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Gidleigh Park Hotel, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8HH, England
+ 44 (0)1647 432367
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Set on the banks of the North Teign River in a magnificent estate of...
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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  • 21
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food, amazing staff...

We had two meals here as part of the "Gourmet Getaway" experience offered by the hotel, where you have the tasting menu one night and the a la carte the second night. I have written separately about the hotel so would just like to talk about the restaurant here. The experience on both nights... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Bonviveur23
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London
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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London
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had two meals here as part of the "Gourmet Getaway" experience offered by the hotel, where you have the tasting menu one night and the a la carte the second night. I have written separately about the hotel so would just like to talk about the restaurant here. The experience on both nights from start to finish was one... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Small varied menu, superbly prepared and presented. Staff knowledgable about the menu. Excellent trained waiters. Large comprehensive wine list, with helpful somnelier. The food was simply delicious (two dinners, two breakfasts) and well worth the effort to get there.

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is not just a restaurant, it is a luxury hotel. Gidleigh Park is a very special place. Just getting here up the incredibly narrow road from Chagford makes you feel a sense of accomplishment. The food is excellent. But as a Relais and Chateaux 5C member, used to great places, i ended up with a lingering sense of disappointment.... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Gidleigh Park is somewhere my girlfriend has always wanted to visit and since learning about it I have too. We knew it wouldn't be cheap but over the past few years it's been rated as one of, if not the best restaurant in the UK. We got to the restaurant, were greeted and shown to the lounge where we were... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

If you are looking for a wonderful venue for the best food in beautiful surroundings this is the place for you. An imposing black and white multi - gabled mansion restored to classic standards of style and comfort. The gardens are scenic and rewarding if you take a stroll. The food is simply the best, justifying the 2 Michelin star... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Nothing to dislike. I can only praise the staff, venue and food.The surroundings were impressive with expansive well landscaped grounds. The interior of the hotel was tasteful and full of period features. Somewhere to go for a special occasion or treat.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Beautiful setting, fabulous day, glorious food, dessert to die for. Must be experienced. The only tiny niggle, we were over-attended by well-meaning staff,and were asked six times if we had enjoyed our meal - judging from our faces which were literally wreathed with satisfied smiles, once would have been more than enough!

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Nunney, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Service second to none, food that you eat with your eyes before your mouth. So many delicious flavours that delight the taste buds

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Wells, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The best we have stayed at. Perhaps there could be more West Country art - see review of the Pestana in Lisbon - but otherwise excellent.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

An excellent meal in every respect. Superb cuisine, lovely surroundings and excellent staff. There was a lovely choice on the menu and a wide ranging wine list. However, it is not cheap!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gidleigh Park Hotel, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Chagford
  • Phone Number: + 44 (0)1647 432367

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 70 - 85
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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