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Take Thyme Fish Restaurant

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1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
+44 1271 867622
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Wembley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Our B&B was near Holy Trinity Church, at the other end of town, but a fish restaurant was what we wanted. We hadn't booked but, luckily, arrived as a table was being vacated. The owner twice confessed to being 'distracted', which delayed the delivery of a couple of things. However, we did not have to wait long for our food,... More 

1 Thank Caroline F
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

We were booked a table as a surprise for our anniversary. The owner was extremely welcoming and make us feel immediately at home. The table was ours for the evening and there was no rush to finish our food. The food was delicious; the crab cakes, sardines, sea bass and mussels were outstanding and homemade dessert was to die for!... More 

2 Thank AG0306
Stone, Staffordshire
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

This restaurant is a must, it's small but lovey, the fish was amazing and so were the home made deserts, staff vey friendly.

1 Thank Suzanne V
Notts. U.K
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Went on a recommendation from our hostess and glad we listened. Booked stable for our wedding anniversary whilst we were on holiday and had a lovely meal. Fish superbly cooked and all accompaniments fresh and local. Home made puddings a treat so save room. Would recommend and would definitely go back.

1 Thank travellbugs779
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We were only in Ilfracombe for one night but I was determined to have fresh fish, my boyfriend is so keen on fish so when we spotted this small restaurant doing both fresh fish and exmoor steak it seemed to good to walk past. We spotted the last table and the waitress gladly laid it for us. It was very... More 

2 Thank Sadie80
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed in ilfracombe for just one night and this restaurant was recommended by our host. Great friendly service, not too expensive but most of all beautiful food. They really know how to treat their customers well.

1 Thank JK196
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Lovely little restaurant - you need to book! Gorgeous seafood (and wine!) - this is a must visit restaurant in Ilfracombe.

Thank Hannahbee1985
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We were lucky enough to bag the last table in this fab restaurant. We were given clear expectations of the wait time for food (given a large table ordering before us), because they wanted us to know the score, which was very considerate. The food was wonderful, with well judged portion sizes - the muscles were incredible! The staff were... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Taking a hint from Trip Advisor we booked by phone before our visit to Ilfracombe and it was a good job! The restaurant is quite small and all tables were taken. The inside looks more cafe like than a restaurant. The staff are very welcoming and friendly. It is mainly a fish establishment with quite a short menu. I think... More 

Thank 79Mike
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We have just had a very nice week at Ilfracombe renting an Apartment. Not wishing to spend the holiday Cooking looked for some really good local Restaurants. Boy did we find one, Take Time is a well run Family Fish Resturant in fore Street. We ate there Twice in the week & nothing was to much trouble in fact Tara... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Seafood, British, Healthy
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 867622
Located not 50 yards from Ilfracombe Harbour,
Take Thyme Restaurant provides fresh local fish,
Exmoor steak and home-made dishes. We also have vegetarian and gluten free options.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?