Restaurants

We have visited many restaurants across Dorset since The Food Feed started in 2011 and have written hundreds of reviews. We try our best to keep this list up to date as restaurants come and go and all our favourite restaurants are all listed here – from Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, all the way up to Shaftesbury and across to Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport (and everywhere in between!).

Review of Taj Mahal in Westbourne

Review of Taj Mahal in Westbourne

Like many of us, when ordering an Indian takeaway, I tend to stick with my unadventurous ‘Chicken Kurma and Peshwari naan’ but after visiting an Indian tasting menu restaurant in March (when on holiday), I really opened my mind and my taste buds to the wealth of…

Review of The Black Swann Inn in Swanage

Review of The Black Swann Inn in Swanage

Ahead of a family celebration weekend in Purbeck, we had a warm up dinner at The Black Swan in Swanage. There’s a cosy feel to the pub with most of the space given to two dining rooms with a garden outside. As well as a…

Review of The Wood Oven in Boscombe

Review of The Wood Oven in Boscombe

If you are enjoying a sunshine filled day on the beach and looking for some freshly cooked, delicious hot food, then look no further than The Wood Oven located next to Boscombe Pier. On a warm, albeit slightly foggy, half term evening, I headed down with my family to…

Review of some of the Urban Guild Restaurants in Bournemouth

Review of some of the Urban Guild Restaurants in Bournemouth

Urban Guild owned by Local boy Mark Cribb, comprises of Urban Beach (Boutique hotel, cocktail bar & bistro), Urban Reef (Beach front bar, cafe & restaurant), The Wood Oven (Wood-fired takeaway pizza) and the Urban Farm (Plant, dig, harvest) [edited to add – the Urban…

Review of the Vegan Menus at The Stable restaurants

Review of the Vegan Menus at The Stable restaurants

I’ve long boasted about my obsession with Stable pizza so I won’t go to deep into the why’s. In a nutshell, it’s a fantastic restaurant concept that blends oh-so-cool woody, rustic interiors with a homely feel you’d mistake as your living room. The starts of…

Review of the Crab House Cafe in Weymouth

Review of the Crab House Cafe in Weymouth

You can tell a lot about a restaurant by the accessories you’re given – a very upmarket joint in Shanghai provided us with two sets of chopsticks, one for picking food up from shared plates and another for eating with, while a plush New York…

Review of the Pig on the Beach in Studland

Review of the Pig on the Beach in Studland

With their commitment to a 25 mile menu, The Pig on the Beach at Studland really does look to provide a locally sourced meal. Fortunately, the Isle of Purbeck has a wealth of great produce and that 25 mile radius extends into wider Dorset and…

Review of the Vegan Menu at Koh Thai

Review of the Vegan Menu at Koh Thai

I don’t want to say that I “found myself” in Thailand, per say. But the minuscule 12 days I spent there in 2015 were some of the most beautiful. I think it must have been this short escape to the bustling and vibrant country that…

Review of Yalbury Cottage in Lower Brockhampton

Review of Yalbury Cottage in Lower Brockhampton

Yalbury Cottage (YC) has been on our “must visit” list of restaurants for a long time now and the generous gift of a YC voucher from our friends, gave us the opportunity to visit. YC is in Lower Bockhampton, glorious Hardy countryside, within easy reach…

Review of the Cow & Apple in Dorchester

Review of the Cow & Apple in Dorchester

Rugged coastline, golden beaches, rolling hills, Thomas Hardy – some of what makes Dorset famous. And with the rest of the West Country we also have some of the best orchards and livestock, both showcased at Cow & Apple, recently opened in Dorchester. Focused on…