A trip over to Oakham is always a lovely day out and now there’s even more reason to visit with a new dining experience in the shape of The Dovetail taking flight in the centre of the town.

Located on Oakham High Street, The Dovetail specialises in contemporary fine dining with a big, rural heart. From bottomless brunch through to exquisitely prepared a la carte options, The Dovetail offers the perfect setting to make any time of day special. 

WIN: We’re also giving away Sunday lunch for 2 at The Dovetail with a bottle of wine thrown in too. Head over to our Facebook or Instagram to enter. Closes Friday 17 September. 

Oakham is just a short drive away, but why not jump on the train? Regular trains run from Leicester to Oakham taking just 28 minutes and running until 10.30pm, meaning you can really make a day of it.

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Over at The Dovetail, award-winning Head Chef, Ryan Dunn, has used the very best fresh, locally-sourced ingredients to create mouthwatering dishes inspired by their rural setting. Whether visiting for bottomless brunch, Sunday lunch, a family treat or date night, it’s sure to be a special occasion.

Brunch guests will discover finely tuned classics, which can be paired with bottomless Prosecco, Peroni and hot drinks, offering a perfect way to start a celebratory weekend. The lunchtime menu offers flexible dining featuring light bites of Twice-Baked Goat’s Cheese Souffle or Salt and Pepper Squid, salad choices, sandwiches or larger mains.

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As evening comes the pace shifts with show-stopping dishes like Rump of Launde Farm Lamb with Goat’s Cheese and Rosemary Dauphinoise, Savoy Cabbage and Lamb Jus, and Sautéed Fillet of Sea Trout served with Squid Ink Gnocchi, Samphire, Cauliflower and Caviar Beurre Blanc. The same quality of produce is used throughout their exquisite Sunday lunch menu where diners can choose from roast beef, pork belly, sea trout or miso ramen, with menu top and tailed with beautiful starters, desserts and artisan British cheese selection.

Children are also welcomed with a separate Children’s Menu and high chairs available. The Dovetail also features a large stone-bake pizza oven, with freshly prepared pizzas available during the day or served in the bar in the evenings.

The Dovetail oakham

The drinks menu features a masterfully-curated wine and champagne list alongside beautiful cocktail classics whipped up by the Dovetail’s talented mixologists – think punchy Negronis, refreshing Daiquiris and Martinis with a twist. The premium spirit selection is robust and varied with palate-pleasing tipples from around the globe.

The bustling market town of Oakham is just a short drive from the Rutland Water and close to all of the local sights and attractions. Parking is available throughout the town centre and the restaurant is under a 5 minute walk from Oakham train station with direct trains to Leicester in under 30 minutes.

The Dovetail oakham

For menus and information visit the website at thedovetailoakham.com. You can also keep up to date with the latest from The Dovetail via Facebook and Instagram.


We are giving away a prize of Sunday lunch for 2 people including 3 courses and a bottle of wine at The Dovetail. To enter visit Cool As Leicester on Facebook or Instagram and follow the post details.

Good luck!