As well as the updates that will naturally come as the seasonally available ingredients change, Nine also has its own smoker, so there is also a growing line of dishes, conceived and created in-house around the additional flavours and textures that a smoker provides. Dan and Sharon’s shared love of innovation also means that the menu, whilst anchored around its signature dishes, will regularly feature new and inspiring additions.
One of Nine’s signature starters is inspired by Dan’s favourite flavours from an English breakfast; duck bacon, a crispy poached egg, mushroom ketchup and a confit tomato.
Another dish was inspired by a question from youngest daughter Felicity when the family was on holiday. She had asked Dan the seemingly simple question: “There’s Cornish Pasties and Devonshire Cream Tea, so what is Dorset’s dish?”
On returning, Dan started to research old regional culinary history and alighted on the idea of a pie with beef, forcemeat and Dorset’s unique Blue Vinny at its core; the Nine Dorset Jugger was born. Outside these three main elements, the rest of the ingredients are a secret.
Felicity designed one of the desserts combining cinnamon biscuits, a dark chocolate ganache and charred, handmade marshmallow. The result is the campfire favourite s’mores raised to culinary perfection.
Please make us aware of any allergies before you place your order. Allergen information is on our allergen menu – available on request, so please ask a team member if you require any help with this. Whilst we have kitchen protocols in place to address the risk of cross-contamination of allergens, we cannot guarantee their total accuracy.
There’s also a carefully curated list of spirits and mixers, as well as bottled beers from Dorset’s Piddle Brewery which should collectively slake the thirst of diners and drinkers alike.