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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 #49 of 412 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
Tadley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful food, wonderfully presented and served. The Chicken parfait and the Salted Caramel Fondant were definitely to write home about.

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Toulouse
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101 reviews 101 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Graduation week in Exeter and restaurants could be forgiven the odd lapse, but nothing to forgive here. Everything was cooked to perfection, tastes were sublime, staff advice on wine was spot on as was the service. Just wish we had more opportunities o visit this gem.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Definitely didn't disappoint! All felt that the mains and puddings were fantastic! Starters were very good but not as good as the mains or puddings. Staff were very attentive and friendly.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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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 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
239 reviews 239 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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

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