With a second lockdown hitting the UK this week, Dorset’s local businesses are facing trouble – especially in the hospitality industry. Luckily, many of our favourite independent Dorset restaurants are offering takeaway and delivery during lockdown this time around! So net time you have a takeaway, why not support a small local business?
I’m compiling a list of local restaurants who will be staying open for takeaway during this second lockdown. I’ve tried to focus on independent restaurants wherever possible, rather than big chains. The list is split up by location, so you can skip ahead using the contents list below.
I plan to keep adding to this list whenever I hear about a fab new takeaway! So if you have a recommendation PLEASE leave a comment at the end of this post, or contact me, and I’ll be sure to add it.
- Order Direct When Possible!
- Dorset-Wide Delivery Options
- Blandford Forum Restaurants Offering Takeaway in Lockdown
- Bournemouth Restaurants Offering Takeaway in Lockdown
- Dorchester Restaurants Offering Takeaway
- Poole Restaurants Offering Takeaway
- Purbeck Restaurants Offering Takeaway
- Sherborne Restaurants Offering Takeaway
- Weymouth Restaurants Offering Takeaway
- Restaurants in/near Wimborne Dorset Offering Takeaway
- Elsewhere in Dorset
Order Direct When Possible!
If you really want to support your local independent restaurants, try to order direct whenever possible. Apps like Deliveroo and JustEat are great for convenience, but they take a percentage of every sale which means the restaurants don’t make as much money. Deliveroo take up to 35% plus VAT! If you order direct, it doesn’t cost extra AND the restaurant gets all the money.
Dorset-Wide Delivery Options
AB Dorset Catering – delivering freshly prepared dinners made using locally sourced ingredients – including a roast on Sundays!
[email protected] | 07412 730488
Black Cat Catering, Shaftesbury – they’re offering lunches, dinners, kids treat boxes,and desserts delivered within 20 miles of SP7 0LJ (or further by request and for a small fee). They also have a stress free Christmas menu of Christmas Eve dinner and dessert, Christmas Sides and a children’s treat hat!
[email protected] | 07944 790514
Dine Divine – a Dorset-based bespoke private catering company. They’ll be continuing their afternoon tea and Sunday roast deliveries. They are also working on expanding their delivery options, keep up to date on their Facebook page.
[email protected] | Phone: 07738565225
The Lettie Gray Bakery – a local Dorset bakery offering Bespoke cakes for all occasions. They’re open throughout November offering a takeaway/delivery service with contactless payments and collections.
Blandford Forum Restaurants Offering Takeaway in Lockdown
Yellow Bicycle Cafe – multi-award-winning cafe serving delicious homemade food, using as many local, seasonal ingredients as possible. They’re open Tuesday to Saturday 10-4. Takeaway food, drinks, cake and deli sales. Daily menu published on social media.
30a Salisbury Street, DT11 7AR | 01258 480356
Spoons of Dorset – ice cream shop serving award-winning Purbeck Ice Cream, as well as hot drinks, cakes and warm snacks. All of their menu is takeaway.
Nightingale Court DT11 7ED | 01258 920126
Bournemouth Restaurants Offering Takeaway in Lockdown
Cherries Cafe – a family-run cafe offering a traditional English menu with full English breakfasts, daily specials, and roast dinners on Sundays. They’re open for takeaway 10am-2pm Tuesday to Sunday, and are also offering takeaway Afternoon Tea and Charcuterie boxes. Order and pay through the website and Cherries will have your order ready for you to collect.
65A Curzon Road BH1 4PW | 01202280110
Ristorante Barolo – authentic Italian cuisine from a much-loved local restaurant. They’ll be remaining open for takeaway and delivery orders online or by phone.
586-588 Wimborne Road, Winton BH9 2ER | 01202 547213
Tiien Thai Bournemouth – open for collection and delivery within 4 miles of the restaurant with 25% off when you spend over £15.
105 St Michael’s Road BH2 5DU | 01202 299412
Westbourne Tandoori – winner of the best Indian restaurant in Dorset at the Euro Asia Curry Awards 2019! Open for takeaway, as well as free delivery to BH1-BH15 postcodes.
42 Seamoor Road, BH4 9AS | 01202 767142
Belgium and Blues Bournemouth – Belgian & Craft Beer brasserie known for their ribs and schnitzels. They’re planning to launch takeaway soon so keep an eye on their social media pages for updates.
