The best brunch spots in Dorset (according to customers)

IT IS finally the weekend and what better way to celebrate this sunny Sunday than going out for brunch? 

There are plenty of gorgeous cafes, restaurants and bistro’s to choose from across Dorset whether you’re looking for someone quaint and cosy or loud and lively – there’s surely something for everyone. 

Here are the most popular places to go for brunch in Dorset on TripAdvisor: 

1. The Whole Hog, Lyme Regis 

6A Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QD

The top rated spot for brunch in the whole county is The Whole Hod in Lyme Regis with five stars and a whopping 774 reviews.

One review said: “Gorgeous doughnuts made on site and fantastic hog roast rolls. Blueberry and lime was yummy. Visit Paul in the hatch by the main road and check the flavours available.

“Warning go too early and options are limited as the doughnuts are too hot.”

Another person said: “Incredible pulled pork and chicken rolls, which we were convinced to buy as the doughnuts we wanted to buy had sold out. But wow, what a feast! The coffee is also very very good, and they are quite the aficionados of the bean!”

2. Allstars Sports Bar and Cafe, Wareham

Purbeck Sports Centre, Worgret Road, Wareham BH20 4PH

Awarded a TripAdvisor Travellers Choice ,the Allstars Sports Bar and Cafe in Wareham is the second most popular restaurant to visit for brunch in Dorset. 

Bournemouth Echo:

The family friendly bar and cafe has five stars and more than 180 reviews.

One customer said: “Lovely breakfast, gluten free choices too. Got some gluten free cake to go. Nice staff and lovely and clean.”

Another person said: “We visited Allstars for my husband’s birthday this Wednesday, where we both had the cooked breakfast. What a treat! The service was excellent, nothing was too much trouble. I mixed from the vegetarian and traditional breakfast. The food was perfect.”

3. The Bay Tree, Bournemouth 

With five stars and 176 reviews, The Bay Tree in Bournemouth comes in the top three places to go for brunch in the county.

The cosy cafe in Winton serves a proper full English a long with an extensive menu of homecooked treats, perfect for a Sunday brunch.

A previous customer said: “Lovely friendly cosy place to have good quality food cooked well and always served with a smile. We have been going here for a long time, and never disappointed. The portions are very good and no one could leave hungry.”

4. Oriel On The Quay, Poole

This chic Mediterranean has two restaurants in Poole which can be found in the Quay and Sandbanks. 

The family run restaurant has been tastefully decorated with hand painted murals and all of their meals are fresh to order from breakfasts to supper.

One customer said: “Good cuisine and service are reason enough to return to a restaurant, but Oriel on the Quay in Poole goes a bit further, with staff who seem to be remarkably relaxed and happy in their work.”

5. Cuckoos Coffee Bar, Christchurch

3 Pound Lane, Christchurch BH23 1DF

This Christchurch gem takes the prestigious fifth spot in the county as the best place for brunch in the county with prices ranging from three to seven pounds. 

The cafe serves a range of breakfast options from a full English to smoked salmon and avocado on toast. 

Bournemouth Echo:

One person said: “On passing by Cuckoos Tuesday morning, the family decided to pop in and have breakfast. Great food, excellent service at a good price. We shall stop by again next time we visit Christchurch. Highly recommended!”

Another said: “We pre booked this cafe due to the reviews and knew they were going to busy. The food was superb – perfect English breakfasts.”

Are you going out for breakfast this weekend? Let us know in the comments. 

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