Clavells Café and Restaurant established in 2008, is nestled in the charming and idyllic village of Kimmeridge on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset one mile inland from the world Heritage cost. We are part of a family that have farmed in the Purbecks since 1962 and are passionate about offering delicious locally soured food with delightful service at an attractive price.
Our Ethos “from field to fork” is reflected in the menu, all lamb, pork, beef and venison dishes are lovingly made from meat that has been reared and butchered on our “Kimmeridge” family farm. Fish and shell fish is caught from “Kimmeridge” bay and the nearby Dorset coast, all other produce used is fresh and sourced locally wherever possible.
Our seasonal menu can be enjoyed in our cosy café, or alfresco on fine afternoons and during the summer time. The day time menu is imaginative, relaxed and informal offering an array of delicious homemade breakfasts, lunches and traditional afternoon teas as well as excellent wines and local beers. Our evening menu oozes with culinary splendour, exemplified by our infamous “Kimmeridge Bay” lobster thermidor.
Clavells is one of the “Delights of rural Dorset – local seafood, meats and produce”. Trip advisor. In 2013 Clavells was thrilled to be awarded the winner of the Best Café or Tea Room in the Taste of Dorset Awards. In 2014 Clavells were equally delighted to have achieved a Gold award in the café/tea room category in the Taste of the West awards.
SUMMER OPENING HOURS
Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am-5pm
Closed on a Monday until July (excludes Bank holiday/half term Monday 30th May)
Opening Thursday Nights for Fish and Chips eat in or take away 5.30pm onwards
Opening Saturday Nights for evening meals 7pm onwards
(from July will also be open Friday night for evening meals, and during the school holidays Sundays evenings)
Sunday Roasts available until the end of June. Don’t forget to book for Fathers’ Day 19th June.
SUMMER MENU AVAILABLE HERE
Booking is advisable especially at weekends 01929 480701