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WELCOME TO THE DINING ROOM

— WELCOME to THE DINING ROOM in SHERBORNE —

 
 

WELCOME TO THE DINING ROOM

The Dining Room is a beautiful new restaurant situated in the stunning surroundings of the 8th century Sherborne Abbey and 15th century almshouse. We cook sensational traditional British food with a respectful nod to the past and an eager fork in the fresh ideas of contemporary dining.

The buildings that house the restaurant were originally erected in 1743 by Lord William Digby, and founded as a school for the "education and clothing of poor girls".  These buildings are full of vibrant history, the echoes of a busy school community and the beneficence of the 'Good Lord Digby' and his wife, Lady Jane, whom the school was founded in the memory of. 

We hope to do justice to the rich heritage of Lord Digby's school, whilst serving tantalising, exquisitely good British food.

If you've not dined with us before, please read our reviews on TripAdvisor (to the right) to find out what a great experience our diners have had. We're rated No.1 out of 41 restaurants in Sherborne! Come and sample our menu for yourself!

 Come and say hello to us on our Facebook or Twitter pages—we'd love to hear from you!

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RESERVATION

 

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RESERVATION

To book a table for a delightfully British dining experience, please call us on 01935 815154. Alternatively, pop-in and see us in the restaurant on Westbury in Sherborne — we'd love to see you!

We're now into our summer opening times which means we are closed on Sunday and Monday — however, if you wish to book a private party please contact us and we'll be happy to accommodate you. You can also eat at these times at our adjoining hotel, The Britannia Inn; click here for more information.

Lunch

Wednesday to Saturday    12pm to 2.30pm

Sunday                            12pm to 6.30pm

Monday                           closed

Dinner

Wednesday to Saturday     630pm to 9.30pm

Sunday night                   630pm to 8.30pm

 

You can also book online using our Open Table feature. Click the button below to make a reservation:

 
 
 

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MENUS

 

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Stunning British cuisine cooked to perfection. We keep our menu seasonal and fresh with changes throughout the year, ensuring dining with us is always deliciously relevant.

So here are our current sample menus, keep an eye out for fresh and delicious new dishes…

 

À La Carte

À La Carte

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To Start

 

Garlic & Chili Tiger Prawns, Chorizo, Coriander £8.75

 

Lyme Bay Scallops, Carrot & Thyme Puree, Courgette £10.75

 

Conker Gin Cured Salmon, Horseradish Panna cotta, Pea, Baby Spinach, Fennel Pollen £7.95

 

Pigeon Breast, Textures of Beetroot £7.95       

 

Heritage Tomato Salad, Basil Oil, Old Winchester Crisp £6.55

 

Ham Hock Terrine, Piccalilli, Crispy Pigs Ears £6.95

 

 

To Follow

 

Fillet of Beef, Smoked Garlic Mash, Heritage Carrots, Shallot, Ceps £26.95

 

Pistachio & Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb, Kale, Fennel Dauphinoise, Redcurrant & Mint £23.95

 

Supreme of Chicken, Fondant Potato, Burnt Baby Leeks, Orange, Tarragon £18.95

 

Belly & Loin of Pork, Black Pudding, Pea Mash, Burnt Apple £19.95

 

Fillet of Turbot, Samphire, Spiced Cauliflower, Root Crisps £23.95

 

Ratatouille & Olive Bread £13.95

 

 

To Finish

 

Espresso Cup, Cigarette Tuile £6.95

 

Citrus Posset, Mulled Fruits, Orange Crisp £6.95

 

White Chocolate Cheese Cake, Raspberries £6.95

 

 Strawberries & Cream £6.95

 

West Country Cheese Board, Wafers, Quince Paste & Apple £9.50


 

Sides

 

Chips with Truffle Mayonnaise £ 3.50, Vegetables £3.50, Olives £2.50 Bread & Oil £3.50

 

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Lunch

Lunch

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To Start

 

Garlic & Chili Tiger Prawns, Chorizo, Coriander £8.75

 

Lyme Bay Scallops, Carrot & Thyme Puree, Courgette £10.75

 

Conker Gin Cured Salmon, Horseradish Panna cotta, Pea, Baby Spinach, Fennel Pollen £7.95

 

Pigeon Breast, Textures of Beetroot £7.95       

 

Heritage Tomato Salad, Basil Oil, Old Winchester Crisp £6.55

 

