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The Depot, Ilfracombe, Devon

The Depot

4.7
4.7
868 Reviews
£25 and under
International
One stop eatery
We’ve combined bar, restaurant, and café into a truly individual one stop eating and drinking experience.

We’re open, so why not stop by and sample our fresh new menu, great drinks, and experience our unique, welcoming atmosphere.

N.B. A high top table is a taller table with bar stool hight chairs, the chairs have backs and are very comfortable but we recommend not booking these if you have very young children (under 5s) or members of your party who are less able bodied.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    International
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 10:00–20:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–20:30 Sun 10:00–18:00
  • Phone number
    01271 865500
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Ilfracombe
  • Parking Details
    Free large carpark attached.
  • Public Transit
    Stagecoach Ilfracombe-Barnstaple-Bideford 21/21a Mullacott Cross.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 868 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Devon

    Great for brunch

  • Devon

    Child-friendly

  • Devon

    Good for groups

868 Reviews
  1. Etranger

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Reason able value for money. Excellent staff. Food choices somewhat limited.

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  2. JennyW

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable Sunday lunch Book again soon for son’s birthday pizzas

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  3. AdamP

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service,as always! Very well looked after ,thank you x

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for our Grandson’s birthday. The service was brilliant and all the staff were friendly and welcoming. The food was really good, everyone cleared their plates including the kids and we all agreed we’d definitely be back. Thanks very much guys.

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  5. Pearcey

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Down for our holiday with family and so we booked a table at the depot. The welcome from start was warm and friendly, within 10 minutes a server had kindly come and taken our order. When the food arrived it was generous portions and all of my party confirmed the food tasted lovely. We were regularly checked on and additional things we ordered like drinks etc came quickly. Finally the bill was fair and cheaper then expected for a party of 6 which made a nice surprise. Thank you to everyone at the depot for taking care of us and my only frustration is your not In London where we live. Paul & Family.

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  6. JenniferH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were warm and friendly Sat in good time Food was fantastic

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  7. rachael

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve eaten here many times when we are in woolacombe on holiday. Last night, the food was lovely as always. The waiting staff were the worst we’d ever had. It started off super well but as the evening went on the quality of the staff literally deteriorated to the point that it became comical. We were three families celebrating a birthday and had an enjoyable evening regardless. Just thought I would share so that Depot are aware of this. Thanks anyway, it really was a great meal. X

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for a roast on Sunday! Have to say it was amazing! Even our kids loved it! Really tasty home cooked food! Great value and everyone was lovely! Also parsnip crisps! 😍👌🏻 We will definitely be back again! ✌🏻☺️

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  9. Biddy

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Generous portions, especially the nachos. Excellent service.

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  10. AbbieL

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Was nice area and easy to find but heme we arrived most of the food was unavailable so we was left with the choices of two burgers or a Sunday dinner. Service was lovely food came out quick was just a shame the food wasn’t nice my burgers was soggy not worth 40 pounds

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  11. RonC

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great night at the Depo. The Service was great and staff as very helpful

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  12. RyanW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food with wood fire pizza and friendly staff

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  13. Paul

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately some of the meals had to be sent back as they were cold. All of the other meals were good. There was a very loud table of working men sitting behind us swearing and talking so loud we had to leave because I didn’t want my children listening to the horrible language they were using! Shame, as they spoilt it for us and were not asked by the staff to keep it down! It was more of a working man’s club atmosphere than a restaurant!

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  14. Amzystar

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service, staff attentive. Pizzas look the best option as they have a proper pizza oven. Food all came out in good time considering we were a large group. Seemed like one of the few places open in Ilfracombe for large bookings out of season. We enjoyed our meal there.

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  15. RachelR

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole team was super friendly and checked in to see how our food was which in complete honesty was absolutely delicious!! The only thing I would say is that it's a very quick turn over your literally in and out super quick whoch some people really like but for myself I like to take my time. The service was fantastic so thankyou very much!

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  16. MattF

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I’m sure the other food is very good but we did not enjoy the roast dinner which we think was overpriced. The Yorkshire pudding was crispy, hard and tasteless, the beef was over done, the veg was boiled and tasteless and my wife’s half chicken was so big on the plate that she had no room to even put any veg on the plate, it was supposed to be finished off In the pizza oven but the skin was soggy and definitely not crispy. Lovely setting and can’t fault the staff or service but I won’t be ordering an overpriced roast there again.

