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The Restaurant at Knoll House

4.2
4.2
124 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British

With a focus on fine Anglo-French food and a traditionally English atmosphere, our restaurant offers a selection of dishes prepared from the freshest ingredients. The dress code is smart casual, and you can join us for breakfast from 8-10am and dinner from 6-9pm.

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Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Daily 08:00–10:00
    Lunch
    Daily 12:00–14:30
    Afternoon Tea
    Daily 14:30–16:30
    Dinner
    Daily 19:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01929 450450

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    £18.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Afternoon Tea is served daily in the restaurant from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Childrens Dinner

    £10.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Dinner served in the restaurant for our younger guests

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

Families with children between the age of seven and 12 are welcome to dine in the restaurant from 7-8pm. Adult guests and children over 12 from 7-9pm. This is a sample menu and will change per season

Starters

  • Chef's Homemade Soup of the Day

    • Bangkok Crab Cake

      Chili jam, wilted pak choi

      • Gravalax of Salmon

        With lemon dill and Hendricks gin cured cucumber and melba toast

        • Pan Fried Wood Pigeon

          With blue cheese risotto, pickled shallots

          • Leek and Blue Cheese Croquette

            Served with salad garnish

            Main Course

            • Monkfish and Parlourde Clams Tagliatelle

              In a white wine and dill sauce

              • Braised Lamb Shoulder

                With a carrot and star anise puree, fondant potato, roasted shallots, red wine jus

                • Pan Fried Cod

                  With a chorizo and bean cassoulet, baby spinach

                  • Confit Pork Belly

                    With a beetroot mash, apple and berry compote, red wine jus

                    • Roasted Pumpkin Tortellini

                      With a mushroom and tarragon sauce, toasted pine nuts, shaved pecorino

                      Last updated: 6 August 2021

                      What 124 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                      4.2
                      4.2 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.2Food
                      • 4.3Service
                      • 3.9Ambience
                      • 4Value

                      NoiseModerate

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                      • Dorset

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                      • Dorset

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                      1. C

                        Chris

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall3food2service5ambience3

                        Very friendly staff at s busy time. We were given a birthday drink.

                      2. HS

                        HelenS

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 1 day ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        We had a really tasty meal, served by friendly, but discreet, staff.

                      3. BS

                        BrendaS

                        Gloucestershire

                        3 reviews

                        4.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined 2 days ago

                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                        We spent three nights at Knoll House Hotel on a DB&B basis and thought it was very good value. There was a good choice of evening meals plus each day there was a Specials Menu and each meal was tasty and nicely presented. The breakfast also had a good choice with a self service cold buffet and hot breakfast made to order.

                      4. MA

                        MaryAnnT

                        London

                        3 reviews

                        3.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined 3 days ago

                        overall3food4service2ambience2

                        Not sure I would come as outsider, but as hotel in-house restaurant, better than expected. Surroundings a bit institutional

                      5. MB

                        MelanieB

                        1 review

                        1.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 14 January 2022

                        overall1food1service2ambience2

                        Menu choice very limited and once you've eaten and exhausted what you'd like to eat, the menu wasn't updated, so on the second day you had to try and find something you like. Even the daily special menu wasn't inspiring.

                      6. SC

                        SueC

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 11 January 2022

                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                        Service was good and our waiter was very informative. Excellent selection, especially the continental offering.

                      7. D

                        Drewster

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 10 January 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Wonderful breakfast at Knoll House following an excellent evening meal the night before. Top quality ingredients, nicely cooked and presented very well by personable staff.

                      8. PF

                        PaulF

                        London

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 9 January 2022

                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                        welcoming and very efficient service.Food very good

                      9. JF

                        JohnF

                        Shropshire

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 9 January 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        This restaurant is extremely well run. The service from arriving at the dining room and departing was excellent. Obviously well trained. Front of house were familiar with the menu and ensured guests had an enjoyable experience. The food was of a high standard with a menu to suit most tastes. Would recommend highly.

                      10. MB

                        MalcolmB

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 8 January 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Lovely food, attentive staff fantastic setting will be back again...

                      11. B

                        Blanch

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 7 January 2022

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        We had a very pleasant stay . Communication prior to our stay was erratic with a telephone messaging system but communicating by email was a great improvement .

                      12. NG

                        NikG

                        1 review

                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 29 December 2021

                        overall2food3service1ambience2

                        Overall the food was reasonable but the service was poor, and whilst the Food Manager was helpful & efficient overall the service was lacking, including necessary gluten free requirements not being observed.

                      13. L

                        Lucy

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 29 December 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        This was the perfect place for a relaxed family meal. Delicious food, excellent service, very nice restaurant area and appropriate social distancing. A multitude of lounge areas to retire to for coffee in front of an open fire. Games provided for the younger members of our group (which varied in age from 9 years to 94 years of age). A really lovely evening, enjoyed by all.

                      14. JG

                        JulieG

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 23 December 2021

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Great meal for six. Couldn’t fault it. Thank you.

                      15. MF

                        MariaF

                        London

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 23 December 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Excellent pre Christmas lunch in one of our favourite places

                      16. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Dorset

                        2 reviews

                        3.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 18 December 2021

                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                        Better Saturday night...but still small helpings...and expensive for the sweet for what it was...charged for water..

                      17. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Dorset

                        2 reviews

                        3.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 18 December 2021

                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                        If You're a hearty eater maybe eat somewhere else...not really impressed..the starter was a sliver of tart on rocket...the main was suppy to be crispy roast potatoes on red cabbage with pork tenderloin...the potatoes were timed and flash fried .the red cabbage was bitter..

