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Gidleigh Park Restaurant, Chagford, Devon

Gidleigh Park Restaurant

4.7
4.7
29 Reviews
£41 and over
Contemporary European

Showcasing the season’s finest ingredients, menus are carefully crafted without pretension with each dish defined by the absolute freshness and seasonality of ingredients alongside true clarity of flavour. At the heart of Gidleigh Park, the elegant and intimate award-winning restaurant provides a sophisticated backdrop to our decadent tasting and à la carte menus.

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.

Visit Gidleigh Park 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Daily 19:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01647 432367

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    North Tawton

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Monday - Sunday 12.00pm - 2.00pm

Lunch Menu

Three courses £60

    Starter

    • Carrot and Venison

      Smoked heritage carrots and roasted sand carrots, cured venison bresaola, goats curd, watercress, beetroot

      • Rabbit

        Loin of rabbit, chorizo porridge, Amontillado sherry, yellow oysters, braised celery

        • Mullet

          Red Mullet, charcoal and scallop emulsion, cauliflower and Pennywort, razor clams

          • Lobster

            Cornish lobster, cardamom syrup, ice plant, lobster curd, citrus dressings

            Main

            • Duck

              Local dry aged duckling, nasturtium leaf and root, ricotta, onion shells and gel, quinoa, caramalised onion

              • Lamb

                Gidleigh lamb, goats milk, parsnip bark and puree, abalone mushroom fondant, douglas fir and parsley cream

                • John Dory

                  John Dory, roasted leek, seaweed, miso potatoes, sea vegetables, braised celery

                  • Piglet

                    Slowcooked belly of suckling pig, Gidleigh apple cider, roasted endive, mustard cream, calvados jus

                    Dessert

                    • Chocolate and Rhubarb

                      Forced Yorkshire rhubarb, sugared pistachios and marzipan, milk ice cream, chocolate aero and soil, white chocolate gel

                      • Lychee

                        Aerated verbena parfait, Cornish raspberries, fresh and freeze dry lychee, white chocolate aero and coconut

                        • Banana

                          Banana parfait, kaffir lime, peanut, dark chocolate

                          • Cherry

                            English cherries, aerated chocolate and parfait, pistachio, dark and white "poppets"

                            • Cheese

                              A selection of farmhouse and artisan cheeses as an extra course, supplement £12

                              • Teas, infusions and coffee£7.00

                                served with sweet treats

                                Seven-Course Tasting Menu

                                Seven courses: For the complete experience, our sommelier will be delighted to select the perfect wine to accompany each course at £75 per person

                                • Venison

                                  Venison bresaola, confit hens yolk, buttermilk bubbles, pennywort from our grounds

                                  • Trout

                                    Cured and hay smoked trout, roasted barley, heritage carrot, beetroot, puffed wild rice

                                    • Ricotta

                                      Homemade lightly smoked ricotta, hen of the woods mushroom, spring truffle, watercress

                                      • Halibut

                                        Halibut poached in single estate olive oil, roasted scallop, textures of cauliflower, charcoal emulsion

                                        • Beef

                                          55 day aged Dartmoor beef, caramelized onion puree, devon blue mousse, ramsons, BBQ leek

                                          • Peach

                                            Moroccan peaches, fresh almonds, tonka bean, lavender honey

                                            • Blackberry

                                              Confit and nitro blackberries, Picudo olive oil, crispy yoghurt and sorbet

                                              Vegetarian Seven-Course Tasting Menu

                                              Seven courses: For the complete experience, our sommelier will be delighted to select the perfect wine to accompany each course at £75 per person

                                              • Kohlrabi

                                                Marinated kohlrabi, mustard and rapeseed, pear purée, red cabbage

                                                • Swede

                                                  Braised and confit swede, spinach and crisp shallots, thyme infuse broth

                                                  • Carrot

                                                    Baked and smoked carrots, beetroot, organic goats curd, pumpkin crunch

                                                    • Parsnip

                                                      Parsnip cooked with honey, torched celeriac, kombu jam, aged cheddar

                                                      • Mushroom

                                                        Golden enoki, braised king oyster, mushroom jam, crosnes, Jerusalem artichoke, riceless risotto, ginger beer onions

