“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”

Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright

The Grange has been one of Dorset’s favourite restaurants for nearly fifty years.

The head chef Simon Clewlow creates delicious menus using fresh, local, and seasonal produce – the emphasis is on taste and quality.
The Trencherman’s Guide described The Grange as
an elegant Dorset dining retreat with a clutch of awards”.

Please note that, in order to comply with Covid guidelines, there have been some small changes to the menus we are offering during this time. For up-to-date menus, please click here.

We are no longer accepting cash. This is as a result of a number of factors, but mainly due to the nearest branch now being 20 miles from the hotel.


From 7.30, last orders at 9.30 am, all week

Start with a buffet of cereals, fruit, juices, compote and yogurt. Then enjoy your cooked breakfast – will it be the traditional full English or will you choose a ‘kings breakfast’ of smoked salmon and creamy scrambled eggs on a toasted English muffin?

Click here for sample menu

Pasta Lunch


From 12.00, last orders at 1.30 pm, all week

Lunch at The Grange is a relaxed, informal affair. If the weather is fine, you can take drinks in the garden while your food is prepared. Eat your lunch overlooking the garden, watching the wildlife have theirs! After lunch, relax in the lounge or garden over coffee.
Sunday is a day for a traditional Sunday roast.

Click here for sample lunch menu

Click here for sample Sunday lunch menu


From 6.30, last orders at 8.30 pm all week.

Relax in the lounge over an aperitif while you look at the menu and make your selections.  You will be led through to the restaurant to dine by candlelight, overlooking the floodlit gardens.  Dinner is contemporary English cuisine, served in a relaxed atmosphere by friendly, smiling staff.  Back to the lounge after dinner to enjoy coffee and petit fours sitting by the log fire. How every dinner should be served!

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Afternoon tea…

Served in the lounge, restaurant or garden.
Please call to book. £18

Wonderful steak, excellent service, staff were attentive and friendly, a good atmosphere; just a joy to dine

Anthony R

Opera in Oborne

Pre-opera suppers
Join us for a delicious meal to steel yourself for the drama that is Carmen! 2 Course £24.5, 3 course £29.5. 5.30 pm, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 August.

Matinee Lunch
Lunch before the Saturday Matinee. 12.00, Saturday 20th August. A choice from our normal lunch menu.

Concert Sunday Lunch
A delicious traditional Sunday roast to set you up for… well not very much…. just sitting back in the sun and listening to some beautiful music! 2 Course £24.5, 3 course £29.5. 12.00, Sunday 21st August.

Tel. 01935 813463 or email

Christmas Day Luncheon 2022

An institution at The Grange. A glass of champagne and canapés in the lounge, a delicious traditional Christmas lunch, followed by coffee and mince pies. Children’s menus are also available and include a gift from Father Christmas! Christmas Day lunch is served from 12.00 until 2.00 pm and we are open to non-residents.

A glass of Champagne and a selection of canapés
Amusé Bouche
Tomato and pesto soup G D V
First Course
Assiette of smoked salmon gravlax and crayfish tails, tarragon and lime mayonnaise G D
Croquette of Creedy Carver duck confit, sweet chili and redcurrant sauce D
Spinach, Dorset blue vinny and caramalised onion, dressed roquette, apple and walnut salad V
Sorbet Course
Cranberry sorbet
Main Course
Traditional roast Dorset turkey with all the festive trimmings, seasonal vegetables, duck fat-roasted potatoes, pan gravy
Grilled, whole Brixham lemon sole, new potatoes, prawn and caper butter potatoes G D*
Baked aubergine, Provencale vegetables, toasted pinenut, herb and parmesan gratin, herb roasted potatoes, red pepper sauce V D
Brandy-flamed Christmas pudding with brandy sauce G* D* V
Orange and lemon posset, chocolate shard, fresh berries, honeycombe, V G
Slate of speciality west country cheese, quince cheese, biscuits & fruit
(If you would like both dessert and cheese there will be a supplement of £7.50)
Coffee and mince pies
£95 per person
Children under 12 years – a gift from Father Christmas and child sized portions £40.00

Bookings are taken every half hour from 12.00 until 2.00 pm. The first time being 12.00 for 12.30 – you arrive at 12.00 for Champagne and Canapes in the lounge and will be taken to your table to start your meal at around 12.30 pm. Please enquire to find out what times we have left. We ask for a non-refundable deposit of £20.00 per person, when the booking is made.

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