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Restaurant at Summer Lodge

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9 Fore Street, Evershot DT2 0JR, England
+44 1935 482000
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

The menu has a great choice and pew found that we couldnt fault it. Locally sourced ingredients. Superb:)

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Thank Lucy092013
Evershot1, General Manager at Restaurant at Summer Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lucy092013, I am delighted to see you have rated us as "superb". We take great pleasure in sourcing our ingredients locally and we have lots of fun dealing with the suppliers, many of whom are big characters. We are always so happy with the effect this local sourcing has on the flaour of our food. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager. More 

London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Really is a great place to eat - good value for the exceptional quality. Service is attentive and friendly but never intrusive.

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Thank 774Claire
Evershot1, General Manager at Restaurant at Summer Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 774Claire, thank you so much for your kind review of the restaurant at Summer Lodge. I am delighted to see you found us "good value for the exceptional quality" and hope it is not too long before you visit us again. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager. More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Had a really delicious lunch here, such lovely flavours, with great attention to detail. You could taste different flavours in every mouthful. Service was very attentive, and a bit more formal than I'm used to! Someone has really thought carefully not just about the food, but the whole experience. The setting is quite old fashioned, but I think that's nice... More 

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Thank Hec1432
Evershot1, General Manager at Restaurant at Summer Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Hec1432, thank you very much for your kind review of lunch enjoyed at Summer Lodge. My team and I are so happy to see how much you enjoyed your meal and that you found it good value. We look forward to your return visit (and not just for the double tip payment!) Sincerely, Charles, General Manager. More 

Hamilton, VA
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137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

There are only a handful of restaurants worldwide that I would chose to share an anniversary dinner with my husband. Lucky us, we celebrated our 35th at Summer Lodge--one of our personal favorites. Following drinks in the lounge, we were escorted along with our dear friends to a lovely fireside table in the dining room. Chef Steven produced delicious and... More 

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Thank Rebecca D
Evershot1, General Manager at Restaurant at Summer Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca D, thank you so much for yet another wonderful review of a meal at Summer Lodge. Steven and his team are thrilled to be acknowledged in this way and we are all so happy to see how much you enjoyed celebrating your 35th anniversary with your good friends. We look forward very much to welcoming you back soon.... More 

Sussex
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

The food here is excellent. The decor is just what one expects of the small English country house. It is elegant and not over done. Highly recommended for everything from a business lunch to a special occasion. Service is excellent and the staff are very professional. The restaurant has a superb cellar. I would recommend the tasting menu.

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Thank Concordat
Evershot1, General Manager at Restaurant at Summer Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Concordat, thank you for your kind review of a meal at Summer Lodge. I am delighted to see you found the food and staff "excellent" and the decor "elegant" and hope it is not too long before we can welcome you back. Sincerely, Charles Lotter, General Manager. More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Six of us had lunch to celebrate a colleague's birthday. We had splendid service throughout. Summer Lodge is a small country house hotel. It is furnished in Edwardian style. The bar has comfortable seating, sporting memorabilia, Victorian prints and log fires. Stylishly done. A great place for a conversation as the room is broken into distinct areas and there are... More 

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Evershot1, General Manager at Restaurant at Summer Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Foodyspectator, thank you for your wonderful review of Summer Lodge. I am so happy to see that you and your party of six enjoyed your meal and I am particularly happy to see you found us good value for money. Sincerely, Charles Lotter, General Manager. More 

Acton, Massachusetts
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557 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We ate two dinners while staying at Summer Lodge and had a great time. This is quite a formal setting and periodically that is fun. We sat in one of the lounges and had a drink and perused the menu and ordered while in the lounge. A couple of amuse bouches were served to us in the lounge. That was... More 

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Evershot1, General Manager at Restaurant at Summer Lodge, responded to this review

Dear MikeBirdman, thank you for your review of two dinners at Summer Lodge. I am delighted to see how much you enjoyed the food, wine and service and in particular, the cheese trolley and the recommendations by Eric, the Head Sommelier. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager. More 

Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Lovely surroundings , garden was beautiful , we visited the premises for afternoon tea with friends , choice of teas and coffees was many and varied . We opted for the full afternoon tea it was well presented on a 3 tier stand . It consisted of smoked salmon , egg , cucumber ,cheese and tomato sandwiches , one finger... More 

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Evershot1, General Manager at Restaurant at Summer Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Angel I, Thank you for your review of tea at Summer Lodge. I am sorry to see that you felt it was not a value for money expeience. I will certainly discuss with my team the points you raise about there not being enough jam and not being offered a top-up of tea. My apologies, Charles, General Manager. More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Recently went to Summer Lodge for afternoon tea & unfortunately we were very disappointed. Two tiny scones for £15 and sat in a very drab room, which had clumps of animal hair on the floor and cobwebs in the window. When we asked to move to the conservatory, which looked very nice and overlooked a beautiful garden, we were unfortunately... More 

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Thank jayne595
Evershot1, General Manager at Restaurant at Summer Lodge, responded to this review

Dear jane595, I am very sorry to see how disappointed you were with your cream tea. I have already spoken to my team about all the points you have raised. We learn so much from our guests and I am grateful to you for bringing them to my attention. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager. More 

Hythe, United Kingdom
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560 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

We booked a 2 night special deal so enjoyed the included breakfasts, afternoon teas and an elegant dinner within a range of rooms or spaces- conservatory, drawing room, terrace or restaurant. Everything was exceptional- with service, quality and choice. The staff are gems, skilled, attentive, knowledgeable and accommodating. The gardens have a number of secluded seating areas, a pond and... More 

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Thank Susan B
Evershot1, General Manager at Restaurant at Summer Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Susan B, thank you for your wonderful review of Summer Lodge. My team and I are thrilled to see how much you enjoyed your time with us and hope it will not be too long before we can welcome you back. Sincerely, Charles, General Manager. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$143
Cuisine
French, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Fore Street, Evershot DT2 0JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Evershot
  • Phone Number: +44 1935 482000
  • This restaurant is at Summer Lodge

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