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Take Thyme Fish Restaurant

1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 867622
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (59 reviews)
“fresh fish” (28 reviews)
“steak” (47 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, British, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Whilst on holiday in Ilfracombe we were recommended this restaurant and was not disappointed. The food was amazing and staff so friendly. We were encouraged to step out of our comfort zone and try new dishes and so happy we did. The scallops were delicious....More

Thank carolegrayson7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well the last time I visited was 2014, 2018 well I had the best dressed crab I have ever tasted, a fantastic selection of gin cocktails, main course was superb. Well worth checking this restaurant out!!! Thank you Tara and John

1  Thank Lenny R
Reviewed 1 week ago

When in a harbour you've got to eat seafood & there is no where better to do so in Ilfracombe. Charming atmosphere, good food & drink what more could you ask for? Ok, staff that you can have a good laugh with. Thoroughly recommend.

1  Thank RogerH1000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for the last night of our weeks holiday in Ilfracombe. Lovely place, food and service was fabulous. We discovered that John the Chef was Irish, as as we were on holidays from Dublin we had a good laugh. Especially when we said...More

2  Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't have enjoyed this more. Staff were very friendly. Food was fantastic. I had mussels and my husband had fish stew for starters. Then I had crab salad and himself had dover sole. We both had sticky toffee pud for dessert.

Thank georgie159
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Take Thyme last night. A nice small restaurant where the tables haven’t been crammed together, the menu shows off the best of the local produce and the staff are brilliant. I had the fisherman’s Stew, my wife had the scallops...More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely little restaurant serves a good selection of fresh fish and seafood, beautifully cooked and presented, including less common fish like ling, gurnard, john dory, megrim. The seafood chowder was some of the best we have ever eaten with large pieces of fish, and...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take Thyme, is a real gem, the restaurant is run by a husband and wife team, John is the chief and Tara takes care of the customers. The dining area is small, so you have to book, the service is really good and the food...More

1  Thank Raymushka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our 1st time in Ilfracombe from Los Angeles. Stumbled on to this quaint, unassuming restaurant adjacent to the wharf. Step in and be overwhelmed by a simple, gastronomic, taste bud extravaganza. We consider ourselves “foodies.” We were not disappointed. Started with tasting local craft gins....More

1  Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food, excellent and friendly service. I highly recommend the John Dory. Nice ambiance by the port.

1  Thank Dolly C
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Jennifer S
27 June 2016|
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Response from Teaboo | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not allow dogs into the restaurant, however we do have some outside seating if the weather is favourable and dog owners are welcome to sit outside. This is useful on a Friday and Saturday as we offer a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$24
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 867622
  • E-mail
Located not 50 yards from Ilfracombe Harbour, Take Thyme Restaurant provides fresh local fish, Exmoor steak and home-made dishes. We also have vegetarian and gluten free options.
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