June 2017: Paul Leonard, previously head chef at Isle of Eriska hotel, has been appointed head chef; The Burlington was also in the news earlier this year for reducing to a four-day week in order to improve the work/life balance of their staff.
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“For full romantic effect, you need to stay overnight, and preferably in winter with the fantastic open fires”, at the Duke of Devonshire’s graceful country house hotel. To critics its dining room is a tad “dated”, and the food is “ordinary” at times, but for a majority the cooking can be “exceptional”, and the cellar is legendary here.
The Duke of Devonshire’s country house hotel certainly offers “delightful surroundings and service”; as ever, there are naysayers who finds the experience “vastly overpriced”, but the majority hail its “interesting” food and famously “extensive” wine list.
The Duke of Devonshire’s grand country hotel undoubtedly offers “very good” standards, with “excellent” views contributing a “delightful” experience all-round; even fans can find prices in the main dining room “grossly OTT”, though, and the whole style is too “stuffy” for some tastes.
With its “truly excellent cuisine, made from the highest quality luxury ingredients”, “immense” wine list, “precise” service and a setting that’s “all class”, the Duke of Devonshire’s luxurious rural hotel has a lot going for it; there is catch – “now don’t get me wrong, we had a lovely meal, but it was extremely expensive”.
Bolton Abbey, BD23 6AJ
Monday to Sunday 7.30am to 10am; 12pm to 4pm; 1.30pm to 3.30pm; DINNER Tues to Sun 7pm to 9.30pm
Last orders: 9.30 pm, Sat & Sun 10 pm