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  17. MelA

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great family meal whilst away for new year. The food was fabulous. We are just sad there isn’t one in Exeter else we would be there all the time!

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  18. DannyW

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All brilliant and value for money I would recommend And Iam thinking of comming back today

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  19. SarahM

    Devon

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reliably good, a great attentive team and fabulous food. Quick service too. Fabulous, Thanks 👍

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  20. Devonmaid

    Devon

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and lovely food. Could accommodate our large party all with different dietary requirements and it was spot on

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  21. KirstyJ

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a little surprised to be told that only a buffet menu was available (we booked online) the food was still nice

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  22. AliceH

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal here. Atmosphere was great. Very pleased with portion sizes and well worth the money. Lovely, friendly staff

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  23. IanS

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time we had visited. Very impressed. Good portion size so great value. Fantastic service. Already plan to return

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked late. But got in with no drama. Service was excellent. Food was fantastic and quick. Staff are amazing and attentive to our every need. 10/10

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  25. PeterJ

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were nice and friendly as usual, and the service was very good.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was very good and we were given a table in a corner as requested as one of our group is shielding for a family member and the music was turned down for us to make conversation easier as some are a bit deaf! Good atmosphere and staff always friendly and attentive.

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  27. MarkR

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Have passed by many times over the last few years and finally decided to give it a go. We weren’t disappointed, service was quick and friendly and the food was excellent. Will definitely be returning.

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  28. Chaz

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting. Food was delicious. The roast beef was so tasty. Friendly service

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  29. DanielS

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating here and it didn’t disappoint. The service was as you’d expect and the food was top quality. Will definitely eat here again

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  30. ChristineB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent - we had pizzas and salad (freshly prepared and so flavoursome!) followed by ice cream. Staff were warm and friendly and we were served quickly.

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  31. JenS

    Staffordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was lovely as always. Good portion sizes - kids pizzas were massive though! Nice choice of upgrades / changes to meals and sides. Friendly staff.

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  32. Faye

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic customer service and great food! Loved the decor too!

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  33. SazzleB

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, good food and a good range available on a Sunday. We arrived mid afternoon and there was still plenty of choice. Definitely recommend.

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  34. OwenC

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Sunday lunch enjoyed with my family. The beef was delicious and there was a nice selection of veg. The deserts were also Great. Would definitely go again.

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  35. EmmaR

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited for Sunday dinner whilst staying at Woolacombe Bay. 4 adults, 2 children aged 7 and 13. All had Sunday roasts. It’s not the cheapest but the quality and portion size’s definitely made it worth the price. Kids portions were huge. All table service and the staff were really polite and attentive. Will definitely visit again when next in the area.

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  36. GrahamK

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good night out with friends and family. Service excellent and all booked at the last minute. Would book again under similar circumstances.

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  37. LizS

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a large group with children. We were seated at a big table with plenty of room. Staff were friendly and helpful. Order’s were taken quickly and efficiently. Food and drinks came quickly. Food was good and all were happy.

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  38. SharonS

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited twice in a week both times was great food was delicious, the place was spotlessly clean including toilets. Staff were great friendly and polite and service was great. Thank you would definitely visit again. 😃

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  39. GeoffM

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As it was half term, the restaurant was almost completely full. I’ve been in similar establishments where the staff were overwhelmed and it’s not a pretty sight, but the staff here were really working as a team. We were impressed by how hard they worked to ensure everyone enjoyed their experience. We certainly did and will definitely return again. The food came out quickly and had been cooked perfectly. We were very happy with our meals. Thanks to all at the Depot for looking after us!

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  40. TimD

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Consistently good food and friendly and excellent service. My only gripe would be the loudness of the music, especially if one sits under the speakers!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Depot is rated 4.7 stars by 868 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Depot

Mullacott Cross, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 8NY

Additional information

  • Area
    Ilfracombe
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 10:00–20:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–20:30 Sun 10:00–18:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Free large carpark attached.
  • Public Transit
    Stagecoach Ilfracombe-Barnstaple-Bideford 21/21a Mullacott Cross.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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