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Boringdon Hall's Àclèaf restaurant awarded a Michelin Star

Head Chef Scott Paton and team recognised by prestigious dining guide

Congratulations to the beautiful spa hotel, Boringdon Hall, where their fine-dining restaurant, Àclèaf has been awarded its first Michelin Star, making it one of the most celebrated restaurants in the South West.

For those who have already visited the award will come as no surprise, as Head Chef Scott Paton has already made a name for himself with four AA Rosettes. Now, it's one of only four Michelin listed establishments in Devon as the intimate restaurant is putting the Southwest firmly on the map as a foodie destination.

What you need to know about Boringdon Hall Hotel's Michelin Star chef

Paton joined Boringdon Hall Hotel & Spa in 2016 as Head Chef following stints at The Horn of Plenty and The Jack in the Green. His dishes are simple, yet sophisticated, allowing quality ingredients to shine through.

Paton also launched his first cookbook at the end of 2022 aptly named Àclèaf. An emulation of the restaurant itself, the book is a celebration of seasonality, quality produce and adorned with an essence of culinary creativity sprinkled throughout.

The celebrated chef said:

"In my 20 years of cooking it’s always been a goal to achieve a MICHELIN Star since those early days listening to chef’s stories about the pinnacle dining experiences, but, since joining Boringdon Hall and receiving the faith and trust from the Directors to launch Àclèaf, that goal became so much closer and in turn we pushed so much harder, not for the star, but for excellence. I’ve never worked with a team who kick themselves more or who ask so many questions about our why, so for that I'm so delighted for the team to get their recognition for that hard work."

What makes Boringdon Hall Hotel's restaurant Michelin Star?

To be eligible for the prestigious award, food is judged by a unique rating system, based on five criteria.

Àclèaf showcases inventive British fare using the finest locally sourced ingredients. Promising guests an unforgettable gastronomic journey, with surprises along the way, Paton and team offer a four-course menu, with visually striking dishes that celebrate the highest-quality, seasonal ingredients, sourced locally where possible. The restaurant also offers a paired wine flight perfectly matched to each individual dish, picked from their impressive wine cellar which is home to over 1500 wines.

Are your tastebuds tempted?

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