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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: $75 - $91
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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london
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my partner had 3 courses with a bottle of wine plus coffee for £300. Food is delicious and amazingly presented. Service perfect. Relaxed environment. Nice walk through the grounds afterwards. Our treat when in the area every couple of years!

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

Dear alison m It is lovely to hear you choose Gidleigh Park as a place to treat yourselves while down in the area. We thank you for your great comments on the staff and the food and do look forward to welcoming you back. Kindest Regards More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This accolade is richly deserved. Up from second place last year. What is it that defines such a restaurant? Set in a most picturesque part of Devon upon the upper reaches of the Teign River. The house has history and location. From the moment you enter the house you are treated as a most welcome guest in this country house.... More

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

Dear Driver F Thank you so much for posting such a lovely review on Gidleigh Park, it really is nice to hear you enjoyed the experience and your views on our staff and the service they provide is very motivating for them. I know Michael and his team will be over the moon to read your comments on the food.... More

Cornwall
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had the 8 course dinner taster menu which was fantastic. Having eaten at 3 Michelin star restaurants, I do not think it is too long until this place gets its third star. It was very good indeed - my compliments to the chef and team. My only constructive feedback was that both the room where you have a pre-dinner... More

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

Dear Acehole007 We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed Michaels Signature menu and I know he will be pleased to hear you believe us to be 3 stars. We will of course take on board your feedback but do appreciate you taking the time to post a review on us. We hope to welcome you back in the future.... More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Gidleigh Park is a wonderful place and I would have no hesitation in recommending it highly. Wonderful food is served by professional and attentive staff. The buildings and surrounding grounds are beautiful and make for a really relaxing experience. The menu is imaginative with great attention placed on quality and perfect presentation. A really wonderful selection of wine is vial... More

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

Dear Trish P Thank you so much for your very kind review, it is great to read you enjoyed the Gidleigh experience, enough to recommend us to others. We very much look forward to welcoming you in the near future. Kindest Regards More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Food was wonderful at both dinner and breakfast. I bought the cook book and will try and emulate some of my favourite dishes

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

Dear Drfoody So glad you enjoyed the cuisine here at Gidleigh Park, and of course it can all be created with ease from Michaels cook book, best of luck, Kindest Regards More

Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We have been fortunate enough to dine here a few times recently and it is our absolute favourite for its mix of wonderful food, comfortable, relaxed surroundings and excellent, highly attentive but at the same time, un-intrusive, staff. We had a long, indulgent Sunday lunch and stayed the night too - fabulous.

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

Dear Peter T We are so pleased to be your favourite place, it is nice to hear our staff have made such a good impression with you and the comments on the service and of course the food are greatly appreciated. I do hope we will get the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Kindest Regards More

Plymouth
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We went for our anniversary lunch. We chose the signature menu as it was a special occasion. The food was amazing so many beautiful flavours and combinations. A Taste explosion. Service was excellent, very attentive, helpful and friendly. Beautiful setting and we were lucky with the weather to be able to sit outside for coffee and petit fours. My only... More

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

Dear Dizzydoris76 We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your Gidleigh Park experience and that you had the chance to enjoy the terrace due to good weather. I am sorry to hear you felt our portions to be a little too small we do of course take all feedback on board so I thank you for your review. I... More

Exeter, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

You soon learn why Gidleigh Park is one of the top restaurants in the UK and why it has earns its two Michelin stars. Everything is done perfectly. That is once you have found the place. It's tucked away in a corner of Dartmoor and sign posting could be better. Once we arrived for our lunch we were shown to... More

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

Dear Exetergourmets We are very humbled to be described as perfect, but also very proud. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed your Gidleigh experience and we do hope to welcome you back in the future. Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts. Kindest Regards More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A foody delight, explosions of flavours with the taster menu. Classically brilliant! The service was at tentative, the wine flight superb but the atmosphere was a little quiet for more than one night as it felt that everyone was on there best behaviour. Looking forward to visiting the experience again in a few years.

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

Dear Mark C I am sure Michael will be thrilled to read your post, as will the team here, thank you ever so much for your kind review, we hope to welcome you back soon. Kindest Regards More

Plymouth
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I have thought long and hard about writing this review, as we were treated to a lunch at Gidleigh Park. However, I feel it would be unfair if I did not record how disappointed my wife and I were. It started when we were walking from the carpark to the hotel entrance. My wife's feet went from under her due... More

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

Dear DavidMPlymouth I am of course saddened to read your review and rather concerned , if you should wish to discuss this with me further my email address is generalmanager@gidleigh.co.uk More

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