We went for dinner as a couple on a perfect midsummer evening, and this was a perfect place to do so.
The pickup from Bigbury on Sea was smooth and easy and throughout the evening, staff were attentive.
I'm a huge fan of Art Deco, so it was quite an experience to sit in the hotel and enjoy a cocktail before dinner. Although, as someone else has said, it's not a top class restoration, but that's being picky.
The food was very good, though not perfect. My soda bread was burnt black on the crust (I left the burnt edges and told the waitress who didn't react at all or offer more bread) and monkfish a little rubbery - but the scallops to start were superb and we enjoyed the meal overall, especially the puddings and petit fours.
There was a two-piece ensemble playing music from the 20s to 40s which befitted the surroundings, although it felt a little surreal.
The owners have clearly done a lot of work. We had previously walked to the island and noticed the hotel tennis court needed renovating. - but it has been done, and now looks in tip top condition.
Overall, an interesting and enjoyable evening - it's not a 'cool' place to be, but definitely worth going for the experience.
- Also Known As:
- Burgh Hotel Island
- Burgh Island Hotel Devon