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Gidleigh Park

CHAGFORD, Newton Abbot, TQ13 8HH

The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of chef. Reassessment will take place in due course under the new chef. When it comes to quintessentially English settings, they don't come much more bucolic than Gidleigh Park. The approach from the village of Chagford down winding lanes and the similarly long driveway raises the level of anticipation with every passing furlong. The magnificent Arts and Crafts-style half-timbered mansion stands in pretty manicured gardens surrounded by soaring trees, with the River Teign flowing through the grounds. The sense of tranquillity and escape is enhanced by the wild Dartmoor landscape that surrounds this luxurious haven of civilisation. From the public spaces to the bedrooms, the hotel has a smart and stylish finish. Gidleigh's reputation has in part been made by its outstanding restaurant. The series of interlinked wood-panelled rooms make for serious and refined spaces, where well-drilled staff ensure all needs are met. January 2016 welcomes Michael Wignall as Executive Head Chef. One of the most respected chefs in the UK, Michael has won plaudits in every kitchen he has headed. Famed for his respect for food and an ever evolving style which creates unique dishes full of flavour and underpinned by a contemporary, he has a 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. Michael will be introducing seven and ten course tasting menus to Gidleigh Park as well as a new afternoon tea offering. Each dish from the tasting menus will encapsulate a unique flavour journey; individual elements offering exceptional depth of flavour with textures and ingredients combined in seamless harmony. The result is an elegant, light journey through taste, aroma and texture. The wine list is a stunning piece of work with more than 1,300 bins (and 13,000 bottles in the cellars). If you're staying for a while be sure to try the afternoon tea.

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Tel: 01647 432367
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Open all year.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern European
Chef: Michael Wignall
Number of seats: 52
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 1
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children's portions.
No children under 8 yrs D.
Parking available.

Gidleigh Park, Chagford
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