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La Gendarmerie

63 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 865339
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“truffle” (9 reviews)
“hake” (9 reviews)
“tasting menu” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
63 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Honestly can’t describe how happy me and my partner were with our meal, the food was incredible. I wish I could have tried the things on the menu that I didn’t pick but I’ll just have to go back! Everything was cooked perfectly, and it...More

4  Thank minisponger
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We haven't been to La Gendarmerie for a long time but we both left the restaurant last night agreeing we definitely won't leave it so long again! Everything, and I mean everything is top notch. The food blew us away, the drinks were amazing and...More

1  Thank trinibean7726
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We had our anniversary meal here tonight. La Gendarmerie has always been our favourite restaurant with fantastic customer service and amazing food! We turned vegan two months ago and have had a few "not so good" experiences at various restaurants/eateries so far. We had been...More

1  Thank NicoMaria87
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Just great from start to finish really, great sourdough with a truffle dip, the best olives I've ever tasted , I know it's a olive but these were amazing so well sourced, and the crisp roast chicken with soft garlic potato, duxelles & px sherry...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We noticed the restaurant whilst walking about the town, so called and left a message to see if we could book in (they're only open on set days in the week) and soon got a friendly reply to confirm. On arrival, we felt relaxed and...More

Thank Laura A
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We visited La Gendarmarie tonight after a long break I'm not sure why we left it so long The welcome was was warm on arrival The restaraumt was lovely and busy with a good vibe Before out starters we were served olives and baguette with...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We returned to La Gendarmerie on our recent stay in Ilfracombe because this Michelin Guide listed restaurant has such a friendly atmosphere and outstanding cuisine from the proprietors Sarah and Paul. Our fine dining experience this time time round was to celebrate our anniversary -...More

2  Thank Cybernaut1
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We always book a table at la gendarmerie whenever we visit Ilfracombe. Our favourite restaurant ever. I've eaten at many Michelin star London restaurant but this in my opinion is the best. Wonderful food, great service and marvellous value for money. A fine dining experience...More

Thank Maxine1959
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Smart place, great staff, had an amazing cured trout dish, and a creepy carver duck main to die for, decadent chocolate dessert to finish....wowsers

1  Thank strutter73123
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We had the most wonderful meal. And agree we would change absolutely nothing. Attentive service and fantastic food. But beyond anything we felt so well accommodated, we notified before that one of us cannot have gluten and the other dairy (we often feel like the...More

1  Thank Anna K
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26 August 2017|
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Response from Hippy D | Property representative |
3 course menu £39pp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 36
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 865339
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