Outstanding Landscape, Outstanding Local Food...

Dorset has one of the most diverse landscapes in the country where sheep graze on windswept hills, cows chew fertile green meadows and fishermen fish in fishing boats along the coast. The varied high quality landscape produces some of the most flavoursome food and drink in the country. Just like artists and writers are inspired by the Dorset landscape, so too are chefs, producers and farmers, producing great food with amazing flavour.

Eating Out

We are lucky to have several places to eat within easy walking distance and even more within a short drive of Lulworth Cove. We strongly suggest that you make reservations before you arrive if you see a place you like below, and if you require a taxi to and from then the best people to contact are Economy Taxis in Lulworth Cove on 07949 522 533 or Durdle Door Cabs on 01929 444 546 / 07414861001.

Limestone at Lulworth Bar & Restaurant limestoneweb

Lulworth Cove - Tel 01929 400 252

Less than 100 metre walk from Bindon Bottom

The restaurant at Limestone reflects a traditional country house combined with a fusion of bright, modern colours makes this a unique dining experience, enhanced by spectacular views over this quintessential part of the English countryside.

The head chef has prepared an exquisite "A La Carte" menu, offering the freshest seafood caught the same morning from the cove. Limestone's Restaurant also offers a large selection of specials, including vegetarian dishes. Click here for the menu. Read customer reviews.


Lulworth Cove Inn

Lulworth Cove - Tel 01929 400 333

5 minute walk from Bindon Bottom

The Lulworth Cove Inn is steeped in history with links to King Henry VIII, Napoleon and Thomas Hardy. Hall and Woodhouse is one of the few remaining regional family brewers, brewing our award-winning Dorset ales and offering warm hospitality at our pubs for over 230 years. "We use regional food partners, typically from family businesses like us, who provide us with quality ingredients that our team of talented chefs use to create fresh, unpretentious, seasonal dishes." Read customer reviews.


The Castle Inn

Lulworth Cove - Tel 01929 400 311 - (No table bookings possible)

5 minute walk from Bindon Bottom

Stroll up through our quaint thatched village to find The Castle Inn, a traditional family-run 16th Century thatched free house pub with an extensive food menu (available until 10pm every night) and regularly changing local real ales and ciders. The Castle Inn has been run by the Halliday family for nearly 27 years, over three generations. They are extremely Dog Friendly, and dogs are allowed throughout the pub. Read customer reviews.

finleys smallThere are many more places to eat down and around the Cove, including:

Finley’s Fish & Chip Shop - Tel 01929 400 711
Right on the Lulworth Carpark and bustling all summer long, queue up or call & collect.

Finley’s Cafe - Tel 01929 400 711
Lots of indoor & outdoor seating right on the Lulworth Carpark area, the cafe offers everything from a toasted panini to a bottle of local ale, coffees & teas, cakes & biscuits.

Marshfield Farm Ice Cream Parlour -
Located right by the main Lulworth Carpark - the most delicious & irresistably creamy ice cream, with dozens & dozens of flavours!

Brody's Cafe
Located opposite the Lulworth Cove Inn, this cafe serves burgers, cakes, local crab sandwiches, even local Lobster (!) and has a decked 'Secret Garden' out the back, to retreat away from the crowds.

The Olive Restaurant
Within Bishop's Cottage B&B, located right by the cove.

The Doll's House
Sweets Shop & small Dorset Cream Tea Garden, located on the stroll down to the cove, a beautiful little building.

The Boat Shed Cafe
Brand new this season, located right at the Cove watersedge!

weld-armsThe Weld Arms

East Lulworth opposite Lulworth Castle - Tel 01929 400 211

5 minute drive (or taxi ride) from Bindon Bottom

The Weld Arms, a 17th century thatched pub. It was originally a row of cottages built in the 1700's by the Weld family and became a central part of the village in late 18th Century when they moved the village of East Lulworth outside the Castle walls. In the early 1800's it became an Inn and is rumoured to have been a popular stop for smugglers. Read customer reviews.

Sailors Return Pub sailors_return

East Chaldon, just passed Winfrith DT2 8DN - Tel 01305 854 441

10 minute drive (or taxi ride) from Bindon Bottom

A family run business nestled in the tranquil village of East Chaldon Dorset. The Sailor's Return is a traditional thatched country pub full of little characterful nooks and crannys for you to relax in. Their goal is to maintain a traditional bar atmosphere alongside a cosy restaurant offering a small fresh menu focused around local, seasonal produce. Read current reviews.

