In 2021, we extended the shop to offer an onsite cafe and bakery!
Pop in for your morning shot of caffeine or take time to relax with a cuppa after a hard day exploring the beautiful Dorset countryside. There is something for every sweet and savoury tooth with a selection of pastries, cakes, muffins, and cream teas. Don’t forget to walk away with some of our chicken’s eggs for your morning breakfast!
Extending the ethos of using local produce, the coffee beans are delivered fresh weekly from local artisan coffee producer Coffee Mongers and the tea is from Dorset Tea. All the bakery items are baked onsite in our own little bakery and the cakes are all made locally (if not by us!).
South Lytchett Manor has also increased the amount of local hot food producers that visit the site, with a varied menu to keep you well-fed night after night without having to cook!
Explore the options below and find out the ethos and locality of the lovely family businesses we have visiting us.
Dorset Food, with the taste of the sea!
The local fish and chip van will be visiting the site most Tuesdays and Thursdays in the shoulder and high season.
Dorset Food, wood fired to perfection!
There is nothing quite like the experience of tasting delicacies created by cooking fresh, high-quality food on an open wood fire. Sample the delicious pizzas handcrafted to order by the Dorset Pedaling Pizza team and cooked within minutes to your satisfaction for a scrummy dinner feast.
The fully mobile pizza trailer will be visiting the site most Saturdays in the shoulder and high season.
If there isn’t a visiting van for you to grab a delicious dining experience from, then another option is to grab a takeaway from one of the local businesses around South Lytchett Manor. Most of the local businesses are available to book direct or through Just Eat, and will deliver up to the top of the Park where you can meet them for your tasty holiday food!
Options include Chinese, Indian, Pizza, Kebabs, Japanese, Fish and Chips, Mediterannean and Thai.
St Peters Finger
The local Hall and Woodhouse Pub, you can walk to here for some gastropub food in 10 minutes from South Lytchett Manor along a well-lit pavement.
A 20-minute walk from South Lytchett Manor, The Bakers Arms is a large pub with a generous pub garden and a hearty food offering.
A husband and wife team, Tim and Vanessa Mulholland run the Chequers Inn up at Lytchett Matravers Village, a short taxi ride away.
A classic British Tea Room a two-minute walk from South Lytchett Manor, specialising in English breakfasts and afternoon tea!
Restaurants and Pubs of note in the local area:
The Guildhall Tavern
A high quality seafood restaurant with a small, intimate feel in the heart of Poole, this award-winning family business is a great option for that special occasion or celebration.
Located in the high flying Sandbanks Peninsula, the name Rick Stein needs no introduction. Reserve a table overlooking the harbour and enjoy.
The Quay at Wareham
Delfino Lounge, located in the Dolphin Centre on Poole High street, is a local family favourite. There’s something on the menu for all appetites and tastes and they make sure the little ones are entertained with plenty of games, books and activity sheets, A Kids menu is also available.
The Kitchen at Poole Park
A family-friendly pub located in the beautiful surrounds of Poole Park. A great choice for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or early dinner. There are plenty of options to choose from with the added benefit of an ice cream parlour, definitely a favourite amongst local children!
Oriel on the Quay
Oriel on the Quay is a family run restaurant with sweeping views of Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island. They serve freshly prepared Mediterranean inspired cuisine with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus in a relaxed environment. Catering for everyone, they offer specific dishes for vegetarians, vegans and dishes for gluten-free dietary requirements.
Don’t be shy! For more recommendations in the local area or wider Dorset, just ask our friendly reception staff, who are more than happy to help!
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