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Thomas Carr at The Olive Room

56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
+44 1271 867831
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every mouthful of this food was a joy. The intense flavours and quality of the dishes were sensational. I have dined at many top restaurants and this is up there. Not pretentious just quality. Wine reasonably priced. Service excellent

Thank Paul B
Rich E, Public Relations Manager at Thomas Carr at The Olive Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks Paul, we're really glad we lived up to expectations. We hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another amazing experience at Thomas Carr. This time we had the three course lunchtime menu - exquisite and looking forward to visiting again.

1  Thank Carol C
Rich E, Public Relations Manager at Thomas Carr at The Olive Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks Carol, we're really glad you enjoyed and look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ilfracombe is so very lucky to have a Michelin starred restaurant, and if you are local to the area and haven't been in yet then you really need to! The complexity of flavours are incredible and make you realise just how boring your home cooking...More

1  Thank Chazi1983
Rich E, Public Relations Manager at Thomas Carr at The Olive Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

What a lovely review! Thanks so much for taking the time to post it. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful seven course, beautifully presented, succulent, aromatic and very tasty meal. Art on a plate. A special occasion made extra special.

2  Thank spengelly60
Rich E, Public Relations Manager at Thomas Carr at The Olive Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for reviewing your visit! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We based my 40th Birthday weekend celebrations around visiting 'Thomas Carr at The Olive Room', staying locally, the 4 of us opted for the 7 course tasting menu and it certainly surpassed our expectations! We dined on some exquisite seafood - as to be expected...More

1  Thank Romeo&Juliette
Rich E, Public Relations Manager at Thomas Carr at The Olive Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're so glad we were able to help you celebrate an important birthday! We are glad you enjoyed the experience, and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table for our second visit, for myself and my partner to sample the 4 course taster menu for the Exmoor food festival. After booking, I received an email asking if we have any dietary requirements or certain dislikes which I thought showed...More

Thank N_i_k_i_W_3
Rich E, Public Relations Manager at Thomas Carr at The Olive Room, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review Mark! We hope we see you again really soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit, had the meal and room deal the room was really spacious and comfortable and a lovely surprise of a bottle of prosecco in the fridge. We had the taster menu which was again faultless. The staff were lovely and attentive...More

Thank thefoodgeek123
Rich E, Public Relations Manager at Thomas Carr at The Olive Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed your meal and your stay! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for four with guests who have never been to Ilfracombe before. We all had the 6/7 course starter menu, and as usual provided excellent flavours and variety. This is the third time we have been and our guests thought it was fabulous....More

Thank shaun h
Rich E, Public Relations Manager at Thomas Carr at The Olive Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much Shaun, really glad to hear we did you proud and your friends enjoyed! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my partner and had the set taster menu. It was outstanding. The food was delicious and an absolute delight. The service was spot on, attentive but not intrusive. I can’t wait to go again. It’s great to have a restaurant of...More

Thank danders75
Rich E, Public Relations Manager at Thomas Carr at The Olive Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much, we're glad you enjoyed and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I attended with another couple for a special set menu 5 course lunch - as part of our benefits of offering some crowd funding for another venture this restaurant has set up in Ilfracombe. The menu we had from start to finish...More

1  Thank happyholidaygirl059
Rich E, Public Relations Manager at Thomas Carr at The Olive Room, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the detailed review! Are you you of course for supporting our Crowd funding campaign! We're really glad you enjoyed your reward meal and hope to see you again soon at both restaurants.

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Aims W
11 April 2018|
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Response from Rich E | Property representative |
Hello Aims, Whilst the restaurant is on one level, unfortunately the toilets are not fitted with disability aids, and are down 3 small steps. Rich
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11 April 2018|
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Response from moosh52 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don’t think it is. There was at least one step into the restaurant (it’s in an old building on a tiny narrow street) and the loos are at the back of the dining room again there are steps and they are very small so I... More
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Response from Leo J | Reviewed this property |
They served homebaked bread and an amuse-bouche
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 64 - US$ 107
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Wednesday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Friday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
Fine dining restaurant specialising in seafood - exacting standards recognised with a Michelin star. The restaurant offers large rooms above, providing a 'restaurant with rooms' Dinner+Bed+Breakfast package, ideal for the perfect luxurious mini-break on the stunning North Devon coast. All double rooms have views of the coast, roll-top baths or jacuzzi baths and Nespresso coffee machines. The Michelin Guide: "A simple, homely restaurant set in a 19C townhouse and run by experienced local chef. Ultra-fresh seafood is the focus. . . Bedrooms have a pleasant period feel, and some have great views.." The restaurant is situated ten minutes from 'Woolacombe Sands' consistently rated as the number one beach in the UK, 20 minutes from Exmoor National park, a day boat trip from UNESCO designated 'Lundy Island' and on our doorstep we have 'Verity' an 80ft tall sculpture gifted to the town by Damien Hurst - arguably the most famous living artist in the world.
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