With so many amazing ingredients, it really isn’t any surprise that there are so many restaurants for you to try during your visit. You’ll find everything from fine dining, laid back restaurants, pop ups, pub restaurants, themed restaurants, beach side restaurants… To everything in between! Many of the restaurants here in Dorset are award-winning and have ever changing, seasonal menus that show off the full scale of top quality produce that is on offer and there is something for every taste and budget.Read More...
Of course, being so close to the coast, you’ll find plenty of fish dishes on the menu. Dorset is well known for its fresh fish and shellfish, so some of the UK’s best seafood restaurants can be found in the region. It isn’t just high end seafood either, there are some pretty incredible fish and chip stalls, shops and more, so no trip to Dorset is complete without trying at least one portion!
Those of you with allergies need not miss out, you’ll find gluten free and even dairy free options with the batter and chips! If you are a fan of seafood, you really have no excuse to not visit one of the region’s restaurants for a seasonal dish straight from the ocean. As there is almost 100 miles of coastline, you’re bound to find somewhere not only with a sea view, but also where you can see the very ocean that your dinner came from.
More and more of the country’s top chefs are setting up bases in Dorset and making the most of the raw materials that are available here. These chefs often host demonstrations in their restaurants as well as special occasions to celebrate, so keep your eyes peeled on our what’s on pages to see what is going on! There are cookery schools too, so you can learn how to prepare these incredible meals too.
Dorset also has lots of lovely traditional restaurants and foodie pubs, offering a wide range of cuisines. The abundance of vegetables and fruit mean that there are some great places to eat for the vegetarians and vegans among you and being such a great spot for cream and ice cream, you’ll find some of the best desserts in the UK right here.
A stay here also gives you a wide range of dining options, you’ll find Indian, Thai, Mexican, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Nepalese, Portuguese, Italian, fusion restaurants and just about every other national cuisine you can think of and of course, places that serve something of everything, so even the most indecisive of diners can find something to please them. Families will also love the diverse choice and the extensive children’s menus that can be found in Dorset, especially around the more popular holiday destinations.
With all this right here in Dorset, it’s not hard to see what it is such a popular place for food lovers, celebrity chefs and holiday makers. You can see a whole host of restaurants in the county below to help you find your next dining experience and with so many options available to you, you’ll have to keep coming back again for more!
Not sure you can fit in a full meal after visiting all the food festivals and spending time at the top attractions? Why not try a lighter bite by taking a look at the tearooms and cafes and grab a slice of locally sourced cake and a cup of tea instead? Or if you want something more casual, there are loads of pubs and inns offering amazing menus and of course, if you want to grab something on the go, be sure to take a look at the street food vendors.