20 Post Office Road, BH1 1BA | 01202 296998
Sambal Tumis – a Malaysian street food restaurant. They’ll be open for takeaway and delivery throughout.
168-170 Holdenhurst Rd, Springbourne, BH8 8AS | 01202 610596
FR3SHBOX – a healthy fast food company known for their Fitburgers, Cheatzas, and salad boxes. They’re open for delivery – order on the website or by phone. FR3SHBOX are also selling DIY kits so you can create your own Cheatza at home!
15 Queens Road, Bournemouth, BH2 6BA | 01202 540227
Darcy’s Bar & Kitchen – simple yet sophisticated food from a popular local bar and restaurant! They’ll be offering a takeaway and delivery – including Sunday Roasts.
1089 Christchurch Road, BH7 6BQ | 01202 419319
Dorchester Restaurants Offering Takeaway
Lee Garden Chinese Restaurant and Takeaway – one of Dorchester’s most popular Chinese takeaways. Their takeaway menu is on their Facebook Page.
45 High East Street, DT1 1HU | 01305 259988
YC’s Cafe and Wine Bar – varied cafe menu with breakfasts, brunches and lunches all available to takeaway. Call to order!
Brewery Square, Copper Street, DT1 1GA | 01305 260185
Rajpoot Restaurant – Indian restaurant and takeaway, also offering delivery within the DT1 postcode.
43 West Street, DT1 1UT | 01305 257492
Georgie Porgie Pie and Burger Co. – offering takeaway as well as a home delivery service from Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm to 9pm.
1 Alexandra Road, DT1 2LZ | 01305 259122
Wagamama – this Japanese and Asian chain restaurant will be open for click + collect takeaway AND will soon be launching on Deliveroo for delivery. I know this isn’t an independent restaurant, but it’s one of my faves (and my brother in law is the manager) so I’m including it anyway!
21 Weymouth Avenue, Brewery Square, DT1 1HX | 01305 260219
La Caverna – an authentic Italian restaurant in Dorchester. Their menu is almost exclusively takeaway, and they are also offering delivery within Dorchester on Saturdays.
57 Icen Way, DT1 1EW | 01305 262 500
Bean on the Green – independent cafe in the heart of historic Dorchester. They’re still open and selling takeaway coffees, teas, cakes, and lunches as well as hot evenings meals on Friday evenings.
8 Fordington Green, DT1 1LU | 07967 685012
For Heaven’s Cakes – a small family-run bakery creating amazing cakes and cupcakes. They’re still offering delivery with contactless payment.
[email protected] | 07971 101966
Swann Society Pizza – Neapolitan pizzas made with fresh, quality ingredients. Lockdown takeaway from Cornhill Market 4pm-8pm Thursday-Saturday.
Dorchester Cornhill Outdoor Market | 07850108611
Manna Kitchen, Crossways – a Dorset catering company, staying open for takeaways with a daily menu available from midday. Call ahead to order where possible!
Unit 11f, Hybris Business Park, Warmwell Road, DT2 8BF | 01305 851551
The Thimble Inn – Dorchester pub restaurant offering takeaways every Friday evening, Saturday evening and Sunday lunchtime throughout lockdown. They seem to change the menu weekly so check their Facebook page for each one. Order by phone or by sending a Facebook message.
14 High Street, Piddlehinton, DT2 7TD | 01300 348270
Poole Restaurants Offering Takeaway
VDorset – Poole’s only completely meat-free vegan takeaway, offering delivery to most BH postcodes from Wednesday-Sunday. Free delivery to addresses within 3 miles of their restaurant. Order online or by phone.
Pizza with Love – a mobile pizza van serving up traditional wood-fired pizzas. Their pop-up stall will still be appearing at Langside School in Wallisdown on Fridays. Send a message on their Facebook Page to pre-book your collection slot.
Thai Pantry Cafe – a family-run Thai cafe & takeaway in Poole. Order online or by phone.
5-9 New Orchard, BH15 1LY | 07885 457434
Coast – a family-run Surf & Moto shop serving fresh Allpress coffee and a locally-sourced cafe menu available for takeaway. No need to pre-order.
91 Salterns Road, BH14 8BL | [email protected]
MIIKO – a vegan cafe and nourishment bar serving up salads, breakfast bowls, juices, smoothies and organic coffee. They’re staying open for takeaways seven days a week. No need to pre-order, simply pop in and takeaway.
33 Salterns Road BH14 8BL | [email protected]
DRGNFLY – this high-end Pan-Asian restaurant will remain open for takeaway and delivery. Order through the website.
