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The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar

62 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 863482
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (225 reviews)
“meatballs” (35 reviews)
“cheese fondue” (14 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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62 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
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Reviews (692)
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1 - 10 of 692 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Had a fabulous lunch here last year - come back for dinner this year. We weren't going to book being a Wednesday but so Glad we did as they were rammed and people were being turned away. Best tapas outside of Spain. Tasty, delicious and...More

3  Thank reeview2017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Yesterday was a very special day as my boyfriend had proposed earlier in the day. We didn't tell the restaurant this as we don't like a fuss but we just wanted to stay that our meal really did finish off our perfect day amazingly! The...More

6  Thank Amy C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ok, hygenic and reletivly friendly, but too many rules and regulations, not much choice of beers, and food quite bland. Limited vegetarian options too.More

Thank Michael H
TerraceTapas, Public Relations Manager at The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We wonder if you may have confused us with another restaurant as your comment regarding us having limited vegetarian options is somewhat surprising when we offer nine main vegetarian dishes against ten meat ones and...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this place again on our recent holiday and it is even better than before and that was excellent aswell. Vast choice of dishes all cooked to perfection and very reasonably priced. Can't wait to visit again

3  Thank Laura_Goodacre
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were very friendly, explained the best way to order Tapas, I didn't have a clue as never had Tapas before. The restaurant was lovely and clean. Food was fantastic, never felt rushed, as I did in other restaurants. Yes I would return when...More

2  Thank Jayneoxfordshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warm and friendly welcome from "Mine Host" Clive, and friendly and professional service form his staff. The quality and variety of food and wine was also excellent. We would not hesitate to recommend the place and look forward to eating there again.

3  Thank Dutch0168
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious tapas, good, friendly if inexperienced service, well presented and good range of food. Good wine list.

3  Thank AMH57
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Had booked this before we arrived in Ilfracombe as we love tapas. Good job we had booked as it was fully booked - food was lovely and did not feel at all that we were rushed.

3  Thank KAZZAQ1966
Reviewed 15 May 2017

No matter where I go, I always seem to end up back here at some point and I am never disappointed. This weekend they had new drinks menus being trialled... I wish I had counted up how many cocktails they now do but the Coconut...More

3  Thank Suzie B
Reviewed 13 May 2017

good food and knowledgable service decent wine the usual suspects on the tapas menu are very well cooked good atmosphere

Thank Richard I
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi Have just returned from 10 days in Andalucia and suffering tapas withdrawl! Do you allow a well mannered dog at the wine bar
2 May 2017|
Response from TerraceTapas | Property representative |
Hi Tony, Thanks for your enquiry. If you're missing tapas we have plenty of authentic Spanish tapas to choose from. With regards to dogs, we welcome all well mannered dogs in the bar and terrace areas only, where we also... More
My wife and I (along with our young children) are staying locally this weekend and would like to come and visit. Do you do any Gluten Free meals as my wife in unable to eat wheat? Many thanks Regards Steve
10 February 2015|
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Response from TerraceTapas | Property representative |
Hi Steve Yes we offer loads of gluten free dishes, gluten free breads & we can adapt any dishes where ever possible, you can see our current menu on our website- all our gluten free dishes are annotated with GF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 63
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 863482
  • E-mail
Family run and family friendly tapas and wine bar serving 30+ traditional Spanish tapas dishes. With set menus, endless tapas deals, a childrens menu, not to mention the vegetarian and gluten free options there's plenty to choose from. We have a full bar, with wines, cocktails and even a gin Y tonica menu. With the orginal Victorian dining room, bar and outside terrace we are able to cater for 80+ guests. WINTER - Thursday to Saturday evenings from 6pm SUMMER - Tuesday to Saturday evenings from 6pm (includes bank holiday Sundays) If we haven't exceeded your expectations, please tell us first and give us the courtesy of putting things right for you, rather than simply posting a negative review.
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