Monday, 23 February 2009

The perfect seaside café

Where better to relax than in the Hive Beach Café in Burton Bradstock, West Dorset, recent winners of Coast magazine’s 2009 Award for Best Coastal Café, Pub or Restaurant.

The combination of great locally sourced food with stunning, uninterrupted views over the Jurassic Coast makes for a winning formula. The Hive prides itself on being the perfect seaside café, combining quality produce with fish and seafood landed mainly in Lyme Bay. The menu reflects the wonderful diversity of what’s available in the South West, including simple and sophisticated food from egg and bacon breakfast baps to Lulworth hand-dived scallops with chorizo, pancetta and black pudding.

Put your feet up afterwards and rest it off at Dormouse Cottage, a tiny Grade II listed, traditional Dorset thatched, stone built cottage (also just a stone's throw from the village’s two good food pubs). Sounds like a gastronomic treat! A week here starts from £210 for four people.