The Collingdale Hotel, Ilfracombe, Devon

Places To Eat

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Ilfracombe really is the food-capital of north Devon with a number of fine-dining restaurants, bistros, café bars and tea rooms, many of which have alfresco dining giving it a Continental feel.

We have an excellent selection of fine-dining restaurants and trendy café bars within just a few minutes walk from The Collingdale; serving everything from freshly caught fish and seafood, meat supplied from local farmers with traditional English dishes, Spanish tapas, Italian, Chinese or Indian and good old-fashioned Fish & Chips.  We can even boast having Michelin starred restaurant Thomas Carr at The Olive Room and Michelin Bib Gormand at The Antidote.

We have sampled all of these, so if you would like help choosing where to eat then do please ask. We are happy to book on your behalf.   Here is a selection of those on offer:

The Thatched Inn, Hillsborough Road
Tel: 01271 864450
Traditional 17th Century pub serving local ales and restaurant quality food just 100 metres from The Collingdale

Take Thyme, Fore Street
Tel: 01271 867622
Specialising in local fish & seafood dishes
OPEN Tues – Sun 7pm – 9.30pm

The Restaurant 71, Fore Street
Tel: 01271 863632
Specialising in local fish, seafood & meat dishes
OPEN Mon  – Sat 7pm – 9 pm

Relish Bar & Bistro – Fore Street
Tel: 01271 863837
Cosy and vibrant atmosphere serving locally sourced seafood, meats, gourmet pizzas and bistro meals – booking adviseable
OPEN each night from 6pm except Wednesdays and Sundays

The Terrace Tapas and Wine Bar, Fore Street             Tel: 01271 863482
Trendy atmosphere serving traditional Spanish dishes tapas style.
OPEN Tues – Sat 6.30pm – 10pm  7 Nights during summer

The Olive Room, Fore Street
Tel: 01271 867831
Ilfracombe’s first Michelin Star restaurant – Thomas Carr, Head Chef at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw when it was awarded its second Michelin star is proud and delighted to launch his first restaurant where he presents contemporary British cuisine, using the best quality produce North Devon has to offer.​  The Olive Room has recently been awarded 3 AA Rosettes and a Michelin Star – booking essential

Expresso Bar & Grill, St James
Tel: 01271 855485
Specialising in fresh fish, shellfish and matured Devon meats
Open April to October.

The Antedote St James
Tel: 01271 865339
Modern British Food awarded a Bib Gourmand by Michelin in 2018

Wards Bistro    St James                                              Tel:  01271 862112                                                            Traditional Food and Sunday Lunches

Giovanni and Luca, Wilder Road
Tel: 01271 879394
Italian restaurant open Tuesday to Sunday 12.30 to 2pm and 6pm to late

Settantanove Pizzeria, High Street 
Tel: 01271 865982
Pizza & pasta dishes
OPEN 7 nights a week in High season

Grassroots Vegetarian Bistro, High Street
Tel: 01271 867574
Open lunchtimes as cafe and Friday and Saturday evenings as vegetarian bistro £15 for 3 course menu BYO wine £1 corkage pp booking advisable

The Angel, Church Street
Tel: 01271 866833
Excellent home-cooked local produce in the quirky setting of an old Butchers Shop  OPEN Friday and Saturday Bookings only

The Carlton Brasserie, Runnacleave Road
Tel: 01271 862446
Fresh, locally sourced food

Emperor's Court  High Street                                        Tel: 01271 863896                                                      Open Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm

Tandoori Nights, High Street
Tel: 01271 866453
Open Daily 6.30pm – 11pm

Bengal Spice Indian Restaurant, Wilder Road
Tel: 01271 862010
Open Daily 5.30pm – 11pm

Further afield if you fancy a nice lunch on the way here or on the way home, or whilst out and about on Exmoor, we can definitely recommend:

The Masons Arms, Knowstone, Nr South Molton
Tel: 01398 341231
Mitchelin Star Restaurant in an 13th Century Coaching Inn on the edge of Exmoor

 The Coachhouse by Micheal Caines, Kentisbury
Tel: 01271 882295
Awarded two AA Rosettes – The Coachhouse is a masterpiece of contemporary rustic design and innovative yet classic cuisine.

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“We can highly recommend. From making reservations to our arrival & stay we felt so welcomed. A great experience. Daryl & Sharon are the perfect hosts & the b&b is a warm & welcoming environment. Spotlessly clean & stylish. Absolutely great breakfast with simply stunning views. To us it was home away from home. Given the opportunity we will be back!.”


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