Dear Friends and Guests,
I consider my relationship with my chefs to be deep and meaningful. We are more than just professional colleagues: we share friendships based above all on mutual respect and the sharing of values. In all the Michael Caines Restaurants now, you will see that about half of the dishes bear the MC logo - indicating that they are my own signature dishes. This leaves about half the menus for my chefs to have the freedom and the platform to develop in their own creative and personal dishes. That is what makes dining in a Michael Caines Restaurant such a unique and exciting experience.
I have long been proud to proclaim that Michael Caines is inclusive not exclusive. We have proved this through the popularity of our dining concepts at all levels, from Gidleigh Park, The Bath Priory and Michael Caines Restaurants in ABode hotels, to our more informal Café Bar & Grills and Taverns. Good food served with friendly style is for everyone, I firmly believe, and this is what we aim to offer.
I have made my name and my reputation on a signature style of cuisine that is at once modern, based on the finest local and regional produce and ingredients, yet which is also rooted in classic cooking techniques and traditions. Alongside this, we stand for professional and friendly service of the highest order. This was recognised when Gidleigh Park was rated the number one restaurant in the UK in The Sunday Times/Hardens Guide Top 100 British Restaurants.
Increasingly, I have been asked by you, our friends and customers, to create an Exclusive Dining Club for those who enjoy dining at the highest level. Therefore I am delighted to present our Exclusive Dining Club, available only to a strictly limited number. Members will enjoy not only discounts, but also exclusive dining events, priority booking and many other members' benefits at Gidleigh Park, The Bath Priory and ABodes in Exeter, Manchester, Canterbury and Chester. You'll find details of how to join here.
Andrew and Christina Brownsword and I look forward to seeing you sometime soon.
Michael Caines MBE