot of tea, perfect! So often scones are served cold... More 

Thank JoyS730
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We visited The Quay on our final night in Ilfracombe. It certainly did not disappoint. The bar area was bright and a lovely place to start the evening. Our waitress was excellent and my husband and I could not fault the food. For the standard of food and service we thought the price was very reasonable. A very enjoyable evening.

Thank Kayleigh T
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This restaurant immediately caught our eye for its minimalist decor and lovely open glazed entrance. The staff were exceptionally well trained, pleasant and attentive without being overbearing. We had not booked but fortunately someone had cancelled and they were then able to get us in. Lovely spacious reception bar downstairs was a great place to meet friends arriving separately -... More 

Thank Martin C
Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Only stayed for an aperitif. One drink and gone, late afternoon. Staff very helpful and friendly, helped with taxi, directions etc. Lovely setting alongside the harbour, so great views and able to people watch too. Clean, neat and tidy, but... it is a little pricey, be careful.

Thank mtsportsturf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 868090
The Quay restaurant in Ilfracombe is home to a unique and substantial collection of Damien Hirst's works. The classical fronted building has been beautifully restored and now relates well to the stunning views out to the Atlantic and the traditional harbour of this ancient port. Exmoor Angus beef served at The Quay has been bred within a few miles of the restaurant, and the Lundy crab and lobster is delivered on a daily basis by the fishermen who catch it just a few miles off shore. With a wine list to delight the heart of the average oenophile, and a stellar selection of West County cheeses and home-made desserts on the menu, The Quay is a genuine treat for discerning food and art lovers alike.

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