The Telegraph September 2012
“...fine and unusually charming restaurant...a tantalising affair...the beef was unspeakably delicious...."
The Sunday Times June 2011
20 Best Restaurants with Rooms - Agaric, Ashburton, Devon
The Times - Giles Coren
Eating Out July 2010
“...modern menu-making in the extreme. Agaric is a perfect example of a sustainable, seasonal, small-scale business, ambitious but realistic, infinitely various, friendly and welcoming, foraging and boraging its way into peoples' hearts and stomachs, and setting the standard for fashionable food fads yet to come, without even knowing it's doing it."
The Independent on Sunday
'How the West was Won' November 21st 2004
“Chef Nick Coiley and his wife are the main catalyst for turning Ashburton into a gourmet hot-spot. Coiley used to be head chef with the legendary Joyce Molyneux at The Carved Angel, so it was almost inevitable Agaric was destined to be a honey pot for gastronauts. The North Street restaurant has been a permanent fixture in the Good Food Guide since it opened in 2000. It's almost unnerving to find such a high quality operation on the edge of wild and windy Dartmoor.”
The Independent - Richard Johnson
AGARIC - RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR 2003
…“Just re-reading my review of this stylish, intimate little restaurant starts me salivating.”…
The Sunday Times -Monsieur Mangetout
July 9th 2006
“Ashburton has become a bit of a foodie hotspot of late, and this tiny restaurant is one of the main reasons why. Nick Coiley is an ardent champion of local ingredients……simple & confident in equal measure.
Restaurant Spy - BBC
Olive Magazine April 2009
"Owner and chef Nick Coiley's quest for excellence and self sufficiency is unbounded. Everything on the menu at this small, civilised restaurant is seasonal and homemade, down to the muesli and sausages at breakfast..... Ditch the chain restaurants and hotels this is food served up as fresh and lovingly as it comes, with hospitality from people who really mean it. They also run a brilliant cookery school."
“Nick is the most under rated chef in all UK, but then I think he doesn‘t give a **** . I love it here” Jean-Christophe Novelli
“Clearly a menu that came from the mind of an independent, skilled & passionate chef.” Kate Spicer
“Nick is almost certainly one of the top 6 chefs cooking in the UK.. And he doesn’t appear to notice it…” Christine Casey