Review on Margaret Amelia Restaurant, Thurlestone Hotel
Succeeding generations of the Grose family have presided over this luxurious coastal hotel since 1896, and it is still a grand sight - standing in 19 acres of sub-tropical gardens not far from Salcombe.
Over the years it has moved with the times and now boasts all manner of up-to-the-minute business and leisure facilities, plus several options for casual or formal dining. Pride of place goes to the recently refurbished Margaret Amelia Restaurant, with its sensational floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Thurlestone Beach and Bigbury Bay.
Menus change each day and there's always plenty of local seafood on offer - perhaps Salcombe lobster Thermidor or grilled fillets of red mullet and sea bass with crushed new potatoes, baby vegetables and salsa verde. Otherwise, look for saddle of venison with rosemary and roast garlic gravy or parsley-crusted rack of lamb with thyme-scented juices before jellied terrine of candied blood orange with passion fruit sorbet. The authoritative wine list covers the globe in depth, and most selections are helpfully arranged by grape variety.
When the sun shines, it's pleasant to eat al fresco in the Rock Pool dining area; the hotel also has its own sixteenth-century pub, the Village Inn.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.45 - 9.45pm (8.00 - 10.00am Sun)
Lunch: 12.30 - 2.00pm Sun
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.00pm Mon-Sun
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express