The Elizabethan manor house in Plymouth offers one of the most ornate dining experiences in the South West and if you like supping in sumptuous historical surroundings, its striking stone towers, secret archways and ancient arrow slits hint at a fascinating past. This month, the good news is that the luxury hotel and spa will (finally) be opening its doors to daytime diners.
Specialising in intimate, classic and memorable dining, the Gallery Restaurant at Borindgon Hall is a deliciously romantic setting to eat out. Traditional beams, intricately carved furniture and cosy nooks form the perfect backdrop to a very special eating experience, and certainly warrant its status as one of Devon’s most unique dining destinations.
A string of new accolades – including three AA rosettes for the restaurant and five stars for the hotel – brought 2016 to a prosperous close. While the new year started in a similar celebratory style: head chef Scott Paton’s talent for concocting masterpieces that look as magnificent as they taste earned him Best Chef honours at the Food Magazine Reader Awards 2017.
To mark its recent success, the Gallery Restaurant’s award winning menus can now be savoured before six. Expect seasonal dishes using only the best local ingredients, to be savoured in three thrilling courses or explored via Scott’s tantalising tasting menus. And don’t forget to take your swimming costume – the swish Gaia Spa is not to missed, offering heat rooms, luxurious treatments and an exhilarating hydrotherapy pool.