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La Gendarmerie

63 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 865984
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
63 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank Anna K
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the second time we have dined here and we were not disappointed by our return. Between the 4 of us we tried most of the dishes on the limited menu and we were all pleased with what we had. Service was efficient and...More

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Gendarmerie continues to delight on our return to the area! A family business, that has been listed in the Michelin Guide for many years, provides consistently exceptional cuisine and attentive service - de même mesure à mon expérience en France. My partner and I...More

Thank Cybernaut1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a few times and food is always outstanding. I don't agree with comments about small portions- it's about amazing ingredients put together in a way you sit an appreciate every mouthful. You don't here for quantity over quality. We certainly don't leave hungry...More

Thank Katie1986406
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this restaurant due to the amazing reviews. It has been 20 years since visiting Ilfracombe. We are certainly not 'heathens' in any shape or form and dine out all over the world. However I would have to say 'pretentious' is an under statement....More

1  Thank billpace5036
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have an outside catering company so am pretty fussy when I eat out. However the food at la Gendarmerie was spot on. Seasoning perfectly balanced and presentation superb. Paul and Sarah are lovely people - I would thoroughly recommend this place!

1  Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We love this restaurant. From the moment you walk in everything is just right. The atmosphere and ambience are perfect. The service is attentive and friendly, but unobtrusive. The food is second to none in Ilfracombe. Everything is cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. We...More

Thank KernowkidEngland
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here 5 times in past years. Paul and Sarah will really treat you with their superb food. It is quite simply miles better than anything else in Ilfracombe. Not cheap by Ilfracombe standards around £60 per head including wine but the food...More

1  Thank Savagemushrooms
lagendar, Owner at La Gendarmerie, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for your review, always a pleasure to see you guys, I'm hoping I got the right customers, but if I do remember you sure play a mean pinball and your the spitting image of billy joel ;)))))

Reviewed 10 April 2017

tasting menu was perfectly balanced, seasoned and presented. Service was friendly and very attentive. Much appreciated.

Thank Bush-travel
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Overall we enjoyed our visit to La Gendarmerie. The staff were lovely, the decor is gorgeous, I wanted to take your window shutters home! The only negatives I have are so minimal and would be so easy to overcome...a coat stand so I didn't have...More

1  Thank Zoe J
lagendar, Owner at La Gendarmerie, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

I'll just cover the points you raised, if we offer biscuits with the cheese course, customers ask for bread, we personally prefer bread with cheese that's why we offer it, its sourdough bread which we feel compliments that certain cheese which is offered, it was...More

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28 April 2015|
Response from Jannerbloke | Reviewed this property |
Do you have disabled access? Do you have free wifi? Do you allow children and or well behaved dogs? What are your opening days and hours? Do you bake all your own food? Do you take part in the 'suspended coffee... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 865984
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