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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%
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“tasting menu” (30 reviews)
“parfait” (10 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Most reviews of this restaurant seem reasonably accurate. The menus were well balanced. Fish courses especially are cooked superbly well. Wine list isn’t massive but a fair choice with reasonable prices. We enjoyed our evening and this really is a little gem of a restaurant....More

Thank JulesWarwickUK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the 7 course set menu and each course was delicious, well cooked and beautifully presented. Super fresh fish and lovely ingredients. The restaurant itself was fine but didn’t match the quality of the food; we love a more casual restaurant but at this...More

Thank Chips_with_Jam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the evening at Olive Rooms and stayed the night upstairs at the Olive Branch. The food was sublime - it's a tasting menu on Friday nights which takes the drama out of wondering if you made the right choices. Each of the seven courses...More

Thank brendanc982
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I mean, wow. Booked a lunchtime visit with a client and this place blew me away. As unpretentious as a Michelin star place can be, with exceptional service and out of this world food. £50 for 3 courses which is also pretty reasonable for such...More

Thank oldburyblue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So to the food. This met expectations. Each dish was well presented, well balanced, well structured and well executed. However no one dish stood out as a 'wow' dish that had any of us salivating and asking for more which is quite unusual for a...More

Thank Boothtel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place. Food was superb and presentation exceptional. Menu creative. Staff were friendly and helpful. Restaurant is small but has a cosy atmosphere. Will go again.is on the pricey side but worth it.

Thank kevinmatthews8678
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant and delicious. Very nice space, brimming with locality (even the lovely pictures surrounding the walls were taken by a local) Service was astounding, and the food was delicious. I don't enjoy fish/seafood at all however the amuse bouche which was a fish cake was...More

1  Thank _1983bjc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here twice and I'd eat here for every meal if I could I've eaten in lots of top restaurants and this is my favourite by far

Thank Mummie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so I've reviewed Thomas Carr @ the Olive Room before but so good I've returned And you'll be pleased to know that his cooking gets better and better stunning flavours presentation worthy of the Michelin star ⭐️ it's been awarded It's pleasing to know...More

1  Thank cheffy64
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

My wife, my daughter and I went to Olive Room to celebrate 30 years since my wife and I got engaged. There is no wasted garnish in the room, no loud music, just a relatively blank canvas to allow the senses to focus on the...More

Thank Leo J
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Stephen H
24 October 2017|
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Response from Leo J | Reviewed this property |
They served homebaked bread and an amuse-bouche
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$48
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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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