Dorset is a gourmet's paradise, fuelled by an abundance of superb local ingredients and wonderful home-cooked food. Within this inspiring environment, our chef, Steven Titman, has developed a cuisine of international fame. His menus meet and exceed the exacting requirements of the Relais & Chateaux’s gastronomic standards.
Fine dining and impeccable service go hand-in-hand at Summer Lodge. You can enjoy both in our light and airy conservatory, the elegant Dining Room, or the warm and clubby cosiness of the Whisky Bar. In fine weather, you can dine on the terrace, while our scrumptious traditional Dorset afternoon tea is served every day in the Drawing Room.
Eric Zwiebel, our cellar master, has made his mark too. In 2007, he was runner-up in the Best Sommelier of the World competition. Wine Spectator said that his was one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world. Our wine dinners, hosted by Eric, have become famous for his inspired pairings of food and wine, his fund of oenological information, and the outstanding service from this Relais & Chateaux jewel.
Summer Lodge was voted No. 1 in Dorset, No. 2 in South West England and No. 27 in Britain in 'The Sunday Times Food List – Top 200 Restaurants in Britain' 2010.
To make a reservation please call us on +44 (0)1935 48 2000 or book online.
Please note: We will be closed from 4th January until 23rd January for refurbishment, and will be re-opening on Saturday 24th January 2015. Our reservations team will still be available to take bookings and to answer any of your questions. Please call the hotel on 01935 482000 for more information.
Award-winning English countryside dining
Indulge in our homemade treats
Perfect venues for private meetings and events
Make a reservation or call +44 (0) 1935 48 2000