The 29029 Indian & Nepalese Restaurant29029_restaurant

Sanford Rd, Wareham BH20 7AD - Tel 01929 556959

10 minute drive (or taxi ride) from Bindon Bottom

Highly recommended by Lisa & Clive - “The 29029” offers fine upmarket Nepalese and Indian Cuisine set in comfortable, fresh and modern interior with soft lighting and warm ambiance. Diners can enjoy a variety of dishes from an extensive mouth-watering menu. Food is cooked fresh on the premises using the finest local produce, fresh ingredients and spices offering diners a balanced, flavoursome, and delicious taste to remember. Read current reviews


Clavell's Cafe & Farm Shop

Kimmeridge Dorset BH20 5PE - Tel 01929 480701

20 minute drive (or taxi ride) from Bindon Bottom

Relax and enjoy a meal in the light and airy café. Clavell's serve homemade freshly prepared meals all day starting with Breakfast, Light Lunches, Cream Teas and Dinners in the Evenings and are fully licensed.

Almost all of their food is made on the premises and prepared to order using fresh local products wherever possible. The Lamb, Pork and Beef all come direct from their farm. The venison comes from the Dorset Game Larder near Blandford and some of the fish comes from the fisherman Nick Ford in Kimmeridge.

Clavell's have a large seating area outside and you can enjoy a meal alfresco at any time. Inside we can sit 36 for dinner so in total we can accommodate 121 covers inside and out (weather permitting). Breakfast is available between 10am and 11am and cream teas are available throughout the day with all scones and cakes being homemade. Their Light Bites menu is also available all day.

During the summer they are open most evenings for dinner and the evening menu features dishes using their own farm meat and fish from Kimmeridge bay and there is a Specials Board which changes daily reflecting what is in season. There is a wide range of starters and homemade puddings.

Every Thursday night from March to October they run a fish and chip night which is eat in or takeaway and this runs throughout the year. In the autumn and spring they are open for dinners on a Friday and Saturday night. From October to mid-June they are running our Sunday Roasts featuring their own farm meat and this is available all day and has proved very popular so booking is essential. Read current reviews


The Wise Man Restaurant

West Stafford, Dorset DT2 8AG - Tel 01305 261970

25 minute drive (or taxi ride) from Bindon Bottom

The Wise Man is where traditional village pub meets rustic gastro cuisine. Situated in the heart of the pretty village of West Stafford, only two miles from Dorchester, Philip and the team ensure a friendly welcome to all and will endeavour to make your visit a memorable one. They are also close to Hardy's Cottage which can be enjoyed on one of the many beautiful walks or popular cycle routes in the area.

The head chef Leigh leads a passionate team who endeavour to create great flavours and experiences. All of the dishes are made in house using the freshest ingredients and where possible they always buy local and in season. To sum up the menu it's a collision of world flavours with rural Dorset and Great British Classics. Philip and the team ensure a friendly welcome to all and will endeavour to make your visit a memorable one. Read current reviews

290405qThe Scott Arms

West Street, Kingston, Corfe Castle, BH20 5LH - Tel 01929 480 270

30 minute drive from Bindon Bottom

"Open everyday for lunch and dinner and our seasonal menus make ample use of great local ingredients from Purbeck suppliers which help to create an exciting selection of modern British (and not so British) classics. We always have a great choice of seasonal specials: lots of game in the winter, fresh seafood in the summer, and plenty of fresh, locally-grown vegetables."

SO SPECTACULAR IS THE VIEW from The Scott Arms pub that a mounted telescope has become a permanent fixture in the beer garden. Centre stage are the shattered ruins of Corfe Castle, framed with perfect symmetry by a pair of thoughtfully matching hills. Some distance away, behind the castle, is the top of Poole Harbour. And when the steam locomotive of the Swanage Railway trundles through with its shiny green carriages in tow the impression is complete. Read customer reviews.

The Priory, Wareham

Church Green, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4ND - Tel 01929 551 666

25 minute drive from Bindon Bottom
priory warehamOpen all year around for both lunch and dinner, including Christmas and New Year, and all bank holidays. Lunch is normally served in the delightful Garden Room. However, in the summertime on fine days, lunch is served ‘alfresco’ on the terrace under dappled shade and umbrellaed, linen covered tables, overlooking the River Frome and adjoining countryside. Lunch is served daily between 12.30 p.m. and 1.45 p.m.

