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Espresso Seafood Bar and Grill

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1 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
+44 1271 855485
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

With it's plethora of chippies and kiss-me-quick hats, this restaurant was a god-send. The food was very tasty and well presented. We enjoyed a delightful hour or so just relaxing and watching the world go by.

Thank Kev_Baldry
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

I don't know why we haven't visited here again. It was a good meal although with a slow service. We'll be back!

Thank wiselady1950
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123 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

An amazing seafood restaurant. The fresh fish is delicious, fab oysters with a chilled glass of wine. Front of house staff very friendly and helpful. A visit is highly recommended

Thank PamLJ
Woolacombe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

I genuinely love it here. Went for the first time for my first wedding anniversary and it was gorgeous! I'm not usually a huge fan of seafood but it was so good; we tried the lobster, the crab pate, oysters, scallops, with strawberry daiquiris and finished with chocolate brownie - delicious. Went again a few months later with my husband... More 

Thank barefoot_girl23
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

All types of food, from burgers to lobster and oysters. Lovely to sit outside and watch the sun go down over the sea with just a drink too

Thank Anna E
Leamington Spa
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Managed to get a last minute booking here while on holiday. We were a party of 6 and they put us on the high seats in our own cosy little corner. I had absolutely delicious moules frites. The man had wanted the seafood platters that unfortunately weren't available (maybe next time). They had lovely suggestions for food for the children.... More 

Thank kj0
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Good fresh food beautifully cooked by Harvey. The service is always delivered with a smile. Friendly atmosphere. No children's menus, so very few children to spoil the meal

Thank Anna E
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This restaurant was recommended by Annette and Richard from the Sea Breeze. Wow !! What a treat. The staff were so friendly and knowledgeably. The food and wine was superb. We went back for lunch the next day and tried to book for the next day unfortunately it was there only day off. What a bummer. Anyway this place is... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We visited here on a holiday to illfracombe, a busy place, service was great and food was lovely, need to book as will be busy on the weekend. The seafood is all excellent and well cooked. Would reccommend this place!

Thank christina s
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Popped in for a quick meal before going to the theatre. Service was slick, food was excellent - shame we couldn't stay longer but we will be back - very impressed - well done.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. James Place, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 855485

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?