Michelin-starred Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room can be found nestling amongst the historic fishermen’s cottages on Ilfracombe’s Fore Street where it offers first-class fine dining in a relaxed, homely space.
Enjoying our third year as a Michelin-starred restaurant, here Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room we know that 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.
“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 creative, with distinct flavours, and each dish comprises just 4 or 5 complementary ingredients” – MICHELIN guide inspectors.
Thomas opened his own restaurant at The Olive Room in the Spring of 2014 and was awarded two AA Rosettes within the first year. In October 2016 he attained a much coveted Michelin Star.
All the food is homemade on the premises, from the bread, to the ice creams and sorbets. A combination of the very best local produce and skilled craftsmanship in the kitchen results in a thoughtfully prepared, contemporary British Menu, with strong North Devonian influences, presenting mouth-watering dishes that are as pleasing on the palette as they are on the eye.