Hospitality & Tourism

Published: August 20, 2020 | Updated: August 20, 2020

Plenty to savour as fine dining partnership sets new bar for holiday park cuisine at luxury site

By Andrew Diprose, editor

Fine dining has come to a Dorset holiday park.

Waterside Holiday Group has joined forces with professional catering company Dorset Fine Dining at its Osmington Holiday Park.

The holiday group says it’s part of its commitment to being a ‘best in class’ Dorset holiday park destination.

Dorset Fine Dining is now serving up a new eclectic dinner and Sunday lunch menu at The Country Club restaurant at Osmington Holiday Park.

The partnership with Waterside Holiday Group is aimed at building on the park’s luxury holiday offering.

It has a range of premium lodges for holiday rentals and holiday home ownership.

The woodland retreat, at Osmington Mills, near Weymouth, includes a heated outdoor pool, terrace and state-of-the-art gymnasium.

Allen Main, General Manager, Waterside Holiday Group, pictured left, said: “We pride ourselves on providing guests with a high-quality holiday experience and holiday home ownership, showcasing the very best of Dorset.

“Dorset Fine Dining aligns perfectly with our values.

“As a Dorset-based business, we also feel it is important to support other local companies as we begin to return to a sense of normality.

“By working together, we can bring more tourism to the area and help boost our local economy.”

Dorset Fine Dining is owned and operated by professional chef, Nick Holt, pictured right.

He began his career training in classical French cuisine under the first British chef to gain a Michelin Star with the Roux brothers at Le Poulbot in London.

Nick said: “My focus is to develop a range of simple dishes which celebrate the fantastic local produce Dorset has to offer.

“Our menus will change seasonally, and specials will be available.

“I’m delighted to be working with Waterside Holiday Group to bring my vision to life and look forward to introducing diners at Osmington Holiday Park to delicious local Dorset cuisine.”

Dorset Fine Dining is serving its new menu from now until the end of the season, November 2.

Service times are Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 5pm and 9pm, with Sunday lunch service between 12pm and 5pm.

The Country Club team will be serving a light lunch menu from Monday to Saturday between 12pm and 2pm.

All customers are required to book and sign in for NHS Track & Trace purposes.

In line with the government’s health and safety guidelines, The Country Club has introduced various new measures including hand sanitising stations, face coverings for serving staff, plastic shields in the bar area and increased spacing between tables for social distancing purposes.