consecutive Michelin Bib Gourmand award and is once again the only
restaurant in Dorset to be recognised with this award in the Michelin
Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2020.
The restaurant, privately owned and run by head chef Sasha Matkevich,
was first awarded a Bib Gourmand last year by the Michelin Inspectors.
This year, across the UK there are only 132 Bib Gourmand restaurants,
which are recognised for serving good quality, good value cooking at £30
or under for three courses.
Sasha, originally from the North Caucasus, combines West Country
ingredients with flavours and textures from his homeland to create
interesting, well-balanced and flavourful dishes, such as West Bay
Scallops with Organic Spelt Risotto and Rock Samphire, Cornish Mackerel
Escabeche with Pan Fried Borodinsky Bread, a vegan version of Uzbek Plov
and Dark Chocolate Clafoutis with Dorset Sea Buckthorn.
‘Green by name and nature’ is the ethos of the restaurant; not only in
its use of sustainable, ethically sourced local seasonal ingredients but
also with its focus on reducing food waste, with Sasha being an
enthusiastic pickler, preserver and forager.
He and his team are passionate about giving diners a memorable, quality
dining experience that is also great value for money. “In 2019 people
are turning their backs on chain restaurants, so when they do eat out,
they want a unique yet affordable dining experience,” explained Sasha.
“At The Green, we create adventurous dishes that combine ingredients and
flavours diners might not have tried before, marrying influences from
the Caucasus with the breadth of produce from across Dorset and the West
“Being the only restaurant in Dorset to win a prestigious Bib Gourmand
award again this year is real achievement for the team at The Green and
proves our dedication to giving diners a Michelin standard dining
experience at a great price.”
The restaurant is open five days a week for lunch and dinner as well as
Sunday lunch and serves a variety of menus including a Menu du Jour (3
courses for £23), and a three course vegan menu for £27.
For further restaurant information visit: www.greenrestaurant.co.uk