Fine dining in Devon at our coastal island retreat

  • Our Dining Rooms

    Black tie and evening dress are absolutely de rigueur for all guests in the Grand Ballroom looking to enjoy high-quality fine dining in Devon. If you prefer a less formal evening, please ask to dine in our Nettlefold restaurant. No matter where you dine at Burgh Island, you can be sure of fresh, local, and seasonal food, sourced here in Devon and skillfully prepared under the watchful eye of our experienced chefs.

    To make a future reservation, please call +44 (0)1548 810514 or email [email protected]

  • Fine Dining: The Grand Ballroom

    With its beautiful dining room, stunning views and award-winning food, The Grand Ballroom is one of south Devon’s most luxurious restaurants. With a 7 course tasting menu combining imaginative and classic dishes that is perfect for special occasions, enjoy the divine food and wine our a la carte menu has to offer.

    We are excited to showcase a menu offering the best of British produce, dinner service is accompanied by a pianist. If you choose to include a dinner package with your stay, your Ballroom experience will begin with canapes served to you in Palm Court Bar.

  • The Nettlefold Restaurant

    With its rugged clifftop setting and dazzling sea views, The Nettlefold is one of the most renowned seafood restaurants in the south-west.

    With fresh local produce, combining locally-caught fresh fish and coastal herbs, foraged within walking distance of the restaurant, the menu has been curated to bring the best of British cuisine to your plate.

    If you choose to include a dinner package with your stay, your Nettlefold experience will begin with canapes served to you at your table.

    Pre-booking is required for all residents.

  • The Palm Court Lounge

    One of Devon’s finest waterside locations with dazzling views over the coastline, guests at the Palm Court Lounge are immediately struck by its relaxing ambience. The perfect place to unwind whilst listening to music from the era as you enjoy a light lunch or a delicious Champagne cream tea. Let your imagination run wild and drift back to a time when this venue played host to the likes of Agatha Christie and Noël Coward.

    Choose either a light lunch or a Champagne cream tea, served from 12pm- 5pm for residents of the hotel in the Palm Court Lounge.

  • The Palm Court Cocktail Club

    The Palm Court Lounge by day – The Cocktail Club by night. This wonderful 1930s cocktail bar has welcomed legendary guests from all over the world to south Devon – including some of the 20th century’s most important cultural figures including Churchill, Eisenhower and Wallis Simpson. The perfect place to visit to enjoy a pre-dinner glass of fizz, cocktail or a selection of other beverages.

    The Palm Court Bar is now reserved in the evening for pre-dinner drinks for resident Ballroom diners.

  • The Pilchard Inn

    Built in 1336, The Pilchard Inn has been quenching the inhabitants of Devon’s thirst for over 700 years. First serving fishermen who lived on the island and surrounding mainland shores, then smugglers and wreckers who lured ships onto the western rocks, and now hotel guests and the public.

    Café takeaway – Open daily 10.30am-5pm for hot or cold drinks and snacks. Outdoor seating is available on a first come first served basis.

    Pilchard Inn – Open Wednesday – Sunday, 6pm-9pm for drinks. Table service only and tables available on a first come first served basis.

    The Pilchard Inn is dog friendly.

  • Sunday Lunch

    Join us for a delicious traditional Sunday roast in The Nettlefold.

    £39 for two courses

    £45 for three courses

    Open to residents of the hotel. Booking is essential.

  • The Captain’s Cabin

    By the 1930s Burgh Island had become one of the most popular hotels of its time. Improvements and additions to the hotel were made during the 1930s, including the addition of The Captain’s Cabin, literally the captain’s cabin of HMS Ganges, a warship built in 1821. The Captain’s Cabin forms part of The Nettlefold seafood restaurant and can also be used as a private dining room for small parties.