On ﬁrst impressions, you’d be forgiven for thinking The Galleon in Highcliffe is a traditional pub, but as you step inside you’ll realised that this large restaurant and bar, with its bold monochrome decor, offers so much more. Relax with a drink and a snack in the spacious bar area, or settle down in the restaurant and enjoy a delightful home-cooked meal made from the best local produce.
The fresh, healthy menus change with the seasons and provide ample choice. While you peruse the menu, you might wish to order a couple of appetisers for the table; perhaps a plate of warm, lemon-infused olives with sliced artisan bread, and homemade tortilla chips dusted with celery salt and served with spicy tomato salsa. Perhaps you’ll start with oven-baked Brie, studded with garlic and rosemary, and served with artisan bread or crudités, or sumptuous steamed Dorset mussels cooked in spicy arrabbiata sauce. For the main event, we would recommend the seared Cajun-spiced tuna steak, accompanied by buttered new potatoes and seasonal salad. Abundant vegetarian dishes are also available, and include the likes of Mediterranean roasted vegetable lasagne, served with crisp seasonal salad and garlic bread. This family-friendly venue has a lovely atmosphere – even four-legged friends are made to feel welcome – and the friendly staff are always on-hand to assist.