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The Quay Restaurant

11 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
+44 1271 868090
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
11 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want to have full access to everything on the menu book an earlier table time not a later sitting which they do offer. Do not book the day before they close for a few days as they may not have everything on the...More

Thank LoveTravel1950
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a family meal here to celebrate a 70th birthday. Was sat upstairs were is was busy and full of atmosphere. Food was fantastic - everyone had something different and it was all good. Staff were attentive and friendly. Even brought out a sparkler candle...More

Thank southernsunworshiper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in on a wet weekend morning, finding the ground floor coffee shop and staff very welcoming. Very much out of season with most places closed, so maybe not surprising that there wasn’t a wide selection of cakes to go with our tea.

Thank purplemyrtles
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Much better to go in and experience this lovely coffee shop with its own restuarant upstairs. Food look good but we only had a drink on our visit.

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Christmas 'Group meal' with the family. The salmon starter was probably the best fish starter i have ever eaten. SErvice was excellent. The dining room was very quirky...not to my taste. Thank you

Thank TravelOutThere
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We visited yesterday evening, last minute booking. Meal was fine but fortunately for the restaurant, we have def had better. Given its festive season and staffing, wont complain, they did there best with staff they had available.

Thank Diane A
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Hurray, ilfracombe has a first class independent restaurant/ bar. Only experienced the bar but enjoyed the good service and would definitely go back for a meal. Original, elegant and a great location. Well worth a visit.

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Well presented and prepared food in a very nice setting. Sea bass cooked to perfection and amazing oysters were my favourite. Staff were friendly and attentive, overall a very good experience.

Thank Mariner_1980
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Not only are the staff really friendly but the food is delicious. Even though price is slightly higher than an average restaurent in the area the quality of food was worth it. This is a great place to treat someone

Thank Bomss
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped in Ilfracombe for a couple of nights - had the most delicious cocktails on the thursday , then headed back for a meal on the friday . Starters and main courses were exceptional . Our French waitress was really attentive and extremely knowledgeable. Compliments...More

Thank Gregory N
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11 January 2018|
Response from tripsrme | Reviewed this property |
there is a section for dogs as far as I remember
3 July 2017|
Response from try2bclean | Reviewed this property |
should ask the restaurant not the reviewer . but yes i think you would just about manage to get a chair in
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 The Quay, Ilfracombe EX34 9EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 868090
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The Quay restaurant in Ilfracombe is home to a unique and substantial collection of Damien Hirst's works. The classical fronted building has been beautifully restored and now relates well to the stunning views out to the Atlantic and the traditional harbour of this ancient port. Exmoor Angus beef served at The Quay has been bred within a few miles of the restaurant, and the Lundy crab and lobster is delivered on a daily basis by the fishermen who catch it just a few miles off shore. With a wine list to delight the heart of the average oenophile, and a stellar selection of West County cheeses and home-made desserts on the menu, The Quay is a genuine treat for discerning food and art lovers alike.
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