Having read all the glowing accolades posted about Gidleigh I feel it almost treasonable to write a criticism: The main skate-wing course that my guest had ordered had to be returned to the kitchen as it was under cooked. This should not happen in a cafe let alone in a two Michelin starred restaurant. Obviously this was replaced but it did rather spoil what should have been a delightful day and one we had been looking forward to for some time. Just one more comment; the tables were all in use in the dining rooms so they were obviously busy but my companion could actually rub shoulders with the guest sitting at the next table,again something you really wouldn't expect. a propos to nothing but whilst you are visiting this area ,do make a point of visiting Castle Drogo to see the work being carried out by the National Trust on the property.