                                                        • Rhubarb

                                                          Yorkshire rhubarb, ginger, Tahitian vanilla, burnt white chocolate

                                                          • Pumpkin

                                                            Pumpkin cake and jam, toasted seeds, cardamom custard, aerated orange chocolate, mandarin sorbet

                                                            What 29 people are saying

                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                            4.7
                                                            4.7 based on all time ratings
                                                            • 4.8Food
                                                            • 4.8Service
                                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                                            • 4.1Value

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                                                            1. SA

                                                              StephenA

                                                              London

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on 5 June 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Splendid food excellently served. Very special. Strongly recommend

                                                            2. J

                                                              Josie

                                                              Oxford

                                                              22 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              22 reviews

                                                              Dined on 11 May 2019

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              A very special and romantic place well worth a visit. Everything from the service to the food was of the highest standard. The attentive and meticulous staff were fab, the food was delicious and intriguing. My partner enjoyed his vegetarian options on the tasting menu. The decor has been well maintained to make you feel as though you’re in a rustic, dated and totally enthralling manor. We were lucky enough to have made our reservation on the day of our visit however I would highly recommend booking well in advance as a pre booked taxi service is essential to take along the enchanting winding and narrows roads.

                                                            3. JG

                                                              JGourmet

                                                              London

                                                              146 reviews

                                                              vip
                                                              3.0

                                                              146 reviews

                                                              Dined on 18 May 2018

                                                              overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                              We found the bar staff very pretentious and when we arrived we were shown into the lounge area but then were completely ignored while other people gave their food and drink orders. We moved to the terrace and ordered drinks there and waiter tried to order a £25 glass of white for us but my husband sent that one back and ordered another more reasonably priced £14 glass. Very pricey meal (£125 each for 3 courses) and my husband thought his beef was tasteless. He told the waiter when we left.

                                                            4. B

                                                              Bosshog

                                                              Devon

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              3.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on 10 February 2018

                                                              overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                              Service useless

                                                            5. S

                                                              Shacky

                                                              London

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              16 reviews

                                                              Dined on 17 March 2012

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Fabulous! Beautiful restaurant, stunning food

                                                            6. JC

                                                              JC12

                                                              London

                                                              24 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              24 reviews

                                                              Dined on 28 February 2012

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              A fantastic lunch experience at Gidleigh Park. As you might expect the food was faultless and the setting is truly stunning. Upon arrival we were welcomed into the lounge area, with beautiful views of Dartmoor and Gidleigh's babbling brook. This set the scene for an afternoon of traditional, opulent fine dining. Service was a little leisurely at times, but we concluded that this was part of the 'experience', which is best savoured in a relaxed fashion and shouldn't be judged by city standards.

                                                            7. CW

                                                              CurryWallah

                                                              London

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              2 reviews

                                                              Dined on 23 February 2012

                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                              Gidleigh Park Hotel, Chagford, Devon, TQ13 8HH Dont rely on Sat Nav to give you the right directions to this wonderful idyllic spot - thankfully we arrived in the locality with half an hour to spare! Meal was wonderful - particularly the dessert of mango mousse and rice pudding ice cream.

                                                            8. S

                                                              Sangdelicious

                                                              London

                                                              29 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              29 reviews

                                                              Dined on 18 February 2012

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Once you get there, fabulous dining experience.

                                                            9. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Devon

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              Dined on 5 February 2012

                                                              overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                              We were a bit disappointed after our exceptional dinner here last year. Good things - the atmosphere is amasing. The areas where you are seated for your pre-meal drinks and after-meal coffee are extremely enjoyable. The service is of a very high standard. Although sommelier could brush up a bit on pronounciation of French wines and regions (it was hard to recognise them). Not so good -- the food wasn't all excellent. Our main (pollock) was far too salty. Petit-fours were not great either.

