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Thomas Carr at The Olive Room

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56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
+44 1271 867831
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Tue - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant is small but informal.. no pretension at all.. the service very good and prompt and attentive.. 2 staff for 16 diners who came in at intervals so kitchen not too busy. Food was scrummy and beautifully presented.. my only complaint was that three tiny dollops of pea and one slice of jersey royal not enough!! i love my... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We opted for a five course taster menu (instead of a seven course) on a Friday evening - I understand that you can only order the taster menus on a Friday and Saturday night. Each course came out as an absolutely stunning artistic piece. You could see every effort had gone in to pairing interesting flavours and presenting them to... More 

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1 Thank Katie L
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got taken for dinner for my birthday here as it had been highly recommended by several people and I was not disappointed! From the moment you are seated to the moment you leave you are made to feel welcomed and that your visit is important. Service was impeccable and the food was definitely wow worthy. I have never experienced such... More 

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3 Thank Fordy2204
Halifax, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is not a cheap night out but the taster menu is worth every penny stunning food and great service we visited on 11/5/17 and it was fabulous

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1 Thank Richard I
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thomas Carr at The Olive Room is an exceptional chef. Have eaten here several times now and it truly is an amazing experience. We had the 5 course tasting get menu last night and each course was truly exquisite. Cannot recommend The Olive Room highly enough

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3 Thank Collingdale
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed an amazing meal here with friends on Saturday 21st April. The service was superb, every element of each dish was amazing and the presentation made us all reach for our cameras. The passion fruit dessert was the best dessert I think I have every tasted. We decided to have dine a' la carte menu but... More 

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1 Thank 41Mel
Epping, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there last night for diner with daughter and son in law . Best food ive had in years maybe even ever . Seven course taster menu may sound steep at £80 but was stunning and you cant put a price on artistry and that's what we got . Wonderful food , great front of house staff ,a memorable evening... More 

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1 Thank Tony W
Berrynarbor, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited here on a number of occasions, initially we found the food to be good but front of house let it down, but things changed and we have had a number of excellent visits here recently. The waiting staff are now really good, efficient & friendly, always keeping an eye on the room. The food gets better &... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I love fish and seafood and have been here a number of times before. It is wonderful when you see a restaurants food evolve in the way that Thomas, John and the team have at this venue. Our last visit was a couple of days after the award of a Michelin star last October. On this holiday... More 

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every aspect of our experience was perfect.Outstanding food and service and chatting to waiter Kevin the elite runner was interesting too.We will certainly be back and hope that this specialness of this gorgeous restaurant is retained.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 46
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 867831

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