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La Gendarmerie

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63 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 865984
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Broughton Astley, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

The menu changes daily in this top of the range restaurant for Ilfracombe. Everything is prepared to order and the quality of food and it's preparation is top notch. Tables are well spaced, service is attentive and the overall ambience resulted in a very enjoyable evening. Personally I would have liked more veg with the main course; maybe some little... More 

2 Thank CharlesCarter
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

Incredibly good value for such high quality food. Lovely building, relaxing ambience. Nice toilet, very important!!! Our only constructive criticism would be that the attentive waitress said thank you too often.

1 Thank dw13abl
lagendar, Owner at La Gendarmerie, responded to this review

Dear customer Great review thank you so much, but "really" the waitress was too polite? dont you just love it! so from now on i have told her not to say thank you anymore, smile, or generally be in a positive mood ;) but in all seriousness im glad she was happy, polite & proffesional and not miserable, cause im... More 

Hemingford Grey, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

My friends and I stayed in Ilfracombe for a long weekend. Le Gendarmerie was recommended by the owner of the house we stayed in so we pre-booked, as the menu looked really interesting. We were not disappointed. The menu, although limited on choice, caters for all, and the food was delicious. It was nice not to have loads of choices... More 

4 Thank Wendy H
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

We have eaten here 3 years in a row and every time has been wonderful. We were here again in September 2014 and the food was and always has been exceptional. Its listed in the Trencherman's Guide of the top 100 restaurants in the South West and well worth a visit. We had the taster menu again it was all... More 

1 Thank Georgina L
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215 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2014

After a gap of more than two years, Maria and I had another excellent meal here. Since our last visit we noted that the altered lighting, decor and spacing of the tables are extremely effective, the standard of service continues to be very friendly and helpful, the menu is short but very good, and the food and drinks are superb.... More 

4 Thank SteveBrissle
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2014

This was occasion dining in very sumptuous surroundings. Food was excellent and beautifully presented. Be sure to visit the loo when there, a really interesting space!

Thank Verity53
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

We ate as a group of 8 and very much enjoyed the food, the service and the wine. The menu was good - just enough choice but most things appealed - and the staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. The bill was reasonable - can't really fault the place.

Thank nickindubai
Walsall, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Our first visit to Ilfracombe was given a perfect send off with our last meal at La Gendarmarie, food was out of this world matched by the service and surroundings. I was so Impressed I tried to get the Chef to move to the midlands praise indeed but I think he was more than happy to stay by the coast.... More 

Thank Leslie S
United Kingdom
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Had been recommended this restaurant by friends but was unable to book on a previous visit as they were closed for a time. Managed to book this trip and had a very pleasant evening, Atmosphere rather unusual with all the walls being dark but a pleasant change all the same. Service excellent which I always like - why do so... More 

Thank Neil_Sussex_UK
lagendar, Owner at La Gendarmerie, responded to this review

Dear nicky boy1 thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed the food and found the decor "different" we have tried to stand apart in terms of what we do here, we do offer a small menu as you mentioned, but we do change it daily, so for example the night you came in maybe the creedy carver duck was... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

We first wrote a review of La Gendarmerie in July 2011. Since then we have back many times on our own and with friends . On every single occasion we have had outstanding food and great service. In our experience it is very rare for a restaurant to get it right every time - Paul and Sarah at La Gendarmerie... More 

Thank sarespez

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?