Cafe & Licensed restaurant

Clavell's Cafe


Clavells Café and Restaurant established in 2008, is nestled in the charming and idyllic village of Kimmeridge on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset one mile inland from the world Heritage cost. We are part of a family that have farmed in the Purbecks since 1962 and are passionate about offering delicious locally soured food with delightful service at an attractive price.



Our Ethos “from field to fork” is reflected in the menu, all lamb, pork, beef and venison dishes are lovingly made from meat that has been reared and butchered on our “Kimmeridge” family farm. Fish and shell fish is caught from “Kimmeridge” bay  and the nearby Dorset coast, all other produce used is fresh and sourced locally wherever possible.

Our seasonal menu can be enjoyed in our cosy café, or alfresco on fine afternoons and during the summer time. The day time menu is imaginative, relaxed and informal offering an array of delicious homemade breakfasts, lunches and traditional afternoon teas as well as excellent wines and local beers. Our evening menu oozes with culinary splendour, exemplified by our infamous “Kimmeridge Bay” lobster thermidor.

Clavells is one of the “Delights of rural Dorset – local seafood, meats and produce”. Trip advisor. In 2013 Clavells was thrilled to be awarded the winner of the Best Café or Tea Room in the Taste of Dorset Awards. In 2014 Clavells were equally delighted to have achieved a Gold award in the café/tea room category in the Taste of the West awards.


Taste of the West




Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am-5pm

Breakfasts, Lunches, Afternoon Teas.


Closed on Mondays


(Except during Half Term and School Holidays when we will be open on a Monday)


Sunday Roasts are back using our own “Kimmeridge” Farm meat



Opening Friday and Saturday Evenings for Supper from 1st April till 30th September.


Spring Menu 2017 available here

Valentines Menu 2017 available here

Mother’s Day menu 2017 available here


Booking is advisable especially at weekends 01929 480701

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