Black tie and evening dress are absolutely de rigeur for all guests in the Grand Ballroom. If you prefer a less formal evening, please ask to dine in our Nettlefold Restaurant. You are invited, but not compelled, to venture onto the Ballroom dance floor or enjoy some romance on our outside dance floor, under the stars.
In this authentic art deco setting, The Grand Ballroom is a pinnacle of seduction for special occasions, where you can lose yourself in the moment whilst indulging in divine food and wines, taking in the serenity of this fabulous room which is perfect for creating memorable times with loved ones, simply unforgettable.
Non-resident guests are welcome to join us for our black tie dinners every evening (£75 per person). Pre-booking is required. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year we have live music from one of our house bands.
With its beautifully rugged, cliff top setting and dazzling sea views, The Nettlefold is the perfect spot for an excellent fish restaurant.
Working with fresh produce, locally caught fish and foraged coastal herbs and plants, the menu has been curated to bring the best of the uniquely wild island location.
Simplicity, freshness and vibrancy are key to our menus.
The Nettlefold is open to both hotel residents and non-residents every evening between 6.30pm -9pm. Booking in advance is required.
The Palm Court lounge enlightens guests with its calm, airy ambience and an upliftingly bright sun lounge. It’s the perfect spot to relax whilst listening to gentle music from the era as you indulge in a light bite or delicious afternoon tea. It is so easy to drift off back to a bygone era and imagine some of our iconic historical guests of the past, including Agatha Christie and Noel Coward, doing just the same.
Served until 5pm for residents of the hotel and visitors that pre-book, enjoy a light lunch or one of our speciality afternoon teas in the Palm Court Bar, or perhaps you’d prefer an alfresco affair out on the terrace, soaking up the spectacular views.
The Palm Court Lounge by day – The Cocktail Club by night. This wonderful 1930’s cocktail bar has welcomed legendary guests from all over the world for decades. From Churchill and Eisenhower to Wallis Simpson and Noel Coward. This is the place to visit pre and post-dinner to enjoy some fizz, a cocktail or a selection of other beverages.
An exquisite feature of The Palm Court lounge is the stained glass dome on the ceiling. A mesmerising kaleidoscope of blues, greens and turquoise. It was commissioned in 1929 by Archie Nettlefold, and it was under the up-and-coming architect Matthew Dawson, that Jane Wailes, one of his proteges, created detailed drawings of the decadent Peacock dome that continues to adorn the ceiling of The Palm Court today.
Built in 1336, The Pilchard Inn has been quenching the island’s thirst for over 700 years. The Inn first served the fishermen who lived on the Island and mainland shores; then the smugglers and wreckers who lured ships onto the Western rocks; and now hotel guests and the public. There is nowhere better to sit in front of a roaring fire and watch the tides ‘meet’ and ‘part’ while nursing a pint and a fresh crab baguette. On Friday nights The Pilchard hosts a popular curry night, with fresh and spicy curries and accompaniments made in the Hotel kitchen. The Pilchard Cafe downstairs is a new addition to the Pilchard Inn offering all-day dining menu cooked to order.
Pub open daily 11am – 11pm. Pets are welcome!
Food serving times detailed on each menu.
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 and non-residents. Booking is essential.
By the 1930s Burgh Island had become one of the most popular hotels of it’s 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. Used as a lovely private dining space for small parties. If you prefer a less formal evening, please ask to dine in our Captain’s Cabin, where the dress code is smart but not black tie.