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“Wonderful food in great surroundings”

The Coach House By Michael Caines
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Kentisbury
Price range: $46 - $59
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Michael Caines restaurant, The Coach House by Michael Caines is a culinary experience that will change the way you think about restaurant dining. Located in the majestically landscaped grounds of the Kentisbury Grange Hotel, and surrounded by gently rolling fields, The Coach House by Michael Caines - awarded two AA Rosettes in 2013 - is a masterpiece of contemporary rustic design and innovative yet classic cuisine. This 17th century former coaching house, now a Michael Caines restaurant, boasts a stunning walnut and marble bar as its centrepiece with a glass balustrade oak staircase and handmade artisan furniture helping to complete this elegantly stylish space. The main 50 cover restaurant and bar downstairs has views of the chefs at work lending an element of gastro theatre to the proceedings, whilst upstairs the sumptuous lounge is the perfect setting for pre dinner cocktails or post dinner coffee.
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We spent two nights at the luxury hotel and dined in the Coach House restaurant both evenings. The restaurant itself was luxuriously appointed with a very good bar to enjoy a pre-dinner drink. The menu wasn't too big but offered a good choice of starters, mains and deserts. A lot of the dishes were based on locally supplied food and the quality and presentation were first class. Not only that but it wasn't over-priced - great value for the money. We will certainly be visiting this restaurant any time we visit the area - I only wish we lived closer!

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Ivan C, General Manager at The Coach House By Michael Caines, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Hello Stan and Marjory,
Thank you for another lovely review. We are happy to head you found us to be great value for money. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

My friends were down in Devon last weekend and had the fortunate experience of dining at the Coach House. They raved about the food which they said was amazing.

As I am flying to Exeter next week to visit friends we intend to follow in their footsteps and dine at the Coach House so licking my lips in anticipation!

Thank ann m
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Ivan C, General Manager at The Coach House By Michael Caines, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Hello Ann - we hope you enjoyed your meal with us!

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We had an amazing dining experience at the Coach House, with the warm and friendly welcome, the high quality of the food, and the perfect service. We loved the design of the restaurant and the bar with a blend of contemporary and authentic.
We will certainly come back and, for sure we will recommend the Coach House.

Kathy Mazet

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Ivan C, General Manager at The Coach House By Michael Caines, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Hello Kathy, thank you for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Initially stumbled upon this restaurant by accident, a couple of weeks ago. Since then I have returned 4 times, 3 times to eat. The food is superb with local ingredients, the staff are welcoming, friendly and efficient. The coach house is set over looking the old gentry house, which is now a luxury hotel. So not only can you eat beautiful you can stay in some really, really nice rooms. Well worth popping in for a three course meal, bar snack, tea/coffee or to have a Devon Cream tea. A fantastic addition to the hotel and restaurant scene in North Devon.

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Ivan C, General Manager at The Coach House By Michael Caines, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Hello Mike and thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to hear you stumbled upon us and have returned! We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

This restaurant has only been open less than a month but it has started brilliantly. We had Sunday lunch there and the food was totally delicious and beautifully presented. The service was attentive yet discreet and the environment is classy, modern and very comfortable. As if that is not enough, the prices are reasonable too. We cannot wait to go back for an evening meal and when our friends come to stay in the area we shall certainly recommend the hotel.

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Ivan C, General Manager at The Coach House By Michael Caines, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Hello Elizabeth,
We are delighted to hear such lovely words about your experience with us. Hope to see you soon.

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