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Chimes Of St James - CLOSED

3 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
+44 1271 866233
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
4 Nov 2014
“Not long now. John is shutting for the winter on Sun 2nd November.”
31 Oct 2014
“Lovely meal”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
3 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
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1 - 10 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 4 November 2014

We had an excellent time when we went. It's unfortunate that he's not around for the winter. Looking forward to Easter next year.

Thank wiselady1950
Reviewed 31 October 2014

We stopped here by chance and the owner / chef was so friendly that we booked for that night: we're glad that we did as the food was excellent and the waitress very helpful and friendly. We understand this restaurant will be closing and moving...More

Thank shaggydogdevon
Reviewed 26 October 2014

Wow brilliant roast pork at Chimes this evening,can honestly say this was the best roast meal I have ever eaten out !!! The roastie's were to die for.Thankyou John !Party of 8 and everyone enjoyed it,including the 3 youngsters.!!!!! Please please please keep up the...More

Thank Mar4man
Reviewed 19 October 2014

I just do not usually like fish but this sea Bass was absolutely mouth wateringly delicious. My wife had the Cod special which was just as good. Lovely friendly restaurant and very fitting for our last night in the area. But they will be moving...More

Thank Clive A
Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

What you don't get from John is rubblsh. Everything he produces is good if not yet very good. He's not at all 'precious' with his menus and always does his best to please. Do go along for Sunday lunch. You won't be disappointed!

1  Thank wiselady1950
Reviewed 15 September 2014

we had cycled from Barnstaple and this was just what we had in mind. Lovely fresh warm scones and very pleasant outdoor seating area.

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 14 September 2014

The most amazing sunday roast, good wine, superb desserts and the best service you can hope for. Cant wait to go back. Thanks to John and his staff

9  Thank 747Julie
Reviewed 6 September 2014

We called mid afternoon to book for the evening. When we arrived 5 mins early we were told we were early and would have to have a drink while we waited. Then we were told they didn't have wi-fi that day and John should've told...More

2  Thank Phangevans
Reviewed 5 September 2014

A very big thankyou to John and his staff for another amazing evening at Chimes.It certainly made our 43rd wedding anniversary and my husbands 65th birthday celebrations special.As usual nothing to complain about,everything from the food to the service excellent. Thankyou once again !!

Thank marilyn4man
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Found this little restaurant quite by accident and what a find it was !!! Lovely courtyard setting - perfect on a summer's evening. Not an extensive menu but I like that. Absolutely lovely dinner - fresh, beautifully cooked scallops, mussels that were so fat and...More

1  Thank Linden v
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
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11:00 - 23:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 866233
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