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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
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Southampton
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a very nice lunch in lovely settings served by charming people. A must have experience with some very interesting tastes. I would recommend this to anyone.

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Lymington, Hampshire,England
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287 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did the 7 course tasting menu and the wine flight. Absolutely superb. There was an orange wine that didn't meet universal approval, but I'm really being picky here. it was an exceptional experience. Very expensive but worth it.

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Thank david-the-banker
Gidleigh P, General Manager at Gidleigh Park Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear david-the-banker, Thank you very much for writing a review after your recent visit to here at Gidleigh Park. We so glad you have enjoyed yourselves. The Orange Wine is a little different in its style and unique, I am sorry it did not receive universal approval but we are delighted you have enjoyed every other aspect of your meal.... More 

Exeter
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this restaurant is stunning - the location (although remote) offers amazing view of the Devonshire Countryside where-ever you seem to sit. The staff are on top form, always on hand to fill up a nearly empty glass and provide delicious explanations on each course. I will not ruin the food experience by even attempting to explain any of... More 

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

Dear Katy W, Thank you very much for your amazing review of your recent visit to Gidleigh Park. We are delighted that you have had a wonderful time with us and we very much hope to welcome you back again one day. Best wishes Paul Shanahan General Manager More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not the easiest place to get to, so stay the night as well. Food is outstanding and the staff are delightful.

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

Dear nandvdevon, Thank you for the kind words and we are so glad you have enjoyed yourselves. Best wishes Paul Shanahan General Manager More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visits to Gidliegh Park over the last few years have always been memorable, but now one of my favourite chefs, Michael Caines, is no longer associated with the establishment, I was slightly apprehensive as to how it would go. I needn't have worried. We were warmly welcomed and well looked after. Staffing levels appear to have been reduced significantly with... More 

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

Dear Lancerlot, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience from your visit to Gidleigh Park. We are delighted you have enjoyed your return visit after Michael Caines left and I am delighted that you have very much enjoyed this visit too. It has been great to be able to welcome you back again to the property and... More 

Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were given a voucher for afternoon tea to celebrate our Golden Wedding. The drive up to the hotel is so picturesque and the vista from the hotel is spectacular. Staff are quiet and presentable - first class and are always on hand to attend to you. We opted for a green tea and an infusion - all beautifully presented... More 

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

Dear nomadsDevon, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled you have enjoyed your afternoon tea here at Gidleigh Park and that you've enjoyed a relaxing afternoon here with us. I shall make sure I share you thanks to all our staff and we very much hope to welcome you back again one day. Best wishes Paul Shanahan General... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over the past 4 months we had planned a special birthday celebration, so imagine our disappointment when with just 24 hours to go the event was cancelled. We had travelled from Norfolk to be with our family. What would we do next? Many of our family members had taken time off work and bought new outfits for the occasion! Who... More 

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

Dear Ian & Mandy, It was a great pleasure to be able to accommodate and look after you and your family here at Gidleigh Park. We are delighted that everyone has enjoyed themselves and that you had the day to remember that you wanted. We shall be sure to share you wonderful feedback with the team and we very much... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sat in the corner of the resturant, we choose to eat just the once in the evening at Gidliegh Park during our stay and this was for our anniversary dinner celebration, we wanted it to be romantic, even after 47 years ! Never sure on how one should react to the congratulations received, call me a cynic perhaps. The treat... More 

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

Dear rkyme, Once again, thank you for your wonderful review. Michael and the team will be thrilled to read your feedback and even more delighted you have enjoyed you anniversary here at Gidleigh Park. We very much hope to one day welcome you back again. Best wishes Paul Shanahan General Manager More 

Saltash, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We know Gidleigh well & treat ourselves once a year. Michael Caines ran an unforgettable restaurant there until the end of last year, so we were intrigued by what new chef Michael Wignal would offer. We were not disappointed! He has a different style and it is memorable. We opted for the 10 course taster menu which was one of... More 

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

Dear andmarCornwall_, Thank you very much for your kind words and wonderful review of Gidleigh Park. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your experience here with us. We do very much look forward to one day welcoming you back again to Gidleigh Park and hope to see you soon. Best wishes Paul Shanahan General Manager More 

Devon
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an offer to celebrate retaining the stars and it did not disappoint. From champagne taken as suggested by the fire right through the tastes and textures of sea trout, umami, quail, lemon... it was a wonderful feast for all the senses. The chef should be proud. Breakfast is good too.

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

Dear LSA_9, Once again, thank you very much for your kind words and wonderful review of Gidleigh Park. We are delighted you have enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Paul Shanahan General Manager 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$90 - US$233
Cuisine
European, British, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, View, 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 majestically on the bubbling upper reaches of the River Teign, Gidleigh Park enjoys an exquisite location on the very edge of Dartmoor National Park.

At the heart of the hotel, the elegant and intimate two Michelin-starred restaurant provides a sophisticated backdrop to Executive Chef, Michael Wignall's decadent tasting and à la carte menus.

One of the most respected chefs in the UK, Michael Wignall has won Michelin stars in every kitchen he has headed since being awarded his first star in 1993. Michael is famed for his respect for food and an ever evolving style which creates unique dishes full of flavour and underpinned by a contemporary, less formal approach to fine cuisine. Describing his food as ‘modern, technical and meaningful’, each element features to add flavour or texture, enticing diners to experience new combinations and ingredients complemented by vegetables and herbs picked from Gidleigh Park’s own kitchen garden.

Matching the high standards in the kitchen, Gidleigh Park’s internationally renowned wine cellar accommodates over 1,300 bins and 13,000 bottles from around the world. Home to a selection of European, New World and Bio Dynamic wines, the cellar offers one of the most impressive wine lists in the British Isles.

Join us for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner and enjoy your choice of tasting or à la carte menus, dedicated to the finest seasonal ingredients.

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