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The Quay Restaurant - Ilfracombe

11 The Quay, Ilfracombe, EX34 9EQ +44 1271457177

(((() British
Main course: £18
Food spend: £32
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 21:00

Lovely lunch, crab was fantastic

Sandra Tippett 19 May 2017
from Bideford

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An elegant seaside retreat just a stone's throw from Damien Hirst's 66-foot Verity statue, The Quay Restaurant offers elegant British and European cuisine. Via ornate French doors, enjoy views onto Ilfracombe harbour and beyond.

Making use of the local area’s bountiful produce, favourites from the diverse Quay Restaurant menu might include pasta with homemade pesto, a succulent steak with hand-cut chips, or when in season, a whole lobster in garlic and herb butter. Indulge your sweet tooth with bread and butter pudding with custard, or decadent chocolate fondant. There are also inviting vegetarian options and a children’s menu.

Owned by controversial British artist Damien Hirst, artwork from the man himself decorates the interior of this masterfully restored Victorian Inn. Guests at The Quay restaurant can choose from 2 dining rooms, one of which – The Atlantic Room – is fashioned to resemble an upturned boat, and includes an aquarium, as well as views out onto the Atlantic Ocean.

An idyllic seaside retreat, diners can enjoy drinks and nibbles in The Quay bar throughout the day. Ilfracombe town centre is a 5-minute drive away.

The Quay Restaurant - Ilfracombe

11 The Quay, Ilfracombe, EX34 9EQ

Contact +44 1271868090
Reservations +44 1271457177

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Customer reviews for The Quay Restaurant - Ilfracombe

4.7 (((() (based on 114 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (94)
  • views (72)
  • lunch (55)
  • romantic (55)
  • trendy (51)
  • luxury (32)
  • private dining (31)
  • value (22)
  • business (19)
  • large parties (18)
  • child friendly (15)
  • al fresco (12)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • entertainment (4)
  • breakfast (1)
  • (**** 22 May 2017 by Kelly Haggett from Ilfracombe

    Everything we wanted to eat they had run out of. The skate was sitting in a load of melted butter, and lacked flavour. There is more to cooking than pouring butter on everything.

  • ((((( 21 May 2017 by William Veitch from Ilfracombe

    Excellent service in anew interesting setting, artwork is very cool. The restaurant has stunning views which make romance flow and the food is great and good value. Good wine list answer well executed cocktails.

  • ((((( 19 May 2017 by Sandra Tippett from Bideford

    Lovely lunch, crab was fantastic

  • ((((* 7 May 2017 by Jonathan Vickery from North Petherton

    Food and service was excellent.

  • ((((( 2 May 2017 by Hannah Creighton from Bath

    The Quay was a magical place to be on a Friday evening, and that was before the food arrived! The works of Damien Hirst to greet and the mind blowing views of the water was one like no other. I couldn't recommend the Duck Parfait enough and the service from the staffs really topped the experience.

  • ((((( 1 May 2017 by Kate Betson from Wokingham

    A really great restaurant, amazing food every time, and lovely views across the harbour or over the sea. Tables are not too close together, so you feel like you have plenty of space around you. And they are welcoming of children.

  • ((((( 1 May 2017 by Malcolm Smith from Iver

    Excellent location excellent food as usual,excellent service, we will visit again on our next visit!

  • ((((* 1 May 2017 by Alistair Wright from Winster

    Very light and airy - a fresh and clean environment

  • ((((( 26 April 2017 by David Turnell from Balsall Common

    Given a table next to wonderful view of the sea. Watched the sun going down as we ate delicious food served by very friendly and efficient staff. My wife especially enjoyed her chicken dish with delicious crispy skin, I tried some while enjoying my perfectly cooked cod dish. With great puds to follow we both enjoyed a lovely evening, and would definitely go back for more when we are in the area.

  • ((((( 23 April 2017 by Linda Smith from Woolacombe

    Excellent meal fabulous view

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