West Borough, WIMBORNE MINSTER, BH21 1LT
The late 18th-century townhouse not far from the Tivoli Theatre and the main square has become a supremely stylish restaurant-with-rooms for the modern age. It is designed with today's clean, uncluttered lines and gentle colour palette in mind, as is evidenced by a dining room that features plain walls and unclothed tables flooded with daylight from the French windows. Greg Etheridge cooks to a modern European template, offering a pre-theatre menu for Tivoli-goers, with seafood and fish a notably strong suit. A Niçoise salad of fine chargrilled tuna looks the part, with pinkly meaty fish, crunchy green beans and garlicky olives in two colours. This might be followed majestically by a whole baked sea bass stuffed with lemon and oregano, robustly served with chorizo mash and crunchy seasonal veg. Meat could be a venison steak, served with red cabbage and dauphinoise in a juniper- and rosemary-scented red wine jus, with zesty lemon posset garnished with berry compôte and sugared almonds to finish. A winter spin on Eton Mess adds figs and cinnamon apple to crushed pistachio meringue.
Tel: 01202 887557
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Dates closed: Xmas, BH Mon
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for dinner: Mon
Cooking type: Modern British Seafood
Chef: Greg Etheridge
Number of seats: 50
Accessible for wheelchairs.
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £14.95
Sunday lunch: £12.50-£18.95
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.