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Nettlefold Restaurant, Kingsbridge, Devon

Nettlefold Restaurant

4.4
4.4
13 Reviews
£41 and over
International
The Nettlefold fish & seafood restaurant aims to offer you the best produce, local freshly caught fish and foraged coastal herbs and plants. The menu has been curated to bring the best of the uniquely wild island location. Simplicity, freshness and vibrancy are key to our menus. Sustainability and the environment a key factor too, as all our food is sourced in line with marine stewardship standards.

The Nettlefold name pays homage to Archibald Nettlefold was a wealthy film maker and heir to the engineering firm founder of Guest, Keen and Nettlefold. He commissioned the design of this great white palace.

At the end of the restaurant is the Captains Cabin which originates from the famous ship ‘The Ganges’ built in Bombay in 1821. In 1930 when The Ganges was decommissioned, ‘Uncle Archie’ bought the Captains Cabin and mounted it onto the front of the hotel overlooking the Mermaid Pool. This room is available for private dining.

Dress code is smart casual, no jeans or trainers.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    International
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Sun 12:30 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01548 810514
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Tim Hall
  • Neighbourhood
    Kingsbridge
  • Parking Details
    Once you get to St. Anne's Chapel, please call the hotel to let them know of your arrival and for us to give you further instructions to get to us. We will then arrange for a driver to pick you up on the mainland.

What 13 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseEnergetic

13 Reviews
  1. MikeG

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service, beautiful hotel, food and drinks were of high quality, overall a bit expensive for what it was, though glad we went and an enjoyable family meal. Would I go back, If I won the lottery probably yes

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  2. NigelW

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, wine and location

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  3. Will

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Main course was a little cold and the service was slow. The setting is beautiful though, the Hotel sent a car to collect us and the same driver drove us back on the sea tractor which was great fun. The driver was very friendly and helpful. Our waiter was fairly attentive.

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  4. ElizabethB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A really lovely experience. the hotel is beautiful and the food was excellent. We will definately return.

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  5. SueC

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very over priced for very underwhelming food. The worst was the first course two tiny over cooked scallops with a corner of a lettuce leaf and a black smudge on the plate for £14.50! For that price it needed to be extraordinary, but sadly it wasn't even average We are locals and came away very disaapointed as the hotel's new owners had boasted they wanted to make it "The best west of the Ritz" . The restaurant based on our experience isn't even the best west of Kingsbridge,

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  6. TheSandpiper

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked for Sunday lunch to experience Burgh Island Hotel and were blown away by the entire experience. From the moment we arrived the surroundings were exactly how we had imagined and it was exactly like stepping into a bygone age, which was exactly what we had hoped. The staff looked professional in their outfits, were extremely friendly (they even offered us free of charge, a ride in the hotel 4x4 back across the beach and dropped us directly where our car was parked) - the food was delicious, we began with a cocktail, had a delicious 3 course Sunday lunch and sat in the lounge after for coffee and petit fours. A little walk around the gardens revealed the hotels private beach which was stunning. Whether we are lucky enough to visit again someday (I do hope so) - this was a truly wonderful experience.

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  7. RoseH

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fabulous Hotel. It was like walking back in time: the decor was amazing. The staff were fabulous and the food and drinks were out of this world. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and had a devine unch. Nothing was too much trouble, the staff were attentive without being invasive. Would definitely go back again.

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  8. AndrewS

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The view is beautiful from the hotel but the food is really below any acceptable level, tasteless and not special and also very over-priced

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening staff were friendly and attentive, the food was exquisite..: Venue amazing including the sea tractor ride with Steve

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  10. VictoriaP

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal and would recommend to anyone - great service, delicious food and a very fair price! Will go again!!

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  11. Martin

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place for a special occasion, especially if you arrive when the tide is up and you are taken over on the sea tractor and then picked up on the other side. Very attentive and friendly staff.

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  12. Taste

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most enjoyable evening with fantastic food looking out over amazing views

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  13. Bicaz

    Devon

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I can honestly say this is the worst restaurant experience I have ever had. We live locally and this was our first time back to Burgh Island in some years. The setting and ambience of the lobby remain outstanding, but somehow the Nettlefold fails to capture the same vibe. It was really rather soulless, except for the view out to sea which we could not really appreciate from our table. After some time, it became apparent that several tables around us had been waiting ages for their food. When ours eventually arrived, it looked nothing like the photos on the website. In fact, it looked like something from a Little Chef. Bare pieces of meat dumped on a plate, no sauces, garnish, nothing. We persevered and at the end of the meal I was invited to step out into the hall to settle up (very strange). There were others there complaining about the food and the service. The restaurant's Food and Beverage Manager was very apologetic and, unprompted, offered to refund the entire cost of the food which was very obliging. We never discovered quite what had gone wrong behind the scenes, but I suspect the chef had gone AWOL. On getting home and reviewing my drinks bill, I realised we had also been charged for several drinks we had not ordered. The hotel had the good grace to refund the difference over the phone. A bad night at the Nettlefold and the management should really think about getting a job elsewhere. I have had so many better experiences around South Devon for less that a quarter of the prices they post. Burgh Island management seem to think they can trade on their location and forget the rest. Shameful.

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Nettlefold Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 13 OpenTable diners.

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Burgh Island, Bigbury-on-Sea, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 4BG

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Kingsbridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 8:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Sun 12:30 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    International
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Once you get to St. Anne's Chapel, please call the hotel to let them know of your arrival and for us to give you further instructions to get to us. We will then arrange for a driver to pick you up on the mainland.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Tim Hall
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