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Espresso Seafood Bar and Grill

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1 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
+44 1271 855485
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A buzzing little restaurant with good external seating and excellent staff. Locally landed fish and seafood. Had a wonderful Lundy lobster, some great oysters and delicious white fish

Thank william1949
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here for dinner as I was visiting the area and desperately wanted to get some seafood whilst I was in Devon; Espresso seemed to be the most popular seafood restaurant in the area so I thought I'd give it a go. It was tricky booking a table, as in it's a small restaurant and clearly popular so best... More 

Thank Jon B
Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of restaurants in Ilfracombe to choose from and as I could not make a decision I emailed the owners of the lovely hotel we were staying in for their recommendation so I could make a reservation before we arrived. I was a bit concerned as the name did sound like a coffee bar serving seafood. How wrong... More 

Thank Cassie2801
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure you have the calamari for starters when you go there, it is absolutely delicious! The sea bass was very good too. Staff is very friendly. A recommended experience.

Thank julianaric
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

A family business offering fantastic locally sourced freshly cooked food and an excellent selection of wines & spirits. On a sunny day you can sit on the terrace watching the world go by, enjoying a coffee, beer or glass of wine with delicious smaller plates. Locally sourced fish/ crab/ lobster is on the menu until sold out, all fresh, when... More 

Thank BA P
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

You will always receive a warm friendly welcome from this restaurant. The food is 'exquisite' and the service is excellent. It has a splendid view across the promenade and is a great place to watch the sunset over the horizon 'sea'. Reservation is a must as it is very popular with the locals who frequent this restaurant.

Thank Richard_BJ2346ZL
Devon, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Always busy here and hit and miss on getting a table sometimes but lovely dinner here, had the chilli crab which I definitely recommend. The food is always really good here and the staff are friendly, helpful and leave you to your meal. We got to sit outside as it was nice enough, even watched the sunset as we ate.... More 

Thank earthandmoon62
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Wasn't rushed, service was very good, and not intrusive. Would definitely dine here again. Thankyou for a lovely evening. Only downside was, it was raining so we couldn't dine outside.😀

1 Thank Traceyhutchinson
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216 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Having visited a few times before when visiting the area this was our first visits as locals having just moved nearby. As always it was superb. Great warm welcome and atmosphere on a busy Sat night (advanced booking is essential). Food is sublime, from the very decadent half lobster to start, to the perfectly cooked Hake for a main course.... More 

Thank Universe1
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We use this restaurant at least once a week and have never been disappointed, Helen and the team are friendly and attentive. Harvey's food is always fresh and delicious. They allow dogs on the veranda and have a great wine list. Cheers guys!

Thank zzzizzzi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 855485

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?