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The food outlets below are listed by category, good reviews and by location. You therefore can see at a glance which are the best, which are the nearest to Ilfracombe and which are the best value. The aim is that you will be able to plan your evening eating out with confidence and at speed!

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Enjoy eating out around Ilfracombe!
Seventy One

71 Fore St, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, UK – 01271 863632

What a great surprise to find a restaurant that gives true value for money. Booked on recommendation from a friend the food was outstanding and great value. Wine was also very reasonably priced I've paid more for a bottle of House White in a pub.Highly recommend this restaurant.

Small and compact Bistro but delivers beautiful food at very affordable prices. Staff very friendly. Well worth paying a visit.

Take Thyme

1 Fore St, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, UK – 01271 867622

Just had a most excellent evening, vibrant atmosphere, friendly attentive staff and wonderful food. Based on tonight's experience I would suggest booking is essential. We were booked for opening time at 19:00 and arrived 5 minutes late, the restaurant was already almost full at that point. Heartily Recommended.

Excellent, excellent food and hosts, only our second visit but would go back thyme and thyme again!! Thanks Tara! Jayne & Mark (Marine Court guests).

Hele Billy's Bar & Restaurant

26 Watermouth Rd, Ilfracombe EX34 9QY, UK – 01271 866488

Excellent customer service. Food was outstanding. Reasonably priced. Great range of drinks. Worth booking which can be done online although when we booked it hadn't gone though to the staff, but wasn't a problem they got us seated straight away. As I started the post, excellent customer service, smiles all round.

Great place to have a meal. Really enjoyed it. Staff and great and polite. Thank you for a great meal.

Best Reviewed Indian Restaurants and Takeaways in Ilfracombe or in Ilfracombe area

Bengal Spice

36 Greenclose Rd, Ilfracombe EX34 8BT, UK – 01271 862010

Have used this Indian take away for years and honestly imo its the best in the area. We normally collect but you can sit in and if your in luck they will deliver. Tasty with good portion sizes. Not expensive . 100% recommend.

Lovely tasty food and great service ! Definitely recommend if visiting Devon from Birmingham as you know we are spoilt for choice with a good curry in brum town👍🏽

Tandoori Night Restaurant

13-14 High St, Ilfracombe EX34 9DF, UK – 01271 866453

Great prices, portions are good, had takeaway and the waiter was really nice, offered me a seat till our food was ready and threw in some fresh nice naan with the order!

Could do with a decor update but food was very nice.

Indian Cuisine Restaurant & Takeaway

Malborough Rd, Ilfracombe EX34 8PF, UK – 01271 879792

I went in on a whim, with a party of 4, it wasn't busy ( but there was a football game on, world cup). We were met by friendly staff, not rushed into ordering. We were made aware of the banquet menu, the food arrived in good time and hot, the flavour was some of the best I've tasted, not swimming in sauce like others. Throughout the meal we were attended with courtesy. Well worth the money.

We picked a takeaway up. Chose meal on site and it was ready pretty quickly. Great meal with generous portions. Wished I'd discovered this place earlier so we could have tried the quiet night offer.

Best Reviewed Italian Pasta and Pizza Restaurants

Giovanni & Luca

Searock Apartments, Wilder Rd, Ilfracombe EX34 9AR, UK – 01271 879394

Went here yesterday for the first time. Beautiful little Italian tucked away in Ilfracombe, for the quality, the price is perfect, staff are super friendly and you really feel like you're at home! Only down side is the toilets didn't flush properly and took ages to refill! Other than that it was a amazing! Definitely coming here again!

Excellent value, good well flavoured food good staff and friendly courteous owners. I recommend this restaurant to you and take your appetite as you won't want to leave anything. Thank you Giovanni and Luca for an enjoyable meal and evening.


79 High St, Ilfracombe EX34 9NQ, UK – 01271 865982

It's a great little pizzeria. Cosy relaxed and comfortable with great food.

Wonderful meals on both visits very friendly excellent service would highly recommend

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DJ Sports Bar & Night Club

Market Square, Ilfracombe EX34 9AU, UK – 07975 649851

Nice disco

Lively place late at night. Trendy

The Bunch Of Grapes

36 High St, Ilfracombe EX34 9DA, UK – 01271 730062

Brilliant pub now open again live music and great classic rock dj and karaoke and quiz nights

Excellent pub for late night drinks and a game of pool or 2..

