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The Olive Room

56 Fore Street, ILFRACOMBE, EX34 9DJ

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After honing his skills in the kitchens of Restaurant Nathan Outlaw and Michael Caines's Coach House at Kentisbury Grange, Thomas Carr's cooking is on a roll, and he has set up shop in the dining room of the Georgian Olive Branch Guest House. Spanking-fresh line-caught fish landed daily at the harbour appears in a starter of Lundy plaice served with a crispy oyster, brown shrimps, and an invigorating cucumber dressing, followed by well-timed lamb loin paired with a fritter of shoulder meat, plus bubble-and-squeak, charred broccoli, a fried egg, roast garlic and rosemary. For dessert try carrot cake cheesecake - with creamy orange curd and cinnamon ice cream.

Further information

Tel: 01271 867831
& 879005
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Days closed: Sun-Mon
Days closed for lunch: Tue

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Thomas Carr, John Cairns
Number of seats: 18
Children welcome.
Children's portions.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £18.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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A361 into Ilfracombe, through lights into High St. At end fork left into Fore St, continue straight down, pass no entry signs, on left hand side
Nearest station: Barnstaple

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