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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Energetic modern cooking overlooking the Great Hall

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At a glance

Open all year
Tasting menu
Wines by the glass

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.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef: Scott Paton

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern French
  • Wines under £30: 24
  • Wines over £30: 39
  • Wines by the glass: 11

Price guide

  • 2-course lunch from22.50
  • 3-course lunch from29.50
  • 3-course dinner from49.50
  • Tasting menu from55
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • On-site parking available

Getting here

A38 at Marsh Mills roundabout follow Plympton signs to small island. Left over bridge and follow tourist signs

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Plymouth
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Three-course lunch from£29.50**Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch *Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
*Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
*Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
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