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The Quay Restaurant - Ilfracombe

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

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

Fantastic experience, wonderful views and stunning food. The staff were fantastic! We will definitely be returning!

Lyndsey 30 May 2018
from Cardiff

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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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4.6 (((() (based on 178 reviews)
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  • dinner (151)
  • views (115)
  • romantic (92)
  • lunch (79)
  • trendy (76)
  • luxury (54)
  • private dining (52)
  • value (37)
  • large parties (28)
  • business (27)
  • child friendly (20)
  • al fresco (17)
  • afternoon tea (14)
  • entertainment (9)
  • breakfast (4)
  • ((((( 17 June 2018 by Alan from Bristol

    My first impression of the restaurant was that it is very serene. We were the first table of the evening and was able to enjoy the full beauty of the sea view and the calmness of the restaurant interiors.

    The food menu was simple but caters for everyone. The drinks menu had an abundance of choice.

    We had the fresh oysters for starters. They were really fresh and we knew from that point on the rest of the food would be good. For the mains, we had the lamb rack and the sea bass. Both dishes were really well presented. There were a lot of delicate flavours on the dishes and everything was cooked to perfection. Portion size was good too. As for dessert, we had the chocolate fondant with the peanut butter ice cream. I’d say if you’re not on a diet, definitely try this!

    Overall, this is one of the best dining experience I have had. Thank you to the friendly staffs as well for making this a great night!

  • ((((* 12 June 2018 by Reena from Gerrards Cross

    We booked this restaurant last minute on a recent trip to north Devon. It’s a beautifully decorated as I expected knowing the it was co-owned by Damien Hirst. Location was good, service was really good and the food was delicious though the portions were small. Slightly disappointed with my starter of scallops, was expecting them to be large given I was at the sea front, but they were super small!!

    Would recommend, we went for dinner and decided to eat downstairs as the doors were open and it was an amazing day weather wise and we had two young kids. I’m sure the main restaurant is equally stunning.

  • ((((( 30 May 2018 by Lyndsey from Cardiff

    Fantastic experience, wonderful views and stunning food. The staff were fantastic! We will definitely be returning!

  • ((((( 27 May 2018 by Lea from Watford Hertfordshire

    Excellent food. Friendly staff. Great choice of drinks. Cocktails very reasonable price and not stingy with alcohol measures. Delicious.

  • ((((( 24 May 2018 by John from Bridport

    Excellent food, service and location.

  • ((((( 22 May 2018 by Rebecca from Reading

    Enjoyed a lovely relaxed meal. Friendly staff on hand. Excellent service and beautiful view. The food was cooked and presented really well.

  • ((((( 20 May 2018 by Helen from Hereford

    Wonderful views across the sea with a great sunset was the icing on the cake. Excellent service and we all.loved our food.

  • ((((( 19 May 2018 by Christopher from Thursford

    Excellent meal, very friendly service and great view of the sea.

  • ((((( 12 May 2018 by William from Tavistock

    A very nice place to eat. A beautiful room with excellent views and decor. Very good service and very good food and wine: altogether a very enjoyable experience.

  • ((((( 9 May 2018 by Linda from Wiltshire

    Great food, lovely setting. Staff very friendly and helpful.
    This was our second visit and it was every bit as good as the first. We will be going again.

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