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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
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Boringdon was gifted as a deconsecrated priory during Henry VIII's Dissolution to one of his favoured courtiers, the Earl of Southampton, who in turn sold it on to the Grey family that produced England's nine-day queen. Dripping with historical stories, the Tudor manor is beautifully preserved. Its dining room occupies a gallery overlooking the Great Hall with its moulded plaster coat of arms, where Scott Paton is fully up to the task of matching the grand surroundings – no mean feat. The five-course taster offers a middle way between the carte and the longer seven-act performance, embracing Vulscombe goats’ cheese with pickled beetroot, elderflower and gingerbread, liver parfait in truffled sherry dressing, John Dory with ham hock, leeks and apple on smoked hollandaise, and a fish or meat choice for main, the latter perhaps venison with ceps, Crown Prince squash and winter greens. It all finishes on a climactic note with intense raspberry mousse, jelly and sorbet with pistachio cream. Vegetarian and vegan menus, the latter incorporating soy-glazed tofu with carrot, tarragon and sesame, demonstrate admirable versatility.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday to Tuesday
  • Closed for lunch: Wednesday to Friday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Scott Paton

Food and drink

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

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 26
  • 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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