Locally farmed meat, fish fresh from the sea, artisan breads and kitchen garden fruit & veg. Purbeck fare is nothing short of mouth watering.
Talented chefs, bakers and farmers have put Dorset well and truly on the culinary map. Sumptuous picnics can be packed and BBQs stacked with fresh local produce from urban farm shops, butchers, fishmongers, markets and food festivals.
Dorset is home to the Naga, the world’s hottest chilli pepper and of course the Dorset Knob! And a wedge of Dorset Blue Vinney cheese is perfect with a glug or two of local cider, wine or real ale. Purbeck in particular is known for its rich venison, Chococo chocolate and delicious Purbeck Ice Cream, passionately produced with farm fresh milk and thick double cream.
Burnbake’s rustic little eatery is open everyday during peak season for breakfast and dinner (weekends only off peak from May to September). Choose from treats such as moules and sea bass with samphire (fresh from Poole Harbour), salads, steaks and homemade burgers. There’s a fabulous home cooked roast every Sunday too. Bring a bottle (there’s no corkage fee) and enjoy an evening dining under twinkling fairly lights or cosying by a roaring fire pit.
Out and about:
Out and about, Dorset Apple Cake with cinnamon and a huge dollop of clotted cream is on the menu of almost every tearoom right alongside the classic Dorset Cream Tea. Character pubs, beach bars, bistros and fine restaurants serve tempting menus to suit all tastes. If you need some help deciding where to try first, drop in at Reception and we will happily suggest a few favourites.