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Gidleigh Park

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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, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Description: Set on the banks of the North Teign River in a magnificent estate of mature...
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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
So Special.

This was a surprise birthday treat from my husband and oh boy was it an experience. It's such a beautiful hotel and location, the grounds are just gorgeous. Super friendly and efficient French maitre de, same goes for all the staff actually. No need to mourn the loss of Michael Caines, Mr Wignall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Hanhigh
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a surprise birthday treat from my husband and oh boy was it an experience. It's such a beautiful hotel and location, the grounds are just gorgeous. Super friendly and efficient French maitre de, same goes for all the staff actually. No need to mourn the loss of Michael Caines, Mr Wignall has a firm handle on things. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to Gidleigh Park a few times now and always found it a great experience. Yes it may be a bit overpriced, but it not like you eat there every day. I also think the you get what you pay for. The staff are second to none. They make you feel important. They are attentive, pleasant and seem... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was with just a little trepidation that we had lunch at our favourite dining location. No more Michael Caines at Gidleigh. Nothing to worry about though as the baton has been well and truly passed on! The welcome and introduction was of the highest quality. We had seen the potential menu on the website and had wondered if this... More 

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Thank Trevor S
Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch just a few days into Michael Wignall's reign. We have been many times in the past and always loved Gidleigh, so we were a bit wary. Everything is a bit different, following MW's style - service, decor, cuisine, but it was all superb. Our three course lunch was actually seven courses, all of them excellent and exactly... More 

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Thank nogegg
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've had many fine dining experience's but this was by far the best! The new chef is amazing! Every element of the meal was outstanding. The different flavours he worked with and the textures were genius! We went for the 10 course taster but also ordered cheese to finish 👍 best idea! The waiting staff were fabulous, waited on our... More 

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Thank FoodFanatic88
Torquay, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my mother here for a birthday treat and having known of the hotel for a long time it certainly lived up to expectations! The setting is glorious, the service is impeccable and the food is something very special indeed. The dessert (an array of strawberry delights) was simply the best dessert and possibly the best dish I have... More 

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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at Gidleigh yesterday - the second day of Michael Wignalls residency. The food was a wonderful array of flavours and textures. Each plate was a myriad of colours and delights. I am very happy that Gidleigh has found such an exciting new chef to match the restaurants reputation. We viewed a sample menu online prior to our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lunched at Gidleigh Park to celebrate my husband's birthday and the experience overall was wonderful. The location is very beautiful and the hotel itself in a lovely building, beautifully furnished in a tradition classy way. It was the last day of Michael Caines' period as executive chef and the food was a tribute to his sense of inspiring flavours... More 

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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were staying in Dartmoor National Park and we heard that Gidleigh Park was a short drive away from our hotel, so we booked lunch there. There was a choice between a number of menus but my husband and I chose the fixed three course menu, which was the cheapest but still very pricey. Once we got... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

First off, this place is not cheap, but a real experience for a special occasion and worth every penny. We had previously had lunch here but thought I would splash out for my wife's birthday and go for the tasting menu for dinner. It certainly was a real experience with food I have never tried before (e.g. frois grois) and... More 

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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 65 - 79
  • Cuisine: French, British, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view

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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