Dining at Summer Lodge is a truly memorable experience. Executive Chef Steven Titman was formerly at the highly acclaimed White Barn Inn in Kennebunkport, one of the USA’s top ten hotel restaurants, and from the moment he established himself in Dorset he has been winning new fans from near and far.
Steven and his team serve traditional English dishes tempered with a twist of modern European. It's an exquisite combination that has had critics scribbling in their napkins. Offering the finest meats and the most delicately cooked fish dishes with many of the ingredients sourced from the wealth of fine produce found in our locality, and from our own gardens. Members of the restaurant team are always discreetly on hand to advise, recommend, and assist, displaying the unobtrusive professionalism typical of all aspects of Summer Lodge.
To accompany your meal we keep an award-winning wine cellar, and our Sommelier and his team will gladly suggest the best wine to suit your chosen dishes – you may even wish to taste a few before making your final decision.
When it comes to dining at Summer Lodge, you are completely spoilt for choice. Whet your appetite with samples of our lunch set menu, dinner set menu, dinner à la carte menu and dinner tasting menu. Of course you don't have to choose what's on the menu. If we have the ingredients, we'll cook any dish you fancy.
Sundays are widely reserved for a hearty lunch with family and friends, and where better to sit back and enjoy your weekend than in our award-winning Dining Room? Our fine dining Sunday lunch menu includes three delicious courses for £35.00 per person (£17.50 for children under 12 years) and is constantly changing to include the best seasonal produce. Naturally you can choose a traditional Sunday Roast with all the trimmings, but we are sure you will be tempted by other popular dishes on the menu.
How would you like a meal where every course is a surprise? When you choose our Surprise Menu you don’t know what you are going to get, but rest assured, every meal that comes from our award-winning kitchen is a treat. Naturally we will check with you regarding any allergies or preferences before we surprise you. The menu changes daily and sometimes during the course of the evening and Sommeliers will be on hand to select a wine to match each dish perfectly. Our six course Surprise Dinner is £60 per person and £110 per person with matching wines.
To make a reservation please call us on +44 (0)1935 48 2000 or book online.
Awarded 3 Stars by the Sustainable Restaurant Association 2012
Named 'Dorset Restaurant of the Year' at the Taste of Dorset Awards 2011
Winner of the 'Best British Cheeseboard 2010' by The British Cheese Awards