Asian-inspired seafood thrills at Three Horseshoes Pub & Kitchen
Swing by this Trencherman’s Award winner for restaurant‑quality dishes served in an environment where you don’t have to dress to impress to eat well. Not that Three Horseshoes isn’t charmingly attractive, it simply lacks pretension.
Talented Dutch chef‑patron Jaap Schep runs the kitchen while his wife Hannah manages front of house, the pair delighting diners with an offer steeped in local seafood. A good proportion of the menu is fish focused and influenced by all corners of the globe: seafood bouillabaisse sits next to dressed Portland crab and Indonesian seafood curry.
Pan‑Asian flavour profiles are Jaap’s go‑to, and diners chasing chilli thrills will find them in dishes as diverse as crispy smoked‑Chesil‑mackerel bao bun with mango, peanut and thai‑basil salad, and a storming bang bang cauliflower with firecracker sauce.
The latter is one of an exciting list of bar snacks which, in quantity, could kick plans for a starter, main and pud into touch. Who wouldn’t enjoy working their way through small plates of Dutch bitterballen (beef croquettes), Poole Bay oysters, and kibbeling (lightly spiced battered fish bites) paired with wines by the glass?