Dinner is served in the hotel’s Abbots Cellar Restaurant, which offers a unique and and extremely ambient setting in which to sample the delights of elegantly presented cuisine, accompanied by an outstanding selection of fine wines. Pre-dinner drinks and home-made canapés can be enjoyed in the Cloisters Bar or Drawing Room, and on the terrace in the summertime. Dinner is served daily between 7.30 p.m. and 9.45 p.m

smugglers inn osmington millsThe Smugglers Inn

Osmington Mills, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 6HF - Tel 01305 833 125


25 minute drive from Bindon Bottom

The Smugglers Inn at Osmington Mills nestles down below the surrounding cottages and houses in its own little valley, it is in an idyllic spot with a stream at the front running down to the sea. This lovely old pub with parts said to date from the 13th century was once the home of the leader of the most notorious gang of smugglers in the area during the 18th and 19th centuries, Emmanuel Charles. A long coastal walk and a well-earned pub lunch here is hard to beat! Just a 20 minute drive... or several hours walking from Bindon Bottom B&B along the South West Coast Path!

the old granaryOld Granary

The Quay , Wareham , Dorset BH20 4LP - Tel 01929 552 010


25 minute drive from Bindon Bottom

The Old Granary is situated beside the river on the edge of Wareham which is within walking distance. This impressive old building used to be a grain house owned by the Oakley Brothers. Although much of it is contemporary making it light and airy it also has a traditional feel with the wood burners, beams and stone flooring. Glass doors take in the lovely view with a big open roof terrace offering al fresco dining which can seat up to 40 people weather permitting. Holiday makers and day trippers visit us in the warmers months alongside our regular locals. The riverside location is lovely for children to feed the ducks and swans. Families are welcome and can dine anywhere. We don't have a separate children's menu but we do accommodate pasta dishes, sharing dishes etc. Visitors to Corfe Castle and those taking one of the many walks round us find this an ideal venue to pop in for a meal.

crab-house-cafe-dorset-006Crab House Cafe

Portland Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 9YU - Tel 01305 788 867

35 minute drive from Bindon Bottom

"Our menu changes daily and often twice a day due to the different fresh fish being landed. All of our fish is as fresh as can be, being landed either in Weymouth, Brixham or Poole. Our famous crabs are caught in the English waters of the Channel. We pride ourselves in using local produce as much as we possibly can."

The Bankes Arms bankesarms

Manor Rd, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AU - Tel 01929 450225

35 minute drive from Bindon Bottom


This award winning pub is a lovely old Purbeck Stone building with beautiful views of the sea and Isle of Wight. The Bankes Arms Country pub is situated at the start of the famous Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. It is an ideal base to begin exploring this area, being close to Studland's beautiful long sandy beaches with their swimming and water sports, the beginning of magnificent cliff top and coastal walks, and fantastic natural sites such as the RSPB's reserve.

logoRajpoot Restaurant

43 High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1UT - Tel 01305 257492

30 minute drive from Bindon Bottom

Rajpoot is one of the most exclusive and exciting Indian restaurants, with pleasant surroundings and with a longstanding local and international reputation for excellence. We offer a new and exciting culinary experience, all dishes are prepared with absolutely fresh, top quality ingredients which are blended with exotic, fragrant and pungent spices to produce a wider variety of subtle flavours and taste sensations.

hive-beach-cafeHive Beach Café

Beach Rd, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4RF - Tel 01308 897 070

50 minute drive from Bindon Bottom


The Best Seafood Café on the Beach in Dorset

Come and eat at our seafood café located on the Chesil Bank, at Hive Beach near Bridport in Dorset, offering some of the best views of Lyme bay. The café offers a vast range of local foods and fish. The fish counter is on view as soon as you walk into the café and our chefs are at hand to answer any questions regarding the fish on display.

Hix Oyster & Fish Housemarkhixs

Cobb Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JP - Tel 01297 446 910

63 minute drive from Bindon Bottom

Enjoy stunning views of the Cobb and Jurassic coast while enjoying your local fish and seafood.

Hix Oyster & Fish House overlooks the harbour in Lyme Regis and boasts the most stunning panoramic views across the Jurassic coast – this is easily one of the most picturesque spots to enjoy fresh British fish seafood. The Fish House is an informal, light and airy dining room with simple white wooden tables and chairs. Here the focus is on sourcing and serving the best produce we can find and doing as little to it as possible so that you enjoy the real flavour of great British ingredients.

The Pig - in the Forest

the pig new forestBeaulieu Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QL

80 minute drive from Bindon Bottom

The perfect destination lunch on your way to us from London or the East... Lisa's favourite food place!

Eating at THE PIG is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

The kitchen is overseen by Chef James Golding whose two key lieutenants aren't his sous chefs but his forager and his kitchen gardener.

Uncomplicated and simple British garden food, true to the micro seasons and influenced by the forest and coast, with the emphasis squarely on fresh, clean flavours. What can't be grown in their Kitchen Garden, or in the extensive vegetable and fruit beds, is sourced locally - their further commitment to the 25 mile menu. Served in an authentically reproduced Victorian greenhouse dining room, complete with bare wood table tops and mismatched bone handled cutlery. Bookings essential - you can book a table online or call 0845 0779494

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