Michael Caines at Abode Exeter, Exeter
Exeter , Devon
England EX1 1HD
Tel: 44 1392 223 638
Concierge.com's insider take:
Even if you don't stay in Michael Caines's hometown showcase, the Abode Exeter Hotel, make an excuse to eat in his restaurant. For all the hype, Michael Caines at Abode Exeter is uncommonly accessible and affordable. For around $32, you can get a three-course lunch of locally sourced, modern English dishes, such as roast duckling with garlicky cabbage, and a charcuterie plate with crisp pickled vegetables. The adjoining Champagne Bar offers similarly tasty and reasonably priced light bites, including a traditional Devonshire cream tea for less than $8. If you're in the mood for an all-out meal, the restaurant accommodates with a seasonal dinner menu. Highlights include savory pea and Parmesan soup, a showstopping lamb roast with confit and tapenade sauce, and an extensive selection of Devon cheeses. Advance reservations for dinner are recommended, but the restaurant and bar pride themselves on speedy seatings for lunch and afternoon tea.