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The Quay Restaurant

11 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
+44 1271 868090
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Ilfracombe for a friends wedding and having arrived Sunday evening thought we'd try our luck getting a table here. The waiting staff were very helpful, checking reservations etc and finding us table. Although we were sat on the raised...More

Thank Paulwil
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Charming French gentleman in charge! Attentive staff. Fine food, fine service and fine view!! Good value. Slight problem with stairs if you have arthritis!

Thank lindseyk840
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a drink sat outside in the sun in the day the quay is owned by Damian Hurst and some of his art is displayed in the restaurant menu looked very impressive evenings advisable to book as it was very busy

1  Thank poirotWalesUk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went on Thursday 13 th of July for my wife's birthday The service in the restaurant was by far the worst i have ever received the male waiter couldn't have been more rude or objectionable if he had been trained by basil faulty .the food...More

1  Thank nickearwick82
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here for dinner the food was so beautiful! I had spring greens risotto which was very nice, partner had oysters to start and sea bass for main he was in heaven. The waitresses were smiley, chatty and very nice. This is a lovely light...More

Thank Amyhh
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a week of searching for...and tasting coffee in Ilfracombe, we finally found 'the one'! It looked and tasted like a damn good cup of coffee......and the cake was pretty good too!

Thank Judith W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 5 days in Ilfracombe and ate in a different place each night. The Quay restaurant with a sea view provided superb food and was for us the best restaurant we visited. The food looked like it had come out of the Masterchef finals,...More

Thank Stewart M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place amazing food amazing staff went late on a Sunday evening find us a table upstairs drinks menu was swiftly delivered fantastic Seaview and upstairs can't wait to go back

Thank shirt9696
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service and great food. Lovely visit 👌🏻had a fair few visits and always pleased with the welcome and happy with the service

Thank Eddy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner at The Quay to celebrate a birthday. Staff gave us a lovely table in the window of the Atlantic Room. Food was lovely - Caper Fishcakes were great and the chocolate fondant dessert was lovely. Highly recommended.

Thank 468darreno
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4 July 2017|
Response from try2bclean | Reviewed this property |
should ask the restaurant not the reviewer . but yes i think you would just about manage to get a chair in
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 868090
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The Quay restaurant in Ilfracombe is home to a unique and substantial collection of Damien Hirst's works. The classical fronted building has been beautifully restored and now relates well to the stunning views out to the Atlantic and the traditional harbour of this ancient port. Exmoor Angus beef served at The Quay has been bred within a few miles of the restaurant, and the Lundy crab and lobster is delivered on a daily basis by the fishermen who catch it just a few miles off shore. With a wine list to delight the heart of the average oenophile, and a stellar selection of West County cheeses and home-made desserts on the menu, The Quay is a genuine treat for discerning food and art lovers alike.
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