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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” (238 reviews)
“meatballs” (38 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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1 - 10 of 751 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic evening. The food was delicious and the service spot on. Nothing was to much trouble . There was four of us , two couples. The owner was very helpful from booking the table right up to serving the food

2  Thank drichardwhite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fresh, fresh fresh! What a delight to find this place. Nothing is rushed here and everything is cooked to perfection. Favourite dishes, the gambas pil pil, the tender, hand rolled meatballs in their thick glossy sauce, the paella and oh wow, the tortilla. Better than...More

3  Thank foodbabyyeah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the atmosphere was amazing and staff are very friendly and helpful the food was well presented and worth every penny spent on it was made very welcome with my two girls who can be fussy eaters but they eat every bite of the food and...More

5  Thank katrinaday82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food; Terrible. It’s bland, definitely not fresh, probably brought in from the wholesalers and finished in the microwave, I’ve honestly never had such bad Tapas, I really couldn’t find anything that’s good about it. Even the Spanish omelette, which is a very simple dish...More

3  Thank TallSparky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I could give this zero stars. For such a lovely venue it was a shame that the food did not live up to the same standards. I ordered the paella, mozzarella mushroom, the prawns, meatballs and the cheesy garlic sourdough bread. First to...More

1  Thank Louly99
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

I visited the terrace with my other half for our anniversary meal, after recommendations from friends - we were not disappointed! The setting is lovely and intimate, away from the more busy tourist parts of ilfracombe. We both opted for the ‘bottomless tapas’ option, where...More

6  Thank 95SJH
Reviewed 6 December 2017

One of the only restaurants in Ilfracombe open on a Wednesday in the winter. Everywhere else seemed shut. As I was dinning her on works budget I opted for the Endless Tapas deal at £16.95. Great value and the delicious food keeps coming. Pork skewers...More

6  Thank samwisetheone
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We went on a Saturday night and was worth booking. It had a good selection of vegetarian food though the mushroom dish could have done with more than one mushroom (though it tasted good!!). The gin is great. Good value and friendly staff

4  Thank reevefamily2016
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This tapas restaurant came highly recommended from a friend as the one of the nicest restaurants in Ilfracombe. Arrived on a bitterly cold night, but were greated by a warm welcome from the staff in this well heated restaurant. Great selection of wines which is...More

6  Thank wooller94
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We haven't been here in a while but this place has definitely got better . We had the endless tapas we nearly made it to the end of the sheet the salad dressing was the best we have had in a long time we had...More

8  Thank ptktpt
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Questions & Answers
25 August 2017|
Response from TerraceTapas | Property representative |
Hello! Yes! Dogs are very welcome in our bar area and on our terrace. They always get offered a special treat too 😊
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
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$ 70
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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