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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: 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

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  • 219
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 62
    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
I'd eat here again

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal here, whilst the ambience may appear "on the quiet side" it was fine for me. We were served by an appropriately attentive young lady, Chloe, who was well informed with regard to the menu. Our food was the right temperature, served promptly and was absolutely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Dailaffin
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Penarth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Bristol
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I visited the restaurant with my wife and had the 'cheap' meal and bottle of wine (the chilean Chardonney). The meal was excellent and the wine much better than expected, Service was perfect and I thought the decor and ambience was ideal for our meal. Having sampled other places in Exeter, it was well worth the surprisingly small extra cost.... More 

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62 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We dropped into Abode for an unplanned Sunday lunch and were very impressed. The roast beef and roast pork were beautifully prepared and served with excellent vegetables. It was obvious that the food came from a kitchen which had very high standards, not Gidleigh Park but from the same stable. My experience of Sunday lunch is that it's usually of... More 

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Budleigh Salterton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Went for the lunchtime 3 course menu for £19.95, choices were fairly limited as to be expected, but ordered and waited a fair time even though we were one of the first. I expected something special as Michael Caines are well publicised, but was very disappointed. It was minimal portions (good job we ordered potatoes as an extra!) nothing away... More 

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cornwall
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We usually adore coming to this place. We have been four times before and usually its such a special time. This evening we attended, the food was absolutely lovely BUT unfortuntely the service was ok and bad!!!!! They had a special person attending (David Cameron) and their meal came quick and fast but ours seemed to be fast, slow and... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visited this restaurant for Valentine's Day lunch and were surprised by the quietness of the restaurant, however found the atmosphere and staff very friendly. We both enjoyed the lunch time sample menu, which was not only delicious but also great value for money - would definitely recommend!

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devon
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We have tried the taster menu on several occassions, always delicious and high quality dishes, we love the food and the first class service. A wonderful restaurant to celebrate a special occassions.

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal here, whilst the ambience may appear "on the quiet side" it was fine for me. We were served by an appropriately attentive young lady, Chloe, who was well informed with regard to the menu. Our food was the right temperature, served promptly and was absolutely delicious, I found no fault with any aspect of the... More 

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East Devon, England
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My wife brought me here for my 60th birthday. We had been wanting to do so for some time as we are huge Caines fans, especially Gidleigh Park. Plusses - the food really was very good indeed and of the standard you would expect from Caines. The staff were professional, courteous and tried to make us feel a little special.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A great way to spend Sunday afternoon, we were taken to the upstairs lounge area with big comfy chairs and a view over cathedral green, downside was the scaffolding which the manager apologised for. A Vegan selection was made available which was creative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

At first we were going to have sunday lunch in the pub next door also part of Abode. Fortunately I walked in the hotel to find out if we could have a table in their fine dining restaurant. the welcome was great, table was booked and we returned for our meal. Service was professional and friendly. Food excellent, well presented.... 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, British, Contemporary

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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