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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 #51 of 418 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
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Recently stayed at the ABode in exeter, dined at Micheal Caines fine dining room, This place is great, nice atmosphere good service but not value .... The meal was disappointingly just OK, the lamb cut was poor, with hard veins through and was only just edible, the best part of the whole meal was the sauces, A1 for those. small... More

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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Dined at MC whilst staying at Abode. We both opted for the set menu. Perfectly nice, but not hitting any high notes, and a bit forgettable really. We wanted to book for 7pm, but was booked out for that time, so went for 6:45pm. However, at 8pm the restaurant was only one-quarter full. Strange. To start, cucumber gazpacho was too... More

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Athens, Georgia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We entered this place with a little trepidation. This was twofold. Firstly when we had eaten at other restaurants bearing the name of a famous chef, e.g. Jaimy Oliver and Raymond Blanc, we had been disappointed. Secondly we were dressed for tourism not fine dining, my wife in jeans and me in shorts. We needn’t have been worried on either... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Top draw. Fantastic taster menu and excellent service. Difficult to improve on this for a special occasion.

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brixham
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The food was excellent 'though the portions were small. The service was first class and we were not rushed and took our time over coffee etc. We were there about two and a half hours and enjoyed the experience. The bill for two was over £100 including a couple of drinks.

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The portions are so tiny! If you are hungry and are looking for a filling meal, this is not the place for you. The food was tasty, but the starter was like a snack, and the main like a starter - portion wise. We left feeling hungry. You have to pay extra for bread too if you want that with... More

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Okehampton
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Well the title says it all... The food was delicious, especially the gravadlax starter & the lamb main course. But the service was slow & when we asked for more bread with the main dish, it didn't arrive until after the plates had been cleared (and it was still on the bill). Watch out for the 12% service charge that... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had a wonderful experience here, to celebrate our son's A level results. Earlier in the day when I booked a table the Maitre D was keen to know what the celebration was for. On letting him know, he promised to organise a card to say congratulations, which I felt was a nice touch. The food was very good and... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I've had great meals here before so I took my Wife for her birthday but we were really disapointed with our food so we raised our concerns only to hear laughter coming from the kitchen staff. I'll not be back. Overpriced and over rated!

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Set in the beautiful Abode hotel in the cathedral square of Exeter, this resturant offers a fantastic experience!  A select menu, beautifully prepared, and full of flavour.  Unhurried, with a lovely atmosphere. The staff and generous with their time, especially the  simaliare, who took such delight in sharing his skill with us, listening to what we'd have for dinner and... More

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