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. Or enjoy cocktails, cream teas and pre-dinner drinks at The Palm Court. 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 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 also offer a tasting menu, showcasing the best of British produce. If you choose to include a fine dining dinner package with your stay, your Ballroom experience will begin with canapes served to you in the Palm Court Bar.

    At £75 per person non-resident guests are welcome to join us for our black-tie dinners every evening. The Ballroom will take last orders at 10pm and close at 11pm, pre-booking is required

    From 17th May 2021:

    We are excited to showcase a tasting menu 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.
    Non-resident guests are welcome to join us for our black tie dinners every evening (£75 per person). Pre-booking is required for residents and non-residents.

  • 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.

    Dinner reservations available between 6pm-8pm. Pre-booking is required for all residents and non-residents with last orders at 10pm and close at 11pm.

    From 17th May 2021:

    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 and non-residents.

  • Afternoon Tea at 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 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 a light lunch from our extensive lunch menu or cream teas, served from 12pm-3 pm for residents of the hotel in the Palm Court Lounge. Non-residents will also be able to enjoy afternoon tea from The Nettlefold. Pre-booking is required.

    From 17th May 2021:

    12pm-3pm residents of the hotel can enjoy a light lunch or one of our speciality afternoon teas in the Palm Court Lounge. Non-residents will also be able to enjoy afternoon tea in The Nettlefold. Pre-booking is required.

  • 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 bar service will close at 11pm, with service coming to a close just before.

  • 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.

     

    From 12th April 2021:

    Café takeaway – Open 10am-5.30pm, food served 11.30am-5pm

    Table service – Open 10am-7.30pm, food served 11.30am-7.30pm. Available on a first come, first served basis for groups of up to 6 people wishing to eat or drink outside of The Pilchard.

    From 17th May 2021:

    Indoor food and drink service will return in The Pilchard. No reservations required for drinks or lunch. Dinner each evening will be available in two sittings, 6.30pm and 8pm, pre-booking will be required. The takeaway café and outdoor seating will also remain available throughout the summer.

    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 and non-residents. 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.