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10 Best Restaurants in Dorset for a Business Lunch

Occasionally, you may be required to entertain your clients and they need to be entertained at venues that impress. Some of the best business relationships can be made over lunch. Client dining can provide a great opportunity to lay the foundations to a fruitful working relationship or to say thank you for their loyalty. Whatever reason you are taking your client out to a restaurant, it’s important to leave a lasting impression that can maintain your business relationship.

Choosing the right restaurant for client hospitality in the Dorset area can be a difficult decision to make. The south-coast offers a wide range of restaurants that can cater for a variety of tastes and requirements. Here is a selection of 10 popular restaurants in Dorset in which you can entertain your clients and leave a lasting impression.

10 of the Best Restaurants in Dorset for a Business Lunch

1. WestBeach, Bournemouth

WestBeach is situated close to Bournemouth Pier making it an idyllic location for a lunchtime meeting. It has recently been named Bournemouth’s only ‘local gem’ in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2015. Using fresh local ingredients it has the views to complement an un-rivalled reputation.

2. La Roche, Poole

La Roche, part of the Haven Hotel, is positioned on the Sandbanks Peninsula with unrivalled views across Studland Bay and Old Harry’s Rocks. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a guest of the hotel to enjoy the locally acclaimed restaurant. Enjoy a three course meal or a Dorset afternoon tea in surroundings that are guaranteed to leave your client with a lasting impression.

3. The Jetty, Christchurch

The Jetty, an award winning restaurant, is situated on the water’s edge in the grounds of Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa. If you are looking for a location with breathtaking views and locally sourced food to entertain your clients, this is the picture-perfect location.

4. Al Molo, Weymouth

The panoramic views of the Jurassic Coast from Weymouth’s Al Molo restaurant provide the perfect setting for a business lunch. Al Molo offers traditional Italian cuisine using local produce and Italian ingredients, bringing Italian elegance to the seaside resort.

5. Captains Club, Christchurch

The Captains Club in Christchurch is a tranquil location to entertain your clients. It provides award-winning food with panoramic views of the River Stour. The menu offers uncomplicated locally sourced cuisine in a contemporary setting.

6. Echoes Restaurant, Bournemouth

Echoes restaurant is situated in the Norfolk Hotel. It provides a great location for a business lunch offering seasonal menus and modern British cuisine in an art-deco style environment.

7. Branksome Beach, Poole

Branksome Beach and Terrace bar is located on Poole’s Branksome Chine with sea views across Poole Bay and Old Harry’s Rocks. It’s a relaxed setting with great food. If it’s a warm day, why not sit outside and take in the views on offer.

8. The Bull Hotel, Bridport

The Bull Hotel and Restaurant is conveniently located in the heart of Bridport and boasts two restaurants to treat your clients to. It offers relaxed, rustic food with local produce. It is ideal for a light lunch in the courtyard garden or, for larger lunch meetings that need to be more secluded, the private dining facilities.

9. Edge Restaurant, Bournemouth

Located on the clifftop at Alum Chine, Bournemouth, the Edge restaurant is perfect for a business lunch. Edge specialises in European cuisine and overlooks the Dorset coastline with unrestricted views of Hengistbury Head and Old Harry Rocks.

10. No 6, Dorchester

No 6 in Dorchester is a contemporary French brasserie and is great for those all important business lunches. The lunchtime menu, which includes a range of locally sourced produce, changes regularly so there is always something new on offer.

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