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Espresso Seafood Bar and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
+44 1271 855485
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

A family business offering fantastic locally sourced freshly cooked food and an excellent selection of wines & spirits. On a sunny day you can sit on the terrace watching the world go by, enjoying a coffee, beer or glass of wine with delicious smaller plates. Locally sourced fish/ crab/ lobster is on the menu until sold out, all fresh, when... More 

Thank BA P
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

You will always receive a warm friendly welcome from this restaurant. The food is 'exquisite' and the service is excellent. It has a splendid view across the promenade and is a great place to watch the sunset over the horizon 'sea'. Reservation is a must as it is very popular with the locals who frequent this restaurant.

Thank Richard_BJ2346ZL
Devon, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Always busy here and hit and miss on getting a table sometimes but lovely dinner here, had the chilli crab which I definitely recommend. The food is always really good here and the staff are friendly, helpful and leave you to your meal. We got to sit outside as it was nice enough, even watched the sunset as we ate.... More 

Thank earthandmoon62
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Wasn't rushed, service was very good, and not intrusive. Would definitely dine here again. Thankyou for a lovely evening. Only downside was, it was raining so we couldn't dine outside.😀

1 Thank Traceyhutchinson
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210 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Having visited a few times before when visiting the area this was our first visits as locals having just moved nearby. As always it was superb. Great warm welcome and atmosphere on a busy Sat night (advanced booking is essential). Food is sublime, from the very decadent half lobster to start, to the perfectly cooked Hake for a main course.... More 

Thank Universe1
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We use this restaurant at least once a week and have never been disappointed, Helen and the team are friendly and attentive. Harvey's food is always fresh and delicious. They allow dogs on the veranda and have a great wine list. Cheers guys!

Thank zzzizzzi
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant near the sea. Worth making a reservation as it is a very busy and popular restaurant. The fish on the menu all sound gorgeous but I am a lobster fan...and the whole Lobster in garlic is really tasty tasty fries and salad. I had a pudding as per usual and the fine apple tart was gorgeous but the... More 

Thank rob j
Leeds, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Born in N.Devon, we no longer live here, but we visit family a few times a year. When we're in Devon we always try to visit Espresso. Its one of our real treats! Especially when the sun is shining and we can grab a table, have some amazing seafood and a nice glass of wine. and watch the world go... More 

Thank robfryleeds
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I have not visited for a while as moved to Spreyton in Mid Devon, but the restaurant is still one of the best in North Devon. I visited on the Thursday before the bank holiday with my dog and they were very accommodating with a seat under cover outside. I ordered the half a lobster, which was wonderful and their... More 

Thank Middle-earth1
Taunton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic seafood! Had the platter and absolutely adored getting down and dirty with it. Just beautiful quality, totally enjoyable.. Well worth what you pay!

Thank jaylee28

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 855485

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?