The Station Kitchen is in the old railway station at West Bay. Late in 2015 Ross Moore & his wife Claire took over the running of the Station Kitchen. They turned The Station Kitchen into a high end cafe during the day and a restaurant in the evenings. They also run their award winning catering business called Sausage (Ross) & Pear (Claire).
Ever since it opened my Daughter-in-Law (The Shed Boutique, Symondsbury) has been nagging us to try The Station Kitchen, because she really loves the food & atmosphere there.. At last on a rather dank, wintery day I had time to head down to The Station Kitchen to try their lunchtime fare.
Inside it is surprisingly small, but they do have extra room arriving shortly, in the guise of a railway carriage built in 1911…! (photo above taken after the carriage had arrived!)
Even early on a Tuesday lunchtime, most of the tables were taken. The menu has a good choice of lunchtime food; bangers & mash, burger, ham & chips, mussels and cod. They also served sharing platters of local charcuterie and vegetarian options. I chose the cheeseburger and a glass of beer.
I didn’t have to wait long before the burger was in front of me and the chips looked & were fantastic, crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They were also a good sized portion. The burger was a proper one, nicely seasoned and the slice of crispy bacon added to the ‘burger’ experience!
Tristan (Station Supervisor) was very polite and the whole Station Kitchen experience was certainly that of a high end cafe. During the short time I was there and by the number of phone calls to book for Dinner, I would imagine booking is mandatory! The Station Kitchen is also an ideal spot to enjoy a few beers & food after a long day on the beach – roll on summer!!
The Station Kitchen
Old West Bay Railway Station
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