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Delicious Locally Sourced Food

Our small team headed by chef-patron, Eliot, is passionate about the ingredients, preparation, cooking, delivery and service. We buy local ingredients, as the season allows, and prepare our dishes fresh and to order. We celebrate North Devon’s larder and offer wonderful hospitality.

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The Carlton Brasserie & Bar

The Carlton has a reputation for producing tasty food, with ingredients sourced locally, as the season allows, from what we like to call our North Devon larder. The best in locally sourced & seasonal ingredients, prepared to order, freshly cooked.

Our menus encompass a range of daily eating occasions, from fresh cooked breakfast to Brasserie lunches (including our popular Sunday lunches) and dinner. We also provide a delivery service with our Deli boxes, freshly prepared and ready for you to serve at home. 

A stay away is an occasion to indulge, and if that occasion demands more than three square meals a day, guests at The Carlton can extend the taste experience by calling up for room service or enjoying morning coffee and afternoon tea, served with cakes, scones and pastries.


Open to Non-Residents

Our team warmly welcomes non resident guests at The Brasserie. We are open to locals and visitors, with prior reservation. We serve breakfast, Sunday lunch, summer lunch (Weds-Sat), light bites, afternoon tea and dinner in our Brasserie.


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Food & Drink in Ilfracombe

With Provenance

We love to find new suppliers. We’ve been working with Lucho Bakes and his superb sourdough bread. We are lucky to have quality West Country meats from our Muddiford butcher, and Exmoor beef from Chris Lerwill’s Exmoor Park farm. Choice game is delivered daily from MC Kelly, well known for their regional cuts. Our greengrocers offer locally picked crops, many from the Great Field in Braunton, as well as access to the local market in nearby Bristol. Fish is delivered daily from the markets at Appledore and Brixham, with some produce coming from the day boats in our own harbour. 

Find out more about the restaurant, kitchen and our suppliers in our Brasserie video

Menus adapt to the seasons, so there’s always something new to try whatever time of year you arrive. Learn more about our suppliers our ethics and sustainability. 

Sunday Lunch

Sunday lunch is a weekly Carlton highlight, with classic plated roasts as well as dishes for the whole family. Our Sunday lunch sets you up for a harbour or countryside walk, and even a well earned armchair snooze. Our well stocked bar is always available for a chilled-out drink or to sample something from our carefully curated wine list.  Our two or three course Sunday Lunch menu always includes a classic roast (usually West Country sirloin and one other) plus fish, vegetarian, vegan plant and gluten free options.

We are regular visitors to the Carlton. Why? Because the food is excellent, the staff are attentive and we are always made to feel welcome.

We were served by Kelsey and Owen on our last visit a few days ago who are simply the best. The team always remembers what we like to drink, how we like our food prepared and always has a smile and a welcome second to none.

The best eatery in Ilfracombe without a doubt!

Date of visit: February 2023
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When you book directly with us, you will always get the best price and the best deals. You’ll also receive other benefits and seasonal offers throughout the year.

Cream Tea Offer

Stay for more than 3 nights during the autumn and spring, we'll serve a traditional Devon cream, on the house, if your booking was made direct.

Welcome Drink

We will offer you a welcome drink, such as our barista coffee, pot of tea or something from the bar to enjoy during your stay with us.

The Brasserie

Our seasonal menus use the freshest local produce from North Devon’s natural larder. Menus adapt to the seasons, so there’s always something new to excite your tastebuds!

North Devon's Larder

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The Carlton Hotel

Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

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(01271) 862446

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