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Clavell's Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

We have been to this lovely little restaurant several times and it never fails to impress - the service is relaxed, friendly and efficient AND the food is just excellent- we had the king prawns which were enormous and succulent served with a side salad....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Busterhymes
Reviewed 20 December 2018

Have to say a big thank you to Clavells today who made our Christmas lunch one of the best !! Their Christmas lunch menu had a delicious selection. I had the soup which I would highly recommend followed by the plaice. As always lovely food,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Laurence T
Reviewed 18 December 2018

While on holiday in Dorset, we revisited Clavells in Kimmeridge, for lunch. Once again, the food was delicious and service was excellent.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GrahamAndy
Reviewed 17 December 2018

The meal a Christmas Lunch was terrible, the Plaice stuffed with Crab was overcooked and sat in a bowl of sauce with roast potatoes swimming about, starters loads of leaves and soup with crisps on top, not croutons, and a luke warm steam pudding, which...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Went to our favourite venue for my BIG BIRTHDAY yesterday and could not have been treated better!!! The roast was excellent as always and the staff were very attentive despite being very busy. Wonderful long list of cocktails, I can thoroughly recommend the Clavell’s Blush!!!!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SatisfiedCustomer152
Reviewed 16 December 2018

We visit Clavells quite a few times each year and have always had excellent food. On this occasion we booked the Xmas lunch. The starter was wonderful and up to the usual Clavells high standard, however we found the roast turkey main course a bit...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Reason8
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Where do I start? Absolutely amazing food. I had the spiced parsnip and butternut soup to start. To follow I had the chicken straganoff. Both courses were simply stunning. To top off my mum's birthday meal, the service was so friendly. We love the staff...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Katy020387
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch , mid walk, with a friend. We both had the ploughman’s, delicious and great service. Thank you

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Emma14270
Reviewed 4 December 2018

We visited on a very wet windy November day and enquired if we could come in just for coffee. We were welcomed in and received excellent coffee and very friendly service. We definitely want to return as the food looked great and the menu for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank suecB2823GR
Reviewed 16 November 2018

We visited ten years ago and returned a couple of days ago whilst on holiday in the area. It was just as we remembered it, unpretentious, friendly, excellent food at very reasonable prices. A very enjoyable experience.

Date of visit: November 2018
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