​The Café at Compton Abbas Airfield                                            ​ TO BOOK A TABLE PLEASE CALL 01747 811767


This gives you an idea of what we serve. We have hot food options on every day as well as a variety of freshly-cooked baguettes, puddings & cakes. 

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Ideal gifts for the person that has everything! Vouchers are available to enjoy at Compton all year round, for breakfast, lunch or tea and cake. 

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Compton is a well-placed and unusual destination for special occasions. From anniversaries to birthdays or a stag or hen-do, give us a call and we'll plan it for you.  

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Seated atop a hill in the heart of the Dorset countryside, Compton Abbas Airfield café is perfect for a wake up breakfast, casual lunch or scrumptious tea and cake. We use locally sourced ingredients where we can and are often voted the best of our kind in the country. Have a look at the photo gallery 

Everyone is welcome at Compton. Most of our visitors are in fact not pilots but people who just enjoy our stunning location, unrivalled views from the café​ & runway terrace, and of course great food. Click here for our opening hours, and for contact details. Click here to see what the Food & