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Take Thyme Fish Restaurant

1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 867622
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh fish” (27 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, British, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very relaxed and great choice of food/drinks. John dory i had was excellent and my girlfriend had a very tasty exmoor rump steak. Would definately go back again.

Thank mattyb04
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great friendly restaurant, excellent menu options primarily fresh fish locally caught. Great atmosphere. Thanks for a wonderful evening, a good way to celebrate a birthday.

Thank petehills2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome fish restaurant. Every dish we’ve had so far has been amazing. Desserts fabulous. Ambiance fantastic too and staff attentive and so friendly. It’s a must. Would thoroughly recommend; one if not the best in Ilfracombe.

1  Thank lisahurry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is superb. Although the area was quiet due to the cold weather they still had a full menu on. We had mixed bread and olives to start. My husband had dressed crab and salad. I had pan fried hake on a tomato and...More

Thank Beverley S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visted last night with my mum totally unplanned and what a great find! Absolutely beautiful food freshly cooked to order but the thing that made the night for us was the fantastic waitress. She was so welcoming and fun we had lots of laughs here...More

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 15 April 2018

What a wonderful meal! I'd sent an email to highlight my food intolerances - gluten, dairy and soya and to advise that my deaf friend would be bringing her assistance dog. No problem! We were welcomed warmly by the lovely front of house lady (Jo?)....More

Thank Julesmr
Reviewed 7 April 2018

My Wife & I visited on Wednesday evening at 20:00 having booked by telephone the previous evening. For drinks we ordered 1x merlot (£5.95) and 1x Prosecco with fruit liqueur (£5.95) these were served promptly and were very good. Starters - I had soup of...More

Thank GarySkuse
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Well , we took time to try out this very understated and rather uninspiring looking restaurant. Crikey - what a revelation ☺- starters and drinks arrived promptly and were devoured in seconds. After a short interlude our main courses were delivered on hot plates with...More

Thank Gregory N
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

A great small and friendly restaurant with lovely fresh fish being the highlight. Fortunately we booked and there were no free tables - I’m not surprised given the quality and value on offer. Particular thanks to the lady who owns the restaurant with her husband...More

Thank Julian H
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We were in Ilfracombe for the night and couldn't decide where we wanted to go until the last minute - because of this we hadn't booked a table but they were very accommodating and found us a table straight away. Staff were lovely, very helpful...More

Thank andyandclairecornish
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Jennifer S
28 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$3 - US$24
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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