Our philosophy is 'Keep it simple. No compromise on quality.'
Fine food and wine are at the heart of Bridge House life. Blessed with some of Britain's finest farmers, growers & fisherman on our doorstep, our restaurant has an enviable reputation for home-grown food served in a wonderful choice of dining areas including al fresco. Our cooking style is fresh, modern-British. Our wine list is eclectic.
The public rooms reflect the building’s history from Medieval, to Georgian panelled dining room to alfresco dining area set within a child and pet-friendly, private walled garden.
Our kitchen team is led by our hugely talented Head Chef, Geraldine Gay. Prior to taking over, Geri was a key player in development of the menu, particually with her real creative flare for vegetarian food and a particularly deft touch with spicing. She loves working with breads, pastries and desserts, creating all of our tempting treats. She has also helped us to achieve 2 AA Rosettes and three Taste of the West Flavour Gold Awards. Geri (with Sous Chef, Dan Dominguez) and her team choose to make as much in-house as possible, from breads, jams, marmalades to ice-creams, sauces and jus – making the Bridge House one of Dorset’s few gourmet hotels.
Depending on the seasons and availability of produce, our menus do vary. And now that summer's here our lighter, brasserie menu is available - perfect for dining on the terrace or in the Sun Room conservatory. We also have a wonderful Afternoon Tea Menu ideal for any season.
Click here to see our Brasserie Summer Menu.
Click here to see our Main Restaurant Menu.
Click here to see our Wine List.
Click here to see our Afternoon Tea Menu
Naturally, with a little notice virtually all dietary needs can be catered for. Especially for those who need the assurance that their food is gluten free or vegetarian. Child friendly menus are also available.
Take a peek through the kitchen window on the way to the restaurant. Our brasserie is beautifully chic, relaxed and with a lively atmosphere.
The hotel takes great pride in creating fine dining menus for wedding receptions and celebrations such as christenings, birthdays, anniversaries, shoots and private parties.
We take our culinary cues from the Continent, but with a British take on what a brasserie menu should contain. Changing seasonally, the menu always offers a range of dishes which can be varied as a lamb curry to local sea bream.
The menu can change daily depending on the quality of produce and with fish, whether the boats have managed to get to sea.
With Restaurant Manager, Viv O'Hara running Front of House, they help to deliver a truly personal and professional dining experience.