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“Wonderful Afternoon Tea”

Restaurant at Summer Lodge
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Evershot
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$144
Cuisines: French, European, British
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Wonderful Afternoon Tea”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

My children decided to take my wife for her Birthday Treat.... an afternoon tea at Summer Lodge.

It certainly turned out to be a wonderful present.

You arrive and are shown into a beautiful lounge with reserved tables. The menu is presented with a large selection of various tea's to choose from, they are then served in the traditional way with a tea strainer and extra hot water.

Shortly after this a three tier cake stand arrives with fresh scones, clotted cream and strawberry "marmalade" on the top layer. Various home made cakes on the second layer and sandwiches on the the bottom layer. Our party made the mistake of asking for some more sandwiches which shortly arrived... a big mistake as they then could not manage their cakes.... a problem which was easily resolved by the arrival of a take away box.

Initially you might think that Summer Lodge is rather expensive..... but perfect unobtrusive service and beautiful home made food are excellent value

  • Visited May 2014
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Well balanced menu at lunchtime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I was treated to a birthday lunch by by two best friends, which was a lovely surprise. Having wanted to visit this restaurant for a very long time, I was not disappointed. The menu was well balanced and interesting, I would have been happy to have any of the dishes. The service was impeccable, the portions perfect and the surroundings tasteful and sumptuous. Altogether a very enjoyable experience. thank you.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank fivevoss1
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“Delicious Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Excellent! Well balanced and beautifully presented food with perfect service and an interesting wine list.

Visited May 2014
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“Afternoon Tea At It's Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

My children decided to give my wife afternoon tea at Summer Lodge as a birthday present, she was not disappointed.

Tea begins in a drawing room with reserved coffee tables. You are then given a menu with a choice of teas. These are then served by a highly efficient " French ?" waiter. No attention to detail is too small.

A three tier cake stand then arrives with scones, clotted cream and strawberry "marmalade" on the top layer, a selection of small home made cakes on the middle section and a selection of sandwiches on the lower layer.

We asked for a plate more sandwiches and these were delivered virtually immediately..... this was however a big mistake for the majority of our party who then could not manage their cakes!. So a take-away box was bought so we could enjoy the cakes a little later in the day.

On initial inspection £25 per person might sound expensive for afternoon tea, but, on a special occasion it is worth every penny. A brilliant "meal" served with immaculate service in delightful surroundings.... What could be better....

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Martin L
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
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“Standards maintained”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

I am a regular visitor for lunch. Food usually excellent, their roast on Sunday is not their best meal. Select somethinb else of the well balanced menu. Service impeccable. Wine list amazing. Considering the standards not expensive

Visited May 2014
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