                                                            10. F

                                                              Foodie

                                                              Devon

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on 7 December 2011

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Gidleigh Park Hotel Excellent lunch and service in delightful surroundings. Atrtention to detail and charming staff.

                                                            11. PB

                                                              PompeyBoarder

                                                              Devon

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              4.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on 28 October 2011

                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                              Had a lovely evening at Gidleigh Manor in Chagford. Great meal, the deer was delicious, a great selection of local food on the menu including many local cheeses. Service left a little to be desired for a 2 star Michelin restaurant. Food was excellent.

                                                            12. TT

                                                              TastyTaster

                                                              London

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined on 22 October 2011

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              We booked lunch and arrived on a beautiful late autumn day that allowed us to take drinks and amuse bouche on the terrace while selecting our orders. Service was attentive and staff were knowledgeable when we asked about menu items and for assistance in selecting the wine. Lunch was served in one of the small dining rooms looking out across the gardens and parkland. The food was beautifully presented and perfectly balanced. Certainly some where to go for a special occasion.

                                                            13. a

                                                              allie

                                                              Berkshire

                                                              22 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              22 reviews

                                                              Dined on 19 September 2011

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              From the moment we arrived at Gidleigh Park Restaurant in Chagford, Devon it was a fantastic experience. The service was spot on; attentive without being obtrusive. The food (set lunch menu) was perfect with delicious extras. The surroundings were beautiful for a post lunch wander. I hope to return as soon as possible for the tasting menu!

                                                            14. n

                                                              nigel

                                                              London

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              12 reviews

                                                              Dined on 30 June 2011

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Gidleigh Park, Chagford is a country house hotel in a great location, beside the scenic river Teign. We had the 8-course lunch signature menu, which was expensive, but showed the wide range of exquisite food on offer. A cheaper option would be 2 courses from the fixed lunch menu, followed by coffee & petits-fours. Skip dessert, because the petits-fours are substantial. Service is impeccable.

                                                            15. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Exclusive

                                                              21 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              21 reviews

                                                              Dined on 6 November 2010

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              GIDLEIGH PARK RESTAURANT Pan fried Fois Gras and Quail risotto both with trufle shaving with beautifully balanced flavours that were accentuated by Nahe Spatlese. Lamb and Grouse were both in pink perfection, tender and juicy complimented by Ornellaia 99. Trio of chocolate light and heavenly; the sorbet absolutely great. Fantastic setting, faultless service but difficult to get to.

                                                            16. S

                                                              Shell

                                                              Devon

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              Dined on 17 September 2010

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Gidleigh Park, Chagford We visited this restaurant on 17th September for our wedding anniversary. Absolutely superb from start to finish. We had the 8 course starter menu the highlight of which has to be the beef course it was melt in the mouth tender. Would recommend it the service, the food, the venue everything was lovely. Thank you.

                                                            17. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              London

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              6 reviews

                                                              Dined on 30 July 2010

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Stunning setting, excellent service and truly memorable food - what an experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Gidleigh to anyone wanting a top-class experience.

                                                            18. ET

                                                              EmmaT

                                                              Hampshire

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              8 reviews

                                                              Dined on 4 June 2010

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Gidleigh Park is truly a magnificent restaurant. Michael Caines should be most proud. Every dish on the tasting menu was yummy and the staff were friendly and helpful. I wish it was nearer London so I could go more often. Failing that, I wish I could stay at their beautiful hotel, with gorgeous surroundings more often. Just amazing.

                                                            19. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              London

                                                              1 review

                                                              4.0

                                                              1 review

                                                              Dined on 3 June 2010

                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                              Gidleigh Park. 8 course tasting menu. Service almost impeccable, welcoming, yet not "familiar". I got impatient with the waits between so many courses. I wouldn't re-choose menu, excellent though the food was, and entertaining, with so much happening on each plate. I disliked "How was everything?" after every course! No Sherry cream sauce with the veal and the crispy bacon was limp. Fabulous sweetbreads with almonds though. Wines by glass very expensive. Lovely walk in grounds after lunch.

