There are many wonderful restaurants, pubs and coffee shops in and around the Dorset area. Thanks to Dorset Magazine, here are five of the top places to go. With a mixture from fine dining to high teas, there is something for everyone.
Fancy a spot of afternoon tea? Visit The Tearoom at Abbots
This is a traditional Dorset tearoom in the picturesque village of Cerne Abbas. Enjoy a homemade scone with Duchy Originals Strawberry Jam and local Blackmore Vale Clotted cream. Children are welcome and if it is a fine day, then the garden is a perfect place for dogs to rest their paws.
Find it at 7 Long Street, DT2 7JF; 01300 341349
Award winning food at The Dining Room in Weymouth
Using fresh, local and seasonal produce wherever possible, this award-winning restaurant offers a great dining experience of contemporary cuisine in relaxed surroundings. The menu has a Mediterranean influence with an extensive fish menu.
Find it at 67 St Mary Street, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8PP
Finalist in Dorset Magazine’s Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2014, The Three Horseshoes Inn
The Three Horseshoes Inn is a lovely village pub in the hamlet of Powerstock. Here you can enjoy some of the finest food in the area while enjoying the stunning views. Serving seasonal British food, which is locally sourced and deliciously cooked using vegetables from the garden.
Find it at The Three Horseshoes Inn, Dugberry Hill, Powerstock, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3TF
The Seaside Boarding House – hailed as one of the hippest hangouts on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.
Visit for a cocktail, long lunch or dinner feast. The cliff-top location, overlooking Chesil beach and Lyme Bay means you can enjoy stunning views while you eat!
Find it at Cliff Road, Burton Bradstock, Bridport DT6 4RB
For a special treat, Sienna Restaurant is a Michelin Star restaurant
Serving top quality food, Sienna has a great reputation for fine food and wine. They use seasonal produce, making as much as possible in-house. Their wine list is interesting and diverse. Children over 12 years old are welcome to eat from their normal menu.
Find it at 36 High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UP