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Gidleigh Park

Gidleigh Park Hotel, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8HH, England
+ 44 (0)1647 432367
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Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Chagford
Price range: $73 - $89
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Set on the banks of the North Teign River in a magnificent estate of mature woodland and gardens, Gidleigh Park is surrounded by the wilds of Dartmoor. This small country house hotel boasts a two Michelin starred restaurant that is considered to be one of the finest in the country ��� The Sunday Times awarded Gidleigh Park Best Restaurant in its list of Top 100 British restaurants and the restaurant also won Most Excellent Restaurant at the Conde Nast Awards for Excellence 2011. Executive Chef Michael Caines and his team are renowned for creating innovative, modern European cuisine utilising the finest local and seasonal West Country produce and ingredients. Gidleigh Park Restaurant offers an a la carte menu, as well as a Tasting Menu (changes weekly), and a Classic Tasting Menu (seasonal). The wine cellar of more than 10,000 bottles has both great vintages from classic European and New World vintners as well as a growing range of biodynamic labels.
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I took my husband for lunch for his birthday and unfortunately came away feeling very disappointed after much expectation from previous postings. We both had the three course lunch and decided on the pork for main. The maitre' d did worn us that it was served pink but this was not a problem for us ; however when it arrived,... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The food was lovely and service excellent. It is a little quiet which may suit some. Be prepared for the road up to the hotel which I would not want to do in the dark.

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Bath, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We chose to celebrate our Anniversary at Gidleigh Park and were lucky to be accepted with only 2 days notice. The glorious pictures made us realise that we could take our dog and hopefully give him 20 minutes exercise before we were due. Helpful staff agreed that we could exercise him and gave us map of where we could go... More

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new forest
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Be prepared for a hairy drive to get here but as the hotel comes in to view its well worth it! Service was immaculate from the moment we arrived but also very friendly and relaxed. Food is wonderful as shown by the longstanding Michelin stars. We had the lunch menu, choice of 3 dishes for each course plus canapés and... More

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Newton Abbot
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After the stress of circumnavigating Devon lanes we came across the Hotel sign which said not to give up heart, nearly there, just another 1/2 mile. The beautiful arts and crafts house in front of us, as we came round the last bend, was reward enough. Fabulous building surrounded by immaculate gardens. Drinks on the terrace with canapés, and menus... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Booked for lunch service and selected the Michael Caines 20th anniversary three course menu which actually meant five courses once you had added the extra bits and pieces, Service was the star attraction here as was the very beautiful and tasteful setting , overall a very nice experience, Food was of a very high standard but i could not differentiate... More

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch at Gidleigh Park earlier this week. It is certainly a detour to get there, but definitely worth it! Aperitifs were firstly served on the terrace overlooking the gardens, then inside for the meal. Oxtail ravioli was to die for, and the roast duckling exquisite. Raspberry souffle provided the perfect finish. A short walk around the gardens then ended... More

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London, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Gidleigh Park is a very beautiful place, and the journey to get there through narrow Devon lanes is a lovely precursor to the experience. Service is generally very good and attentive. The food is of the highest quality, in ingredients, in imagination, and largely in execution. There is also a tremendous wine list (more of a directory than a list,... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

From the minute we arrived we were taken care of brilliantly and the stress from the journey to the restaurant evaporated. We were shown in to the lounge where we had a drink over looking the beautiful grounds and were given our menus. I was pleasantly surprised that my menu had been adapted to take in to account the fact... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited Gidleigh Park for lunch and opted for the summer menu after a long debate. Both the signature menu and summer menu really appealed to us, as did the a la carte so we had a real job choosing. The service was impeccable without being pretentious. The food was fantastic, I couldn't fault anything about it. It was on... More

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