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Espresso Seafood Bar and Grill

1 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
+44 1271 855485
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (24 reviews)
“crab” (22 reviews)
“ceviche” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here on a Friday night, we walked in and were lucky to get a table, it’s a small place so recommend you book to avoid disappointment. The food was stunning I had sole and my partner had the steak. It...More

Thank Sunshine2633
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without a shadow of a doubt the best restaurant in Ilfracombe. From the outside it could pass as just a coffee bar but this place serves delicious fresh seafood from a varied menu, with very friendly staff in a relaxed atmosphere. Visited with my mum...More

Thank Lucy D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having been to Ilfracombe regularly we have only just discovered Espresso. We popped in for lunch and were blown away with the menu and the amount of Sea Food on offer! We have another reservation for this evening so just had a light lunch but...More

Thank Adam R
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Visted twice in a week. Venue nice atmosphere. Made to feel very welcome by owners and staff. Lovely food. The lobster was to die for. All the foid was top class.

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Always try to eat here every time I visit Woolacombe area - food has never disappointed me - last night ate dressed oysters, Argentinian prawns for starter followed by the main of crab in a chilli and ginger sauce - had the crab every time...More

1  Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 29 March 2018

The best scallops I have ever had, one of the best dishes of ceviche and good to have molten cooked oysters on offer for those of us who are a bit squeamish. I count my greatest seafood meals as eating oysters and soft shell crabs...More

Thank SALMK9
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Overpriced, small portions the lobster was terrible and the sea bass was an extremely small portion for the price

Thank rayf1943
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

A great place ,fantastic food , hake to die for with new potatoes crushed an soy sauce yum, yum, king scallops mmmmm,, , delicious , apple tart , cinnamon ice cream , chocolate brownie, an such pleasant attentive staff. A superb place to eat, wine...More

1  Thank philip j
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Beautifully cooked and tasty food. I had half lobster which came with fries and a green salad, my husband had hake on crushed potatoes and a sauce which was very tasty. We both had the trio of deserts which gives you the ability to have...More

1  Thank Sue R
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A wide ranging menu with a selection of locally landed fish & seafood. Friendly staff, especially the Sommelier. Good house champagne We will be back again soon.

1  Thank tim c
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 855485
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