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The Burlington Restaurant

The Devonshire Arms Hotel, BOLTON ABBEY, Skipton, BD23 6AJ

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The Rosette award for this establishment has been suspended due to a change of chef at the time of going to print. Reassessment will take place in due course under the new chef. Surrounded by the rolling hills of the Duke of Devonshire's Bolton Abbey estate, on the fringes of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, The Devonshire Arms is a gem of a 17th-century property with a luxe spa in a converted ancient barn, immaculate lawns, landscaped grounds, and an opulent interior that manages to seem both traditional and contemporary. The vibrant Brasserie is an appealing dining option, but the star attraction is the refined, chandeliered Burlington Restaurant with its charming conservatory extension. Here, fine Yorkshire produce - including the fruits of the kitchen garden - are used to deliver well-crafted plates of contemporary food rooted in classical culinary thinking. A starter of sautéed duck liver has at its core superbly tender and flavoursome livers, served with caramelised spiced pears, little gingerbread tuiles, vanilla-infused pear purée, and caramelised walnuts: a classy dish. Next up, Yorkshire grouse with pickled elderberries gets a dash of luxury in the shape of a caramelised apple filled with foie gras, or go for East Coast turbot with lettuce and lobster cream. There's more creativity at dessert stage, where a mango sphere filled with buttermilk ganache and a wonderfully sharp lime centre is a technical tour de force. The service team show flawless communication to keep it all going along swimmingly. The attention to detail here includes stellar canapés such as a small duck burger with tamarind ketchup, and stonking petits fours that actually come with a menu.

Further information

Tel: 01756 710441
& 718111
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Days closed: Mon
Dates closed: Xmas, New Year

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Paul Evans
Number of seats: 70
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.



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On B6160 to Bolton Abbey, 250 yds N of junct with A59 rdbt
Nearest station: Skipton, Ilkley

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