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Summer Lodge Hotel - Restaurant and Spa

9 Fore Street, Evershot, DT2 0JR

(((() British
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
  •  - Dorset
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Main course: £27
Food spend: £55
Opening hours
The restaurant at Summer Lodge Hotel is open daily from 12:00 to 14:00 and 19:00 to 21:30.

Sublime! A wonderful lunch.

Thomas 22 December 2017
from Melbourne

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Set in 4 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside, Summer Lodge Hotel Restaurant and Spa in Evershot is an elegant destination for fine dining. Natural light streams in to the refreshing conservatory dining area, with the menu, designed by acclaimed US chef Steven Titman, accompanied for an extensive wine list rated by Wine Spectator as one of the world’s finest.

The Summer Lodge menu makes the most of the south west’s excellent produce, with roast Dorset lamb, Rib of English beef and line-caught sea bass all present. Among the exquisite starters, try the wood pigeon with parsley and lemon gremolata, or Lyme Bay Scallops. For dessert, try English strawberry and Pistachio Mille Feuille or Hot Cointreau Souffle, to name a few.

Sumptuous Sunday lunches at the Summer Lodge restaurant include classic roasts as well as popular signature dishes. Meals especially designed for children make this a good choice for a family-friendly Suncay lunch in London.

The Summer Lodge Restaurant boasts a highly-regarded sommelier hosting regular wine dinners. Summer Lodge Hotel in Evershot is right in the centre of the village, and around 8 miles from Yeovil.

Summer Lodge Hotel - Restaurant and Spa

9 Fore Street, Evershot, DT2 0JR

Contact +44 1935482000

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Customer reviews for Summer Lodge Hotel - Restaurant and Spa

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  • ((((( 22 December 2017 by Thomas from Melbourne

    Sublime! A wonderful lunch.

  • ((((( 13 November 2017 by Brian Miles from Dorset

    A delightful culinary experience with the epitome of service delivery. Summer Lodge must be one of the very few restaurants in the UK that consistently delivers the very best.

  • ((((( 2 November 2017 by Tufan Alkach from Weston Super Mare

    Wonderful restaurant in a wonderful Hotel.

  • ((((( 31 October 2017 by Ann Beable from Yeovil

    A brought a friend for a belated birthday treat, and I have long wanted to visit Summer Lodge. I expected a 'treat' and received just that.

  • ((*** 23 October 2017 by Dawn Hampton from Dorchester

    Went for afternoon tea. Part gift and birthday treat. Staff friendly. Did not have tea in restaurant but in the Drawing Room.
    Whilst waiting I read the extensive wine and spirits menu which had full details of the many whiskies, Therefore disappointed with the tea and coffee information. 'Darjeeling' does not for example tell me the supplier to the hotel, which estate it comes from, nor the season plucked, eg white, first flush, second flush. Surely an opportunity missed by the hotel. No indication given to suppliers of clotted cream or other items. They need to shout about local produce and suppliers.
    When the afternoon tea arrived (with one plate chipped!) I felt the choices were unbalanced, too many very sweet items and not enough savoury. Small savoury quiches for example would have been a good addition.
    Unfortunately the whole experience did not come up to my expectations. I know that I am comparing it to the likes of Browns and Fortnum (London) and Bettys (Harrogate). My verdict is "need to try harder", especially as I see Summer Lodge has won the best Dorset hotel restaurant of the year. Maybe Monday was just a bad day!
    My review has not been submitted for publication but to alert the hotel to improvements that I feel could be made.

  • ((((( 13 October 2017 by Jacqui Drew from Haselbury Plucknett

    We have stayed at Summer Lodge twice before and also had dinner separately. We decided to treat a friend to afternoon tea for her birthday. The experience was wonderful, beginning to end. We were directed to a nearby parking space on our arrival by an employee who greeted us with enthusiasm. On entering the hotel it was nice to be recognised from our previous visits. We were shown to the drawing room and had a very private corner to sit. A wonderful high tea was served which was delicious. As a additional gesture our friend was given a card and a sealed little box for her birthday. A lovely touch. We were all made to feel very special and welcome. We love Summer Lodge and only sorry that now we have moved to a house very nearby we don't really have an excuse to stay. However I'm sure we will continue to enjoy dinners and afternoon teas on special occasions. As for our previous visits there is absolutely nothing about the hotel that I could fault. Wonderful. Thank you.

  • ((((( 11 September 2017 by Pamela Parsell from Dorchester

    As ever a wonderful meal and exceptional service.

  • ((((( 8 September 2017 by Kay Dawes from Bridport

    The service was very attentive and the food was excellent as always.

  • ((((( 5 September 2017 by Marianne Wilkins from Dorchester

    Food and service excellent as usual. The ambience at Summer Lodge is so special and makes every visit a delight. It was my friend's birthday and the card, chocolates and decorated dessert plate where the final touches. Thank you.

  • (((** 4 September 2017 by Alyssa Aves from Dorchester

    The food was lovely but a very disappointing experience with service. Champagne, tea, juice, food all brought at once then we were forgotten about.

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