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The 16th-century manor house Boringdon Hall was once given to the Earl of Southampton by none other than Henry VIII. Nowadays, it’s a luxurious country house hotel five miles from Plymouth and close to Dartmoor National Park. Full of charm and elegance, it doesn’t take much for you to imagine the doors swinging open and Henry VIII striding in, accompanied by the sound of buglers. Intimate and elegant, Àclèaf is the ultimate fine dining restaurant, with tables looking out over the Great Hall. It’s all aged beams and period features, with an atmosphere that gives a sense of occasion without being overly formal. There’s an unstuffy elegance about the setting, but it has a nicely balanced ambience that’s enough to make a dining occasion feel special with plenty of chat at the tables. Attention to detail starts as soon as the bread arrives – excellent pain de campagne and oat-crusted rolls served with Normandy butter and whipped Wagyu beef fat butter. Before the main events, snacks of caviar, lobster and consommé prepare the tastebuds for what’s to come. The seasonally led four-course menu showcases the stylishly inventive cuisine, where creative yet simple combinations can be seen in dishes such as an opener of duck terrine and apricot, which could be followed by squab pigeon paired with blackcurrant and beetroot. A third course might bring sole with langoustine and sorrel, while a rich combination of chocolate, miso and sesame makes for a stunning finish. The vegetarian and vegan options are equally enticing and might include such innovative flavour pairings as tomato, saffron and anise or carrot, chamomile and mustard. The intelligently curated wine list, which features many by the glass, travels the world but flies the English flag with several still and sparkling wines from Kent and Devon vineyards.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

4 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Boringdon Hill, Plympton, PLYMOUTH, PL7 4DP


  • Seats: 40
  • Private dining available
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed:
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 2
  • Wines over £30: 120
  • Wines by the glass: 11
  • Cuisine style: Modern French
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Devon

With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.

Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them. 

Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.

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