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“Relaxing and indulgent”

Restaurant at Summer Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Evershot
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $143
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Relaxing and indulgent”
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Tucked away in a quiet country lane this is a gem- country house chic, great service, excellent food and luxurious rooms. Cannot wait to return.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank whisperinggrass
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Evershot1, General Manager at Restaurant at Summer Lodge, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Dear whisperinggrass, my team and I are very grateful to you for your kind review of Summer Lodge. That you cannot wait to return is perhaps the best possible endorsement you could give us, thank you. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager.
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English first
Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“excellent”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

everything is just-so. Service levels are friendly and efficient - staff seemed like they liked to be there and really wanted you to enjoy your stay. Can't fault it.

Visited April 2013
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Thank paulineoparker
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Evershot1, General Manager at Restaurant at Summer Lodge, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear paulineoparker, my team and I are very grateful for your kind review of Summer Lodge. It is wonderful to know that you found every aspect of your meal to be perfect. Hopefully, when next in this part of the world, you will visit us again. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager.
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Superb food”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

We had the surprise menu - four courses with wine to match but no idea what we were going to get. It was superb and the wine choice was perfect - the sommelier doesn't know what is being served either so he has to work quickly! It is a lovely way to try new dishes and experience wine one would probably not normally order. A great experience.

Visited June 2013
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Thank SDG58
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Evershot1, General Manager at Restaurant at Summer Lodge, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear SDG58, thank you very much for your kind review of Summer Lodge. We always have a lot of fun with the surprise menu and it is therefore the cherry on the cake for us when we know that guests have enjoyed it just as much. The kitchen team is challenged by it, as is the restaurant team (sometimes the menu changes during the course of the evening) and then the sommeliers are equally challenged. It is very rewarding to know you were persuaded to try foods and wines you might otherwise not have. The next time you visit us (hopefully, that will be soon), it will be different again. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager.
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UK
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Lunch to be remembered”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Lovely location in Hardy,s Dorset, this beautiful spa/ hotel/ restaurant met all our expectations. Booked for a party of 12 for a special birthday celebration, and catered in advance for any allergies or special needs, the waiters did a great job. Thanks to Eric for some lovely wines and to Steve for great food.
The drinks in the bar beforehand were very nice in front of a log fire ( and this is jUne!)

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank BucksFizzUk
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Evershot1, General Manager at Restaurant at Summer Lodge, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Dear BucksFizzUK, thank you for this wonderful review of your celebratory lunch. I am delighted to see how much you enjoyed this visit and Steven the Chef and Eric the Sommelier are thrilled to be mentioned by name. I hope you will visit us again soon. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager.
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Superb restaurant”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Visited this high class restaurant for the first time in several years having heard a number of stories about the ownership but was not disappointed. As on previous visits, the ambience is excellent the staff extremely attentive, the food outstanding and overall made a fabulous special meal out.

The choice of a "surprise menu" selected by the chef was excellent with six small (but adequate) courses all of great food. Choosing one "with wine flight" option was perhaps not such a good choice with essentially 4 glasses of wine for £50. The wines were very good and the sommelier was excellent but the cost is a little too high I felt. Thus the value marked down a little.

Highly recommended for that special dinner to impress!

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Thank AndyAquila
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Evershot1, General Manager at Restaurant at Summer Lodge, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Dear AndyAquila, thank you so much for your very kind review of Summer Lodge. I appreciate the concerns you had regarding the change in ownership ten years ago and I am relieved to see we did not disappoint you. The teams in the restaurant and kitchen are both delighted to see how much you enjoyed the tasting menu with matching wines. Because you live close to the hotel, we hope it will not be another decade before you viist us again. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager.
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