1 Bournemouth Road, BH14 0EF | 01202 252 133
Purbeck Restaurants Offering Takeaway
Bankes Arms Hotel, Corfe Castle – a much-loved pub in the village of Corfe Castle. They will be offering takeaway seven days a week from midday-8pm, for collection only.
23 East Street, Corfe Castle, BH20 5ED | 01929 288188
The Black Swan Inn, Swanage – the oldest pub in Swanage! They’ll be open seven days a week for takeaways with daily specials announced on social media.
159 High Street BH19 2NE | 01929 423846
The Sandford Pub, Wareham – family friendly pub in the village of Sandford, near Wareham, known for its good, home-cooked food and large bar selection. Takeaway starts on Friday 6th and will be run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during lockdown.
Wareham Road, Sandford BH20 7AE | 01929 550 800
Sherborne Restaurants Offering Takeaway
The Cross Keys – a historic inn and restaurant in the heart of Sherborne. They’ll be open from Friday 6th November with a popup shop and takeaways.
88 Cheap Street, DT9 3BJ | 01935 508130
Bean Shot Coffee – open Tuesday-Saturday throughout lockdown for takeaway coffee and food.
3 South Street, DT9 3TD | 07591 733126
Weymouth Restaurants Offering Takeaway
Seabeats – seafood restaurant doing takeaways for collection Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. In December, they will also be offering Christmas platters and hampers!
86 The Esplanade, DT4 7AT | 01305 767444
Dorset Burger Company – an award-winning restaurant selling a fab range of burgers using locally sourced ingredients. Open throughout lockdown on Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm-9pm for takeaway burgers and desserts. Pre-order throughout the week via the Facebook Page to book a slot for collection or order by phone from 3pm on weekends. DBC are also selling £25 DIY Cook-at-Home burger kits for two.
Galley Bistro – offering evening takeaways Friday & Saturday evenings until December, as well as Sunday carvery deliveries.
Hope Square, DT4 8TR | 01305 784059
Turks Head – cosy pub in the heart of Chickerell offering a varied menu using local produce. They’re offering takeaway for collection or delivery Monday-Saturday midday-9pm (delivery from 5pm) and midday-8pm Sundays.
6 East Street DT3 4DS | 01305 778565
Restaurants in/near Wimborne Dorset Offering Takeaway
Piccolo Mondo Pizzeria, Wimborne – family-run Italian restaurant in Wimborne with friendly service and home-made meals. They’ll be open for a takeaway click/call and collect service throughout November every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5pm until 8pm.
Kings Court BH21 1HS | 01202 880932
The Dorset Soldier, Corfe Mullen – a cosy pub in the heart of Corfe Mullen, a few minute’s drive from Wimborne and Poole. Open for takeaways from 12-2pm and 5-8pm Monday to Saturday. Check their Facebook Page for the menu.
117 Wareham Rd, Corfe Mullen, BH21 3JZ | 01202 694403
Elsewhere in Dorset
Chalk and Cheese Pub, Maiden Newton – a family-friendly pub restaurant that will be offering a takeaway menu during lockdown. Check their Facebook Page for the takeaway menu.
53 Dorchester Road, DT2 0BD | 01300 320929
The Crown Inn, Marnhull – offering a daily takeaway menu for collection, including a “boxed Sunday roast” on Sundays.
Crown Road, Marnhull, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1LN | 01258 820224
Fleur de Lys Inn, Cranborne – previously known as The Inn at Cranborne. They will be offering a takeaway menu throughout lockdown, keep an eye on their social media for announcements.
5 Wimborne Street, Cranborne, BH21 5PP | 01725 551 249
Thyme after Time, Blackmore Vale – “food served is rustic, wholesome, local, unpretentious [and] coeliac friendly!”. They’re offering a new revised takeaway menu for Saturday evenings 6pm-8pm. Call anytime during the week to place your order. You can find their takeaway menu on their Facebook page.
Spire Hill Farm, Thornhill DT10 2SG | 01963 362202
The Spyway Inn Askerswell – cosy country pub in the village of Askerswell, near Bridport. They will open for takeaways from 6th November. You can order online using a form on the website or on the phone. You need to order a few hours in advance so that they have time to prepare.
Spyway Road, DT2 9EP | 01308 485250
Do you know any other brilliant independent Dorset restaurants who will be offering takeaway during lockdown? Scroll down to leave a comment and I’ll add it to the list!