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The First and Last Bistro

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Church Street, Ermington PL21 9NJ, England
+44 1548 830671
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for their 'midweek deal', thoroughly enjoyed the food and wine. The owner is very welcoming and makes you feel comfortable. The staff are also friendly and happy. We will be back.

Thank freddymCornwall
St Germans , Cornwall
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237 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed lunch here on Sunday. This is a small welcoming family run restaurant. The food was excellent and the owners sorted out our dietary needs without any fuss. There is a fairly small menu but everything we had was prepared with great attention to the quality and flavour of the food and the standards of presentation which made... More 

Thank Robertscargill
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162 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Last time I visited this place it was a pub 13years ago!!!! But I have driven past it and spotted a deal mid week £14 for two courses. Well glad l did. There were only two other people in but the place had a homely atmosphere. I think I would call it a taverna /bistro as there is a lot... More 

Thank twankey
Dymchurch, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We were recommended to come here and we're glad that we did. The food was excellent, the owners were delightful and the atmosphere was warm and cosy on a chilly March evening. Also, the shared secrets of the great coffee were useful and we've now bought some for home!

1 Thank Dilly R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

One of my favourite places to go for food! i am quite a fussy person when it comes to food and it is always difficult finding a place to go but this is one of the best places ive been- i love it! the food is amazing and its so intimate. if i could give more stars i would!! the... More 

Thank Charlotte J
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We managed to book a table at last minute on a Saturday. The restaurant was full and had a nice feeling. Although it was busy the service was good. The staff were friendly and helpful. There was a good choice of meals. We had mains and puddings. Mains were about £13 to £16. They were all service piping hot and... More 

Thank Sue C
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We have never had a bad meal here. The food is delicious and well presented, the hosts and staff charming and the restaurant a delight. The prices are also very reasonable and to be honest I can't wait for my next visit!

Thank DaveM1959
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Excellent dinner and very reasonably priced. One of the joys of the South Hams is that there are so many little jewels in villages and hamlets waiting to be discovered. The First and Last is one of these

Thank Peter P
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A lovely bistro/restaurant. You select off a smallish menu and I can recommend majority of the food. I have been several times and never disappointed. Not to pricey. Lovely atmosphere when busy. Staff are great young and polite

Thank westy7119
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Had a very good meal here. The service was efficient and friendly, the food was delicious and the surroundings were comfortable. Do I need to say any more? We will definitely eat here again.

Thank Julia L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Ermington PL21 9NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ermington
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 830671

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