Dine with us

Whether you’re a hotel resident or just visiting the area for the day, our splendid 1920’s art deco hotel has got something to whet your appetite. All of our dining options and locations are available to hotel residents and non-residents alike (subject to availability). Our restaurants individually unique with their design, atmosphere and delicious dishes, and now let’s explore them…

Fine dining in Devon at our coastal island retreat

Our wonderfully wild tidal island is located in beautiful South Devon known for its breathtaking views, coastal resorts and locally-sourced cuisine and we’re proud to say we have all of these in abundance! When you dine with us in our restaurants or pub (one of the oldest in the UK) you’ll of course enjoy glorious dishes and refreshing beverages but the stunning views, wonderful atmosphere and excellent service is just the cherry on top.

Fish served on a plate at The Grand Ballroom Restaurant at Burgh Island

Fine dining: The Grand Ballroom

If you’re staying with us as a Burgh Island Hotel guest or just visiting the island for the day and you wish to experience fine dining in Devon, then our Grand Ballroom is where you’ll want to be. You simply cannot overdress for the Grand Ballroom – with a formal dress code of black tie and evening dress, the immersive 1920’s experience will be in full swing as you dine on exquisite award winning plates created by world class chefs, sip on fine wines and let the tantalising live jazz music played on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays take over your feet’s senses, leading you out onto our outdoor dance floor to foxtrot the night away under the stars – on other days surrounding this our talented pianist will be providing your entertainment.

Food organised on a plate from Burgh Island

The Nettlefold Restaurant

With inspiring coastal views, fabulous characteristics and the best British cuisine, it’s got to be our Nettlefold restaurant. Feeling peckish or craving a spot of lunch? Whether you’re staying at Burgh Island or just visiting, The Nettlefold restaurant is a more relaxed environment with a casual but classy ambiance, but don’t let this fool you – you’ll still find award-winning food, glorious seaside views and outstanding service at your fingertips. Visit our Captain’s Cabin located at the back of the restaurant for one of the best secluded fine dining restaurants in Devon.

Exterior shot of the Pilchard Inn

The Pilchard Inn

The Pilchard Inn Burgh Island pub is our island’s little gem and being over 700 years old it’s steeped in history and has many brilliant stories to tell. You don’t have to be a hotel resident to enjoy a hearty meal at the pub on Burgh Island, so if you, your little ones and furry friends find yourself in the area and you fancy a cold pint or a classic British dish, pop in!


More of our fine dining options


Palm Court Club

Our Palm Court Lounge really is the star of the show here at the Burgh Island Hotel Devon and it’s not hard to see why, what with its grand glass ceiling, 1920’s Art Deco furniture and spectacular bar area, it’s the perfect place for a tipple with friends as you take in the charming views of the big blue.

The Palm Court Lounge by day but the Cocktail Club by night. If you’re looking for an excuse to dress in a fabulous flapper dress and a smart suit and tie and wish to explore our splendid array of tipples, then head on over to our Palm Court Lounge when the moon is glowing. The wonderful cocktail bar is familiar with well-known faces from all over the world including Churchill, Eisenhower and Wallis Simpson – now it’s time to make your face a familiar one!


Afternoon Tea

Our much adored Burgh Island afternoon tea has made their return to our island and the best part? They’re also available to non-residents! Take an idyllic barefoot stroll across the sandy shore to arrive at your afternoon affair, and if the tide is in, take an exciting journey across blue waters on our iconic sea tractor. For £55, you can enjoy a delightful Burgh Island Hotel afternoon tea in our elegant Nettlefold restaurant, or if you’re treating a loved one, consider opting for our champagne afternoon tea for £70. Gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options are available. Lunch is also now available for non-residents. A luxury cream tea awaits. Bookings are essential and we require them to be made 24 hours in advance via our reception.

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People enjoying a party at Burgh Island


You’ll find our island featured in many luxury magazines as one of the most unique places in the UK to tie the knot and it’s no secret as to why. With exclusive use of our entire island you and your favourite people can take advantage of what Burgh has to offer (including your very own spa therapist who is available at all times). We have space for an additional 15 non-resident guests (subject to availability) when dining in our Grand Ballroom because no one should miss out on the taste of our glorious dishes!

You don’t need to say “I do” to have exclusive use of our island, just an excuse to party in style! You can hire our party house to shimmy the night away surrounded by the people you love most. Head on over to our Palm Court Lounge for a cocktail (or three!) or pass the time playing a heated game of tennis or taking a cool dip in our iconic natural Mermaid Pool. There’s plenty to see, do and experience on Burgh Island, you just need to visit us to find out…

The Captain's cabin bar at Burgh Island


The Captain’s Cabin is nestled away at the back of our elegant Nettlefold restaurant and provides guests with the option for a more private and intimate dining experience. A little history on the Captain’s Cabin – it is quite literally the captain’s cabin of HMS Ganges, a warship built in 1821 and was added to the hotel in the 1930’s during a renovation and the island restaurant now serves as a cosy dining hideaway for guests.