Contact details

Sienna Restaurant
36 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UP
Telephone number 01305 250022
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Opening times

Open for Lunch
Wednesday to Saturday 12.30 to 2pm

Open for Dinner
Tuesday to Saturday 7 to 9pm

Reservations required please


2 course lunch £25.50
3 course lunch £28.50

2 course dinner £38.50
3 course dinner £45.00

Tasting menu    £65.00*
(*to be taken by the whole table)

Parties - Sienna can cater for parties of up to 15 people - please telephone us to discuss your requirements.

Future bookings - Please note that bookings are taken a maximum of three months in advance.

Children - Sienna is unsuitable for babies and young children, however we are happy to cater for children over the age of 12 who will eat from our normal menu.

Group bookings - The maximum table size available is for eight people midweek (Tues – Thurs) and six people at the weekend (Fri – Sat). Sienna Restaurant is available for exclusive use for groups of up to 15 (terms and conditions apply – please contact us for details)

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Senior CDP/Junior sous required to join the team at Sienna restaurant in Dorchester, Dorset.
Seasonally driven menus, 1 Michelin star, 3 AA rosettes.
Previous experience in a similar role is essential.
Salary circa 18K plus a share of the tips, no accommodation.

Please email a current CV to [email protected]


Dorset restaurant owner Russell Brown is to be the first UK chef to feature in an annual international summer culinary fest in Austria.

The mountain villages of Ischgl, Galtür, Kappl and See in the Paznaun valley of Tirol become a paradise of hiking, biking and climbing once the snows have melted leaving green rugged slopes to explore – and delicious dishes created with local produce are devised by international Michelin-starred chefs for the hungry holidaymakers.

The Culinary Jakobsweg project is in its 6th summer and this year's event, to be launched at the beginning of July, will feature for the first time a dish by a UK chef.

Russell Brown, whose exclusive restaurant Sienna is in Dorchester, is thrilled to be part of the project as he loves devising dishes with an emphasis on regional produce and simplicity.

Said Russell: “ I am delighted to have been asked to take part in the Culinary Jakobsweg in the Austrian Tirol. My menus are based on simple dishes using the best regional produce and my wife and I both enjoy walking on the West country coastal paths and beaches so an event involving regional food and hiking seems a perfect fit! At the heart of my dish for the Jamtalhütte is a beer braised beef cheek and there is an abundance of the high quality ingredients required in the region.”

In 2010 Russell became the first Dorset chef to achieve a Michelin star and currently is the only chef with such an achievement in the county.

Culinary Jakobsweg is named after the ancient pilgrims’ path which crosses the Silvretta Mountains in this part of Austria and has become a popular draw for holidaymakers who appreciate great food. The project is led by top Austrian chef Martin Sieberer, who has a restaurant in Ischgl, and is supported by Austrian Chef of the Century Eckard Witzigmann.

In addition to Russell, the three other international guest chefs for summer 2014 are Alfio Ghezzi from Italy; Dieter Müller from Germany; and Giovani Oosters of Belgium.

Each of the four guest chefs creates a recipe for one of the four main mountain lodges along Jakobsweg and teaches the kitchen staff how to prepare it all summer long for holidaymakers.

Russell represents the UK and assumes sponsorship for the Jamtalhütte mountain lodge above Galtür with his recipe for cheek of beef braised in beer and onions with whipped potatoes and onions four ways – pickled shallot rings, fried onions, spring onion and sweet onion purée.

Said Paznaun-Ischgl Tourist Director Andreas Steibl: “We are so pleased to have a UK chef participating in our popular Culinary Jakobsweg this summer. He will add a new dimension to our summer culinary event. We are looking forward to welcoming him and many British holidaymakers to this very special area of the mountains this summer.”

The dishes will be on the summer menu of each mountain lodge until 21 September. On opening day at the beginning of July, the four guest chefs will hike with holidaymakers up to the Heidelbergerhütte above Ischgl, where they will prepare and serve their dishes to visitors.

Special accommodation packages are available in the four Paznaun villages of Ischgl, Galtür, Kappl and See for the summer season, which runs from 6 July to 21 September. Three nights‘ accommodation with breakfast and including the Silvretta Card – which allows free or discounted use of facilities and activities – is from €75 per person. Go to to book and for more information on Culinary Jakobsweg and all summer activities.

For press enquiries please contact - Sue & Rob Freeman - Ski-write PR - [email protected]

Featuring on programme 36

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"Chef Russell Brown has recently recorded some short interviews for Jazz FM matching Taylors ports with some desserts from Sienna menus. Visit the web site below to catch the interviews and see the recipes for the desserts which will be online soon!"

Join Jazz FM every Tuesday from 7pm on Dinner Jazz to hear some of the finest chefs introduce these marriages made in heaven and perhaps become inspired to try some Taylor’s Port and dessert pairings of your own. For more information click here.


Russell & Elena are delighted to announce that, following the success of their recent 10th anniversary celebrations, the sum of £2,070 was raised for Hospitality Action, the industry’s benevolent charity.

Huge thanks to our sponsors, staff and customers for their generosity, hard work and support, all of which made the event such a success.

To take a look at how we celebrated this event and more information click here.

On behalf of ourselves and Hospitality Action, Sienna Restaurant would like to thank the following for their generous support:

Bollinger Champagne

Hildon Natural Mineral Water

Westwood House Guest Accommodation

Villeroy & Boch

Oliver Harvey Chefswear

Blackacre Farm Eggs

Bodegas LAN

The Dorset Wine Company

The Chef’s Forum

Richard Budd Photography & Design

Samways Fish Merchants

Mediteria Ltd

Charles Steevenson Wines Ltd

The Fine Food Company UK Ltd

Steamer Trading Cookshop


The Staff Canteen

Click here to read the news about Chef Russell Brown and Dan Wood from Blackacre Farm egg

Check out the new Chef Russell Brown website

Russell is pleased to announce the launch of his new website 
The site contains all the latest news and Russell's personal blog together with a series of short films - including tips on wine and a live cooking demonstration - together with some mouth watering photographs! Click here to view the new site 

Michelin star for Sienna!
Following the release of the Michelin Red Guide 2014, we are delighted to announce that Sienna has retained its Michelin star since it was first  awarded in January 2010.  Assessed via a series of unannounced inspections, this is currently the only Michelin star held in Dorset, and Russell, Elena and the staff are over the moon about the news.

Sienna Restaurant is now on Twitter
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Sienna achieves 3 AA rosettes!
We are very happy to announce that, following a number of inspections, we were awarded and have retained our 3rd AA rosette by the Automobile Association since January 2007.  This represents a wonderful achievement both for ourselves and the dining scene in Dorset, and we look forward to continuing to offer our seasonal, modern British menu in a friendly, relaxed & stylish environment to all our customers, old and new.

36 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UP
Telephone number 01305 250022
Email [email protected]
For reservation enquiries, please telephone us on 01305 250022