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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 #55 of 406 restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $50
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
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We we're recommend this restaurant and it didn't disappoint . Fab staff fab food fab surroundings what more can we say we will be back and can highly recommend .

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London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We ordered the set dinner with fish, although it was a bit small, but quality always is our first priority, the taste, the presentation are wonderful, staff is so friendly and attentive. 100% recommended.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

My family and I travelled to this restaurant to celebrate an anniversary. We were left gobsmacked how poor it was. We were the only ones in the restaurant at 6.15pm but they needed reminding that a starter was missing. One of the kids drinks never arrived. The food had too much salt used on everything and our dessert order never... More

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Lifton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

People watching by the Cathedral. Super light lunch always perfect for a sunny day. Service and food first class.

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Ipplepen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Just come back from a very nice evening with friends at this Restaurant. Monday-Thursday they have meal deals which are really good value. Surroundings are very nice and the service excellent.Will certainly be going again.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Had a really lovely meal here for our anniversary, the taster menu was fantastic with some of the best food we have had in a long time. The service was great, attentive without being too much. We never like the fact service charge is included as we like to personally tip, however this did not detract from a wonderful evening.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We decided to eat here as we were celebrating an anniversary and weren't disappointed! Lovely food and wine (wine chosen with the help of the sommelier) in a relaxed but stylish setting. the service was friendly and efficient and we were not rushed. Will aim to eat there again next time we are in the area.

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233 reviews 233 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We've eaten here a few times, but this time we had an issue. The remainder of times has been very good. My wife asked if the Parmesan cheese in the starter was vegetarian. The answer was yes, but.... .....when she ordered cheese for desert she asked which cheeses were vegetarian, but the kitchen didn't know! My wife had to explain... More

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Restaurant M, Manager at Michael Caines Restaurant at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Dear Youngklaus, I'm sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit. I have taken your comments on board and have organised a mini training session on the cheeses that we currently serve. All staff are now aware of whether the cheese is vegetarian or not, and any other details regarding its provenance or manufacture. I hope that... More

Newton Abbot, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Celebrate the sun offer at Michael Caines, £109 for bed, breakfast and two courses for an evening meal. The flat iron steak was amazing!

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Restaurant M, Manager at Michael Caines Restaurant at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Dear Hannah L, I'm delighted that you enjoy your recent visit to Abode Exeter and to the restaurant. Our Dinner Bed and Breakfast packages are great value and well worth taking advantage of! I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm Regards, David Ashford - Restaurant Manager More

SOMERSET
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My wife and I recently enjoyed a birthday dinner with my daughter and partner at this restaurant opposite the Cathedral. The service was first class from the moment we entered the hotel reception (Royal Clarence) to the time we collected our coats and departed. There are three choices available: Table d'hote, A la carte and Taster menus - we chose... More

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Restaurant M, Manager at Michael Caines Restaurant at ABode Exeter, responded to this review

Dear Retired_Travellers04, Thank-you very much for your review. Our Table d'Hote menus are great value and very popular. It is always good to see that guests appreciate our high service standards - thank-you. I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, David Ashford - Restaurant Manager More

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