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!

Fresh Food, Locally Sourced


Top Rated Restaurant in Ilfracombe

The Brasserie at The Carlton is the perfect setting to enjoy a meal, freshly prepared in our kitchen, using some of the best local produce around.

We serve breakfast daily, and an informal dinner menu each evening from 6pm. At other times we have a light lounge menu available.

Our ever popular Sunday lunch is served 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Food is Our Passion

At The Brasserie we let our passion shine! Our dishes are uncomplicated by design and flowing with flavour, rather than invest in dressing up the plate, we prefer to let the amazing local ingredients do the talking.

Our passion runs through every stage of the food process, from buying fresh local ingredients, in season, to the rituals of preparation and cooking a dish. Once finished, we take pride in delivery & service and take great pleasure in seeing our food enjoyed in the pleasant surroundings of the Brasserie.

Please find details of all our menus below, including breakfast, dinner and Sunday lunch.

Open to Everyone

We are open seven days and week, both to hotel and non-resident guests. Locals and visitors may require prior reservation, give us a call on 01271 862446 and don't miss out.

We serve breakfast, Sunday lunch, light bites, afternoon tea and dinner in our Brasserie


Gluten-Free Dining

We serve gluten free options at all meal times. Because we cook from scratch it is easy to meet individual dietary requests including gluten free and coeliac needs. Let us know beforehand and we’ll ensure you can experience the majority of our menu.

The Brasserie Menu


Our freshly prepared breakfast menu is available daily. Join us for a fantastic start to your day, with English and Continental options.

Wake up to a freshly cooked full English breakfast, complemented with plenty of Continental, vegetarian and lighter options. Our hot options feature quality grilled butchers’ sausages, local free-range eggs, thick cut British bacon. Or dive in to our lighter alternatives. like smashed avocado on sourdough, smoked salmon and scrambled egg on thick granary bloomer, or Eggs Benedict.

Pre-order our fillet of natural smoked haddock or grilled proper kippers, maybe create your own two egg omelette made to your order. Our main breakfast buffet offers a little self-service indulgence; a choice of yoghurt, fresh fruit, melon and berries, cereals, thick cut toast and butter croissants. Enjoy with freshly ground filtered coffee, English breakfast or decaffeinated tea, fruit or herbal infusions and a selection of chilled juices. We have gluten free, plant and vegetarian alternatives.

Dinner in The Brasserie

We believe that memorable dining and delicious food should always be part and parcel of the perfect restaurant experience. That’s why when it comes to our Dinner Menu at our in-house restaurant, The Brasserie, we’ve gone all out to bring you a diverse mix of delicious dishes that are sure to whet your appetite with the very first mouthful.


For those who appreciate a more traditional dish, our homemade Scotch Egg, smooth Chicken Liver Parfait, or pressed Chicken Terrine will bring you harmonious blends of succulent meat flavours combined with delicate herbs. Alternatively, if you’re a sucker for seafood, our Thai Fishcake, Mussels, and Crab Avocado Salad are all made with fresh fish landed off local day boats at our Appledore fishmongers, and bring a unique taste of the sea that is sure to delight. Finally, diners in search of earthier flavours can enjoy Melon & Orange, Creamed Mushroom, Avocado & Bacon, or Beetroot & Pea Salad.


In our view, variety really is the spice of life when it comes to the main courses on our Dinner Menu at The Brasserie. From traditional English flavours to worldly culinary delights, our chefs strive to bring you a wide selection of mouth-watering dishes that deliver a taste sensation like no other.

If you’re craving a hearty classic, our famous Fish & Chips, tender Rump Steak, gourmet Beef Burger, or warming Sausage & Mash are all great options that bring a familiar taste of home. Each of these dishes (as well as others on our menu) is made with a selection of quality West Country Meats and tender cuts of Exmoor beef, meaning they are some of the most delicious we offer.

