Review on Stock Hill House
Peter and Nita Hauser are now into their third decade as custodians and congenial hosts of Stock Hill House. Their delightfully tranquil late-Victorian residence is approached along a beech-lined drive that meanders through 11 acres of carefully nurtured wooded grounds near the Dorset/Somerset border. Inside, all is as it should be.
Peter Hauser's native Austria makes its presence felt in the kitchen, and dishes from the homeland are flagged on his daily-changing menus. Soused herring with dill vinaigrette and fennel or home-cured ox tongue with marinated vegetables and pumpkin oil dressing might precede leg of duckling in goulash sauce with spätzli or larded escalope of Dorset roe deer with baked apple and cranberries, rösti and braised red cabbage.
Desserts are a real celebration of the Viennese tradition: Salzburger nockerl, 'furst pucker torte', 'mohr im hend' (steamed chocolate pudding) and so on. Austria gets a brief name-check on the international wine list, although France is the main contender.
Stock Hill House is also featured in: Michelin Guide, Good Food Guide, HardensRate this Restaurant
Modern European / Austrian
Peter Hauser & Lorna Connor
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.30 - 9.30am (Must book)
Lunch: 12.15 - 1.45pm Tue-Sun
Dinner: 7.15 - 8.45pm Mon-Sun
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card