Boringdon Hill, Plympton, PLYMOUTH, PL7 4DP
Only a few clicks outside Plymouth, Boringdon Hall is a spa hotel with a rich past. Back in the Tudor day, it became crown property during the Dissolution, and was then gifted by Henry VIII to one of his court favourites, Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton. Today's attractive mix of stone walls and mullioned windows with ultra-mod spa facilities adds up to a powerful enticement, and the deal is surely sealed in the Gallery Restaurant, which, as its name suggests, overlooks the beamed Great Hall with its intricate carved furniture and little crannies. Scott Paton rules this roost, with food that is full of surprises and inventive energy. Proceedings might open with pan-roasted veal sweetbread, served with an assertively sauced teriyaki chicken wing and pickled mooli, and move on to beautifully fresh seared turbot, cleverly balanced with caramelised cauliflower, on a foundation of capers and raisins. The chilly end of the year may produce fallow deer venison with winter-spiced beetroot, scented with juniper and anise, while dessert ends the show with a flourish, perhaps by means of a brown sugar tart constructed of excellent pastry, alongside fig purée and spiced apple sorbet. Incidentals are all spot-on, particularly the wonderful bread selection.
Tel: 01752 344455
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.
Chef: Scott Paton
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £18.00
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