Dine with us

Burgh Island is the proud home of one of the best fine dining restaurants in Devon. With award-winning food, world-class chefs and breathtaking views our seasonal menus celebrate the best of local produce in our Devon restaurants.

Fine dining in Devon at our coastal island retreat

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. Dinner service in the Grand Ballroom is accompanied by a live band on a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and a pianist on the days around this

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 dishes, sourced here in Devon and skillfully prepared under the watchful eye of our experienced chefs.

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 fine dining restaurants. With a menu combining imaginative and flavoursome dishes that are perfect for special occasions, enjoy the divine food and wine our à la carte menus have to offer.

We are excited to showcase the very best of British produce, dinner service is accompanied by a live band on a Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and a pianist on the days around this. If you choose to include a dinner package with your stay, your Ballroom experience will begin with canapes served to you in Palm Court. The Grand Ballroom is open to hotel residents only.

View restaurant


With its rugged clifftop setting and dazzling sea views, The Nettlefold is one of the most renowned restaurants in the south-west of England. With fresh local produce, combining coastal herbs, foraged within walking distance of the restaurant, the modern British menu has been curated to bring the best of fine dining cuisine to your plate. If you choose to include a dinner package with your stay, your Nettlefold experience will begin with canapés served to you in the Palm Court. The Nettlefold Restaurant is open to hotel residents only.



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.

The Pilchard Inn is open to all daily between 10:30-23:00 from 13th April 2022. The Pilchard Inn café will offer a tasty selection of takeaway food and drinks Wednesday-Sunday from 12:00-15:00.

Dinner reservation are available to book through the hotel reception for Wednesday-Sunday between 18:30-20:30. Pre-bookings required.


More of our fine dining options

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 while listening to music from a bygone 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.

Sample Menu


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.



For those milestone birthdays, or once in a decade reunions – or just for an extended family get together, Burgh Island Hotel is a memorable and stylish venue for any special occasion. We offer exclusive use of the whole hotel which becomes your personal backdrop for your special occasion. For up to 50 guests, your party can relax and enjoy the peace and seclusion of our Island retreat with plenty of activities to keep even the most maiden aunt entertained.

If you are looking for something a little smaller but just as special, ask our team about hiring The Pilchard Inn for your next celebration – the cosy, wood-beamed interior oozes history and atmosphere at every stone-flagged turn – come and discover it for yourself.



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 30s, 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.