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RestaurantsNorth YorkshireSkiptonBD23

survey result


Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The Duke & Duchess of Devonshire’s well-known luxury hotel is scenically located on the River Wharfe and one of the more renowned dining destinations in this part of the world. Paul Leonard (who joined in 2017) has yet to regain the Michelin star the property has held on-and-off over the years, but all reports this year are of “exceptional fine dining, with attentive yet unobtrusive service”. You can eat from a three-course menu or the eight-course, £85 ‘Burlington Experience’ tasting menu. Much of the appeal here is being able to raid the duke’s fine, if not particularly budget-oriented, cellar.


Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Another strong year for the flagship dining room of the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire’s luxurious 17th century hotel, which enjoys a magnificent location “all set on the River Wharfe at Bolton Abbey”. Paul Leonard’s “fabulous” modern cuisine is consistently praised (be it the three-course à la carte or nine-course tasting menu) as is the “lovely” service. The cellar is of some renown here and numerous reporters nominate the wine here as the best they encountered this year.

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Owner's description

The 3 AA Rosette Burlington Restaurant at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa combines classical country house style with fresh, exciting, modern British menus from award-winning Head Chef, Peter Howarth.

Our seasonal tasting menus use some of Yorkshire’s finest ingredients, including those grown in the hotel’s own kitchen garden, reared or caught on the Duke’s estate or produced locally. Let us surprise you with our choice of stunning and delicious dishes.


Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner   £75.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 85.00 D only 8
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £4.75
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

90, 30, 20, 10
No trainers

The chef

Peter returned to the Burlington as Head Chef in November 2019, after previously working at The Devonshire Arms during his early career.

Peter has exemplary professional experience, having worked with top-class hotel restaurants, including Head Chef at The Samling, The Lake District which held three AA rosettes, and prior to this, Head Chef at Gidleigh Park and The Latymer, both of which held two Michelin stars and five AA rosettes.

Other notable establishments which have honed Peter’s craft are two Michelin-starred Winteringham Fields, and the Michelin-starred Longueville Manor, Jersey.

Peter’s love of travel has certainly impacted on his individual style of cooking, which he would describe as ‘Modern British with world influences’.

In terms of sourcing the superb ingredients that make the dishes what they are, Peter rarely looks beyond The Burlington’s very own doorstep. The Devonshire Arms’ kitchen garden provides a wealth of fresh fruit and vegetables, nurtured by Peter and fellow Chefs, with local suppliers delivering top-quality meat, cheese and poultry daily.

Private dining

At The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa you are spoilt for choice when it comes to wining and dining and made even more special when tailored to your group’s individual needs.

We have four rooms which can accommodate up to a maximum of 90 diners. Choose from the Clifford, Barden, Hartington or Cavendish rooms, each has it’s own unique style and feel.

Our events team will ensure that the choice of room and menu selection, complemented by superb wines will combine for a really special evening to delight your guests…… Birthdays, engagements, celebrations, corporate or just an excuse for a get together – we have a solution for you.

Bolton Abbey, Skipton, BD23 6AJ
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Opening hours
Tuesday7:30 am‑9 pm
Wednesday7:30 am‑9 pm
Thursday7:30 am‑9 pm
Friday7:30 am‑9 pm
Saturday7:30 am‑9 pm
Sunday7:30 am‑9 pm

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