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“Lunch in lovely surroundings”

Restaurant at Summer Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Evershot
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $146
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
293 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Lunch in lovely surroundings”
Reviewed March 21, 2012

I visited with my wife to celebrate my birthday with lunch and what a most agreeable way to do it. The place itself is very elegant in all of the public rooms and open log fires add to the ambience. The wine list is extensive to say the least and there are some interesting cocktails and aperitifs. What did surprise me was that not too many local people seem to realise that the lunch menu is so reasonable in price £22 for 2 courses and £25 for 3. It can soon "rack up" of course with wine, but those offered by the glass are more than ideal for a lunch time session especially if you are driving. The head chef has a very good reputation, his breads too are all home made and delicious. We found that the choices on the menu for each course were adequate and my dessert plate carried a happy birthday message. I was also presented with a small box of fine chocolates which was a lovely way to end my extremely well cooked and presented lunch. I must say that throughout, the service was first class. There is no service added to the bill but it makes you feel better knowing that anything you do give is entirely passed on to the staff. There is just 1 shop and 1 pub in the village, which is just through the front door so the shop is worth a visit and you can possibly return to drink or eat at the pub another time.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank ericBournemouth
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Chigwell, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“You will not want ot eat anywhere else”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

All outstanding nothing to dislike a MUST to go .... put it on your place to visit not to be missed

Visited March 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2012

Spent a delightful evening at Summer Lodge, the food, staff and ambience were all excellent. Not cheap but an experience. Super nibbles with drinks, two amuse bouche between courses and truffles with coffee. What was nice that although there was plenty of food I felt sated not uncomfortably full at the end of the evening. I will definitely return for a special occasion. Wondered if the interior of the hotel and restaurant was a trifle old fashioned but actually the whole evening was slightly old fashioned and none the worse for it. At this point I must add that the food was certainly not old school, Stephen the head chef cooks beautiful imaginative food and had no problem with the fact I do not eat meat.

  • Visited March 2012
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Somerset UK
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A lunch to be remembered for years”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

We booked on-line which was easy and with confirmation. We arrived just after 1.30. warmly greeted by all the staff in a relaxed well heated lounge area with a choice of seating. A waiter brought the menu with a small taster from the chef of soup and canapés. The tables were well spaced the service and food was quite exceptional. Then coffee and chocolates etc in the lounge with plenty of reading material.
We shall go again for a special occasion.

  • Visited February 2012
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“5 star food for special event”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

We went for lunch a meal I will never forget for all the right reasons.it tuck away so you will need transport unless you are staying here. the menu is adventurous it is served in a special was to made you stop and think. one of the best restaurants in centeral Dorset in my opinion.

Thank Garfield50
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