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“Best food in town”

Thomas Carr Seafood & Grill
Ranked #4 of 124 Restaurants in Ilfracombe
Price range: USD 13 - USD 46
Description: Set over two floors, downstairs is a fun, trendy gastropub with a grill type menu. Upstairs a sit down restaurant with a la carte menu.
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Description: Set over two floors, downstairs is a fun, trendy gastropub with a grill type menu. Upstairs a sit down restaurant with a la carte menu.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Really enjoyable evening... great place and atmosphere with friendly staff, and the food was seriously the best we’ve had in a long time. Absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to go back for more! Incredibly reasonably priced too for the quality of food you get.

Thank city-bumpkin
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Rich E, Public Relations Manager at Thomas Carr Seafood & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you for the kind words! We're really glad you enjoyed and can't wait to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Incredible food and amazing cocktails. A thoroughly enjoyable evening at the new Thomas Carr Seafood + Grill. Our meals were simply stunning. Cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Stylish restaurant interior with cosy fire and fabulous choice of gins and drinks at the bar. Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Absolutely THE place to eat and drink in Ilfracombe. Cannot wait to return soon! Thank you for the best evening.

Thank StephL325
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Rich E, Public Relations Manager at Thomas Carr Seafood & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thanks for the great review Steph, we're really glad you enjoyed your visit and can't wait to see you again really soon!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I visited this second restaurant site of Thomas Carr's in Ilfracombe. I was a little uncertain being a great fan of the Thomas Carr at the Olive Room. The restaurant is much bigger than the Olive Room and has a very relaxed young funky style which is reasonably spacious and airy. The menu is interesting with a few light meals and options to have a more substantial plate of food. I gather the upstairs restaurant is open at weekends and busy times so we only saw the ground floor. There is a large bar area and a good selection of cocktails (which I did not try sadly) but looked interesting.
The staff were interested, well informed about their menu and sources of food and keen to see how we enjoyed the food. I had mussels in a light chilli sauce - it was divine. Gorgeous delicate young mussels in a superb sauce, accompanied by white and brown sliced bread (also very good). I followed this with Whole sole with brown shrimps and new potatoes. Beautifully cooked and very fresh. Really excellent. There were a very nice selection (small but good) of wines by the glass and we had a great jug of water iced and with sliced citrus fruit in. My friend has the garlic butter prawns which were plump and very tasty, followed by a high quality burger ( she left half but only because of the size) the meat in the burger was nicely seasoned and flavoursome. Chips were excellent. All in all a real treat to see such quality in Ilfracombe and available at lunchtime!! Go for it.

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Thank happyholidaygirl059
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Rich E, Public Relations Manager at Thomas Carr Seafood & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you so much for the positive and detailed review! We're really glad we could impress, especially a fan of The Olive Room!

We'd be really keen to see you again and hopefully get the 5th star!

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

A thoroughly enjoyable few hours. Welcoming staff in a relaxing and friendly environment.
The food was absolutely delicious, a definite return before too much longer....

2  Thank Jason C
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Rich E, Public Relations Manager at Thomas Carr Seafood & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thanks for the review Jason, we're really glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to that return soon!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Thomas Carr's last week for the second time and it certainly won't be the last. Cocktails, starters, mains, pudding and wine were all absolutely delicious . The staff are all lovely and really care about their restaurant and customers. Looking forward to many more visits.

Thank linda o
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Rich E, Public Relations Manager at Thomas Carr Seafood & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thanks so much for the great review Linda! We've only been open 8 weeks and have seen you twice already - hopefully you can keep that frequency up :)

See you soon

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