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“Great food, overworked staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chimes Of St James - CLOSED

Chimes Of St James
Price range: US$9 - US$25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, British
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food, overworked staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Chimes was Recommended by taxi driver as best food in Ilfracombe. We had excellent food prepared by chef patron in full view assisted by one waiter who could not cope with the number of covers present. Thoroughly recommended if you could put up wit
Th sometimes slow service

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank CK4545
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food, service, atmosphere and value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Had a family and friends get together of 24 adults and a couple of children for the night before our wedding last weekend and we had the most enjoyable evening.

The menu offered a fabulous 3 course choice with options to suit all; we were able to pre-order our selection which allowed the meals to be prepared.

The venue was a perfect size to accommodate us all and allowed the atmosphere to give a cosy feel but not too cramped.

The food was fantastic and considering the numbers John the Chef did an amazing job plating up and getting the food out to us all. I would strongly recommend all dishes as the feedback from all guests was very positive. We were very impressed and it was everything we had hoped for.

The staff were excellent and really helpful, one member of staff even offered to hold the baby whilst the parents ate their dinner.

We will defiantly be visiting John and his team again in the near future; thank you for making our evening so memorable and a great start to our wedding celebrations.

Lindsay and Ian Spence

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Linds1904
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Ilfracombe
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Superb !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Thankyou to John and staff for yet again coming up trumps,our meal was superb,couldn't never faulted !!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Mar4man
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
bristol
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant, a must visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Went here on a Sunday 2weeks ago, food was amazing. Roast dinner was out of this world and very reasonable.
Male waiter very friendly providing us with books for the little one.
Very good food and lovely location.
Will be visiting this place again shortly.
Thanks guys

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank fran-liam
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great meal and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

Had a lovely meal at The Chimes. It's only a small restaurant but has a really nice homely feel and the staff are very attentive. The fact that you can see the food being cooked means you know everything is fresh and the chef was really enthusiastic! The food was great and reasonably priced for what you got, we will definitely be recommending The Chimes!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Becki123m
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