Foody Feasts in Dorset

Published: Thursday 29th Jan 2015

Written by: Ginny Kay

If you are heading to Swanage or surrounding villages this year, you may well want to eat out, but where do you go?

If, from Easter, you are looking to make the most of any beautiful sunshine and opt to dine ‘al fresco’ you could try Gee Whites, down on the stone quay near to the pier. This is suitable for all the family wanting anything from a quick pasty and a cup of coffee, an ice cream or something more luxurious like good quality fresh seafood and a bottle of bubbles!! Here they cater for any option, with friendly good service and the amazing view of Swanage Bay to make it all go down better.

Sit and have a lovely Sunday Carvery, looking out across the bay, great window seats, fantastic views and great roasts. Also open for lunches and dinners during the week too. Eat in a great atmosphere, with a lovely bar to sit in before or after your dinner, with great service and value for money at Quayside Restaurant. Or sit downstairs or outside at the very comfortable Seahorse Café, have a lovely homemade lunch whilst admiring the beautiful view of Ballard Down, or a great Cappucino with a big slice of yummy cake.

Try the beautiful homemade dishes and gorgeous cakes (not that we have tried them all, yet!!) at Love Cake and have the option to buy some of the lovely scrummy goodies that you can eat in the café and buy to take home and have again!!

The Trattoria Café provides great family lunches and dinners, with a great Italian menu, doors that fold and open out if the weather is good making it a great indoor/outdoor dining experience and if you want something a little more special or intimate there is The Trattoria Restaurant, with great choice of food and wine.

You could also try The Corner Restaurant some something special, or Beavers for daytime or early evening family dining, with good home cooked dishes.

There is also the new Jack’s Bistro opened (just opposite Budgens) with, what looks like, a very relaxed but smart place to dine.

When you have finished your dinner where it be quick and outdoors or special and candlelit, you could always walk along the lovely seafront and have a drink at one of the lovely places along the way.

Where ever you're staying, these eateries provide the perfect alternative to staying in for food. To search for a place to stay that is located close to these suggestions, click here.

Ginny Kay



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