1881 Restaurant 

1881 Restaurant 

The 1881 Restaurant is situated perfectly and commands some superb bay sea views.  Our Restaurant is a full dining 4 star AA Rossette awarded.  Our chefs use locally sourced produce and have a good understanding of the seasons, meaning you only get the best quality ingredients.  We do use a number of ingredients that are classed as allergens, however our teams are highly trained to work with these to make sure you are safe in the knowing when you dine with us.  Whilst we can’t 100% guarantee that the dish is allergen-free, we have most definitely made the process safer, giving you more confidence and reassurance.

We are experts in delivering experiences from fine dining to groups and tours.  The 1881 Restaurant is our main dining room, breakfast room and can double up for the most spectacular room for weddings or conferences.  This period decor really does hold the moment and create the right atmosphere for all occasions.

Breakfast is a hot and cold buffet style where you help yourself once seated and met with tea and coffee, the rest of the morning breakfast is taken at your leisure.  We do have other classic breakfast options like eggs benedict that is cooked to order, allowing you time to read the news paper, take in the views and top up on our finest tea selection or fresh coffee.  If you’re visiting friends and family or a business trip, you are very welcome to invite your guests to join you for breakfast (you can even bring your dog as we have a separate breakfast area for this).  As we are a destination Hotel, we do have busy times in the peak season, so to avoid the queues come early and pick your spot, or have a swim and sauna then join us at a later time for breakfast.

Dinner is a combination of classic dishes with a twist to our chef’s creative turn on what’s in season.  Our menu is designed to have something for everyone.  When you dine with us and pre-pay we give you a little something back, by way of a higher allowance to spend on food.  You can book on check-in or just walk in and the team will be on hand to create a dining experience for you.  The Taste of the West is an award the team are proud of.  Thus meaning we support local produce and care about it’s sustainability.  From time to time we will sell out due to it’s popularity, seasonality or it might just mean the fishing boats are not back in just yet.

Events are popular at the Grand Hotel 1881 Restaurant or in-fact the Devonshire Ballroom.  The 1881 Restaurant can create a stunning corporate backdrop with a capacity of 300 delegates.  Equally, for weddings this is by far one of the best venues in the English Riviera with sea views across the 1881 Restaurant and Terrace, this is where memories will be created and you get to say “I do with a view”. 


Call 0800 005 2244 or e-mail reservations@richardsonhotels.co.uk for more information