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Gidleigh Park Restaurant

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Gidleigh Park Hotel, Chagford, Dartmoor National Park TQ13 8HH, England
+44 1647 432367
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12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
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Paignton
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Faultless, the meals at this establishment match if not exceed some of the finest restaurants that the U.K. has to offer. The service from the staff here offer that special service and I offer a special thanks to the sommelier as she was excellent. My only negative comment is the drinks prices. Not that I was drinking beer but a... More 

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London
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the 10 course tasting menu which was Devine. Such different flavours and food combinations had my taste buds dancing. Such a beautiful setting, warm friendly welcome from the lovely staff Highly recommend for a special occasion

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing but superlatives will do for this restaurant. Expectations were high and they were certainly met it not exceeded. The location is a delight and the food and service just wonderful. Although at the expensive end of the market, lunch was certainly worth the cost.

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Thank Annie D
General M, General Manager at Gidleigh Park Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Annie D, We are delighted you have enjoyed your meal at Gidleigh Park and thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to hopefully one day, welcoming you back to Gidleigh Park. Best wishes Paul Shanahan More 

Chalford
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife has a number of allergies / intolerances but Michael and his staff didn't disappoint with the menu they prepared for her. We both enjoyed a fabulous 10 course dinner, with matching wine flight which went superbly with each course. The highlight was the Torched Eel, gillette and consommé, Granny Smith apple, aerated white chocolate, Oscietra caviar. At the... More 

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Thank MGPowell
General M, General Manager at Gidleigh Park Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear MGPowell, What a lovely review you have written and thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are thrilled you have had a wonderful time and that you have met with Michael. I hope one day we will be able to welcome you back to Gidleigh Park. Best wishes Paul Shanahan More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having had beautiful tasting menus from 2 and 3 star Michelin restaurants around the world, this is my new FAVOURITE place. What a wonderful experience with the most exquisite combination of Japanese influences, with modern European style and brilliant local produce. It is masterful, emotional and unique. I want to go back!

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Thank Caryn V
General M, General Manager at Gidleigh Park Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Caryn V, Thank you for your lovely review of your recent visit to Gidleigh Park. We are delighted you have enjoyed your meal and hope to see you again one day. Best wishes Paul Shanahan More 

Aveton Gifford, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband decided that he'd like to have lunch here to celebrate his 70th birthday. The journey and arrival itself was a joy (we were fortunate with the weather): a couple of miles of narrow mossy-walled Dartmoor lane wending down to open on a vista of the splendid timbered mansion overlooking a busy little river and immaculate gardens. We'd already... More 

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General M, General Manager at Gidleigh Park Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Anne F, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback after your recent visit to Gidleigh Park, we are so glad that you have enjoyed your husbands Birthday celebrations wit us. We take note of your point regarding the wine by the glass. We do try to offer a range of different wines at various prices... More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two of us went to Gidleigh Park for lunch in early December. This was our first time since chef Michael Wignall arrived. I must say the food was even better than under the previous regime. The house, grounds and surroundings are second to none with lovely walks which we always undertake during our visits. The large and stunning drawing room... More 

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Thank terry d
General M, General Manager at Gidleigh Park Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear terry d, We are delighted you have enjoyed your time here at Gidleigh Park and thank you for sharing your feedback. We take on board your point regarding the country roads to the property and will see what we are able to do. Once again, thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Woodbury, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

It is really hard to find words to describe our experience of this 10 course tasting menu early December 2016. Michael Wignall's cuisine has a rare genius, combining the intense power of the flavours, the exquisite grace and harmony of both textures and presentation, and an almost child-like, refreshing, artistic creativity and inventiveness. I can honestly say that this meal... More 

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Thank rubon
General M, General Manager at Gidleigh Park Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Rubon, Thank you for taking the time to share your review of Gidleigh Park. I was delighted to see how much you have enjoyed Michaels food and that you and your wife have enjoyed celebrating your special occasion with us here. I also take on board your points regarding service and appreciate the constructive manner in how you have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I went for my 50th birthday. We all loved the Japanese influence, really everything. Our best meal. On top of the food the ceramics were wonderful. I have come away inspired to produce my own. It was like eating on art. Furthermore, the walks with our dog afterwards were wonderful. A day imprinted on our memory forever. So much more... More 

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General M, General Manager at Gidleigh Park Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Juliet M, Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are very delighted that you have enjoyed your Birthday celebrations here at Gidleigh Park and hope to be able to welcome you back one day in the future. Kind regards Paul Shanahan More 

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

How do you describe food which bears little resemblance to food as we know it? The science and invention behind some of the dishes is quite extraordinary - the result is an explosion of taste and flavour along with a melange of textures which are simply amazing. Stunning presentation makes every course (and there are lots of them) a work... More 

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General M, General Manager at Gidleigh Park Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Peter084, It was a great pleasure to read your review of Gidleigh Park, we are so pleased you have had a wonderful time when you visited us. Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. I have taken on board your comment regarding our wine service and we shall discuss this amongst the team here. I hope one day... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 85 - US$ 221
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
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 1647 432367
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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