Lavender Blue Bakery have been supplying Visit Hillbrush ever since we opened in April last year, and their delicious baked goods are extremely popular with our customers. Based in Gillingham, Dorset, Lavender Blue Bakery is an award-winning bakery that started 12 years ago. They make everything from scratch as you would at home, only they make it in large quantities!
There have been a number of changes and additions to our incredible restaurant menu lately, but one of our staple, most well-loved dishes has not changed. Today’s Foodie Feature is all about our delicious Hunters Chicken.
This dish is lovingly put together by our chefs, featuring juicy chicken, home made coleslaw, local bacon, mature Cheddar and french fries. It is a filling dish and very versatile, and can be enjoyed for lunch or on a Friday evening as a main meal.
One of our most popular breakfast choices, but served all day so you never have to miss out, is our scrumptious Eggs Benedict! This dish features perfectly poached eggs with Hollandaise sauce and ham on a soft English muffin. This is a hearty, filling breakfast and makes a great start to the day, but if you are passing on the A303 and fancied a smaller meal this is ideal later in the day, too. All of our ingredients are locally sourced from some of the best suppliers in the area.
We do hope you’ll stop in and try this dish!
Today our Foodie Feature is all about the hearty Full English Breakfast! This classic dish is (contrary to its name) available all day in our restaurant. It features two bacon rashers, two sausages, two eggs, baked beans, hash browns, tomato and mushrooms, and if that’s not enough it also comes served with a side of toast and butter.
It’s delicious. It’s filling. We hope you will stop in on your travels and give it a try. We know you won’t be disappointed!
Our new Foodie Feature is all about our delectable Hunters Chicken. This dish comes served with fries, side salad and coleslaw and makes a filling lunch or main meal. We source the finest local meat for use in our dishes, and the Penleigh Farm Butchers chicken breast and bacon is no exception. In fact, the Penleigh meat is so popular here at Visit Hillbrush that we are often in danger of running out! Our weekly delivery is always a relief.
The meat is sprinkled with the extremely flavourful Barber’s extra mature Cheddar. You can find a number of excellent recipes on Barbers’ website here.
Our salad garnishes all come from The Watercress Co via Fine Foods, who are based in Dorchester. We love our local produce!
We hope you will stop by the visitor centre to try this amazing food. It is well worth the journey!
Our Foodie Feature today is our delicious and well-presented Goats Cheese, Pesto and Tomato Panini, currently available in our restaurant. This dish is ideal as a light bite and is suitable for vegetarians, not that meat-eaters can’t enjoy it too! It is served with a side salad and homemade coleslaw.
We have had fantastic feedback about this dish so far:
“Sometimes pesto can be quite overpowering, but the goats cheese and pesto was perfectly balanced, and there was plenty of tomato too. The side salad was a good size and the homemade coleslaw was lovely.”
If you are in the area, we hope you’ll consider popping in to try this panini. Or, if it isn’t to your taste, browse our menu to see what else we have on offer.
Today we are featuring our Ricotta and Butternut Squash Macaroni Cheese served with Garlic Ciabatta. This works great for either lunch or dinner; the macaroni cheese is quite light and creamy, but with the garlic ciabatta this dish becomes rather filling. It’s one of our vegetarian dishes (although carnivores will also enjoy it, as it’s so tasty!). The garlic bread is crispy on the outside and deliciously warm and buttery.
You can find a full menu of our dishes and drinks by clicking here. If there is anything not on the menu, or anything you are unsure of, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!