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Thomas Carr at The Olive Room

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56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
+44 1271 867831
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been meaning to visit for ages and so glad we finally managed. Now, you will need to book quite a bit in advance to get a table. The food is absolutely divine. I believe they specialise in fish, so made an exception to my normal veg diet and glad I did. All fish is fresh and I believe sourced... More 

Thank Mariaj123654
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb! We wanted somewhere special to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary and booked a table at Thomas Carr. We were absolutely delighted with the whole experience. From the "amuse bouche" to the dessert every course looked good enough to eat and tasted even better. Service was attentive & knowledgeable, with nothing too much trouble. We wish them the best of... More 

Thank Ian G
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We spent another wonderful evening at this Michelin starred restaurant last night. We didn't have the taster menu this time but chose from the standard menu. I had the Belly Pork to start with amd the Turbot on a bed of shellfish for my main and a Rhubarb and Ginger pudding course . My partner had Mushroom Tortellini to start... More 

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Osmotherley, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant for the food and attentive friendly service. Our experience was enhanced by my wife being able to pre order ( give 24hr notice) the vegetarian tasting menu which was served in tandem with my tasting menu ( if dining as a couple either both need to have tasting menu or both al a carte) The food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We booked in for a Saturday night for two of us having the taster menu as a treat and were not disappointed. The service was fantastic, staff so friendly and hard working. The food was amazing and the wine was great. Definitely a lovely treat meal and nice relaxed setting

Thank Pasbram
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

My wife treated me to the tasting menu for my 40th birthday last week. We were very impressed with the quality of the food. Explained and served by a patient and knowledgeable couple. Fish is the passion here clearly but by no means did it detract from a fine lamb course and dual passion fruit / chocolate dessert. This is... More 

Thank tomYums
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I decided to try out Thomas Carr having heard he and his team had achieved a Michelin star . The first in the area. Fantastic , well done. We stayed in the guest house that the place is part of and had one of the best tasting menus I've ever had. I do eat out a michelin restaurants often so... More 

Thank Anthony K
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I came to Ilfracombe for the weekend to celebrate my birthday. We visited Thomas Carr at The Olive Room on my birthday and I loved it. The food tasted amazing and looked absolutely beautiful, the staff were lovely and the place has such a chilled vibe. I was worried that because it has a Michelin star it... More 

Thank Zoe J
Wales, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Recently dined at this great restaurant , very small and quirky. From the booking of the table to Ellie booking us a taxi to leave everything went well. We went at a great time , they just had the new wine list in so as a promotion all glasses of wine were only 5 pounds, and they stuck to their... More 

Thank carl e
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Everything about our visit was fabulous. So good to finally eat here and surpassed our expectations. Every mouthful was delicious.

Thank cosmo_kilham

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 46
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?