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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
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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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Newton Abbot
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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96 reviews 96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Athens, Georgia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a beautiful hotel set in beautiful gardens and grounds in the Dartmore National Park. It is approached from narrow country lanes with few passing places so a trip here is not for the faint hearted. On arrival we were shown into the very comfortable drawing room and chose a seat next to the log burner, as it was... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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

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