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.
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.
Carlton Club Members 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 most food and drink. Please do check the fine print but broadly we exclude Sunday Lunch and some champagnes from this deal.
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