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Espresso Seafood Bar and Grill

1 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
+44 1271 855485
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (20 reviews)
“crab” (19 reviews)
“ceviche” (2 reviews)
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Seafood, British
$$ - $$$
1 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have stopped here several times to sit in the sunshine and enjoy a glass of wine. There is lots of outdoor seating and even a few heaters for the cooler evenings. The selection of wine is great. We came for dinner one evening and...More

Thank Katie L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very friendly and attentive service. Very thoughtfully waitress heard us discussing wine and gave us a sample to try. Superb food and good wine list. Highly recommended.

Thank AMH57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife dined here on both days of our trip to illfracombe. Service was brilliant with really friendly staff. Will return on our next trip!

Thank And73w_82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It helped that it was a beautiful, sunny Spring evening so we could sit outside but it felt so nice to be able to eat in the fresh air. Service was great and the seafood incredible. I had seafood soup followed by whole local crab....More

Thank sophsca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We looked on Trip Advisor for a good seafood restaurant in illfracombe. We chose this one and boy were we glad we did. We rang ahead to check if they would accept Service Dogs, as our Daughter has Aspergers and Cerebral palsy. They were so...More

Thank Frankie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a little let down by the fact that the tables are squeezed in. The food was very good, but I am not sure that the prices actually reflect the overall food experience.

Thank ronandgill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to this restaurant by another restaurant owner. It is one of those places that locals go to and the food was delicious. My husband had fish soup, which was the best he had had outside of France and I had a very...More

Thank Florence188494
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great relaxing seafood lunch at the Expresso. Friendly service, quiet position off the main drag. The fish is fresh and prepared well. If I visit Ilfracombe again it would be my top choice, too many great dishes on the menu for one visit!

Thank Kernow_Roamer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A buzzing little restaurant with good external seating and excellent staff. Locally landed fish and seafood. Had a wonderful Lundy lobster, some great oysters and delicious white fish

Thank william1949
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I went here for dinner as I was visiting the area and desperately wanted to get some seafood whilst I was in Devon; Espresso seemed to be the most popular seafood restaurant in the area so I thought I'd give it a go. It was...More

Thank Jon B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail