Thomas Carr 1873

63 Fore Street, Ilfracombe, United Kingdom, EX34 9ED
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Dinner Service Only.
Tuesday - Saturday: 6.30pm - 9pm

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About Thomas Carr 1873

Thomas Carr 1873 is a Michelin Star restaurant in North Devon's beautiful seaside town, Ilfracombe.
Serving a six-course taster menu using the best quality local produce from sea and land, you can enjoy Michelin level dining but in the relaxed surroundings of the towns Victorian police station on Ilfracombe's historical Fore Street.

Cuisine: Fine Dining, British, Michelin Star
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

Always return to our favourite Restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Thanks so much for a fabulous evening - 1st dinner out for so many months. From the warm welcome from Charmaine, friendly service from Tash to the unforgettable food we had the best time. The new building is so lovely - tastefully done & in the COVID times we felt very safe. Thanks so much to the whole team - we will be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

We were really looking forward to our visit to Thomas Carr 1873 and were not disappointed. There is some very intelligent and highly skilled cooking going on in this kitchen! Taster menus at £95 per head are not something we partake of very often but this food exceeded expectations and is something we will remember for a long time; worth every penny for food of this quality. The service, with careful attention to detail was spot on. Lengthy pauses between courses were apologised for, but we were not in a hurry! A dinner with what in effect was 8 courses (loved the amuse-bouche) needs to be savoured! There was no weak link in the chain. Many thanks to you and your staff for a superb dining experience.

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2020

Thoroughly enjoyable evening. We loved every course and would be hard pressed to choose a favourite. Very relaxed atmosphere and not at all pretentious. The wine was sensibly priced too. Have already booked a repeat visit during the Exmoor Food Festival in February

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2020

An absolutely amazing meal, well worth it.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Perfect - loved everything , can’t wait to come again . Please please stay in ilfracombe .

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

Excellent meal and lovely friendly service! Did all they could to make it as relaxed as possible with the CV restrictions. Food was fresh, flavourful and beautifully presented.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Friendly and professional service. Delicious food beautifully presented. Excellent dining experience, can’t wait to return

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

Food,atmosphere and service was all first class,Many thanks.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Sublime food, just exceptional, the flavours and presentation make this the most outstanding restaurant.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Food was fantastic. First time that me and my wife have tried fine dining. Very impressed. Food and staff were excellent. Drinks were a reasonable price as well. Waiting staff were very friendly, not stuck up, we had a good chat with our waitress who also gave us a couple of ideas for a day out.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 October 2020

We have eaten in approx a dozen Michelin starred restaurants, in Bilbao, Hungry and in this country and can honestly say this was the best. the food was extraordinary every mouthful a delight, the service and surrounding were very relaxed with great explanations from your delightful ladies. We traveled up from South Devon just for the experience and it truly did not disappoint. Thank you so very much for such a privileged evening. Linda & Simon

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Fabulous meal and staff. Deserves to succeed in every respect.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Food was fabulous and the new restaurant is beautifully lit and decorated. Staff were perfect too!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 October 2020

The quality and presentation of the food at Thomas Carr 1873 was to an extremely good standard. It is with no surprise that the chefs were awarded a Michelin star from the original restaurant. The restaurant is located within an old police station, with exposed brickwork and newly decorated interior. The two waitresses were very nice and attentive, explaining every part of the menu. The only negative if I can call it a negative, was the limited selection of wine available for the standard of restaurant, with no flights of wine offered too.

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Remember when we came last year there was a 4 course option. That would be great if it was a return visit and you'd already sampled the full 6 courses. Understand the current situation probably means a lack of this type of flexibility. Lovely visit anyway, thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Excellent food and service from staff. Great job

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 October 2020

Lovely tasty food, beautifully presented and delivered with great service. Good value wines to go with it.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 October 2020

Beautiful food. Outstanding customer service. Clean. Lovely atmosphere.

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 October 2020

We had the veggie tasting menu which was excellent staff were very good with knowledge of the food course’s Also the staff were very attentive with out being in your face A must visit if in the area

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Visited On Saturday, 10 October 2020

such an amazing restaurant, from the new look of premises to friendly staff and the food was superb. All the different flavours set the mood for each individual dish to become an exquisite surprise. Highly recommend, and we will certainly be visiting again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 October 2020

We had a wonderful evening and thoroughly enjoyed the food, drink and atmosphere of the restaurant. The staff were very pleasant and attentive to our needs. Thank you for such a great evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Beyond amazing food with a really relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 September 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at 1873. The food was amazing. We truly enjoyed every mouthful. Very tasty! Relaxed atmosphere and would definitely recommend. You won't be disappointed!

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Visited On Thursday, 01 October 2020

Excellent food well presented

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