Ventana Brasserie, The Cumberland Hotel

The Cumberland hotel is home to The Ventana Brasserie and Bar, The Red Door restaurant and the Mirabelle Restaurant. Offering traditional table-de-hote meals, The Cumberland Hotel has a selected menu and atmosphere to suit different tastes. Executive chef Richard Howard prepares good home-cooked fare in the restaurants, whilst the award-winning Ventana Brasserie has a funky

LMP Lounge

LMP lounge is the newest eatery to grace Charminster High Street. And with such a vast assortment of eateries competing for their place in the spotlight, any newcomer would have to bring something different to the table. And that, it has. Open just over a month, the place inside reminds


L’assiette is sophisticatedly romantic; the black glass tables, deep purple feature wall and impeccably sparkling table settings make it the perfect place to take a date in the evening. But it also strikes a good balance with casual dining too, and I feel quite happy strolling inside at lunch time

Jacks Restaurant, Kings Hotel

There was much hoo-haa when Gary Rhodes put his name to two restaurants in Christchurch: Rhodes South and King Rhodes (now The Jetty and Jacks Restaurant). But two years later, he was gone, and as I walk through a street filled with eatery after eatery, I’m left wondering “who needs

Mint Leaf

India is known for its excellence in both cricket and cooking, and Dorset cricketer Raj Naik is currently making the transition from cricket ground to kitchen, with the opening of his first ever Indian restaurant, the Mint Leaf in Bournemouth. Raj now plays semi- professional cricket for Dorset after captaining