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Family restaurant

Locally sourced and freshly prepared: this is Dorset food at its best.

Sit outside on our sunny terrace, looking across Chesil Beach to the sea, with a glass of good wine in your hand.

At Moonfleet Manor, food is seasonally sourced, deceptively simple, and all the better for it. Here, we like to celebrate the bounty of nature in all its forms, from veg garden harvest to south coast seafood. The terrace is a perennial suntrap, but even on more ‘British’ days, you can enjoy the fabulous views across the Fleet from inside the restaurant.

Our suppliers

Our ingredients are rigorously tested for quality and provenance. Favourites include Brixham scallops, Fossil Farm beef and Foots Farm eggs. We also have a kitchen garden, which produces over 40,000 items of produce for our dishes each year. If you’d like to know more about what goes into our menus, please do ask – we’re always happy to talk food stories and food miles.

During the day

Breakfast is served from 7.30am-10am in the restaurant, with a range of help-yourself options, including yoghurt, fruit and pastries. If you’re gathering energy for a busy day ahead, we also serve a traditional cooked breakfast with a choice of meat or veggie. A leisurely lunch is served between 12pm and 2.30pm with a casual a la carte for the adults and carefully created menu for the children. On a Sunday, you’ll find a three-course feast of seasonal lunch options to choose from, including homegrown veg and local meat, with an hour of complimentary childcare in our Four Bears Den (just let us know in advance). 

Our Matilda Afternoon Tea is seriously special, with sweet and savoury treats inspired by the timeless tale of Matilda. Celebrate the magical foodies moments from the story with our take on Newt Juice and Bruce Bogtrotter's Chocolate Cake. served alongside themed activity sheets for the children.

In the evening

Our a-la-carte menu has been specially designed to work whenever and wherever you’d like to tuck in. Join us for dinner from 5pm and tuck into fresh flavours and locally sourced ingredients. You’ll find a dedicated children’s menu with popular options like pasta, curry and wraps, but we can also provide a half-sized version of most things on the adult menu too, giving little ones lots of choice. 

Matilda Afternoon Tea

The much-loved, timeless tale of Matilda has been brought to life through words, screen, theatre and now food. The story of a very small and very smart little girl who, through bravery, sheer determination, and a little help from her friends, overcomes the much bigger bullies in her life and changes her story for the better. Available now.

Sunday Lunch

Join us for a seasonal Sunday lunch: the highlight of any weekend.