Michael Caines’ Gidleigh Park retains its two Michelin stars

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Editor 25th September 2014
Michael Caines Having been awarded the two stars in 1999 Michael Caines MBE and his team at Gidleigh Park are delighted to have retained their two Michelin stars following the release of the Michelin Guide today. Executive Chef Michael Caines MBE celebrates 20 years at Gidleigh Park this year and today’s announcement marks sixteen continuous years for the hotel to hold the award. Michael Caines commented: “The Michelin guide is arguably the most revered restaurant guide amongst chefs, restaurant critics and guests alike and we’re honoured to retain our stars for the sixteenth year running. Allister “Our team here at Gidleigh Park is amongst the best in the country and has worked so hard to deliver consistently excellent and exciting menus. Sixteen years is a fantastic achievement and I’m so proud of them all”. Read our Heroes of the Hotplate feature with Michael's head chef Allister Barsby here. The menu at Gidleigh Park offers a selection of modern British cuisine using locally sourced produce. An eight course tasting menu is available for £140 per person, or an à la carte menu for £115 per person, including dishes such as ‘Dartmoor lamb with boulangère potato, fennel purée and tapenade jus’.  A two course lunch menu is offered at £44 per person. During October and November this year, a special ‘Dom Ruinart Experience’ is also on offer at Gidleigh Park, including a five course tasting menu, specifically created by Michael to complement a bottle of Dom Ruinart’s finest Champagne, Rosé Brut, a bottle of which is included with dinner. News of the Michelin stars for Gidleigh Park is celebrated as the hotel enjoys its status in 2014 as number one in the Harden’s Sunday Times Food List, and as its sister hotel, The Bath Priory, retains its Michelin star for the third year. Following further recognition during September for Andrew Lobster raviolo, savoy cabbage and girolle a la grecqueBrownsword Hotels, The Bath Priory has been awarded an AA Notable Wine List award this month, becoming one of only 217 establishments in the UK to hold the title. Sister hotels Buckland Manor and Amberley Castle were also awarded three AA rosettes on 23 September, joining The Bath Priory and Lower Slaughter Manor in holding three rosettes, with Gidleigh Park retaining its five AA rosette status. See our news on the guide here with a rundown of which restaurants have achieved their first Michelin star.

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 25th September 2014

Michael Caines’ Gidleigh Park retains its two Michelin stars