Four AA Rosettes can't be wrong! Do try this fun taster menu, perched in an ancient minstrel gallery overlooking Boringdon's majestic Great Hall.
An upmarket restaurant for Devon always makes Muddy’s ears prick up, not least because they are limited commodity in the county. What makes this more exciting still is its location in one of Devon’s few five-star hotels, Boringdon Hall & Spa, making a fabulous stay, even better – if that’s possible.
Head chef Scott Paton has made sure that Devon’s best ingredients and friendly, knowledgeable waiters are left to do the talking. The romantic location, in an intimate minstrel’s gallery over looking the historic Great Hall, the friendly vibe and fun touches (check out my review) mean that despite the linen tablecloths, Àclèaf manages to keep it real. The AA inspectors clearly agree as they’ve just doled it out four well-deserved AA stars.
If you fancy a treat, or have a special occasion looming, book in for the four course Table d’hôte or the four-course signature menu, which can be paired with a curated list of old and new world wines. New for 2022 is a six-course taster devised with all the chefs’ faves, with the addition of some new ones. Check out our What’s Cooking interview with Scott for more intel.
The dishes are everything you’d expect from a hotel of this quality: exquisite to look at and delicious. Plus, the whole experience gives great anecdotal value. I’d go back like a shot and I wan’t a posh-nosh fan before I went. I am now!
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