                                                            20. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              Devon

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              3 reviews

                                                              Dined on 6 March 2010

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Lovely atmosphere! the people who work there would do anything for you. Enjoyed the food very much. Michael Caines was the chef for the lunch we had there. Would go back again. Quite pricey but nice for an occassional treat!

                                                            21. G

                                                              Golf

                                                              London

                                                              32 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              32 reviews

                                                              Dined on 25 February 2010

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Gidleigh Park Hotel in Devon really is in the middle of nowhere and takes some finding, but it is certainly worth it! As it was lunch and we drove the consumption of wine was limited to a couple of glasses. Whilst extensive and of great quality the list was still a little on the pricey side making even the set lunch, with service, around £150 for two. Ideal for the occasional treat and we'll save up to stay over next time!

                                                            22. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              London

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              7 reviews

                                                              Dined on 14 November 2009

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Absolutely outstanding. Definitely worth splashing out and coming here. Fantastic service and gorgeous food.

                                                            23. CB

                                                              CarolineB

                                                              London

                                                              46 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              46 reviews

                                                              Dined on 25 October 2009

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Gidleigh Park fulfils all expectations. Everything has already been said in its praise. We went with one in a wheel-chair and one on crutches: the service was amazing, highly attentive but in no way smothering. The sommelier, after he'd realised the mistake of asking my [male] partner to order - I was paying - was delightful as I carefully chose the cheapest white on the menu. There's class! But you don't get the assumption that the male is paying in London any more do you?

                                                            24. N

                                                              Noos1960

                                                              Yorkshire

                                                              15 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              15 reviews

                                                              Dined on 4 October 2009

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Amazing food, stunning location and fantastic service. We had a fantastic evening - it was everything we'd expected. Nothing to fault. Great wine list, good cocktails and unusual disgestifs. Although it's quite formal we felt relaxed and our every whim was attended to. Can't wait to go back - well worth the trip to the depths of Devon.

                                                            25. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              London

                                                              36 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              36 reviews

                                                              Dined on 4 October 2009

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              The food was fantastic the difference in the details takes it to another level the service was also impeccable, we went for lunch a must for any foody but maybe a bit stuffy.

                                                            26. c

                                                              cls1

                                                              London

                                                              21 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              21 reviews

                                                              Dined on 1 October 2009

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Gidleigh Park - great setting, very nice sitting room for drinks and then dinner in one of the rooms set for 6 or 7 tables. Excellent quality cooking throughout. We went for the seasonal tasting menu which was excellent, fois gras, quail, pheasant etc. Service is very attentive without being over bearing.

                                                            27. S

                                                              Suzieb

                                                              London

                                                              37 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              37 reviews

                                                              Dined on 21 September 2009

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                              Gidleigh Park was well worth the visit, beautiful surroundings fantastic food & fantastic servie the only very small thing was that it wasn't very busy but it didn't spoil the experience as the views were beautiful & the service was very attentive without being over the top!

                                                            28. OT

                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                              London

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              11 reviews

                                                              Dined on 26 February 2009

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Gidleigh Park was everything we expected after reading the reviews - Welcomed in the car park and attentively looked after until we left. Food glorious but just a little too much 'foam' on the menu - the dishes all stood out without this recent fad.

                                                            29. WT

                                                              WTFDTSF

                                                              Devon

                                                              58 reviews

                                                              5.0

                                                              58 reviews

                                                              Dined on 10 January 2009

                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                              Gidleigh Park shows what you need to achieve in order to get 2 Michelin stars. Pricey (though not particularly by London standards), but there was absolutely nothing that could be faulted.

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                                                            Gidleigh Park Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

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                                                            Additional information

                                                            • Area

                                                              North Tawton

                                                            • Hours of Operation

                                                              Dinner Daily 19:00–21:00

                                                            • Cuisines

                                                              Contemporary European

                                                            • Dining style

                                                              Fine Dining

                                                            • Dress Code

                                                              Smart Casual

                                                            • Parking Details

                                                              Hotel Parking

                                                            • Payment Options

                                                              AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

                                                            • Additional

                                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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