PLACES TO EAT

 

Burton Bradstock itself, and the villages and towns within a 10-mile radius of Norburton Hall, offer a wide selection of Inns and Restaurants with a good choice of food to suit most tastes and all budgets.

 

What follows is a small selection, with some of our favourites. We are happy to make bookings for you, for lunch or dinner.

 

The Anchor

High Street, Burton Bradstock

Tel: 01308 897228

www.anchorinnburtonbradstock.co.uk

Cosy fireside bar, with restaurant renowned for its seafood dishes.

 

The Three Horseshoes Inn

Burton Bradstock

Tel: 01308 897259

www.palmersbrewery.com

300-year-old thatched pub and restaurant, serving well-cooked homemade meals with local produce and a wide range of Palmers real ale, brewed in Bridport. Its very popular, so book early if you want to enjoy their delicious meals.

 

Burton Bradstock's Hive Beach Café was given four stars by AA Gill in the Sunday Times a few years ago.

 

Hive Beach Café

Burton Bradstock

Tel: 01308 897070

www.hivebeachcafe.co.uk

Featured in Rick Stein’s BBC1 Seafood Lovers’ Guide, the Hive is well-known for its seafood delicacies - and you can eat almost on the Beach!

 

River Cottage HQ

and Axminster Canteen

www.rivercottage.net

We are only 15 miles (20 minutes by car or taxi) from River Cottage’s first canteen and a similar distance from River Cottage HQ. The Axminster Canteen is renowned for its local seasonal menu and is open most days. River Cottage HQ, popularised by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s TV series, hold workshops, seminars and events and it is where they hold many feasting events. It is fascinating listening to the River Cottage team talk about their approach to food and answer questions. We enjoyed a thoroughly entertaining talk about foraging for mushrooms and the sampling that followed, of course...

 

Taj Mahal

Bridport

Tel: 01308 424956

www.tajmahalbridport.com

Authentic Indian food, featured in C4 River Cottage TV series. Open 7 days a week.

 

The Seaside Boarding House

Burton Bradstock

Tel: 01308 897205

www.theseasideboardinghouse.com 

A wonderful location for breakfast, lunch or dinner with extensive views over Lyme Bay. Afternoon teas available from Friday to Sunday. An ideal spot for sipping sundowner cocktails at sunset, too.

Riverside Restaurant

West Bay

Tel: 01308 422011

www.thefishrestaurant-westbay.co.uk

Famed for its freshly caught seafood and featured in many guidebooks. Book well in advance.

 

Bramble Cafe

Poundbury

Tel: 01305 259826

www.bramblecafedeli.com

Seasonal food, sometimes foraged are on the menu of this charming cafe run by Mat Follas, Masterchef winner.

 

Brassica

Beaminster

Tel: 01308 538100

www.brassicarestaurant.co.uk

An interesting European menu of seasonal food sourced by award winning chef Cass Titcombe from the local region. Open for elevenses, lunch and dinner Wednesday - Saturday.

 

The Anchor Inn

Seatown

Tel: 01297 489215

www.theanchorinnseatown.co.uk

Serving real ale and good food next to the beach, The Anchor nestles under Golden Cap on the World Heritage Coast.

 

Downhouse Farm, Garden Café

Higher Eype

Tel: 01308 421232

www.downhousefarm.org

A garden café of a working organic farm. Open mid March to mid October from 10am to 6pm – a short and welcome diversion off the Coast Path at Higher Eype.

 

The Half Moon Inn

Melplash

Tel: 01308 488321

www.palmersbrewery.com

Good value local food including locally sourced game. Warm welcome with cosy fire in the winter and pretty garden in the summer.

 

Hix Oyster and Fish House

Lyme Regis

Tel: 01297 446910

www.hixoysterandfishhouse.co.uk

Launched by Mark Hix in 2008 with wonderful British food and a panoramic view of the Jurassic Coast. For a programme of special events including masterclasses see website.