Pythouse Kitchen Garden
Pyt Kitchen Garden it a treat to be enjoyed, excellent Food, wonderful staff, superb setting
A beautiful find in a lovely spot, would recommend it
We have been coming to the Pythouse regularly, but was surprisingly disappointed the last time we were there on Saturday. The service was not as good as it has been, and the wine was not served cold enough, there was a big party outside so it could have been the staff were a little overwhelmed. When we paid the waitress even forgot to take the cash from our table so we could have easily walked out without paying.
Fantastic food and setting! Although I had advised that we were celebrating two birthdays, however no acknowledgement which is a shame.
A beautiful location with really super food. A great find. we will be back!
Fantastic food. Lovely location and looking forward to returning soon.
Always such a pleasurable dining experience, would highly recommend
We really enjoyed our meal it was great food , we had lobster and a chicken salad then the Lemon Posset. The only let down was the waiter who bought us a full bottle of wine when we asked for a half bottle and then promptly forgot the glasses. I had to go and get them myself ! We also had a rather annoying man sat close to us with quite a loud voice which slightly took the edge off the dining experience for us. We loved walking around the walled garden which was beautiful and well cared for.
It was a lovely lunch for my Mother’s 88th Birthday, the service was slow to start with and we waited some time for our drinks to arrive, as it was a warm day and and my guests were elderly we needed water as soon as possible. But after that delay everything went well . The food was amazing, but my Mother and I shared the Duck which was dry and chewy, which my Mother couldn’t eat .
We will be back , but not for the Duck that was well dead !
Sitting out side over looking the gardens was fantastic.
Loved it sooo much. Thanks to the lovely staff and to everyone for making us so welcome and being so lovely. The sun was shining; its a perfect spot for a lovely summer lunch. It won't be the last time we visit.
Always a pleasurable experience, excellent food, superb staff, gorgeous setting
Super fresh, original food. Lovely salad. Deservedly popular. A tad too much chilli in the prawns. Congratulations to the team - especially the guys outside on the wood burners!
I have been many times but the most recent visit was a huge disappointment.
The venue was being used for a private party the following day and the prepartions were being carried out during our meal.We felt that the entire time we were there , they were all stressed by this event and well within an hour , we had eaten both courses .It was not at all relaxing and for well over £100 , not worth it.
Food wise was also a disappointment.Under ripe heritage tomatoes in some flavoured water was average but over priced at £9 for a starter .Just not as good as previous visits .Very disappointed.
Superb fresh food, friendly professional service, a great walled garden to walk around, and a lovely country atmosphere. We loved it!
Wonderful setting, lovely food with excellent service. Will be back when next in Dorset again next year. The glamping looks ace!
Lovely location scallops were not that fresh and overpowered by too many flavours - but lovely presentation - salmon was from the bbcue and was cold and salad leaves were slightly gritty - perhaps I was unlucky !! But a lovely ambient and gardens
Starters were lovely, mains were a bit of a let-down. Service was very slow and we left before being offered dessert after two hours. The location is lovely, though. We'd be tempted back for coffee and cake or afternoon tea, but left underwhelmed overall.
Lovely Father's Day meal with the family. I love the venue: surrounded by beautiful flowers and herb in a stunning garden. Attention to detail all around.
Food was excellent and service as well.
Love going back.
Thank you to the Pythouse Garden Team.
A lovely venue with beautiful kitchen garden surroundings. Great fresh cooked food sourced from within the kitchen gardens on site. Good service supported by a decent bar drinks list helped too! The perfect way to enjoy a Saturday evening!!
Love the new wood fire, and the salmon (main course) was delicious with the smoky flavour and melt-in-the-mouth just cooked texture.
I do miss the charming and colourful mis-matched cups and saucers tho!
We took an overseas visitor for lunch at Pythouse and she seemed to enjoy it a great deal - the food, the ambience and the garden. The food was good although service was a bit slow but it was Saturday lunchtime and we did seem to arrive just after a large party. One dish we ordered was on the menu as smoked salmon with quinoa, fire pit potatoes, salad leaves and fennel mayonnaise. Unfortunately there was no quinoa or fennel mayonnaise. It would not have been a problem if we had been told at the point of ordering but it felt as though they were hoping we would not notice. We pointed out the lack of quinoa and fennel mayonnaise to the waiter. He said he would tell the kitchen but no-one from management came to apologise. These things can so easily be sorted out by communication/honesty whereas not addressing it leaves a bad feeling. Not addressing this and still adding a 12.5% service charge is presumptuous. Our waiter had been attentive so we did not want to deduct the service charge. He was not at fault but the management was. We will return but will pay closer attention to whether what is served is what has been stated on the menu.
