We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fish 'n chips”

Clavell's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Kimmeridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Clavells Café and Restaurant established in 2008, is nestled in the charming and idyllic village of Kimmeridge on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset one mile inland from the world Heritage cost. We are part of a family that have farmed in the Purbecks since 1962 and are passionate about offering delicious locally sourced food with delightful service at an attractive price.
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Lovely place for tea and cakes & it is open in the evening on a Thursday for fish & chips. Cafe has won an award this year as the best cafe in E. Dorset I believe

Thank Jane225566
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (473)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

383 - 387 of 473 reviews

Reviewed November 6, 2013

We have been eating at Clavell's for some years and really think it can't be beaten on quality and price in this part of the world. It's a friendly family business, and most of the meat served comes straight from the family's nearby farm. Other produce is locally sourced as far as possible. The standard lunch menu has a good selection, and there are always some specials on the board. The other day for instance I had my favourite, moussaka. The lamb mince was lean and deliciously cooked with aubergines and a cheese sauce, accompanied by new potatoes and a generous Greek salad at least as good as anything I've ever encountered in Greece. Desserts are tempting too: try the hazelnut meringue if available (my wife's personal favourite), or perhaps the local Purbeck ice cream, one of the best available in my opinion. The wine menu is varied, and even the house wine is always excellent. Watch out for special '2 for 1' main course vouchers in the local press and on the restaurant's own website for even more superb value. Evening menus are more elaborate, and make for a really special night out. The staff are unfailingly friendly and welcoming, and service is efficient.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank 908John
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We always knew Clavell's is the best but now, it's official. They are the Winners of the Taste of Dorset Awards 2013 and it is well deserved. We had another delicious meal at lunchtime, fresh tasty food, friendly welcome, and then purchased some fresh meat from the chiller cabinet to enjoy at home. Definitely our favourite lunch venue.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank AMG505
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

My friend and I had an evening meal here on a Saturday night. Although the place was busy, the staff were more than able to cope and never looked stressed or attempted to rush the diners. Whoever the chef is, he certainly knows how to cook. We both had duck as the main course and it was so tender. The accompanying vegetables were just right. As for the sweets, oooooh! So difficult to decide.
This restaurant has such a nice atmosphere and is well worth a visit. If you are thinking about it, don't hesitate.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank andreas1925
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 11, 2013

On many occasions we have driven past this very inviting looking little cafe and have often said that we really must try it one day. Well today was the day and we now wish that we had stopped here much sooner. What a lovely bight and airy little place with a nice traditional country feel about it. There was a great selection on the menu for both meat eaters (all meats sourced locally) and dishes for vegetarians too. Great portions and lovely presentation. Hubby had a huge burger with lovely chips and a salad and I had a Brie and cranberry baguette served warm with chips and a salad we then shared a cream tea afterwards which was one of the nicest I've ever had. The service was excellent and the staff very pleasant and friendly.... We cannot wait to return. :)

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Jacqui14
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Clavell's Restaurant also viewed

West Lulworth, Dorset
Church Knowle, Dorset
 
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
 
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
Chaldon Herring, Dorset
 

Been to Clavell's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing