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After 3 years of fine dining at The Olive Room, Michelin Star holder Thomas Carr now brings a new dining experience to Ilfracombe
After 3 years of fine dining at The Olive Room, Michelin Star holder Thomas Carr now brings a new dining experience to Ilfracombe
226 backers pledged £24,315 to help bring this project to life.

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Thomas Carr Seafood and Grill Ilfracombe, North Devon

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Born and raised in Woolacombe and Ilfracombe, Thomas Carr left North Devon to train and work under well renowned chef Nathan Outlaw.  

In 2014 Thomas realised a dream when he took on his own restaurant on Fore Street in Ilfracombe, the Olive Room. In 2016, after less than two years, the Olive Room was awarded a coveted Michelin Star - a first for Ilfracombe.

Now Thomas, his brother Kevin and friend Richard plan to open and launch a Seafood and Grill restaurant in Ilfracombe.  The site has been found, the Lamb Hotel building on Ilfracombe high street.  It has parking over the road, and is also only a short walk from Thomas' Michelin starred Olive Room and the Olive Branch guest house - making dine and stay possible.

Tom's vision is to bring great, delicious, quality food to the masses.  With a competitively priced a la carte menu upstairs, a bar grill menu and great bar downstairs, with a garden and bbq potential in the Summer.  

Planned opening is in February 2018 - and to make this happen we need the people of North Devon and beyond to get behind this exciting project.  

We want to provide jobs in Ilfracombe, and provide another great dining experience to continue Ilfracombe, and Tom's great culinary reputation.  

In return for your support and backing, we've created a number of rewards and incentives - including our very exciting 'Wall of Fame' - a commissioned design of Tom's Lobster tail logo made up of the names of everybody that make's this project possible. 

Risks and challenges

The biggest hurdle for any business is those first few months. We're hoping the people of Ilfracombe and North Devon get behind this new local business.

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    Pledge £10 or more About $13

    Name on the Wall of Fame

    Your name forever immortalised on the 'wall of fame painting' to be created and displayed in the new restaurant. You will also be emailed a digital copy to keep and be listed on a 'thank you page' on the website.

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    Signed and personalised recipe card

    A signed and personalised recipe card for one of Thomas' signature dishes

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    A box of Thomas Carr's homemade truffles

    A small box of Thomas' homemade chocolate truffles delivered to your door!

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    Pledge £15 or more About $19

    Signed Devon Cookbook

    A signed copy of the Devon Cook book, featuring recipes from Tom - for more details see here

    http://mezepublishing.co.uk/portfolio-items/the-devon-cook-book/

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    Pledge £20 or more About $26

    Truffles, Recipe card and Wall of Fame

    Tom's truffles, a signed personalised recipe card AND your name on the Wall of Fame

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    £20 towards a meal and Wall of Fame

    A £20 meal at Thomas Carr Seafood and Grill and your name on the Wall of Fame

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    Pledge £50 or more About $64

    Meal for two and Wall of Fame

    Get a meal for two at Thomas Carr Seafood and Grill and your name on the Wall of Fame

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    Pledge £60 or more About $77

    Exclusive menu taster evening Feb 1st

    2 tickets to a special menu tasting evening! You'll be the very first people to see and try the menu. It'll be a lot of food, and we'll definitely want your feedback!

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    Pledge £95 or more About $122

    2 x Vegetarian tasting menu evening

    2 tickets one of Thomas' popular Vegetarian tasting menu evenings. 5 courses and a bottle of wine too. Dates throughout 2018 to choose from

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    Pledge £100 or more About $129

    2 tickets to the VIP launch evening

    You and a guest will get exclusive invite to the VIP launch evening of Thomas Carr Seafood and Grill - with drinks, food and your name will be added to the Wall of Fame - to be unveiled that evening!

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    Pledge £100 or more About $129

    Tasting menu lunch for two

    At the Michelin Star Olive Room in Ilfracombe -with a bottle of wine, 5 course tasting lunch and your names on the wall of fame

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    Pledge £150 or more About $193

    Tasting menu dinner for two

    At the Michelin Star Olive Room in Ilfracombe -with a bottle of wine, 5 course tasting dinner and your names on the wall of fame

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    Tasting menu lunch for four

    At the Michelin Star Olive Room in Ilfracombe -with a bottle of wine, 5 course tasting lunch and your names on the wall of fame

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    Kitchen masterclass for 2

    For 2 people to join Thomas in the kitchen for a morning masterclass where you'll learn from Thomas himself, followed by a bespoke lunch for 2 - and your names on the wall of fame

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    Pledge £250 or more About $322

    Dinner, bed and breakfast for two

    A stay at the Olive Branch boutique guest house with breakfast and a 5 course tasting menu meal in the Michelin Star Olive Room - and your names on the Wall of Fame

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    A Cocktail named after you!

    We'll work with you to develop a cocktail for our cocktail menu and even let you name it! So will it be Tracy's tipple, or Simon's Slinger?

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    Pledge £300 or more About $386

    Tasting menu dinner for four

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    New Year's Eve Gala Event tickets

    We're planning a BIG party to see our first year out in style. Join us on 31st December 2018 for arrival drinks, a minimum 5 course gala meal, entertainment and lots of fun!

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    Pledge £400 or more About $515

    Private hire upstairs for 30 (daytime)

    Private hire of the upstairs restaurant at the new Seafood & Grill. Includes a buffet for 30. Perfect for business use, a birthday, anniversary or special occasion. Get in touch if you'd like to check date first.

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    Pledge £950 or more About $1,222

    Private Party upstairs for 30 (evening)

    A private party upstairs at the new Seafood & Grill. Includes a 3 course meal for up to 30 attendees. Perfect for a birthday, anniversary or special occasion. Get in touch if you'd like to check date first.

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,287

    Thomas to cook in your home (6)

    Michelin Star chef Thomas Carr to prepare and serve a special 5 course meal in your home for up to 6 people.

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    Thomas to cook in your home (10)

    Michelin Star chef Thomas Carr to prepare and serve a special 5 course meal in your home for up to 10 people. Can be used any time in 2018 subject to availability.

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    Thomas to cook in your home (15)

    Michelin Star chef Thomas Carr to prepare and serve a special 5 course meal in your home for up to 15 people. Can be used any time in 2018 subject to availability.

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    Pledge £7,500 or more About $9,651

    Tom Carr to cater your wedding/event SW

    A once in a lifetime meal on your special day.
    Thomas and his team to work with you to develop and then cook a bespoke 5 course meal for you and up to 50 wedding/event guests anywhere in the South West. (£150 per head for any number over 50)

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    Pledge £8,000 About $10,294

    Tom Carr to cater your wedding/event UK

    A once in a lifetime meal on your special day.
    Thomas and his team to work with you to develop and then cook a bespoke 5 course meal for you and up to 50 wedding/event guests anywhere in the UK. (£150 per head for any number over 50)

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