Lynton Cottage Hotel

Lynton Cottage Hotel


0.5 miles
North Walk, Lynton, EX35 6ED
Like the chorizo and succulent pan-fried Creedy Carver chicken that sat stacked high atop a bed of sweet potato rosti and butternut squash sauté, the Lynton Cottage Hotel towers high above picture postcard Lynmouth and the supreme drama of the rocky North Devon coastline.

Visiting Exmoor in 1925, CS Lewis lunched at the Cottage and noted in his diaries that the view was beyond everything he had ever seen, and it is hard to disagree with the famous scribe. If there is a more breathtaking setting in which to enjoy a classically-inspired, imaginative mastering of flavour and attention to detail, which sits on the plate just long enough to scream 'eat me', then I've yet to find it.

Built in 1815 and one of the first hotels to open in Lynton, the Cottage exudes Georgian country house style and now boasts a second AA rosette thanks to the efforts of widely-travelled chef and partner Allan Earl. Making the very best of the availability of excellent organic and locally-sourced meat, fish and vegetables is what this place does best and the menu is adapted every night accordingly. A sample menu may include starters of seared local scallops with black pudding, fried pancetta and hot maple syrup; or maybe a medallion of Exmoor venison fillet with prune chutney and an organic mulled red fruit dressing. Mains are equally impressive with such creations as oven-roasted Devon lamb rump served with thyme and garlic mash, root vegetable nage and a fresh mint relish; or the more exotic red snapper - baked with a piquant blending of coriander, lime, mint, chilli and lemongrass served with a sweet potato Lyonnaise was outstanding.

The food is simple, interesting, fresh, and like my partner's monkfish - so delicately drizzled with an orange and fennel dressing - all done with expert subtlety. Bistro-style lunch and evening menus will be available soon.
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