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Curiosity Cottage

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9 St James Place | Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe, England
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Nothing too much trouble for me and my greyhound which sat quietly whilst I ate a magnificent juicy prawn sandwich with all the trimmings, outside under an umbrella in the charming garden. A good pot of tea too. Only blot on it for me was a smoker at the next table but it was outside so cant complain. Will be... More 

Thank artistanne2015
Minehead, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely and friendly people could sit inside or out. Checked we were ok and if needed anything else. Food good value for money I ordered jacket potato with cheese and ham wasn't expecting 2 pieces of ham and cheese beside the potato though ly enjoyed it

Thank Hazel C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a light lunch and sat outside as we had the dog. The lady that served us was extremely friendly and welcoming. We were thankful to be able to sit under the awning as the weather hadn't been good that morning. The sandwiches were lovely, well presented, tasty, fresh and well priced. Coffee and hot chocolate were also... More 

Thank samcourt
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visited with my disabled mother in a wheelchair, the staff were more than helpful in accommodating us in the beautiful garden full of flowers. Extensive menu with many choices including smaller portions for children or the elderly. Food arrived quickly and was nicely cooked and well presented - the fish fingers contained chunky fish and looked and tasted homemade, very... More 

Thank Zanzizibar
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for sandwiches and they didn't disappoint - the BEST egg sandwich I have ever tasted and my 6-year old son who has eaten many a tuna sandwich said his sandwich was awesome. High praise indeed! The staff are really friendly and seem pleased to help. Definitely worth going and we will return next time we are in Ilfracombe.... More 

Thank Hayley R
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We visited this cafe last week & I had a crab salad. Less than 2 hours later I was vomiting in the Amusements. Dreadful pains in stomach. Sick twice more, then the runs. I have eaten crab many times, but never have I had such a dreadful reaction. The crab didn't taste off so I can only think it was... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Popped in just before 11.30am for breakfast. Super friendly staff - nothing too much trouble - and the most delicious fry up ever. Thank you!

Thank Doris1st
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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308 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Popped in for a snack of the traditional Devon cream tea. However it turned out to be a meal in itsellf. Two scones were as big as four elsewhere, the servings of cream and jam even more generous and the price an absolute steal.

Thank Anthony P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

When in Devon you have to have a cream tea and this is the one.Good choice to have with your scone and they are warm and home made,lovely! Quick service and a lovely place to sit and watch the worlf go by.

Thank Nigel H
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We had our breakfast here for 3 mornings, I can highly recommend there cooked traditional breakfast and there yummy omelets. Good value for money, excellent service, lovely environment with all the flowers.

Thank Pamela D

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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
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Cafe, British
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 St James Place | Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?