Restaurants

Top Choice Bistro in Ilfracombe

Olive Branch & Room

Having trained under Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw, Thomas Carr has earned his own star at this Ilfracombe bistro, showcasing his skills while championing local produce and seafood. For the full experience, go…
Top Choice Pub Food in Ilfracombe

Grampus

A proper old-fashioned Devonshire pub with a warm welcome, hearty food, an open fire, a raft of pub games and quality beers – try Ilfracombe's own Lundy Gold. It's in the village of Lee, 3 miles west of Ilfracombe. …
European in Ilfracombe

Quay

Ilfracombe's hippest harbourside hang-out by far is owned by artist Damien Hirst (he of the cut-in-half cows and pickled sharks). His creations line the walls, so you get to tuck into a cognac-laced lobster bisque o…
Seafood in Ilfracombe

Take Thyme

It's the specials board that draws your eye at this intimate bistro; it's full of supremely fresh, locally landed fish. Classic treatments allow the seafood to shine, whether you opt for creamy seafood chowder, plum…
Modern British in Ilfracombe

La Gendarmerie

In this dimly lit restaurant imaginative creations are served up with more than a soupçon of French flair. Expect intense flavours: roast pollock with truffle butter and champagne velouté; bouillabaisse-style sea br…