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Grass Roots Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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97 High Street, Ilfracombe, England
+44 1271 867574
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Lots of fillings to choose from for jacket potatoes and paninis. So much in fact that it took us a long time to choose. Nice selection of cakes too. Nice spot to meet for lunch.

1 Thank Rebster85
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is now a regular haunt for us, whether with our vegetarian friends or the omnivores. £12 for 3 course that are always filling. Bring your own wine but they do server their own soft drinks. There are 3 menus over a 3 week period, but they change periodically. A vegetarian friend of ours sat down saw the menu and... More 

Thank PeteH23
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We are both vegetarian and were wandering around Ilfracombe on our first night there, trying to find somewhere nice to eat. When we saw this place we thought it looked nice for a lunch option the next day and went to check it out. So excited when we saw the Bistro evenings advertised. Managed to book the last table for... More 

1 Thank Jennie C
Bolton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Excellent and varied vegan dishes for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Sadly, we were not in town for the bistro evening but would have definitely booked a place

Thank Vincent M
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to get booked into one of the bistro evenings. These are run on Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations are a must, if you want to go, as the place was fully booked on the evening we went. And we soon realised why, the food is delicious and plentiful. With the menu offering a good selection. It's... More 

1 Thank Daz_Adie
Bedford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This restaurant is a fantastic vegetarian and vegan restaurant! Meals delicious, home-cooked and very cheap for the quality and quantity! The restaurant is quaint and beautifully decorated with an eclectic mix of sunflower pictures and nicnacs, making it very bright and cheerful! Would highly recommend this little place!

Thank evmlowdell
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Lovely food and friendly welcome. One tiny moan - the helpings are too big! Still that is better than saying they are too small!

Thank Isabel W
Exeter, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

If you care about animals and planet Earth then this is a good option. I still felt the need to remind staff about adding coleslaw and butter on jacket potatoes, sometimes the response to the word 'vegan' still doesn't inspire confidence! The food when it arrived certainly did inspire confidence though! Nice environment with comfy sofas and nice artwork, even... More 

Thank steve w
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

interesting food. just try it. tastes good. does a BYO for dinner reservations. I had a good time and managed to try a few different meals

Thank wiselady1950
Ogmore-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Ate out in London for years and so called other posh places - I will eat meat but prefer veggie - been here twice now and it's amazing. The most inventive and attractive food ever. These people would make a killing in London where veggie as good as this is hard to find. Most places have plenty of hummus/falafel etc... More 

1 Thank Dessalyn42

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 High Street, Ilfracombe, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 867574

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