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Clean cut and simply decorated, this charming five-table restaurant has become a fixture with the Dorchester cognoscenti and is one of the more modest Michelin-starred establishments in the book. Visit for lunch and you’ll be offered fresh, relatively straightforward food from a regularly changing set deal (think hake fillet with celeriac, mushrooms and red wine). In the evening, chef/patron Russell Brown rolls up his sleeves for a busier, more elaborate menu, with higher prices and a heap more ambition. Starters of dived West Bay scallops with spring onion, artichoke and pancetta ragoût might precede pan-fried brill with squid, chorizo chickpeas and saffron or a combo called ‘beef, beer and onions’. To conclude, check out the regional cheeses or try something sweet – perhaps coffee pannacotta with whisky cream, honeycomb, and orange. Service from Eléna Brown and her team is always attentive, and there’s a decent mixed bag of wines too.


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  1. Published : Wednesday, 27 June 2012

    samphire and salsify :: Sienna

    Tucked behind a bus stop on the high street in Dorchester Dorset, you’d be forgiven for thinking Sienna was a launderette. We found the outside and possibly the decor inside to be very unassuming as the food served here is absolutely delicious. Seating just 14 people this is definitely the smallest Michelin starred restaurant we’ve...
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Essential Details for Sienna Restaurant

  • Address: 36 High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UP
  • Telephone: 01305 250022
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  • Opening Hours: Wed-Sat 12.30-2pm Tues-Sat 7-9pm
  • Cuisine: British
  • Price: £40.00
  • Wine: £12.00
  • Champagne: £36.00

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