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Discover the best Michelin star restaurants in Dorset! If you’re a foodie looking for an unforgettable dining experience in the South West of England, Dorset is the place to be. From first-class seafood bistros to boutique country pubs, the Dorset fine dining scene has it all.

Throughout all four corners of Thomas Hardy’s beloved county, you’ll find an emphasis on fresh dishes. Whether you’re looking for a romantic treat for two or something special for a family celebration, you’re sure to find a fine dining experience in Dorset.

Savour locally sourced produce, laid-back dining atmospheres, and expertly crafted meals.

Continue reading to discover the most mouth-watering Michelin star restaurants in Dorset…

The Oyster and Fish House

This elegant restaurant sits on a cliff in the popular tourist spot of Lyme Regis, overlooking the Cobb and Lyme Bay. Founded by local Chef Mark Hix, the Oyster and Fish House specialises in seasonal produce and fresh seafood.

Their innovative menu features Dorset ingredients throughout, including ‘Cockle popcorn’, Lyme Bay lobster and fresh Trill Farm Garden greens. If you’re on a family trip with little ones in tow, The Oyster and Fish House have a kids’ menu, to keep everyone smiling from start to finish.

Plus, if you fancy something extra special on your Dorset holiday, Mark offers intimate dining experiences at his house! You can learn some top cooking tips and enjoy a delicious meal in his stunning kitchen.

The Green

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This charming, Grade II listed stone restaurant with a quiet courtyard, delivers some of the best fine dining in Dorset. Led by owner and head chef Sasha Matkevich, the menu comprises the finest local ingredients, with hints of bold Eastern European flavours.

Their lunch and dinner menus offer three courses for £30 or under, where you can choose from an extensive range of dishes, from Devon duck breast to organic spelt risotto. The Green is located in historic Sherbourne and is a great choice if you’re looking for Dorset fine dining with a relaxed atmosphere.

Robin Wylde

Last but not least, is the new jewel in the crown of the Lyme Regis food scene, Harriet Mansell’s modern and innovative Michelin restaurant – Robin Wylde.

o9Drawing inspiration from local specialities, their tasting menu changes all the time to feature only the freshest seasonal ingredients. Not to be missed, the unusual dishes are artistically presented, and full of flavour.

Along with the extraordinary food, the restaurant serves two drink options – an alcoholic and low-alcohol set of pairings. They champion locally crafted alcohols, including Furleigh Estate Wine, and have a full list of cocktails –  including a seaweed martini!

The Ollerod

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Next on our list of the best Michelin star restaurants in Dorset is The Ollerod. Situated in a historic 14th century country house in Beaminster, The Ollerod, offers the best quality ingredients from the South West. Guests can choose to dine in the bar, dining room, garden or on the terrace.

Run by imaginative head chef Silvana Bandini, the menu is ever-changing. If you’re looking for something more informal, stop in for a delicious burrata pizza at lunch.

Or get the full fine dining experience with à la carte options! Why not have ‘chicken liver parfait’ to start, and ‘Dorset 30 day aged 10oz ribeye steak’ for your main?

Seaside Boarding House

Overlooking the divine blue waters of Lyme Bay, this seaside restaurant in Burton Bradstock is described in the Michelin guide as classic, with a new look. Unashamedly biased towards the bountiful seafood this area of the Jurassic Coast offers, you can expect the tastiest seafood.

Relish freshly sourced items, such as local Portland crab, monkfish on the bone, chalk stream trout and more. The vegetarian offerings and puddings are also to die for.

The White Post

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This country pub just outside the village of Rimpton champions great food, and excellent hospitality. Tuck into their à la carte classics like Cornish scallops roasted in the shells or stop by for one of their famous Sunday lunches.

You can look forward to tucking into the best quality beef, roasties and yorkshires, drizzled in gravy. For food lovers, they also offer fantastic tasting menus, including a vegetarian option, where guests can indulge in the very best that Chef Brett has to offer.

The White Post also offers regular themed cuisine nights, such as Italian theme night, where you can try lots of different inspired dishes along with a refreshing welcome drink.

Shell Bay


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Shoreside dining is taken to a new level at this quaint restaurant by the water’s edge in Studland, overlooking the scenic Brownsea Island. Starting life as a simple fish shack, the menu here celebrates local seafood in a combination of modern and classic dishes.

From rustic fire-grilled fish to an imaginative use of flavours in dishes like Kerala seafood curry, it’s safe to say that your taste buds will be watering. Also, the picturesque terrace overlooking the sea is a must-visit in summer!

The Rose & Crow

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Located in the idyllic village of Trent near Yeovil, this traditional inn exudes heritage charm and delicious pub food with a refined twist.

Not only does the bar serve the finest local ales and spirits, the dishes are comforting yet still inventive- butternut squash and sage macaroni cheese anyone? Plus the relaxed setting is the perfect place to try delicacies like hare saddle, hake kiev, and sea bream with saffron risotto.

You won’t want to miss dessert here, as the delicious options include a rhubarb and custard choux bun, and an ale sticky toffee pudding!

You’re all set to explore the fabulous Michelin restaurants that Dorset has to offer. So, what are you waiting for? Explore our range of Dorset holiday cottages to book a Jurassic Coast getaway that will get your taste buds tingling like never before! 

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