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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice afternoon

When I'm in the area I eat at this restaurant as it is probably one of the best places in Exeter to eat. It is not, however without its gremlins on a good day the service is good and attentive, the food is tasty, hot and well presented. On another day service can be very slow and unfocussed, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

When I'm in the area I eat at this restaurant as it is probably one of the best places in Exeter to eat. It is not, however without its gremlins on a good day the service is good and attentive, the food is tasty, hot and well presented. On another day service can be very slow and unfocussed, the plates... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We had a great evening here. Party of 6. Dishes are crafted by a renowned chef, Michael Caine. It's upscale. Slightly dated decor but for the provinces it's on the upper end of what you might expect. We went during graduation week for the university that is this enclave's focal point. The staff were very pleasant and tried hard but... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Birthday party dinner for 8. Incredibly slow service even though the restaurant was only half full, brought the wrong starter, food was disappointing, undercooked, tasteless potatoes, dessert wine never arrived, staff not trained well. I won't be eating at a Michael Caines Restaurant again!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Booked a table for dinner for 4 of us for 7pm. We chose the Table d'hote menu. Our order was taken at 7.15pm. We still had not received our starters by 8pm and the restaurant was not at all busy. On askiing a member of staff why we had not received our starters, her reply was, "there was a mix... More 

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Devon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Second time in 6 weeks I have had lunch here. The food is still wonderful but the service is awful. Took 11/2 hrs to have a two course lunch from the set lunch menu. First time nearly missed my hospital appointment we were waiting so long, not that the place was that busy but certainly needs more staff serving and... More 

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We dined here during Graduation week at the Uni. It was our second time - the first was superb so our hopes were high. It was very busy and had a fixed or basic tasting menu rather than the a la carte we had had previously. The staff were however prepared to wait to serve us as one of our... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

One of my favourite places. usually meet friends for lunch on a regular basis. usually start with a glass of champagne sat in the window in reception. Lovely food with great wines. Staff are friendly, polite and very attentive, Marek with Somelier was very informed and his wine choices were excellent but now very sad that he has moved on.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great food, good value and good service. The restaurant room itself could be better decorated and dressed to reflect the quality of the food. Worth booking though. You should dress to impress.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had to book months in advance in order to get a table to celebrate Graduation Day, and they informed us they were fully booked. So I was a little surprised to see four large empty tables in the dining room. We had pre booked the tasting menu, but again was surprised to see a special Graduation Menu on offer,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

After the hustle and bustle of a very early graduation ceremony coming here was like stepping into a sanctuary, with the exception of just one member of staff who will remain unnamed, the others we all great. The graduation menu was elegant, sufficient, creative and incredibly good. A very good range of excellent wines at a reasonable price. Because of... 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, British, Contemporary

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: European, British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions

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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