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Take Thyme Fish Restaurant

) #10 of 88 Restaurants in Ilfracombe €€ - €€€ Seafood, British, Healthy
1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 867622
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hake” (28 reviews)
“fresh fish” (26 reviews)
“sea bass” (28 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to stumble on this restaurant on our first night in Ilfracombe . The food was excellent and the service although a little disjointed was quite good . I can understand that a restaurant that prides itself on excellent locally caught fish...More

Thank pipps1947
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were lucky to of been able to get a table in this very popular restaurant after wanting to visit from our last holiday and it certainly lived up to all the other positive reviews and our high expectations. We chose the Asian cooked Sea...More

Thank Laura_Goodacre
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well we thought it looked bijou and clean from the outside When we got in, it was just that. Greeted and sat at a lovely table Drinks ordered and although it took a little time for our orders to be taken that was fine as...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The choice of fish is excellent and both meals we had were well cooked and presented well. The taste was fantastic

Thank Joe E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate as a couple midweek after reading reviews on this site. We fancied fish as in a seaside town it felt wrong not to! The staff were great, attentive and chatty. The food was delicious and well priced. We would definitely recommend it. Thankyou!

Thank James G
Reviewed 1 week ago

5 of us ate here recently and all had an excellent meal. Friendly, welcoming and efficient service. Tasty local fish. Reasonable wine selection. In centre of town

Thank TimTHF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 1 night in Ilfracome before heading off to Lundy Island & had, fortunately, booked in advance. Very attentive & friendly people. I had scallops to start & mussels as my main & finished off with the local cheese plate - all very tasty...More

Thank Morag F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely, small family run restaurant. The waiting staff (owner and friend) are incredibly friendly & attentive. The chef (joint owner and husband of said waitress) is very good at his job. The menu is simple, very much like a Portuguese menu, and...More

Thank StephenElina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gem of a restaurant with a lovely selection of dishes, especially fish. The puddings are homemade and looked lovely but we opted for the cheese board which was yummy. You have to book as it is so small and popular.

Thank minty2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small and very jolly restaurant. So a great atmosphere and great food to match. The fish is fresh and will vary from day to day and cooked very well. If someone in your party does not want to eat fish there is...More

Thank Windladd
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Jennifer S
Is it dog friendly
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$5 - US$23
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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