                      18. AW

                        AndrewW

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 17 December 2021

                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                        Hotel slightly dated but staff very friendly, evening dinner was very good and would recommend

                      19. RC

                        RitaC

                        Dorset

                        2 reviews

                        2.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 10 December 2021

                        overall2food2service3ambience3

                        When I made my reservation I informed the restaurant that I was vegetarian ( no meat or fish) and was informed " in the summer we have more choice" and that I could have a starter as a main !! The bread rolls on the table were standard frozen variety cooked and would have been much more appealing if warm,sorry can't do anything about that,we have stayed before and the main course was always accompanied by a veg dish, this time you had to pay separately for any side dish,which we did one evening and was plonked on the table in a cereal bowl,most of the hot food we found to be like warm served on less than hot plates. The maitre de an elder man only wore his mask over his mouth.

                      20. CW

                        CarolW

                        West Sussex

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 10 December 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                        This meal was one of the best we have eaten. Compliments to the chef. The staff are friendly and professional and the restaurant appears well run. On the Friday night there was easy listening live jazz type music which added to the pleasure of our evening.

                      21. S

                        Sharon

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 10 December 2021

                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                        Staff were very thoughtful and helpful. Good to have more vegan options - but overall such a good experience.

                      22. J

                        Jane60

                        Bath

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 10 December 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Our first visit, recommended by our friends, and thought it was lovely just lovely! Will definitely be back! Food was gorgeous and staff extremely polite and friendly and room had a stunning sea view. Thank you 😊

                      23. HG

                        HelenG

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 10 December 2021

                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                        A lovely meal with excellent friendly service Plenty of space and ventilation in the dining room but still warm and comfortable

                      24. RC

                        RitaC

                        Dorset

                        3 reviews

                        2.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 10 December 2021

                        overall2food2service3ambience3

                        The timings for breakfast are all out,no sooner have the taken you hot food order and you are eating your cereal than the cooked breakfast arrives !!

                      25. LE

                        LindaE

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 10 December 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Always fantastic at Knoll House. The polite, conscientious staff are cheerful and helpful but not overbearing. The food is plentiful and delicious with many options for food intolerances.

                      26. BT

                        BarbaraT

                        Dorset

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 9 December 2021

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Well thought out menu. Well presented and delicious food.

                      27. RC

                        RitaC

                        Dorset

                        3 reviews

                        2.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 8 December 2021

                        overall2food2service3ambience3

                        We have stayed before and the food was so much better..

                      28. WG

                        WendyG

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 4 December 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The service from Liam and Philip was possibly the best I have received they were amazing

                      29. A

                        Annie

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 2 December 2021

                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                        Excellent value, well cooked and presented food. Good service. Attentive staff

                      30. E

                        Elaine

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 2 December 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Easy to book, amazing service and great food. And a superb view .

                      31. W

                        Windypop

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 30 November 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing food and good service. Love this hotel......

                      32. SC

                        SimoneC

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 29 November 2021

                        overall4food3service4ambience4

                        Set meal through travelzoo but we’re able to choose from normal menu too Not as good as I’d expected but tasty and filling Nice wine list and complementary glass of bubbles for our anniversary which was lovely! Staff fab Breakfast today was great, good choice and hot food order taken at table so much nicer than buffet

                      33. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        London

                        9 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        9 reviews

                        Dined on 27 November 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        A very lovely place to eat x

                      34. CL

                        CameronLondon

                        London

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 25 November 2021

                        overall3food4service3ambience3

                        We had a delicious dinner. First I had a delicately flavoured mixed vegetable salad, then grilled salmon with samphire and tasty tarte tatin for desert.

                      35. BB

                        BarryB

                        Dorset

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 25 November 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We were warmly welcomed, the staff were attentive. The food for for breakfast was hot and tasty.

                      36. CL

                        CameronLondon

                        London

                        2 reviews

                        3.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on 25 November 2021

                        overall3food3service3ambience2

                        We had a tasty breakfast with everything we needed and the view through pine trees to the horizon was wonderful!

                      37. BB

                        BarryB

                        Dorset

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 24 November 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We were warmly welcomed, the staff were friendly and attentive. The food and wine were excellent with a good choice.

                      38. BB

                        BarryB

                        Dorset

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on 23 November 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The welcome was friendly, the food excellent as where the staff.

                      39. SH

                        SueH

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 23 November 2021

                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                        Excellent service as always, a pleasant stay. Hope to return.

                      40. SF

                        SteveF

                        Berkshire

                        1 review

                        3.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on 22 November 2021

                        overall3food4service4ambience2

                        The food and service were very good. Unfortunately the room used for the afternoon tea was very large and the heating was not on so it was cold whilst just seating.

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                      The Restaurant at Knoll House is rated 4.2 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                      Booked 8 times today
                      Experiences are available.
                      Google Map for The Restaurant at Knoll House

                      Knoll HouseFerry Road,Studland Swanage, Dorset BH19 3AH

                      • Area

                        Swanage

                      • Hours of Operation

                        Breakfast
                        Daily 08:00–10:00
                        Lunch
                        Daily 12:00–14:30
                        Afternoon Tea
                        Daily 14:30–16:30
                        Dinner
                        Daily 19:00–21:00

                      • Cuisines

                        Contemporary British

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Elegant

                      • Dress Code

                        Smart Casual

                      • Parking Details

                        Hotel Parking

                      • Payment Options

                        MasterCard, Visa

                      • Additional

                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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