The Green

4.5
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290 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
The Green Restaurant, a Grade II listed building, with a picture postcard exterior sits neatly at the top of Cheap Street in the historic market town of Sherborne.
A well-known and popular destination, Sherborne is famous for its Abbey, Castles and individual boutique shops.
The Green is a warm friendly place to meet, relax and enjoy delicious food with friends and family. For lunch you can choose from the daily menu or our à la carte menu offers a variety of options to suit your appetite, from three courses to lighter bites. The evening à la carte allows you to select your favourite dishes for a perfect dinner.
We use local, ethically sourced, high quality ingredients, carefully chosen for their flavours, to create innovative dishes that demonstrate our passion and commitment to great food. The wine list covers an extensive range of unique wines from around the world and we also have a wide choice of local beers, ciders, beverages and cocktails for you to enjoy.
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SS
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the set 3 course menu which was excellent quantity, quality and value for money

RJ
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely restaurant with very good food. The prices were also good. Nice varied menu. Exactly what you’d expect from a Michelin Bib Gourmand.

G
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very pleasant and efficient. There was only one person due to there not being many people - two table of 4 and thee tables of two, including us.

We were offered a small glass of warm apple and tumeric as a taster which we could have taken home by the gallon! I chose the guinea fowl and my husband had the fillet steak. His was done medium rare and just how he likes it and my fowl was superb. We have lovely bread to start with warmed butter. We ordered Barolo, expensive but worth it as it was beautiful. For dessert we picked creme brulee which a scoop of mango sorbet at the side which tempered the sweetness of the brulee, super. The coffee (decaff) was nice and I had a local Estate brandy which was excellent.

All-in-all the evening was very enjoyable and the food and drink par excellence. Well worth paying a little more for.

FD
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to The Green many times because it is consistently good. We went for my birthday lunch on Weds and all four of us agreed every course was exceptional as was the champers and the wine. Restaurant has stepped up yet another level - definitely the go-to place in Dorset and outstrips other local Michelin establishments. Amazing standard - will be back soon!

A
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, menu was varied with good local produce on offer. Superb value, and the staff were impeccably well mannered and welcoming

JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food choice and quality was as good as ever. My guests really appreciated the fact the vegan choice was more than the token one or two dishes. We also felt that the atmosphere was a little more relaxed than past visits, some staff changes maybe?

r
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel 140 miles down to Sherborne each year to the Green to celebrate my birthday in this small but charming restaurant. Jack (new manager since our last visit in December) lived up to our expectations and was very knowledgeable regarding the red wines. There was a party of three and we all enjoyed each course.
Will be back again late spring early summer.

LB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, food delicious and perfectly cooked, lovely staff. Slightly expensive

TG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly, accommodating team. Nice personal touch - the menu had been headed up as "Confirmation Day" - ie really connected to the school community within the town. Lovely buzzy atmosphere. Tasty food. Would recommend.

S
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service. Gpod choice of nteresting dishes that were presented well and tasted even better. Jack was knowledgable and informative. Always there when we needed him but discretely in the background otherwise. Only slight negative was the lighting was too bright could have done with going down a shade or two. Thank you a very enjoyable evening.

W
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although Ilminster is some way from the restaurant, the trip is always worth it. We visit as often as we can.

SR
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and friendly atmosphere. I love celebrating my birthday there and highly recommend this outstanding restaurant.

J
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

rather slow service. Expensive for the quality of food. Convenient for town centre, but would not go again.

JO
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to The Green before, The food is excellent, the service is great and I am never disappointed. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

S
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent a lovely New Year's Eve at The Green. The service was brilliant & the food excellent. We will be returning in the new year to enjoy another lovely experience at The Green.

EL
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant
Beautiful surroundings
Staff unflinchingly professional in a natural and understated way
This place is A1 with myrtle leaves!!

LH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at The Green, the service was superb and the food was wonderful. My husband and I are very much looking forward to another visit!

AD
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Visited at lunch time and had festive set menu which was nice quality food, well cooked and good value. Service was excellent. Will certainly visit again

s
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent value for lunch. I had two courses and a glass of wine for £23. Coffee at £5 was however expensive even with the couple of chocolates. Food was excellent and so tasty and fresh and cooked in an imaginative way. Will definitely return in the near future and highly recommend you visit.

r
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris welcomed us as if old friends (not visited since February as we live over 140 miles away).
Quick and attentive service - good choice of dishes for all three courses. The wine list is also good if a bit pricey. There was a pleasant buss in the restaurant as customers enjoyed their food.
We will all certainly visit again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with everything, had a great evening

LB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful lunch, the Menu du Jour is great value. We really enjoyed our meal and looking forward to our next visit.

JP
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - a very fine dining experience - imaginative dishes using local and regional produce.
A real asset to Sherborne.

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious Sunday lunch for my son’s 14th Birthday. Menu was short but varied. Good prompt and well presented. Front of house very efficient and pleasant but a tad too formal for my liking - a smile would not go a miss.

AB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely outstanding food quality and presentation.
Excellent value for such high standard.

L
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

we have been quite a few times, this time we took some friends,

SG
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding quality of cooking and great value 3 course lunch plus amuse bouch and breads
Limited wines by the glass....would have liked a medium dry house wine or Chardonnay or voignier at lunch

Booked again already!

HW
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service , great food, lovely touches - definitely a special treat!

JH
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for a sophisticated Sunday lunch. Absolutely delicious roast beef but sadly too full to try the deserts!

MB
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our usual venue for dinner with friends when they visit from Scotland. Interesting menus, first class flavours and friendly attentive welcome.

CB
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food & service all at a very reasonable price for the set lunch menu.

ZH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious three course set menu with interesting innovative dishes such as homemade kimchi with sesame seeds - a refreshing delight. Bistro is located in a charming period building in the centre of lovely Sherborne. Attentive but not intrusive service. Pleasantly busy but not noisy atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

JP
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Occasional diners at The Green - always a very satisfactory experience.

MJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was perfect, food fabulous, great wines and extremely attentive staff, perfect for any occasion

1
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Unusual menu which was interesting & our choices were very enjoyable. Very polite waiting service. One very slight complaint & that was that we had to wait quite a while for our main course. However, the waiter was very apologetic & offered us a free drink. The passion fruit panacotta was delicious!

JO
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Service was brilliant. Couldn't fault the evening.

A
London
19 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Definitely one to visit.

NG
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Would highly recommend The Green for a special occasion, although it is quite expensive. We had trout gravadlax / guinea fowl starter, roast lamb / roast duck mains, meadowsweet mousse / chocolate clafoutis. Service was attentive but not overly fussy and with the right amount of time between courses. Perhaps a little more information about the unusual courses would have been helpful, and as one of us had to drive then greater choice of wine by the glass would have been welcome.

MJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect all round, food delicious, service attentive and surroundings cosy without being stuffy, Why go anywhere else.

MF
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm welcome awaits guests in addition to a good food experience. Highly recommended - we will definitely be returning.