The Burlington Restaurant at Devonshire Arms

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The sumptuous Devonshire Arms, housed in the stunning 30,000-acre Bolton Abbey estate, cossets its guests from the moment tyres crunch on gravel. Once a seventeenth century inn, this classic English country house hotel exudes comfort, from the impeccably well-dressed and polite staff to the lavish décor and roaring fires within.

Fine dining takes place in the plush Burlington Restaurant which, like the rest of the hotel, is warm and inviting. Dusky pink and rich purple hues, polished wooden tables and soft lighting all contribute to the tranquil ambience that is quite at odds with the complex and highly technical endeavours of the kitchen. Whether you choose the set-price carte or the “excellent” tasting menu, you can expect bright modern ideas and intense flavours from the award-winning chef at the helm, Paul Leonard. His commitment to using fresh, natural and seasonal ingredients means he rarely looks beyond the kitchen garden for fruit, vegetables and herbs, and receives daily deliveries of top-quality meat, cheese and poultry from local suppliers.

Menus here are designed as an experience, with the tasting menu taking around three hours to enjoy. Dishes you might encounter on the seven-course ‘Burlington Experience’ menu include the likes of cured duck liver with rhubarb and ginger, and aged Yorkshire hogget with purple sprouting broccoli and young cheese, while the a la carte proffers creations such as creel-caught langoustine with pig cheek, fennel and granola, and Yorkshire shorthorn beef with asparagus, morels and wild garlic. Desserts come as simple trios, such as Gariguette strawberries with sweet cicely and custard, and figs with yogurt and pistachio. All of the above is underpinned by a world-class wine cellar with some 30,000 bottles. “Superb staff and service” seal the deal.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Fine dining, Traditional
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Great views
Special Features
Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Bolton Abbey Estate, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AJ

01756 718100 01756 718100


Opening Times

Mon 07:30-10:00
Tue 07:30-10:00
Wed 07:30-10:00
Thu 07:30-10:00
Fri 07:30-10:00
Sat 07:30-10:00
Sun 07:30-10:00
Afternoon Tea
Mon 13:30-15:30
Tue 13:30-15:30
Wed 13:30-15:30
Thu 13:30-15:30
Fri 13:30-15:30
Sat 13:30-15:30
Sun 13:30-15:30
Mon Closed
Tue 19:00-21:00
Wed 19:00-21:00
Thu 19:00-21:00
Fri 19:00-21:00
Sat 19:00-21:00
Sun 19:00-21:00


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1 Review 

paul S

15 April 2010  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
as you enter the restuarant and shown to your table by charming restuarnt manger eric! puts you in relaxed mode. have been going here for 4 years now and food has always been excellent, great flavours and nice portions, i feel it could put some 2 michelin restuarnts to shame in london! wine manger Nigel really knows his stuff and always tries to deliver value for money with some great reds in £40-50 mark. what i like about this restuarant is that you are allowed children, any age which i think is great, unlike most restuarants which have silly age limit. Staff are great with the kids and my daughter reguarly gets visits to the kitchen!! great. so if u have kids but still want to have great food come here, hotel is fantastic as well,doggies allowed everywhere aprt from restuararnt which is fair enough! a real treat!
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