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Thomas Carr at The Olive Room

56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
+44 1271 867831
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
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Reviews (279)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great meal last night. We chose the 5 course Taster Menu and loved every course. Can't wait to go back.

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea what was planned for my birthday and I don't think there could have been a better choice. The seven-course taster menu is a real stunner: as good as we've had anywhere. We're all fish and seafood fans, and from the amuse-bouche...More

Thank HettyJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited to celebrate my birthday as a treat, and what a treat it was. Everything about the whole experience was unforgettable. TC is worthy of his Michelin star. He is clearly supported by his team in the kitchen and Kevin and Rebecca front of house...More

2  Thank Derek M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant. We had a fantastic meal at The Olive Room. The food was exemplary, the hake dish outstanding as was the rest of the family's meals. Puddings to 'die for'! Front of house very attentive and knowledgable about each dish. A wonderful experience enjoyed...More

Thank Edwina60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and attentive service in a cosy environment, highly recommend if visiting the area. Not cheap but cost certainly representative of the quality.

Thank coconnor1982
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say? Stumbled across this place as was staying in near by Croyde, didn't know what to expect but we were so, so happy we went here, everything was perfect, the two ladies that served us were friendly and chatty, the menu was...More

1  Thank Katie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughters and I visited this small but perfect restaurant on 27 May. We opted for the seven course tasting menu and I can honestly say every dish was a delight. Lovely staff and a lovely ambience - we will do this again.

2  Thank Carol C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We choose the seven course taster menu (there is no other choice Friday/Saturdays) for my partners birthday. £80 each. Or five courses for £60. Only 12 covers so book ahead. Each course was beautifully presented and delicious. Two staff to serve who were very knowledgeable...More

2  Thank ShariWestSussex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit, we enjoyed a very nice 5 course taster menu for our wedding anniversary. The restaurant only has a small number of tables so the service was very prompt. Each course was delicious. There's no white tablecloths or silver service but that's not...More

Thank markandtish
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank Mary H
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Mark Y
Are you open 11/4 for an evening meal for me and my wife? It is her 60th birthday Mark
5 April 2017|
Response from happyholidaygirl059 | Reviewed this property |
I have been away no holiday so sorry for slow reply. I do not know if the restaurant is open then but they should be as it is a Thursday - you need to crack on and book though they get very booked up
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 46
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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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