Eat at The Priory
“Cooking is an art, and art is a passion.”
Head Chef Stephan Guinebault’s own personal ethos lies at the heart of all that he does. When Stephan joined The Priory in 2006, he brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, which all stemmed from growing up on his grandmother’s (grand-maman) farm in the Loire Valley, and her cooking! Motivated by his love of (her) food, he first started work as an apprentice chef whilst simultaneously attending catering college. He progressed through both ‘Michelin’ and ‘Relais & Chateaux’ establishments in France, gaining invaluable ‘classical’ training and an understanding of regional dishes and techniques. Today, Stephan’s passion for food is as evident as ever. He thrives on obtaining quality produce, with a guaranteed provenance, using fine, locally sourced, ‘seasonal’ produce, whenever possible. He is inspired by both European and International cuisine, along with traditional French and English dishes, which all translate perfectly to the plates of our discerning customers.
Our new restaurant brings the outside in, come rain or shine you will dine with views over our lawn and down to the river. With ceiling height windows that open fully, green oak beams and luxury mulberry interiors, we hope to bring you one of the best dining experiences in the whole of Dorset.
Please mention any dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances when booking. Our food is a huge part of our experience so unfortunately, given the style and nature of our cuisine, we cannot cater specifically to Vegan diets. We will happily discuss if any of our Vegetarian dishes on the menu the day you are dining would be suitable.
COVID-19 Dining update
Due to current Government guidelines, we are running a slightly reduced menu to normal. Still with plenty of choice and just as delicious. For the time being, we can only accommodate tables of 6 as a maximum (household makeup depending on tier grading at time of booking). Weather permitting, you are welcome to dine on our terrace, please let us know if you would like do this when booking.