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Michael Caines Restaurant at ABode Exeter

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$$$
European, British, Contemporary
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3 Cathedral yard, Exeter EX1 1HD, England
+44 (0)1392 223638
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A charming 18th Century building over-looking the soaring Gothic...
A charming 18th Century building over-looking the soaring Gothic architecture of Exeter Cathedral. Michael Caines Restaurant serves high quality British/European food in contemporary style.
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Good for:
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 215
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I'd eat here again

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal here, whilst the ambience may appear "on the quiet side" it was fine for me. We were served by an appropriately attentive young lady, Chloe, who was well informed with regard to the menu. Our food was the right temperature, served promptly and was absolutely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Dailaffin
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Penarth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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411 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Penarth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal here, whilst the ambience may appear "on the quiet side" it was fine for me. We were served by an appropriately attentive young lady, Chloe, who was well informed with regard to the menu. Our food was the right temperature, served promptly and was absolutely delicious, I found no fault with any aspect of the... More 

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East Devon, England
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My wife brought me here for my 60th birthday. We had been wanting to do so for some time as we are huge Caines fans, especially Gidleigh Park. Plusses - the food really was very good indeed and of the standard you would expect from Caines. The staff were professional, courteous and tried to make us feel a little special.... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A great way to spend Sunday afternoon, we were taken to the upstairs lounge area with big comfy chairs and a view over cathedral green, downside was the scaffolding which the manager apologised for. A Vegan selection was made available which was creative.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

At first we were going to have sunday lunch in the pub next door also part of Abode. Fortunately I walked in the hotel to find out if we could have a table in their fine dining restaurant. the welcome was great, table was booked and we returned for our meal. Service was professional and friendly. Food excellent, well presented.... More 

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Londom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were staying in the other Michelin rated hotel & restaurant and having a bad time there with meals. So this was a welcome restoration of Exeter as a food destination. Everything was spot on at every stage. This place deserves a higher Michelin rating than it currently has.

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London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Having had a less than great experience at our local hotel the previous evening we were pleased that we had booked this restaurant for my partners birthday meal. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and the staff were attentive. Service was prompt without being rushed. One of us at a la carte & the other from the Table de hote... More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The service was ver slow and when the food arrived it was of average quality. The restaurant promises top quality and the staff are neither properly trained or skilled. The food was OK, but not delicious.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Really thought the staff were extra attentive, unfortunately I had wine spilt on my dress by the waiter who couldn't be more apologetic, him and the other staff. The food was really lovely, each component really complimented each other and I enjoyed all thee courses, especially my venisen main. The drinks were really different and my favrouite being the cinnamon... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Some of the best meals I have ever had where here, I won't be going again as just found out my husband has been taking his nasty mistress there and her fat daughter off the X factor. I'm gutted will miss this resturant so much.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have eaten at this restaurant many times and so far I have never been disappointed. Beautiful presentation and flavour to bring the dishes together i would recommend anyone to come to dine here in abode as i see it is well worth the journey and hope to be back soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Cathedral yard, Exeter EX1 1HD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1392 223638

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 50
  • Cuisine: European, British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

A charming 18th Century building over-looking the soaring Gothic architecture of Exeter Cathedral. Michael Caines Restaurant serves high quality British/European food in contemporary style.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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