The best in local ingredients, simply crafted by hand
The Brasserie at The Carlton selects the best produce from local suppliers then freshly prepares these ingredients into great tasting, simply executed dishes. The small team led by chef/patron, Eliot cook from scratch. Ensuring control of each dish from preparation to serving, allowing for dietary modifications to be readily made. Our food is served all year round with menus changing through the seasons. Naturally North Devon has an abundance of produce and it is our pleasure to present this on the plate for you.
Open All Year
Our food offer is available all year and throughout the day. From breakfast to dinner you can dine in The Brasserie. Our current menus can be viewed here. Dinner is served from 6:30pm every evening and breakfast from 7:30 to 10:00am, with Sunday Lunch available from 12:30pm. At other times we offer a lighter lounge menu.
Look out for our regular Foodie Friday meal deal events each weekend. You can enjoy a changing selection of specialist menus at very affordable pricing.
Foodie Friday Deals Are Back
Our popular weekly Friday deals are back on the menu in The Brasserie at The Carlton.
Each week a different promotion is on offer, embracing all that’s best with locally sourced ingredients, quality produce in a safe space for you to enjoy.
On rotation are
- Fish & Fizz | a choice of fresh fish main dishes including beer-battered haddock, all served with Prosecco | £18 pp (based on two sharing)
- Steak Night | top-quality West Country steaks, our triple cooked chips and a bottle of red wine | £17.50 pp (based on two sharing)
- Burger & Beer | your choice of a hand-made beef burger, codfish fingers and vegan patty, served with a pint or glass of wine | £15 pp
- Spice night | a selection of authentic Asian dishes, you can mix and match to your heart’s content | £16 pp
Prices are per person (pp) and soft drinks are offered as an alternative.
Book a date in your diary today. Follow our Facebook page for up to the minute information, menus and dates.
Join The Carlton Club & Save 20%
If you live in the EX34/33/32 postcodes you’re eligible for our loyalty programme. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive your personal membership card – this allows for saving of up to 20% on wines, and bar drinks.
Modern Environment & Service
Following extensive investment The Brasserie is the perfect space to enjoy your meal and dining experience. With a well-stocked bar featuring local ales, a wide gin selection and great value wine list, we have plenty to complement your food. Our generously proportioned dining room benefits from step free access, floor to ceiling French windows in the summer and a lounge to take advantage of.
Christmas At The Brasserie
Christmas at The Brasserie kicks off with our Festive Menu. A five-course fantastically festive menu with glass of Prosecco available for lunch or dinner during December for just £19.50 per person.
This year to replace our Christmas Party Nights you can book a fabulously Festive Dinner Party. A five-course fantastically Festive Dinner Party menu with glass of Prosecco available during December for just £19.50 per person.
Christmas Day Lunch includes six delicious courses with all the trimmings. Lunch is served from 1pm onwards. With availability through to 3pm, we’ll book you an agreed time slot to ensure you can arrive independently. You’ll be guided to your table where if you haven’t pre-ordered we will finalise your order. Includes a welcome glass or prosecco or champagne, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan dishes. Please advise when you book of your specific dietary options and requirements.
Boxing Day Lunch includes three delicious courses with all the trimmings. Lunch is served from 1pm onwards. We’ll book you an agreed time slot to ensure you can arrive independently. You’ll be guided to your table where if you haven’t pre-ordered we will finalise your order. Includes gluten free, vegetarian and vegan dishes. Please advise when you book of your specific dietary options and requirements.
New Year’s Eve Dinner is six-courses of great food at a leisurely pace. Arrive at 6.00pm for your complimentary welcome drink and canapes at your table for the evening. With choices at every course. Featuring seasonal and local ingredients. Includes a welcome glass or prosecco or champagne, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan dishes. Then party through to the new year, pausing for the chimes of Big Ben and then gently depart the hotel. Please advise when you book of your specific dietary options and requirements.
Call us on 01271 862446 to book your place today. We won’t be collecting a deposit on booking, but we will require a credit card to guarantee the reservation. Full payment will be taken 48 hours before you sit down.
Great Provenance, Seasonal Produce
We firmly believe in buying local and supporting our county and regional suppliers. This makes sense for many reasons. Not just that it’s better for the environment, but it means quality is better ensured and we can take advantage of market prices on your behalf.
From local fish caught on S&P boats and landed at Appledore, to prime West Country meats, seasonal vegetables picked at The Great Field in Braunton we carefully source and choose our produce.
What Customers Say
“We were recommended Sunday lunch here by neighbours, and we weren’t disappointed. We were looked after by staff who displayed old fashioned courtesy, from taking and hanging up our coats to the very attentive restaurant staff.
The food was absolutely delicious, a measured menu, cooked and seasoned perfectly. The decor and ambiance was second to none, we had an infant with us, and everyone was most accommodating. We will certainly be visiting again, and can thoroughly recommend it to anyone wanting a substantial Sunday lunch” Carol Talbot
“Just back from the St Patrick’s Day lunch and what can I say? What a stunning brasserie! Very classy decor and tasteful… wonderful helpful staff…. Nick, Dawn and Sue were certainly working their socks off but still had time to be cheery with each and every diner. The food was exquisite, beautifully presented… and delicious! Michael was an exceptional and charming host and has without a doubt worked very hard to put this lovely brasserie on the map. I am a local and will be recommending The Brasserie to other locals and friends eager to stay in Ilfracombe.” Sue Ratcliff
“Out for Sunday lunch today September 15th was absolutely gorgeous – for all 7 of us and 4 little ones! We all recommend this hotel for Sunday lunch and the staff were brilliant” Chris H