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Restaurant at Summer Lodge

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9 Fore Street, Evershot DT2 0JR, England
+44 (0)1935 482000
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Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 99
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    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Special holiday meal

Down in Dorset recently for a week and booked into Summer Lodge as a treat at the end of the holiday. This is a Chateau and Relais place so not an everyday place to go, more of a special occasion place/treat as more high end. We were shown to the lounge area which was very stately home-esque. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Linda A
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Down in Dorset recently for a week and booked into Summer Lodge as a treat at the end of the holiday. This is a Chateau and Relais place so not an everyday place to go, more of a special occasion place/treat as more high end. We were shown to the lounge area which was very stately home-esque. The attentive service... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Reasonable to very good food. Beautifully presented but expensive. Breakfast is a delight served in the conservatory overlooking beautiful gardens. I ate here alone, spa trip courtesy of my husband, the pork dish from the a la carte menu was disappointing but they do offer amazing service. We ate here for my birthday last Christmas and my dessert came with... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Four of us had the tasting menu. The meal was simply amazing. Having been fortunate to try restaurants all around the world, this is the one which we all agree stands out the most.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

A very enjoyable and memorable lunch. The food was fantastic, particularly the desert, the staff were very attentive without being intrusive.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We wondered if the restaurant may be a little too formal, however quite the opposite. Yes this is fine dining and yes it is a 5* experience but you are never made to feel uncomfortable and all staff were friendly plus due to the layout, you really felt that you were dining alone. A neat touch! The food itself was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The food is very well presented, but this is compensating for very average flavours, and rather tired, cliched ideas (pork belly starter?!). The service is a tad over-zealous, as if anxious to assure the diner at all times that this is, in fact, a "five-star" restaurant. The food in no way deserved the hefty price-tag - around £10 more per... More 

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yeovil
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The food was good but not outstanding,the white wine was not cold enough. The service was average The main issue for me was the lack of any passion by the staff.They need somebody with a bit of a personality to make contact with you! It felt very sterile and lacked atmosphere I would have expected some music at these prices... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We had a surprise taster menu for a party of 10 for my 50th birthday . The food was out of this world. The service and presentation was amazing they explained each course as it was presented to the table. The chef came out at the end of the meal which is extra special treat. We have already booked to... More 

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Southampton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Although we only used the restaurant once during our stay, the food was excellent and beautifully presented. As a bonus, the choice of single malts, is second to none!

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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

What a beautiful location. Fantastic high quality food in this fine old English hotel. Very lovely walks around the village of Evershot and the fabulous Melbury Park. Well worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Fore Street, Evershot DT2 0JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Evershot
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1935 482000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 171
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?