The Terrace

62 Fore St, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, UK – 01271 863482

We dined here last week on the offer of unlimited tapas pre 7.30pm and Do not have a bad thing to say about this restaurant, food or the staff. We brought our 9 month old daughter with us who could not have been made more welcome and we dined outside in the late evening sunshine with a jug of very reasonably priced, very authentic sangria and we sampled most of the tapas menu, all of which was very impressive. A particular nod to the staff and the gentleman who I assume was the owner as the service will be the reason we will return (time and time again I hope!) If you are in the area I would strongly recommend giving it a try!

Very friendly staff, good menu and they were very good at having variants for vegans as well. The atmosphere was good, very much enjoyed it.


Ilfracombe Chinese Restaurants

Bamboo Palace

27 St James Pl, Ilfracombe EX34 9BJ, UK – 01271 866439

Great food. Really tasty and not bad value for money either. Food was ready in about 20 minutes. The only downside is that they don't deliver (at time of writing) and only take cash payments.

Very nice and decent value for money. Perfect for an easy meal while camping nearby.

Emperors Court

111 High St, Ilfracombe EX34 9QB, UK – 01271 863896

Crispy Duck is one of our favourites here. Don't forget to try the noodles too. This is a family run business and they really take pride is every dish that is served here. Delicious.

On holiday in Ilfracombe, ordered a meal to collect, so we could have a lovely stroll back to our holiday cottage, to enjoy our meal, we were not disappointed , the food here is absolutely delicious! Far and away the best crispy duck I have ever tasted, if you visit Ilfracombe and don’t visit this restaurant you are seriously missing out!

Tandoori Night Restaurant

13-14 High St, Ilfracombe EX34 9DF, UK – 01271 866453

Great prices, portions are good, had takeaway and the waiter was really nice, offered me a seat till our food was ready and threw in some fresh nice naan with the order!

Could do with a decor update but food was very nice.

Ilfracombe Vegetarian or Vegan Restaurants

Grassroots Vegetarian Cafe

97 High St, Ilfracombe EX34 9NH, UK – 01271 867574

Amazing vegetarian restaurant and the staff is very good and cordial. It's a sunflower themed restaurant and with various options both for lunch dinner and just a coffee. We had been during dinner hours were we found lot of people and Frankly didn't expect that in Ilfracombe. The soup salad and the main course was amazing and the desert was heavenly.

I would strongly recommend this veggie restaurant, even if you're not a vegetarian. The food is really fresh and tasty and there's lots of it. I had the cheese and tomato frittata which was divine with the best salad ever. The restaurant is brightly decorated with beautiful sunflowers on the walls, the staff are friendly and there's a great ambience.

Blacksands Bistro

3 St James Pl, Ilfracombe EX34 9BH, UK – 01271 523296

Penny, Glen and family have worked tirelessly to ensure that this is a truly exceptional place to eat. You are treated like old friends and the food and service are really second to none.

Lovely cool place. And the food was amazing! Not many places I feel so relaxed and yet the food quality, flavour and presentation is second to none. Only 2 people serving on the day, but never had to wait to be served. Well done!

Cook Island Freehouse

Mullacott Cross, Ilfracombe EX34 8NY, UK – 01271 865500

Came for an early lunch for a friend's hen do. Good food and very friendly. Our reserved table had balloons and glitter waiting for us which was a nice touch :) would definitely recommend.

Came here with the family my partner and 9 month old was made to feel really welcome. Great food, great service. Would definitely come again if down this way!

If you are looking for a either a meal or a drink this Ilfracombe Food and Drink page will show virtually all the Public Houses in Ilfracombe or near Ilfracombe. Choose either the best reviewed pubs or the ones nearest to you. We list the best reviewed Pubs first. If you would like to see all the hospitality venues us click more. This also displays their a Ilfracombe street map with the location of all public houses. Enjoy!

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Ship & Pilot

10 Broad St, Ilfracombe EX34 9EE, UK – 01271 316085

Great pub. Very friendly, chatty, informative. Have to get the dude's name!! Excellent selection of beers, ciders, and spirits. Clean, tidy and home to The Shipwreckers [winter bowling league]. Thoroughly recommended, get a seat outside in the sun!

Great pub big selection of beers. Great music

The St. George

3 High St, Ilfracombe EX34 9BA, UK

Lovely pub with a good atmosphere and lovely beer garden with a view of Capstone

Great pub great variety of drinks friendly staff

Relish Bar & Bistro

10-11Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, UK – 01271 863837

Excellent food with some original and creative twists served with a smile at reasonable prices. Booking recommended as is deservedly very busy.

Loving evening in relish, friendly staff and amazing food.