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Thomas Carr at The Olive Room

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56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
+44 1271 867831
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Universe1
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having only moved to the area in August we were very happy to find out that we were lucky enough to have a recently awarded Michelin star restaurant in Ilfracombe. Reservation (via email/online contact form) was handled with ease and speed. Warm welcome at the restaurant, just like being welcomed in to someones own home. With only 14 covers the... More 

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Thank Universe1
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from an amazing meal at the Olive Room. We chose the 7 course tasting menu. Excellent food, excellent service, great wine list and reasonably priced. Thank you. We will most definitely be back soon.

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Thank Michael N
Exeter, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We returned to visit this restaurant having visited regularly in the past...but not returned since the exciting news about the award of a Michelin Star. We took a group of friends for a private lunch - a special arrangement as they are not usually open for lunch. We had a fabulous time, and all 12 people who came really enjoyed... More 

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Combe Martin, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having returned to Devon after 20 years overseas we were amazed to find such quality locally. It compares favourably with any other top restaurant we have frequented. It is very small, casual and bookings essential. It is not a venue which requires formality. (Suited us just fine) Probably the best fish we have been presented with, but there is a... More 

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Thank Allen1942
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 3 weeks ago

We haven't been here recently but plan to return one day soon. A well deserved medal for excellent service, food and atmosphere

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Braunton
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Thomas Carr's restaurant recently for a Birthday dinner. We had the taster menu which was absolutely amazing - 7 courses of mouthwatering delights. However, we felt the evening was let down by the lack of atmosphere in the restaurant. Not what we were expecting from a Michelin Star restaurant. We would definitely recommend the food experience but sadly not... More 

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Thank Melanie M
Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to the meal and we were not disappointed! We had the seven course taster menu and every dish was so well thought out and different. The tables are booked for every 30 minutes and there are 14 covers so there is an intimate feel. Service is excellent, as is the wine. Also there is a... More 

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Thank Rebster85
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As regular visitors to Ilfracombe we've dined here several times. It never disappoints, the food looks and tastes divine. Relaxed, never stuffy, serving locally sourced produce. The restaurant is small with limited covers so booking ahead is essential.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about Thomas getting the star so was very excited to try his restaurant. We had the 7 course tasting menu which was great. Two seafood, two fish, venison and two desserts. All very tasty and beautifully presented. As we were four people we managed to have several different wines, but had we been a couple that would not really... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I visited the south west to celebrate my impending significant birthday and as we both love fish, we decided to visit a number of well known fish restaurants. We decided we would round the week off by dining at The Olive Room once again. We were especially excited and the Michelin Star awards were to be announced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$45
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 867831

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