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AA Notable Wine List 2017-18
AA rating
Rosette award to be confirmed

Stunning contemporary cooking in wonderful Dartmoor isolation

AA Inspector

At a glance

Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

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. As you round the corner on the long, winding drive on the edge of Dartmoor, the sprawling half-timbered mansion materialises against a lush backdrop of trees, with the River Teign flowing languidly past the front. The Australian shipping magnate who built the property in the Arts and Crafts style in the late 1920s obviously intended to show his guests that he was a chap of substance, and it is still jaw dropping today. It's a charming and stylish place of impressively high standards where everything is set up for pure indulgence and relaxation. There’s even a hot tub on the roof these days – and something would be amiss if there wasn't a top-class dining option. Having one of the top restaurants in the country is no mean feat with Michael Caines and Michael Wignall both having been in charge in times past. As befits a restaurant in the Premier League of country house destination dining, an authoritative list of around 1,300 bins awaits, with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic sommelier to steer the way.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Chris Simpson

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Classic
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30: 1000
  • Wines by the glass: 20

Price guide

  • 3-course lunch from: £65
  • 3-course dinner from: £125
  • Tasting menu from: £145
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 45
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 22
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats: 45
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 22

Getting here

From Chagford Square turn right at Lloyds TSB into Mill Street, after 150 yards right fork, across crossroads into Holy Street. Restaurant 1.5 miles.

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Exeter St Davids
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