Olive Branch & Room

Top choice bistro in Ilfracombe

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 for the six- or eight-course taster menu (£75 and £95). Carr has also announced plans to open a seafood grill in the town: watch this space.

Rooms are available (doubles £115 to £130), and as you'd expect, breakfast is a treat.