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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 15 restaurants in Chagford
Price range: $76 - $93
Hours:
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
Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We eat in Michelin starred restaurants on a regular basis, and our standards are very high, I thoroughly enjoyed an excellent selection from the a la carte menu, there were 3 gorgeous home made breads, a variety of excellent amuse - bouches and pre dinner chefs appetisers, all with strong lush flavours, Both of us had terrine of Fois Gras... More

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Damien B, General Manager at Gidleigh Park, responded to this review

Dear LADYRAWDON Thank you for posting your review on Gidleigh Park, we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience, we of course are upset to hear we are not your favourite but hope for a second chance one day to see if we can change your mind. Kindest Regards More

Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Having spent over £100 each for lunch including aperitifs and wine drinks we felt we had had really good value for money. We arrived 90 minutes before we were due to sit down in order to walk round the gardens and left 5 hours later! In the meantime we had had two canapes outside while ordering, another canape when we... More

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Damien B, General Manager at Gidleigh Park, responded to this review

Dear exeman Very pleased to hear you enjoyed your lunch, our pastry chef will be over the moon to hear his soufflé was the best. We will look into our training for the coffee, apologies it was too weak. With regards to our tea service it is all Villeroy & Boch china. We also thank you for your comments on... More

Epping, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fantastic lunch, beautiful setting, attentive staff. Perfect afternoon in the summer sunshine. The anniversary lunch was sublime.

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Damien B, General Manager at Gidleigh Park, responded to this review

Dear Nikolah72 We couldn't be more happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us, thank you for the review, we hope to welcome you back soon. Kindest Regards More

Alicante, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

after getting stuck on the M5 motorway 15/07/2014 for 3 hours accident near taunton thought we would miss out on our booking BUt they extended the lunch timetable for us.. Amazing place......superb restaurant was as expected for 2 star michelin Outstanding service and food was fantastic we had the tasting menu.... highly recommended will be going again

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Damien B, General Manager at Gidleigh Park, responded to this review

Dear snookybaz Very pleased to hear you enjoyed lunch with us, especially after the long journey to us, we really appreciate your review. Kindest Regards More

Launceston, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Having read all the glowing accolades posted about Gidleigh I feel it almost treasonable to write a criticism: The main skate-wing course that my guest had ordered had to be returned to the kitchen as it was under cooked. This should not happen in a cafe let alone in a two Michelin starred restaurant. Obviously this was replaced but it... More

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Damien B, General Manager at Gidleigh Park, responded to this review

Dear Hazel W As we mentioned in reply to your recent letter we are sorry the experience you had at Gidleigh Park left you feeling disappointed, thank you for your feedback we will of course look critically at everything we do to insure our high standards are maintained. Kindest Regards More

Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I wanted to give my husband a lovely treat whilst on holiday and booked lunch at Gidleigh Park having long admired Michael Caines. We did arrive late having got hopelessly lost and were warmly welcomed. We had drinks on the terrace which was very pleasant and enjoyed the wonderful garden view. We were shown into a dining room and seated... More

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Damien B, General Manager at Gidleigh Park, responded to this review

Dear Hillgrovechris We are very disappointed to hear your experience of Gidleigh Park was not to your liking, should you wish to contact us to discuss your luncheon further I would be interested to hear from you. generalmanager@gidleigh.co.uk More

Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We were visiting friends in Devon and were very lucky indeed when they took us to Gidleigh Park so that we could experience an English high tea. We were delighted with the grounds, the presentation and the service we received. We each chose different teas and were impressed that the staff could remember who was having which tea. We enjoyed... More

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Damien B, General Manager at Gidleigh Park, responded to this review

Dear Wendy F It is lovely to hear you enjoyed Afternoon Tea with us recently, we also agree the scones are fantastic, they are lovingly made each day by Andy our Pastry chef who has worked with Michael Caines for 17 years here at Gidleigh. I will let Marco our waiter know you enjoyed speaking with him, he will be... More

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

For anyone who has never had the pleasure of a visit to Gidleigh it is most definitely one of those places that you really should visit. This one was very special because the lunch was preceded by a tour around the grounds and gardens. This included sampling some of the herbs and vegetables that were later used for the lunch.... More

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Damien B, General Manager at Gidleigh Park, responded to this review

Dear Trevor S Thank you so much for your review, it is lovely to know you enjoy your visits and appreciate what we do. I am also pleased to hear you live so close as we would love to welcome you back for that next special occasion. Kindest Regards More

Truro, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The tasting menu at Gidleigh Park is magnificent and the experience is so much more than the meal: the beautiful grounds, the formality of the service, the fine looking interior, the crisp linen and white china, the quiet and calm of the setting. It is perfection and the pace is such that you can spend hours enjoying the food and... More

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Damien B, General Manager at Gidleigh Park, responded to this review

Dear Rosebud120604 What a lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed the full Gidleigh experience, I know all the team will be pleased to read this. Thank you so much for your kind words, we very much look forward to welcoming you back. Kindest Regards More

Nottingham, England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited Gidleigh for lunch on route to Padstow for a holiday - we'd wanted to go for quite a while as we love Michael Cains cooking when he's on television, but living in Nottingham the distance has always been somewhat prohibitive. On arrival we were given our menus - mine had actually been adapted to reflect my 'fish eating,... More

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Damien B, General Manager at Gidleigh Park, responded to this review

Dear Merrix-Willis I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience and of course we thank you for coming all that way to see us, we are very honoured. We really appreciate you taking the time to post your review. Kind Regards More

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