Places to Eat in & around Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe has many delicious eating outlets, including, fine dining, bistros, tapas, Italian’s pub/cafes and fish & chip restaurants.

We have put together a list of just some of them, as we have eaten in most of them we would be happy to make recommendations, and reservations.

Places to eat Ilfracombe
Places to eat Ilfracombe
Places to eat Ilfracombe

Tel: 01271 864450
Traditional 17th Century pub serving local ales and quality food both lunch times and evenings and just across the road from Marine Court

Take Thyme, Fore Street
Tel: 01271 867622
Specialising in local fish & seafood dishes
OPEN Tues – Sun 7pm – 9.30pm

The Restaurant 71, Fore Street
Tel: 01271 863632
Specialising in local fish, seafood & meat dishes
OPEN Mon  – Sat 7pm – 9 pm

Relish Bar & Bistro – Fore Street
Tel: 01271 863837
Cosy and vibrant atmosphere serving locally sourced seafood, meats, gourmet pizzas and bistro meals – booking adviseable
OPEN each night from 6pm except Wednesdays and Sundays

The Terrace Tapas and Wine Bar, Fore Street             

Tel: 01271 863482
Trendy atmosphere serving traditional Spanish dishes tapas style.
OPEN Tues – Sat 6.30pm – 10pm  7 Nights during summer

The Olive Room, Fore Street
Tel: 01271 867831
Ilfracombe’s first Michelin Star restaurant – Thomas Carr, Head Chef presents delicious tasting menus – booking essential

Expresso Bar & Grill, St James Place
Tel: 01271 855485
Specialising in fresh fish, shellfish and matured Devon meats
Open April to October.

The Antedote St James Place
Tel: 01271 865339
Modern British Food awarded a Bib Gourmand by Michelin in 2018

Wards Bistro   St James Place  

Tel:  01271 862112 – Traditional Food and Sunday Lunches

Giovanni and Luca, Wilder Road
Tel: 01271 879394
Italian restaurant open Tuesday to Sunday 12.30 to 2pm and 6pm to late

Settantanove Pizzeria, High Street 
Tel: 01271 865982
Pizza & pasta dishes
OPEN 7 nights a week in High season

Grassroots Vegetarian Bistro, High Street
Tel: 01271 867574
Open lunchtimes as cafe and Friday and Saturday evenings as vegetarian bistro £15 for 3 course menu BYO wine £1 corkage pp booking advisable

The Angel, Church Street
Tel: 01271 866833
Excellent home-cooked local produce in the quirky setting of an old Butchers Shop  OPEN Friday and Saturday Bookings only

The Carlton Brasserie, Runnacleave Road
Tel: 01271 862446
Fresh, locally sourced food

Emperor’s Court  High Street 

Tel: 01271 863896 – Chinese/ Cantonese  Open Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm

Tandoori Nights, High Street
Tel: 01271 866453
Open Daily 6.30pm – 11pm