Bridport, Dorset

Local Gem

Pan-Asian | Restaurant

Bridport has punched above its weight food-wise since the Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall days but it's still a surprise to come across this cool café-cum-dining room serving terrific cocktails and pan-Asian small plates. There's an emphasis on dumplings with creative fillings (organic curried lamb with curry leaf and cayenne, perhaps) though other dishes such as charred organic pork belly with pickled mustard seeds are just as good. Expect friendly, personal service from the owner and his young team.