The Restaurant

Award winning fine dining in Dorset

Dining at Summer Lodge is a truly memorable experience.

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, many of the ingredients are sourced from the wealth of fine produce found in our locality, and from our own gardens.

Eric Zwiebel, Sommelier extraordinaire, has created a wine list that compliments each dish superbly and will be more than happy to assist in selecting a wine to suit and delight.

Children under 12 years old are welcome to dine in the restaurant at lunchtime and in the Conservatory at any time.

Please note: The Terrace menu is only served on the Terrace or in the Conservatory. 



Opening Hours


12pm - 1:45pm (Monday to Friday)
12:30pm - 2pm (Saturday and Sunday)


7pm - 9pm (Sunday to Thursday)
7pm - 9:30pm (Friday and Saturday)


Telephone: +44 (0) 1935 48 2000 

Classic seasonal ingredients

The dishes you will find on the menu combine Steven's love of producing a perfect harmony of flavours, with the influence of Beatrice Tollman, President and Founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection.

When it comes to dining at Summer Lodge, you are completely spoilt for choice. Whet your appetite with our lunch 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. We also cater for a wide variety of dining requirements. With service to match the surroundings, unobtrusive yet friendly, and a fine sommelier on hand, we look forward to welcoming you to The Restaurant soon.

We are proud to have been awarded Hotel Restaurant of the Year at the Dorset Food & Drinks Awards 2017.

Dietary requirements and allergies

At Summer Lodge we cater for all dietary requirements, allergies and preferences to ensure the health and happiness of our guests. The kitchen produces an exclusively vegetarian and vegan menu which is available every day as well as vegetarian options across all the A la Carte menus. Menus to cater for specific dietary requirements are happily created for our guests by advance request.

Please let us know your specific dietary requirements or allergies when you reserve your room or table so the kitchen can prepare your menu for you. 


"Using Dorset's abundant local produce, my resourceful and imaginative team use their strong classical foundations and light modern touches to provide guests with an exceptional dining experience - from fine dining in the restaurant to light lunches and our popular Afternoon Tea, our focus is always on serving cuisine of the highest standard." 

Executive Chef, Steven Titman


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