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Thomas Carr at The Olive Room

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56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
+44 1271 867831
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Book ahead to ensure you get to enjoy the delights of this little restaurant a short stroll from the harbour. There are only eight tables - hence the need to book. I can't fault the food, which was delicious and if you can afford the taster menu, then treat yourself. You won't be disappointed. My only slight criticism was the... More 

Thank BillRoths
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The food was outstanding would highly recommend going there and the staff were friendly service was excellent.

Thank Shirley A
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here whilst on holiday in the area and choose the 6 course tasting menu, my wife choose vegetarian and I had the meat and we were not disappointed. Each course was taste experience we struggled to decide which was best they were all so good. The wine list was also very good and paired well with the food. The... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Came here with my husband when we were on holiday in Croyde. We chose this place because of the reviews on Trip Advisor and we're not disappointed. The restaurant only has a handful of tables and is very intimate but also has a relaxed atmosphere. We both selected the 6 course tasting menus - one meat/fish and one vegetarian. The... More 

Thank laura r
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were staying with friends who booked this as we live in Berkshire. We cannot fault any course, all were beautifully presented and the flavours of every course was memorable. My stone bass was perfectly cooked. Would definitely like to return when we visit our friends again. Very reasonably priced for the quality of the food.

Thank avrilfuller63
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We went to Thomas Carr's on the recommendation of a friend for a girl's night out. We had the 6 course taster menu and it didn't disappoint! The food was amazing and the presentation was something else (especially the passion fruit dessert - will happily visit again just for that!) The staff were so friendly and made our evening relaxed... More 

Thank HannahMcDonald79
Exeter, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I liaised with the Olive Room team and we arranged a wonderful fun lunch at the Olive Room. We had three courses but with a choice of three different options for each course. The food was exceptionally well prepared and presented. I ate local fish cakes served with a gorgeous bisque. Followed by Hake BLT with a piece of Tempura... More 

Thank happyholidaygirl059
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

On recommendation we chose to celebrate the last night of our holiday here at the Olive Room. We booked ahead as there were so many of us with a coeliac member of the party requiring gluten free options. The menu was sent ahead and we provided notice of our choices by email to help the chef. Being fortunate enough to... More 

Thank Smileysonia
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We found this restaurant around this time last year and after eating from the a la carte menu decided that we must return on our next visit to North Devon. We are always wary of returning to restaurants as sometimes standards have fallen. However, the standard and quality of the tasting menu was superb with delightful flavours surrounding the fish... More 

Thank Dave_Bunford
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we didn't have an experience anywhere similar to the reviews on here. I researched into this restaurant a fair amount as we were staying in the area for our honeymoon. It was a tough call between this place and The Quay; which was highly recommended by family. However, as this was a treat I looked at the prices and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 45
European, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?