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The Dolphin

7 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
+44 1271 879297
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“onion rings” (3 reviews)
“curry” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, British, Gluten Free Options
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7 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had lovely fish and chips here eating in. The chips were delicious and the fish was perfectly cooked. The portions were generous. The staff were very friendly and efficient. It's definitely worth dropping in if you're walking past

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Small take away fish and chips - huge portion! Wouldn't want to order a large one! Very nice though.

Thank WorcesterSue
Reviewed 4 days ago

I do love a sit-down fish and chip supper. This one is also licenced so you can enjoy a bottle of beer or glass of wine to wash it down, not overpriced either. Ok, don't expect it to be as high class as other 'proper'...More

Thank CotswoldsMidge
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to the Dolphin fish restaurant on Thursday dinner with my wife we were shown a table and we ordered fish chips and mushy peas tea bread and butter waited twenty minutes then the tea came after another 9 minutes the meals came looked ok...More

Thank blue7161
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good fish and chips, and a bar ! the staff were friendly and efficient, the service was excellent, and the chef even sings along while he's cooking!

Thank Diane R
TheDolphinIlfracombe, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review - we are glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in earlier the week and we waited while the fish was fried and although we both had the fish and chip see meal , one normal and 1 small cod chips and peas with a cup of tea each (in a pot) - it...More

Thank Mrs2rs
TheDolphinIlfracombe, Owner at The Dolphin, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review we are sorry your second visit did not live up to your first visit. We strive for 100% at all times and we are sorry we did not meet it this time unlike your first visit. We take on board...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner a party of 8, kids meal good portion size, but the 4 stars are for the chips and curry sauce, which tasted amazing. Decor a little tired, but reasonably priced and quality food.

Thank RajuWatts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch on a rainy September day. Get what you ask for, seaside fish and chips. Could be a little cleaner- there were bits of food under some tables but overall clean. Staff friendly and service was good. We enjoyed our meal, large...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a fish restaurant on quayside we were a little disappointed. Quite busy in both restaurant and takeaway, so you would expect everything would be hot and freshly cooked, but fish was overcooked and dry and chips lukewarm. Service was slow and some staff gave...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my partner and i both ate here last friday night .i had the sea bass my partner had the surf and turf all said was very good a tad pricey

Thank Johnny G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 879297
Situated right on the harbour side here in Ilfracombe, The Dolphin provides delicious food and drinks from our wide-ranging menu for you to enjoy while taking a seat in our spacious restaurant, which has many interesting items on show, such as model boats, a fish tank and numerous other naval memorabilia - as well as the view of the harbour of course. We also have the take-away for you to enjoy on the move or while gazing across the harbour outside. Having been newly refurbished, changes have been made to make your dining experience even more enjoyable. We have high chairs for children, Free Wifi, are fully licensed, welcome Dogs and accept cash as well as all major cards. So if you are looking for a great place to relax and enjoy delicious food and drink in Ilfracombe, we hope to welcome you soon!
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