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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 13 restaurants in Chagford
Price range: $76 - $92
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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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

very narrow lane to arrive at beautiful hotel. Greeted before we could open the door, very relaxed service,unobtrusive, added to an excellent experience. Coffee taken on the patio. Nothing too much trouble. Very knowledgeable staff.Brilliant 'front of house' staff and brilliant chef. Thank you

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We visited Gidleigh Park a couple of years ago for a special anniversary and whilst on that occasion the food was superb I did criticise the service. Yesterday we could not fault anything! From the time of our arrival we received superb service and we had a simply amazing lunch. Prior to having pre-lunch drinks on the sun filled terrace,... More

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

Dear Gemima I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to us and that you found the food and service to be faultless. I know it was a pleasure for Michael to come out to say hello as he loves to hear feedback from guests and to meet them personally. It was also nice that you got the... More

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Hard to find anything to fault from start to finish and a perfect end to our short break in Devon. The staff are very welcoming, attentive but not overly so and very knowledgeable. The location and views are stunning and the grounds well worth a stroll. We chose the set lunch menu. The food was superb, some of the best... More

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

Dear Witchfinders I am very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your short break in Devon. We are very proud of our team here and I know they will be pleased to hear you appreciated the service. I also know Michael and the kitchen team will be happy to read your comments on the set lunch menu, we do... More

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We booked this for my wife's birthday meal having read & heard so much about it. The hotel, where we stayed overnight was absolutely fantastic and the staff could not be more helpful. The dinner was exceptional! We opted for the tasting menu and the wine tasting menu to go with it. All of the courses were divine and the... More

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

Dear Cyclingfish I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your Gidleigh Park experience and felt it was well worth the drive from London. It is lovely to hear you sampled the Tasting menu and also opted for the wine flight to accompany it, Michael and Edouard our Sommelier will be pleased. If you get the opportunity please do come back... More

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had wanted to find the chance to try this restaurant for some time and finally found a suitable big birthday to celebrate. We booked dinner and from the start they were very helpful including our query about sorting a taxi as we were not local and staying on Dartmoor. Nice welcome, good service throughout. Most important: The food was... More

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

Dear Sarah H We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us here at Gidleigh Park, especially as it was to celebrate a special birthday. The team will also be very happy to know that you enjoyed the service and of course the cuisine. As you mentioned we do have three different menu so there is plenty... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Went for a landmark birthday celebration. Had high expectations and wasn't disappointed. My wife and I had the signature menu of 8 beautiful courses. Service was perfect- friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. A wonderful tasting experience to always remember. Thanks to all at Gidleigh for a special evening.

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

Dear Currylover1234 It makes me very happy to receive such a wonderful review especially as you had such high expectations to start with. I know the team will be over the moon to read your comments, they love helping our guests enjoy special occasions and it looks like we have helped to create a special memory. Kindest Regards More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We visited for afternoon tea on a Saturday afternoon. We were made to feel so welcome. The service felt personal and the food was divine. As I have a nut allergy the kitchen were able to provide me with alternatives that were just as delicious. It is well worth a visit either for a special occasion or just a treat.

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

Dear GP_Torquay I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your afternoon tea with us and especially happy to find out that you enjoyed the alternatives we sent out for you with regards to your allergy. We feel it is very important to insure all our guests enjoy the same experience and we are very aware of dietary needs. Thank... More

Essex
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We visited on 25th March for my wifes "Significant" birthday. She has always wanted to eat here having seen Michael Caines on various programmes. We were not disappointed. Sevice, Ambience, Friendliness were superb. The hotel is stunning (Next time we will arrive earlier to walk the grounds). Then the food. What can I say. Utterly amazing, never eaten anything like... More

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

Dear JohnnyOr I am so happy to hear that your wife's birthday luncheon was such a memorable occasion, I know Michael and his team will be pleased to read this especially as your wife had such high expectations after seeing Michael on television. I must thank you for writing this review it is always a great encouragement to our team... More

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Dinner at Gidleigh Park was an experience that will linger in our memories forever. We, that is my wife and I, will never share and enjoy such a wonderful experience again. The reason for this is that I will never have another 65th birthday. However, having sampled the exquisite food prepared and served by such dedicated, attentive and professional team... More

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

Dear 1Turnedup We are so pleased to have helped in celebrating your 65th Birthday. Gidleigh Park is the ideal location for any special event and the team here love nothing more than insuring our guests go away with fond memories of their day. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back for that next special occasion. Thank you for... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Had an enjoyable day here, rather good lunch and good service. Has two M stars and it shoes, it deserves them, unlike several others I know and plan to return for a weekend in the not too distant future. Perfect Spring weather helped the gardens and the main attraction is the food. Its worth the journey to sample.

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

Dear John D Thank you for taking the time to review us, I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed the experience. Michael Caines celebrates his 20th year in charge of the kitchen at Gidleigh Park and he is constantly looking at ways to improve what we do so I am happy to see you feel we are worthy of... More

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