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Take Thyme Fish Restaurant

1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 867622
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (58 reviews)
“fresh fish” (28 reviews)
“lemon sole” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, British, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Well , we took time to try out this very understated and rather uninspiring looking restaurant. Crikey - what a revelation ☺- starters and drinks arrived promptly and were devoured in seconds. After a short interlude our main courses were delivered on hot plates with...More

Thank Gregory N
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

A great small and friendly restaurant with lovely fresh fish being the highlight. Fortunately we booked and there were no free tables - I’m not surprised given the quality and value on offer. Particular thanks to the lady who owns the restaurant with her husband...More

Thank Julian H
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We were in Ilfracombe for the night and couldn't decide where we wanted to go until the last minute - because of this we hadn't booked a table but they were very accommodating and found us a table straight away. Staff were lovely, very helpful...More

Thank andyandclairecornish
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I cannot say enough nice things about this plaice (lol). I am in love. Tara and John are absolutely fantastic (as are all the staff). We have been so many times and even when they are full they are accommadating. The food is delicious and...More

1  Thank Kerry L
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Four of us having booked up for an evening meal turned up at the restaurant and were greeted by a smiley lady who showed us to our seats and gave us menus. She was very friendly and knowledgeable about the cuisine. Having ordered, we didn't...More

Thank MisterBee123
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We ate here on a Thursday evening at 1900 hrs. The welcome was extremely pleasant. As we were the first guests of the evening we were offered the choice of tables to sit at, we chose the window table-but not a lot passed by during...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We were a large group and the staff looked after exceptional well. All the food was beautiful, the mussels starter and the Hake in Mediterranean sauce were excellent. We had a brilliant night, would thoroughly recommend this restaurant. Thank to all the staff.

Thank Georgina L
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We went to Take Thyme this evening and had a wonderful meal. All food cooked to order and lovely selection of drinks including some gin varieties, which were lovely. Very friendly staff and a great evening. Would highly recommend but you must book to avoid...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I ate in the restaurant at 7 pm as it opened one weekday. It had a limited but excellent menu and I thoroughly enjoyed the fish dish I ordered. Service was friendly too. Nothing not to like!

Thank Shailer
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We recently had a short break in Ilfracombe and were lucky enough to get a table at Take Thyme. We arrived to a friendly welcome and a busy restaurant. The food was delicious in fact quite outstanding. We have eaten in certain well known restaurants...More

Thank Richard W
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Jennifer S
28 June 2016|
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Response from Teaboo | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not allow dogs into the restaurant, however we do have some outside seating if the weather is favourable and dog owners are welcome to sit outside. This is useful on a Friday and Saturday as we offer a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 25
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 867622
  • E-mail
Located not 50 yards from Ilfracombe Harbour, Take Thyme Restaurant provides fresh local fish, Exmoor steak and home-made dishes. We also have vegetarian and gluten free options.
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