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Michael Caines Restaurant at ABode Exeter

3 Cathedral yard, Exeter EX1 1HD, England
+44 (0)1392 223638
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Ranked #46 of 416 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, British
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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English first
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

We had an early supper here before a concert in Cathedral earlier this week. Festive menu was very good indeed, tasty, well presented food, good quality wine and very helpful friendly service. It's not cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for. We'll be coming back to try the other menus.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It was a very busy pre Christmas lunch...the restaurant was just about full and this put a little pressure on the staff. Overall they were attentive and coped. The food was much as we expected small portions and maybe slightly overrated but that's the attraction I guess. There was a special Christmas lunch £23.95 two courses. The choice was good.... More 

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Hampshire
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Fantastic night, great taster menu and excellent wines to go with it, very recommended. The service was excellent and attentive too.

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Torquay
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Really quite impressed. Thought it may have been a bit over rated, how wrong I was! Brilliant service, delicious food, would recommend to anyone.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Michael Caines' Abode is renowned in Exeter for its quality and it didn't disappoint. The staff were attentive and the food presented to perfection. This was typical of nouveau cuisine and at times came across as pretentious but ultimately, that's what you go to these sorts of restaurants for. I particularly loved the curried carrot soup starter which was truly... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were attracted by Michael Caine's name being above the door and were not disappointed. Probably our best ever meal in the UK. The number of tastes and textures in each dish was planned and orchestrated perfectly. I can't wait to go back and next time save room for dessert.

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Quite apart from the excellent menu, beautifully judged in terms of flavour, the food itself, and the presentation, (and the restaurant's great location in Exeter's Cathedral Close), I rate Abode Exeter because the service is simply how good service should be: timely, courteous, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The wine list is extensive but not over-lengthy, and interesting, and the sommelier... More 

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Maidstone kent
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We found some of the high street restaurants fully booked so were pleased this restaurant managed a table, service from asking for a table to leaving a tip was spot on... the food (two courses) was fresh and well presented one of our number is very fussy on how her steak is cooked (French blue best describes) it was warmed... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I need to start by saying I ummed and arred over whether to give four or five stars. I settled on five simply because my expectations were so much higher due to the reputation of Michael Caines that the only area I found fault with seemed reasonably insignificant all things considered. So I was at the restaurant for dinner with... More 

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is our second visit for lunch at Abode and we were not disappointed. Whilst the portions may be a little on the small size I felt they were perfectly adequate for lunch. We started with a glass of prosecco which was well received after a morning shopping. I had the sardine and my husband had the terrine starter both... More 

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Additional Information about Michael Caines Restaurant at ABode Exeter

Address: 3 Cathedral yard, Exeter EX1 1HD, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1392 223638
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 50
Cuisine: European, Contemporary, British

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