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Restaurant at Combe House Devon - CLOSED

Gittisham, Honiton EX14 3AD, England
+44 1404 540400
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
16 Oct 2015
“Lovely Setting”
9 Sep 2015
“Lacklustre end to the affair”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Gittisham, Honiton EX14 3AD, England
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

Visited for a coffee break whilst in the area,eat some nice homemade bread with devon butter and jam.Building looking tired,but I understand that it will be closing shortly.Very sad.

Thank jantre
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is the second time that we have reviewed this restaurant. The first time we visited was exceptional - now sadly the place is closing in six weeks time and the staff seem to have lost their mojo, including the chef. We went expecting something...More

Thank Bridge555
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Combe House is our very favourite place to eat and we are gutted it is changing hands. I have been coming here regularly for special occasions since I as a teenager 30 years ago and it has only got better. It is a gorgeous hotel...More

Thank Framily67
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary with the three course lunch. We were also treated to delicious canapés and a delicious amuse bouche. We had the crab and quail for starters and the belly pork for main. All of the dishes were cooked and presented beautifully. The...More

Thank Bindu S
Reviewed 26 August 2015

fantastic meal - we ate like kings! lovely canapes to start, followed by an interesting and varied menu. top marks to the kitchen!

1  Thank JulesLC
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

It is hard to imagine a better location for a special family meal or romantic lunch. That's a great start but when you add in the very high standard of food and the friendly and efficient staff make this a venue which I highly recommend....More

Thank Nic E
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We had a luncheon party for 14 three courses which canapés, coffee and pettie fores, the food was delicious service was excellent and the venue was super, I would highly recommended a visit and meal at Combe House.

Thank sarah p
Reviewed 1 August 2015

We have stayed at the Combe House Hotel every year for the past 6 years. We have shared a number of special occasions ranging from a wedding, birthdays, christenings and anniversaries, it has always exceeded our expectations. The exceptional food and service always brings us...More

Thank 11bubbles
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I have used this hotel regularly over the last 13 years, both as a hotel and a fine dining experience. The quality of the food and the complete service from the meet and greet until the call for the taxi to take us home was...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 19 July 2015

Some of the finest food, not too fussy and I can't fathom why Michelin hasn't popped a star or two above the front door?

Thank KPSomerset
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 40 - USD 75
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gittisham, Honiton EX14 3AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Honiton
  • Phone Number: +44 1404 540400
  • E-mail
In Top Best Foodie Hotels in SW England - voted by readers of Food magazine. Combe House Devon is a stunning 450-year old Elizabethan Manor, set in 3,500 acres of one of Devon's finest estates. It's informal, relaxing and hugely romantic, and wherever you wander (and there's quite a bit of it) something magnificent catches the eye. Devon foodies will undoubtedly have heard of Combe House. The acclaimed restaurant is highly praised as one of the best in the south west, and service is genuinely faultless. There is loads of local game and fresh fish and most of the vegetable and herbs come from the restored Victorian kitchen gardens. The support for local producers and seasonal dishes here is obsessive - and with good reason. The restaurants are popular and The Good Food Guide 2014 describes Combe House as a 'seductive hotel with seriously good dining'. Hadleigh Barrett and Stuart Brown, Master Chefs of Great Britain, are responsible for a changing menu packed with interesting meat and fish options, from scallops with creamy tarragon gnocchi to seared duck breast with braised red cabbage. The cellar is what you'd expect from a grand old country house - but all wines are chosen less to impress than serve the season, mood or nature of their dishes. Eat in one of two spacious dining rooms with traditional fire places. Admire the murals, relish the atmosphere, enjoy the flavours from mercifully well-spaced tables. You'll always receive a warm welcome - it's best to book ahead for lunch and dinner. Genuine hospitality is always on the menu.
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