For those in search of bigger and bolder flavours that ooze excitement, our Beef Rendang, Moroccan Tagine, or Katsu Curry will be just the ticket. Bringing you aromatic and spicy tastes from Malaysia, North Africa, and the heart of Asia, these dishes promise to inspire the senses and leave you wanting more. Similarly, our gorgeous Cod, Chicken Supreme, pan-fried Venison, and Duck Duo all pack a punch and combine delicate cuts of fish or meat with freshly-picked crops grown in the heart of the Devon countryside.

Finally, the lighter options on our Dinner Menu include our delicious Loin of Hake, Fresh Mint and Pea Risotto, or savoury Pancake filled with diced chicken and ham, bathed in Cornish cream and gratin.

While these are just some of the unique dishes we offer here at The Carlton on our Dinner Menu at The Brasserie, we want everyone to feel fully relaxed on their break with us. As such, if you have any food intolerances, allergens, or specific dietary requirements, please do let one of our team members know and we’ll do our best to bring you something special to enjoy without compromising on flavour.

Sunday Lunch

Our Sunday Lunch (sample menu), always includes a classic roast, and always West Country sirloin with another. The menu extends to include fresh fish, vegetarian and vegan options. Fluffy Yorkshire puddings, homemade gravies and plenty of fresh vegetables complete your lunch. Together with some select and popular dishes from our regular weekday menu to keep you sustained. Our spacious dining room is suitable for couples as much as family get togethers.  A choice of at least six starters and six desserts will ensure you have a great choice at every stage of your Sunday Lunch. Put simply, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

Gluten free choices are always available including home made Yorkshire’s and bread rolls.

Sunday lunch is served from 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Please let us know any dietary requirements when booking.

With pricing starting from £17.50 for one course adult, £9 per child.

Opening Times

Breakfast served daily from 8.00am – 9.00am (8.30am – 9.30am at weekends).

Sundays and Bank Holidays lunch served from 12:15pm – 2.30pm

Dinner served from 5.45pm – 8.45pm, Mon to Sat, 5.45pm – 8.15pm Sunday.

Breakfast for Everyone

Breakfast is served daily at The Carlton, and is open to everyone, if you’re visiting town or a local resident, you are very welcome. Please call us on 01271 862446 to book in.

Breakfast is included in your room rate when staying overnight, or available at £14 per person inclusive.


North Devon’s Larder

Naturally, fish and seafood are key ingredients in our larder. You are guaranteed to enjoy some of the best fresh fish from day boats landed in our own harbour.  Add to that, mussels that are picked at low tide in Westward Ho! then cleaned in Instow. All in all a great smorgasbord of local and seasonal ingredients, that are truly sustainable.

Menus adapt to the seasons, so there’s always something new to try whatever time of year you arrive.


Spacious Ambience

Our airy dining room has plenty of space to allow dining in comfort, complemented by our well stocked bar and carefully curated wine list. Have lunch with us and set yourself up perfectly for a countryside walk… or an afternoon armchair snooze!


With Provenance

We love to find new suppliers, whether they’re Devon families who’ve been growing, rearing or selling produce for generations or new, artisan makers of craft food and drink products – of which there are many in the county.

We are lucky to have quality West Country meats from our Muddiford butcher, and Exmoor beef from Chris Lerwill’s Exmoor 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.

Deli Service

Make your choice from our selected menus and choose our fantastic Deli, if you’re unable to eat in our Brasserie.

Ideal for one, two, three or more people, offering great value, from just £23 for three courses.

Collection is available every day, subject to availability, and we offer a standard noon or 6pm collection slot – we’ll always try to accommodate other times, if needed.

Call us on 01271 862446, please allow 48 hours notice to avoid disappointment.


Delicious restaurant offering

My parents and I visited the Carlton brasserie for a Sunday roast as part of my birthday celebration. The staff were attentive, polite and friendly. The food was excellent, the portions were perfect with flavoursome additional trimmings with our roasts. The desserts were very impressive and there was a great range of choice on the menu. We will certainly be coming back again.

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The Carlton Hotel

Runnacleave Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8AR

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(01271) 862446

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