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Atlantis Restaurant

Established. 1000 BC.

I was given the opportunity I just had to take up- a visit to a restaurant that has been billed as one of the West Country’s most exciting new ventures, for a meal on the house. I arrived in the quaint town of Ilfracombe and spotted the restaurant along the main promenade. The façade gave no clues to what lay beyond the threshold.

 

When I entered I discovered this was more than just a restaurant: it was like an artist’s emporium. A papyrus scroll arrived on my table neatly bound with a red ribbon, and upon examination it revealed a menu. Traditional dishes were featured alongside more exotic dishes from all over the world. The choice was varied and original; Malaysian Noodles, Louisiana Stew, Avocado fondue, Alexandrian casserole and Shrimps of Barbados amongst many others. I opted for the more sober Louisiana Stew. It arrived looking appealing, the portions generous and the taste delightful. For desert I chose the flamboyant Crepe Suzette, also delicious. My dinner had been prepared by a local chef who had satisfied the appetites of many discerning customers, including celebrities. After my feast, I relaxed over a creamy coffee to look around and soak up the atmosphere. I saw fine art murals depicting mythological landscapes, marbled floors encapsulated within Greek columns, and mosaics depicting dolphins, horses and turtles adorned the floors. A fish-tank hidden within a wall was surrounded by foliage and all manner of quirky objects‘d art. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Atlantis. The food, lighting, music and ambience were unique and very special: more of a night’s entertainment than a meal out. It was unlike any other restaurant I had ever been to before; rustic yet smart, friendly and lots of fun. I left promising to return with a group of friends for further culinary adventures at Atlantis. By John Marshall. UK Moors Magazine, 1999.

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Customers’ reviews

of Atlantis

“The food was lovely, unusual and very good service, atmosphere and décor was first class.”

M Gallagher- Bedford

 

“Just felt like being Philease Fogg, travelling throughout the world, both by taste and by atmosphere! Great!”

M Salion- Paris

 

“The setting is out of this world and the food is from all around the World.”

H Marshall- Birmingham

 

“The best of The West! First class and more.”

P Burley- Sheffield

 

“Without a doubt- The finest culinary experience! Great food and utterly ambient Ambience.”

A Picot- Belfast

 

“Beautiful cuisine, healthy good taste & texture with an original flair well laid out and prepared excellent service and Atmosphere”.

T Beaney- Norfolk

 

“Best child menu I’ve come across. Adult food is wonderful too!”

J Luscombe- Birmingham

 

“The staff are very friendly and the food is like travelling the world in 1 hr 30 minutes in five star hotels.”

S Greatrex –Weymouth

 

Excellent – Lonely Planet

 

The best place to eat in town – Rough Guide

 

Highly Commended - The North Devon Good Food Awards 2001

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Published in Levante Lifestyle, Issue 41 June / July 2008
10 February 2012
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