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The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (8 reviews)
“fish pie” (10 reviews)
“potatoes” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We used this place for a lunch and an evening meal. Both were good. The staff were very efficient, but the food was a bit disappointing, they advertise their famous fish pie, which was nice but honestly didn't have a lot of fish in it.

Thank Linandmike2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Couldn't book a table, had to turn up and wait. They want your order straight away, and soon as the starter arrived they were waiting to whisk you plate away, I held on to my knife and fork so they thought I was still eating....More

Thank Jayneoxfordshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to Ilfracombe lots of times and always walked past Smugglers. What a mistake. Lovely restaurant, good atmosphere, great staff and amazing food. Very highly recommend.

Thank Hels M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here 2 nights running as we enjoyed the food the first time. Between us we had the lasagne, steak and kidney pie and chicken. The meals are good traditional pub food with good sized portions. The service was excellent and meals value for money....More

Thank plantsmanZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were staying at the hotel opposite and the soft lighting drew us inside. We were not disappointed. The restaurant was spotlessly clean and quirky decor, in keeping with a harbour restaurant and smuggling days gone by. The waitress who served us...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a lovely evening meal here and found the atmosphere and staff lovely. Good choice on menu and price range makes it good for lunch or evening.

Thank fiona560
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We always eat at Sugglers Restaurant when we stay in ilfracombe, which we have been doing for many years. The standard of the service is very high the food is excellent & it has a very nice relaxing & friendly atmosphere .

Thank KinverSmw
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Excellent attention to each element of the meal, you got the impression that great care had been taken, every element of it was delicious. Wine was reasonably priced but was excellent quality, a steel you might say. We both had different dishes, the steak and...More

Thank stuart a
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Smugglers is a great place to eat. We ate here two nights running and all four of us were very satisfied with the food. Meals were very reasonably priced, excellent quality and service was very good. We would definitely recommend this restaurant. It is spotlessly...More

Thank Rod G
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Good food and reasonably priced. The restaurant had cosy and intimate feel to it and you could not fault the service.

Thank berts02
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Are dogs allowed?
24 June 2015|
Response from Jannerbloke |
Do you have disabled access? Do you have free wifi? Do you allow children and or well behaved dogs? What are your opening days and hours? Do you bake all your own food? Do you take part in the 'suspended coffee... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
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