Feasting at Glazebrook House Restaurant

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Dining Glazebrook House Restaurant in South Devon is as much of an experience as staying overnight. The mantra of ‘surprise, delight and enrich’ continues through the decor, as well as the tasty food.

Glazebrook House Restaurant in Review

Glazebrook House Restaurant Review
Glazebrook House Restaurant Review

Disclosure: My 2014 meal was gifted by the hotel in return for a review.

Glazebrook House Menu

The menus centre on locally sourced produce that’s fresh and seasonal. The aim of the dishes is to surprise, enrich and delight guests. You can find a sample menu here, but bear it mind it frequently changes throughout the year.

Dinner

Dinner can be an eight-course affair if you have the stamina. I opted for a more reserved three-courses.

Choose from a selection of dishes (assuming you’re not a fellow vegetarian, in which case the decision is made for you).

The first surprise arrived in the form of an amuse-bouche. It was surprising for two reasons. Firstly, it wasn’t listed on the menu. Secondly, it arrived in a seal-top jar. When I opened it I was hit with a wave of oak burnt smoke. For the meat-eaters – a taster of smoked crab, and for the vegetarians, a deep-fried ball of goats cheese.

Glazebrook House Restaurant in South Devon
Glazebrook House Restaurant

The pretty plates of warm bread rolls and thick, rich butter go down well whilst you wait for the first course to arrive.

Glazebrook House Restaurant in South Devon
The lovely bread

Creamy squash and mascarpone  soup is never a bad thing and at Glazebrook House, it’s definitely done well. A generous bowlful, drizzled with truffle oil and topped with croutons and herbs is unbelievably filling.

Soup at Glazebrook House Restaurant in South Devon
The soup

The Mr tells me the pan fried local scallops, black pudding fritters, cauliflower puree, watercress and crisp apple are delicious.

Scallops at Glazebrook House Restaurant in South Devon
The scallops

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Next up the main of beetroot barley risotto, mascarpone (yes, more) and Sharaham rustic cheese (a local supplier). The portion size is generous and the flavours invariably rich. It’s an interesting twist on a classic vegetarian dish.

Glazebrook House Restaurant in South Devon
Risotto

Again, the Mr ranked the Mill Leat 10oz ribeye steak with mustard hollandaise, triple cooked chips and Aga roasted herb crusted tomato, as one of the best steaks he’d had in a long time. A recent look on Twitter shows the steak is praised by most of the diners, with some claiming it’s the best steak they’ve ever had.

Steak at Glazebrook House Restaurant in South Devon
Steak

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Dessert

At this point, it’s likely you’ll be feeling very well-fed. However, a quick look at the dessert menu will have your mouth watering in no time. The hot chocolate fondant, laced with caramel and served alongside English toffee ice cream is as heavenly as it sounds. The ice cream even contains small chunks of crunchy, chewy toffee. This dessert deserves three photos.

Dessert at Glazebrook House Restaurant in South Devon
Dessert

If you prefer more of a classic pudding, the crème brulee and shortbread looks like a work of art and supposedly tastes like one too.

Glazebrook House Restaurant in South Devon
Dessert

It’s fair to say that dinner at the Glazebrook House restaurant is a feast for the eyes as much as the stomach. You don’t need to stay overnight to experience the restaurant, so if you’re in the area it’s worth a visit. Just make sure you book in advance as it’s very popular. Starters range from £6-10, mains £14-£26, and desserts £5-8.

Glazebrook House Restaurant in South Devon

Breakfast

Waking up in the Caterpillar room at Glazebrook House is amazing and is made even more so, knowing that breakfast awaits.

Glazebrook House Restaurant in South Devon

Fresh berries and Dorset cereals, topped with Yeo-Valley make for the perfect breakfast starter. An accompaniment of freshly baked croissants and miniature pain au chocolats go down well too.

Glazebrook House Restaurant in South Devon
Glazebrook House Restaurant in South Devon
Breakfast
Glazebrook House Restaurant in South Devon

The cooked breakfasts on offer are all equally tempting. The classic English breakfast disappeared in an instant, which is always a good sign.

Glazebrook House Restaurant in South Devon
Breakfast

The much hyped special of Eggs Benedict lived up to the bold claims by fellow guests. The hollandaise sauce and perfect egg yolks are mopped up well with the wholemeal breakfast muffins.

Glazebrook House Restaurant in South Devon
Breakfast

The best bit about breakfast at this hotel? You can have all three courses. Why choose one, when you can have all three?!

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  • […] Even after you’ve seen every room in this boutique hotel, the excitement isn’t over. Stories ooze out of the property, both old and new. The owner, Pieter, mingles with the guests. His enthusiasm and adoration for his hotel baby pours from his skin. It’s infectious; you can’t help but want to hear more about the past property owners, like the Naval Officer, or how the property was resurrected from a sorry state of an outdated building in just five and a half months. We can have that dinner party talk over in the restaurant (write-up here). […]

  • Jodie Young 6 years ago Reply

    The food looks amazing!

    Taylor Hearts Travel 6 years ago Reply

    Thanks, Jodie. It was delicious! Could do with some it now ;)

  • Naomi 6 years ago Reply

    This all looks incredible, I have never made it that far down south but when I finally do (and have the money to do so) I am there!

    Taylor Hearts Travel 6 years ago Reply

    It’s such an amazing hotel – you’ll love it! Overnight stays start from £120, which is really good value for such an exciting place. I hope you get to visit soon :)

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