Elegantly poised at the edge of Lake Geneva
From bottomless brunch on our al fresco terrace to signature cocktails and delicious à la carte dining, discover a collection of menus that celebrate our South African heritage.
Try the “Son of a Gun” buttermilk chicken burger with jalapeños in a brioche bun, or the BBQ pulled jackfruit burger. Our moreish bar snacks showcase 24-karat gold butter Buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce, South African beef biltong, and soft shell crab tempura with avocado and chilli dip.
Behind the bar, our signature cocktails include Jellybean Clover Club with jellybean infused gin, a Mexican Truffle Old Fashioned with truffled honey, and a Madagascan Espresso Martini, as well as mocktails such as Mango Lassi with rose water, and Pan Asia Tiki Lemonade.
Delicious cuisine and impeccable service go hand-in-hand at Summer Lodge and renowned sommelier Eric Zwiebel will be on hand to offer the finest suggestion of wine to accompany your meal. Dine in our light and airy conservatory, the elegant Restaurant, or in the warm cosiness of the Whisky Bar, with around 300 whiskies.
In the summer, dine al fresco on the terrace, while our traditional Dorset Afternoon Tea is served every day in the Drawing Room and Conservatory. Our cheese trolley is also exceptional, with an award-winning selection of the very best local cheeses.
With our sister pub The Acorn Inn just across the village, we are delighted to offer the best of all worlds... An elegant fine dining restaurant as well as a relaxed gastro pub; a world-class sommelier and amazing real ales; a luxurious drawing room and a cosy bar; croquet and tennis as well as skittles and darts.
Fine wine is an integral part of the Summer Lodge experience, and our wine list, carefully curated by award-winning cellar master Eric Zwiebel, is filled with fine vintages from around the world. Within it you will encounter a selection of the great names from the Old World – classic wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne – complemented by a wide range of wines from the New World, many of them offering outstanding value.
Foremost among these are the wines from the celebrated Bouchard Finlayson, our sister wine estate, makers of some of South Africa’s most distinguished wines. Summer Lodge is proud to present a range of outstanding vintages from this prestigious marque.