East Dorset

We have collected here all the restaurants, businesses and food producers we have reviewed in East Dorset – including Wimborne, Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch.

Review of Fromage to Yours in Ringwood

Review of Fromage to Yours in Ringwood

Review of Fromage to Yours in Ringwood. Nestled just behind the high street in the market town of Ringwood, ‘Fromage to Yours’ (great name!) is a cute deli, providing locally produced cheese and charcuterie platters. I’m a cheese freak, so actually did a double-take when 

Great Places to Eat in East Dorset

Great Places to Eat in East Dorset

We often get asked for recommendations for great places to eat by people who are visiting for a weekend break or longer holiday. We have gathered together some of our favourite places to eat in locations across Dorset. You can view the others in our 

The Lounges in Dorset

The Lounges in Dorset

The Lounges in Dorset I have been a fan of these cafes/restaurants/bar hybrids for almost 14 years with fond memories created in different Lounge locations. The Velo Lounge opened in Bath in 2007 and it quickly became a great place to meet friends for coffee 

Review of BigWigs Bakery in Tuckton

Review of BigWigs Bakery in Tuckton

Review of BigWigs Bakery in Tuckton I have seen many tempting pictures of the bakes coming out of BigWigs Bakery but never managed to time my trips to Tuckton to be able to get something for myself…  then I spotted an instagram picture of their 

Review of The Book and Bucket Cheese Company

Review of The Book and Bucket Cheese Company

Review of The Book and Bucket Cheese Company in Cranborne. Disclaimer: I’ve been a fan of The Book and Bucket Cheese Company for a while but I have refrained from writing a review because I also work with them (on website/social media) and I didn’t 

Review of Chicken and Blues – East Dorset

Review of Chicken and Blues – East Dorset

Review of Chicken and Blues in East Dorset Chicken and Blues was launched in Bournemouth in 2013 by two friends – Joshua Simons and Steve Crawford. Started with a shared passion of Southern Fried Chicken and proper BBQ, they opened their first shop in Boscombe, 

Review of Sancha in Bournemouth

Review of Sancha in Bournemouth

Review of Sancha – Japanese inspired sweet bakes made in Bournemouth Sancha is a business born out of the Pandemic when owner Sam had to leave his much loved Japan to come home during Lockdown and his passion for the country and its cuisine and 

Review of The Old Thatch in Wimborne

Review of The Old Thatch in Wimborne

Review of The Old Thatch in Wimborne With hospitality beginning to reopen again after the long winter lockdown restrictions, I was delighted to be invited to have lunch at the newly open The Old Thatch near Wimborne.  The Old Thatch is a beautiful 17th century 

Buy local meat direct from your Dorset Farm

Buy local meat direct from your Dorset Farm

Buy local meat direct from your Dorset farm or butcher.  Many of us are trying to support local businesses in this season and as lockdown eases enough for us to begin to meet with friends and loved ones, we may be start to look to 

Discovering macarons in Bournemouth with La Maison Macaron

Discovering macarons in Bournemouth with La Maison Macaron

Macarons in Bournemouth with La Maison Macaron This is something quite decadent about the french macaron… smaller than a traditional sweet bake, but so full of flavour and when made well, they are both crisp and chewy. They are a difficult bake to master and