Brassica Restaurant – Beaminster

Brassica Restaurant - BeaminsterAfter the release of the 2017 Sunday Times top 100 Restaurants, I was excited to see a local restaurant on the list. I read the article where industry experts were singing Brassica’s praises, I decided it was definitely worth a visit. I booked for Saturday lunch time, hoping to make the most of their lunchtime prix frixe menu which runs from Monday-Saturday. This set menu gives a choice between two starters, two mains and two puddings and priced at two courses for £15 or three for £19 this seemed like great value for money.

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Greens Restaurant – Lyme Regis Golf Club

Greens Restaurant - Lyme Regis Gold ClubAfter spending New Years Eve at Lyme Regis golf club and really enjoying the food there, I have been meaning to visit for Sunday Lunch for a while now – and there didn’t seem like a better time than a crisp Sunday lunchtime!

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The Balti House – Weymouth

The Balti House WeymouthThe Balti House has been serving up great curries in Weymouth since 1994, out lasting and out performing many others in its wake. So when asked, it was a pleasure to help them promote the launch of their Wednesdays “Thali Night” special. A Thali is a round stainless steel plate, with a number of smaller dishes called katoris, each filled with different curries and is the traditional way dinner is served in an Indian household.

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Gin Tasting – Anchor Inn, Seatown

Gin Tasting - Anchor Inn, SeatownI was so excited to be invited to the Plymouth Gin and Fever Tree tasting evening at The Anchor Inn in Seatown. Not only because the anchor is one of my favourite restaurants but because I love gin and tonic.

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Duchess of Cornwall – Poundbury

Not many pubs can claim that they were opened by the Queen and that the first pint was pulled by the actual Duchess of Cornwall, but this one can! It all happened during the Queen’s visit to unveil the Queen Mother’s statue in the heart of Poundbury October 2016. The Duchess of Cornwall Inn is a most grandiose building dominating the entrance to the Queen Mother Square and is owned & run by Hall & Woodhouse, Blandford, who have been brewing beer in Dorset since 1777.

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Goldhill Organics – Food Traceability

Goldhill Organics - Food TraceabilityGoldhill Organics, the Dorset-based online food delivery company, has become the first meat box-scheme retailer to offer customers detailed information about the provenance and sustainability of their meat through an innovative new active food traceability software application.

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Taste of the South 2017 – Poole

Taste of the South 2017 - PooleA brand new festival will be coming to the area for the first time, in line with the European Maritime Conference in Poole this year which will be known as ‘Taste of the South’. Taste of the South will be a 3 day festival starting on the 19th – 21st May 2017 celebrating local produce and entertainment for all situated in Poole Park, Dorset. This will consist of exhibitors from the surrounding areas coming together to celebrate the South.

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Lagom Deli – Poundbury

Lagos Deli - PoundburyLagom (pronounced [ˈlɑ̀ːɡɔm]) Deli opened in August this year, it specialises in drinks, cured meats, cheeses, sour dough breads and delicious chutneys. The interior is classic Scandinavian, beautifully simple with minimal fuss. I do like a good G&T and when I heard they had Paul Bowler of Winchester Distillery visiting Lagom, to talk about his Twisted Nose Dry Gin, I just had to go along to hear & taste all about it..

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The New Inn – Portland

The New Inn - PortlandThe New Inn Portland is on the right as you drive into Easton, which has wide roads and robust Portland Stone cottages, it is one of my minds images whenever anyone mentions Tophill. Easton is the gateway to Church Ope Cove, Portland Museum and the iconic attraction of Portland Bill. The New Inn was one of my first ever reviews as West Dorset Foodie and when Stacey & Spencer invited us back to sample their new menu, we leapt at the chance. It was going to be interesting to see how things have progressed since May 2012….

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