Ham Hock Terrine, Piccalilli, Crispy Pigs Ears £6.95

 

 

To Follow

 

Steak Burger, Triple Cooked Chips £11.95

Ham, Hen’s Egg & Chips £9.95

Fish Pie £11.95

Fish, Chips, Pea Puree £10.95

Ratatouille & Olive Bread £13.95

 

 

To Finish

 

Espresso Cup, Cigarette Tuile £6.95

 

Citrus Posset, Mulled Fruits, Orange Crisp £6.95

 

White Chocolate Cheese Cake, Textures of Raspberries £6.95

 

 Strawberries & Cream £6.95

 

West Country Cheese Board, Cheese Wafers, Balsamic Onions & Celery £9.50

 

 

Sides

 

Chips with Truffle Mayonnaise £ 3.50, Vegetables £3.50, Olives £2.50 Bread & Oil £3.50

 

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Sunday

Sunday Lunch

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1 Course £11.95

2 courses with a Glass of Wine

Or 3 courses for £21.95

 

 

To Start

 

Chili & Garlic Tiger Prawns, Chorizo, Coriander

 

Conker Gin Cured Salmon, Pea & Baby Spinach Gel

 

Ham Hock Terrine, Piccalilli, Crispy Pigs Ears

 

Butternut Squash Veloute

 

 

To Follow

 

Roasted Dorset Beef, Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Yorkshire Pudding,

Beef & Red Wine Jus

 

Roast Gammon, Roast Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Pork Jus

 

Fillet of Turbot, Samphire, Spiced Cauliflower, Root Crisps

 

Beetroot & Goats Cheese Risotto

 

 

To Finish 

 

Espresso Cup, Cigarette Tuile

 

Citrus Posset, Mulled Fruits, Orange Crisp

 

White Chocolate Cheese Cake, Textures of Raspberries

 

West Country Cheese Board, Cheese Wafers, Balsamic Onions, Celery (£3 supplement)

 

 

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CONTACT

 

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The Dining Room

Westbury

Sherborne

DT9 3EH

01935 815154

info [at] thediningroomsherborne.com 

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NEWS

 

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19th OCTOBER 2015

19th October 2015

The Dining Room has been honoured recently by some very exciting guests. Not only have we been visited by two famous faces from television, but we've also had a royal visit!

Co-presenter of The Great British Bake Off, and one half of the inimitable Mel and Sue, the lovely Sue Perkins dropped in for one of our delicious meals and was a real delight to have dine with us.

Word must be getting around celebrity circles, because shortly after Sue's visit, newsreader, TV presenter and Classic FM deejay John Suchet joined us for a Saturday evening meal and was a true gentleman and thoroughly nice chap!

And our ever expanding reputation for fine food appears to have reached the royals, no less! It was a real privilege for us to have HRH Princess Michael of Kent dine with us and she was every bit as charming as you'd expect a real princess to be. But try as she might, even after a couple of requests, we still didn't give her our special secret recipes! So it's official—The Dining Room serves meals good enough for royalty!

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 Princess Michael of Kent at The Dining Room, Sherborne

 

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John Suchet at The Dining Room, Sherborne

 

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Sue Perkins at The Dining Room, Sherborne

11th SEPTEMBER 2015

11th September 2015

Our delicious Christmas menu is now available to view on our website in our menu section and below, and we are taking bookings from today. Come and join us for a wonderful Christmas party with some incredible food.

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10th SEPTEMBER 2015

10th September 2015

Today we're launching our brand new 'Menu of the Day'  which we will update daily. We're offering three options per course to make choosing a delicious dish really easy.  Two or three course options available, and of course, all our tasty side dishes are also available.

The Dining Room Menu of the Day 2015

 

 

5th FEBRUARY 2015

5th February 2015

We're very pleased to announce, we will shortly have a new and very talented chef joining Nick in the Dining Room kitchen. Details to be announced very soon—stay tuned.

The addition of another chef, means we can extend the days we are open to seven, meaning you can dine in style with us every day of the week! This will happen as of 9th March, and we can't wait!

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27th NOVEMBER 2014

27th November 2014

We're open! Our grand opening event took place on Thursday 27th November, officially marking the start of a brand new era of fine dining in Sherborne. Sherborne Mayor Jon Andrews presided over the proceedings cutting the ribbon across The Dining Room's threshold and welcoming the guests into the warm glow of our beautiful new restaurant.

 

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