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Michael Caines Restaurant at ABode Exeter

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$$$
European, Contemporary, British
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3 Cathedral yard, Exeter EX1 1HD, England
+44 (0)1392 223638
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 210
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 57
    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
Most recent review
excellent dinning experience

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Daniel f
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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401 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I had a dinner here with my friend, and had wonderful time. The food was nicely presented and delicious. It was a lovely relaxing evening, service was very attentive a knowledgeable.

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I came in for dinner the other evening to be greeted by friendly members of staff. The group I was with were made to feel very welcome and the food recommendations were spot on. The sommelier matched wines with our courses, he was very knowledgable and the whole experience was very pleasurable allowing everyone to feel relaxed and enjoy the... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Having eaten here before I was looking forward to a Sunday lunch with my family at this popular restaurant but unfortunately my expectations weren't met this time. The restaurant was chilly on a particularly wet and windy day and it was obvious that some of the other diners were also unhappy with the temperature inside. After being shown to our... More 

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UK
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

On a recent trip to Exeter we decided to try this restaurant for lunch, due to Michael Caines' reputation. Of course, he no longer cooks in the kitchen, but by coincidence he was in the entrance to the hotel as we entered. The restaurant has a very smart appearance, as one would expect and the tables are well spaced. Reading... More 

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

Dear UKAlwaystravelling, Thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your meals as much as we would hope - we always welcome balanced feedback and will certainly take yours onboard. Kind Regards, William Hardwick Operations Manager ABode Exeter More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A thank you present provided my wife and I with a pre Christmas treat. Staff all polite and welcoming , service good and also the food. and a little personal gesture was very much appreciated. A window table over looking the Cathedral made it a perfect evening.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Firstly I have to say (after eating at MC restaurants before, mixed results) who ever cooked, prepared, created knows what they are doing rally good. I believe even the best menu, ingredients and recipe can be screwed by Simone who has no passion or care. This person did have care and hopefully passion. Obviously the menu has to be good,... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food really good but the service was so terrible I can't rate it anymore than One You can't charge £65 per head and expect people to have an enjoyable experience when the restaurant employs inexperienced staff and in particular allows a rude and sullen waitress to serve food she has no idea of its content.

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

Dear Ros60, Thank you for taking the time to review the MC Restaurant following your recent visit. I am sorry to read that you were so disappointed by the service, but pleased that you found the food to be really good. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact me at operations@abodeexeter.co.uk. Your feedback is always welcome. Kind... More 

Exeter, England, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A very special experience and highly recommend both the venue and the food. Wonderful staff attention to detail second to none.

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Barnstaple
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Have visited several times at lunchtime. Very decadent but really good value. Limited set menu but everything beautiful. If you want a gourmet meal at a reasonable price then you can't go wrong. Haven't visited for a while so date given not correct. Looking forward to going back. You can pay far more in Exeter for a good but not... More 

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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, Contemporary, British

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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