Hearty breakfasts and wonderful produce…
Breakfast is served in the light and airy conservatory overlooking the gardens and landscaped patio. A 70 year old grape vine growing within the conservatory itself, provides shade on hot days, framed by a wall of jasmine and bougainvillea. On summer mornings, guests have the option of breakfast al fresco; comfortable seating and large shaded umbrella on the patio make this an experience to savour!
Sample breakfast menu
Fresh orange juice
Homemade granola with yoghurt and Dorset honey
Fresh seasonal fruits, often with spice, always ‘just cooked’
Locally sourced from Steve at Steepton Bill Farm, Milton Abbas:
AGA cooked bacon, black pudding, tomato and mushroom
Breads, toasts, butters and preserves made at Heathcote House or sourced from Steepton Bill Farm.
Sue at Parsonage Farm, Dawlish delivers our eggs, she has 120 busy hens!
We can shallow fry, boil, poach, scramble or soufflé omelette eggs with any option of your choosing, served with fresh herbs from the garden.
See the blackboard for specials … these dishes often reflect our flourishing kitchen garden. Examples of previous ‘specials’ have included:
Blueberry pancakes with maple spirit
Fresh asparagus with poached egg
Poached eggs with Parma ham
Sautéed new potatoes with asparagus, black pudding & poached egg,
French toast made with brioche – served with seasonal fruit, bacon and rosemary brushed maple syrup