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Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room

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

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About Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room

“A simple, homely restaurant beneath a B&B, run by an experienced local chef who trained under Nathan Outlaw. Ultra-fresh seafood is the focus, with dishes only confirmed once the day boat deliveries come in. Cooking is skilled” - MICHELIN guide inspectors

Recently awarded a Michelin star for the 2017 Michelin Guide, here at Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room in Ilfracombe, quality and comfort are paramount. We believe that fine dining is best enjoyed in a relaxed and unpretentious environment.
We are incredibly lucky to live and work in such a beautiful area. To take full advantage of our location, we source the very best in local, seasonal ingredients, making the most of the abundance North Devon has to offer.
We hope to welcome you soon.

Cuisine: Fine Dining
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

A most enjoyable 3 hours' gastronomic experience! Absolutely epic food and lovely staff. The sort of thing we should all do, even if it's just once. That said, I hope to do it again!

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Great food, lovely combinations and excellent presentation. Each dish clearly took a lot of care and effort.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 May 2018

Stunning local food, impeccably presented and tasted divine!

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 May 2018

Superb food accompanied by good wine from a small but very well chosen wine list. We had the six course tasting menu, mainly fish with some excellent Exmoor beef.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 May 2018

Can't wait to come again! Thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 May 2018

thank you so much for opening especially for my wife and i due to my leukaemia. i am receiving palliative care and have chemotherapy treatment and blood transfusions as and when needed, so have a very small window at very short notice to arrange any treats when i am feeling well enough. our night well lived up to our expectations! - food and drink of the highest quality.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 April 2018

Very nice meal, I’m sure we will be nack

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Amazing! The food is incredible - by far the best restaurant in the UK

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Visited On Friday, 06 April 2018

Lovely food in a relaxed and informal atmosphere . Exspensive but for a special occasion very good. Loved the wine list as well and very reonably prices.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 April 2018

Another excellent meal at the Olive Room. The standard of cooking, flavours and presentation continue to achieve a high standard. Service is professional yet friendly and comfortably unobtrusive as befits the relaxed atmosphere of this small, intimate restaurant.

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 April 2018

Quite simply one of the finest meals we have ever eaten, anywhere ever. We have tried many restaurants worldwide of varying levels of Michelin Starred excellence and I can honestly say that Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room outshines then all. Warm and friendly staff an honest and not overpriced wine list coupled with a menu that is excellent value for money. Wevwill most definitely be returning to this gem of a restaurant.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Once again a wonderful tasty and inventive meal at The Olive Room. We ate the 8 course taster menu and was very happy with our food. On first look, the seafood courses looked familiar as we had eaten here in December, but when each course was served they were different with inventive and tasty spins put on them. The beef course was excellent and I defy anyone not to enjoy the two desert courses. Service from the two front of house ladies was excellent. We are looking forward to returning later in the year.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 March 2018

Yet another fabulous meal at the Olive Rooms with course after course of delicious, precision food. Lovely laid back atmosphere and attentive staff. Can’t fault any of it, our favourite destination!

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The food was, as expected, wonderful. However the friendly service improved on an already excellent experience.

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Visited On Friday, 16 February 2018

Excellent food, friendly staff.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 February 2018

Best meal out we've had for a long time. Every course superb - delicious flavours, just the right amount. My only minor gripe would be that they didn't have Fevertree tonic for my g and t!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 February 2018

A wonderful meal yet again!

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