A national treasure
South Africa’s most cherished hotel stands majestically on Umhlanga’s beachfront, overlooking the Indian Ocean & the iconic lighthouse.
Located beneath London's largest Living Wall, recently replanted with more than 6,000 herbaceous plants to breathe life into our surroundings, bbar is a vibrant cocktail bar and restaurant in the heart of Victoria.
Our new menu plays homage to our heritage, with dishes that beautifully reflect the flavours of South Africa with a playful twist, from Boerewors Eggs Benedict with chilli chutney biltong to The Gatsby Sub, a Western Cape pulled BBQ short rib of beef.
Alongside this exceptional new menu, we have live mix sessions and DJ sets throughout the week, as well as contemporary signature cocktails created by our resident mixologists.
As the General Managers at Summer Lodge, we are privileged to lead an exceptional team in such a beautiful part of the world. The wellbeing of our guests and teams is our highest priority and our guests tell us that Summer Lodge is a haven of relaxation and the ultimate place to escape to. We look forward to welcoming you to Dorset very soon.
I am delighted to work in the heart of the Dorset countryside and to have the freshest, sustainable, locally-sourced produce at my fingertips, as well as incredible ingredients from our kitchen gardens, to create delicious menus for our guests. Whether a nutritious and light salad at the spa or a special celebratory meal in our restaurant, we hope you will have an exceptional experience with us.
Our cellar is recognised as one of the best in the world by the Wine Spectator Magazine and I look forward to taking you on the most incredible tour. I am always getting to know amazing wines and learning many interesting things that I hope will enhance your food and beverage experience. I am proud to have recently achieved the 'Wine and Spirit Ambassador Award' at The Cateys 2021.
I have been Restaurant Manager since 2010. I come from just outside Paris where I worked in Michelin starred restaurants and I also enjoyed work experience in Berkshire at the Vineyard at Stockcross. My passion for quality of service and entertainment, combined with the friendliness of my wonderful and vibrantly young team, are important parts of making Summer Lodge seem like your second home. I hope to make your dining experience exceptional, taking care of special requests before your visit.
I am delighted to lead a wonderful team in the UK, taking care of our guests' reservations. Let us know whether you will be celebrating your honeymoon, birthday, or wedding. It would be our pleasure to oversee your bedroom allocation and put in a special request prior to your arrival. We can also organise any additional extras you may like such as chocolates, champagne and strawberries, which would be waiting for you upon arrival. We will ensure that your stay will be one you fondly remember.
I feel really lucky to live in Dorset and to have had so many amazing experiences meeting people from all over the world at Summer Lodge. I would be delighted to arrange all aspects of your reservation in advance and during your stay, and to add thoughtful touches such as homemade chocolates, a bouquet of flowers from our in-house florist, a falconry experience or tickets to a local attraction.
I am passionate about our beautiful hotel and enjoy the challenges of looking after many varied historic and listed buildings, coupled with luxurious internal décor and modern technology. I enjoy leading my team to ensure our rooms are maintained to the highest level and will be happy to assist with any queries about your bedroom or facilities.
My passion for our bar has helped me to create an extensive beverages list. I hope I will have the opportunity to share with you my love for whiskies and perhaps even entice you to try one of the best in the world from Japan. I can also help you to design your favourite cocktail, book a whisky masterclass or offer you drinks for a 'healthy gut'. I look forward to welcoming you and showing you our Red Carnation passion for excellence.
I have been Spa Director at Summer Lodge since 2004. Alongside my team, I am dedicated to providing a holistic wellness experience. As a Holistic Therapist and Reiki Master, I look forward to creating a truly restorative experience for you at Summer Lodge.
I am a Holistic Therapist and have been trained in all aspects of beauty therapy for many years. I am passionate about the well-being of our guests and I particularly enjoy massage therapies and facial treatments. Relaxation and allowing yourself to 'let go' is essential for our physical and mental health. I look forward to treating you at Summer Lodge Spa.
I am an experienced warm and calm therapist. I love to listen to our guests needs to ensure I provide the most beneficial treatment and the best experience possible. I am truly passionate about all treatments, however, I especially enjoy, performing our Elemis facials and the beautiful Organic Made for Life treatments, the combination of the essential oils and flowing hypnotic massage are powerful, relaxing and are enjoyable both to experience and to perform.
Total comfort and cleanliness are the aims of my cheerful and hardworking team. No two rooms are the same and furnished as they are in the style of a large private home, they create a homely feel that is as pleasurable for us as we hope it will be for you. The aspect of my job that I enjoy the most is the attention that I pay to detail as well as the comfort and care I relish in providing to our guests.