We love the Pythouse Kitchen Garden but we keep it for special occasions as the service charge is very high.
My favourite little slice of paradise!
Even in the rain garden looked fabulous and food delicious.
Stunning venue and very good food. Disappointed that I was told that a service charge was already on the bill and that I could have it taken off if I wanted. I was hardly going to do that in front of my guests. It’s a real cheek I think. I would have preferred to have left my own gratuity to those who deserved it. We had excellent service from 2 members of waiting staff - however it was clear that 1 member of waiting staff was totally disinterested and clearly didn’t want to be there!
This is a wonderful restaurant in an enclosed kitchen garden. The food is contemporary and locally sourced from the garden in most cases and cooked either in the kitchen or outside in the fire pit. Set in rolling countryside and styled in rustic chic, this is great restaurant with friendly professional staff. I've been twice and had a family birthday there recently, the staff were helpful and fun and the food excellent. Highly recommended.
Everything was good although we had to send the meat back that came from the Fire as it was cold. It was served on cold plates, reasonable as there was also salad, but cold lamb shoulder and pork belly was not acceptable. It may have been better to serve the salad seperately?
The waiter was very apologetic and helpful - frankly, saved the day.
The whole restaurant was beautifully lit by candles and festoon lighting. A chilled, relaxed and laid back atmosphere complimented the early summers night. The wood BBQ cooking meals where possible. The food was a mixed bag, not plentiful from my husbands point of view or of amazing standard, I and my son shared a sea bass dish which was lovely. All in all an absolutely lovely evening and will definitely return and recommend.
The Pythouse Kitchen Garden is in a lovely setting and offers great food that varies from the tried and tested. The choices are interesting and thankfully limited - just do what you do well, please! - and have something for everyone.
Our starters - Tiger Prawns and Scallops from the Fire - were excellent. Our mains - mackerel fillets and beef - again from the fire - were more variable. The beef, whilst being of good flavour and quality didn’t seem sufficiently rested and was therefore tough with a significant vein of gristle running through it. Whilst the portion size was OK, at £20, one might reasonably expect meat that one can cut - rather than saw - through the meat of which a good 20% was wasted. When comments were invited by our jolly young waiter, they were not passed on straight away to the chef or supervisor, instead we were told that the chef was busy and that he’d tell him later! We were nonetheless presented with the bill and invited to pay. When this was queried, we were told we would be able to speak to the chef ourselves on the way out!
I do not blame the young man who was pleasant and trying hard to please but suspect his training on handling customers might have been lacking.
The Pythouse is nonetheless a really nice venue serving, on the whole, good quality food. They just need to work a little harder at delivering the overall package that would better justify the prices.
Delicious food, friendly service and beautiful garden.
Delicious, as always. Garden fresh food. Service friendly and efficient. Dogs welcome.
This was a fire pit night, fixed menu. At £35 per head, the food was of a poor standard, small quantity and represented very bad value for money.
There was a very large party there and I think the restaurant had overcommitted as service was rushed. For example our starters were brought immediately after our pre-dinner cocktails arrived. Cocktails with salad isn’t what I had in mind.
I have eaten here before and it has been a very enjoyable experience. I wouldn’t go back to another fire pit night again.
Fabulous on a sunny day sat out in the fragrant garden...bliss
Beautiful setting, pretty location, excellant concept & interesting daily ultra fresh produce. Lovely to be able to stroll the gardens & talk to the gardeners.
Marvellousfood and excellent service in a beautiful setting
Lovely , as ever
Poor food, served like warm. Veggie option poorly presented and cooked
Delightful place and service. Menu fairly limited Though food delicious
A nice sunny day we were able to eat al fresco. Lovely ambience for relaxed lunch. The asparagus and burger were delicious
This place is gorgeous. Food is excellent as are the staff. A brilliant place to go for lunch or dinner especially on a sunny day
It was the most glorious lunch with the sunshine coming in from the beautiful gardens. I cannot wait to come back. The food was completely delicious. Thank you.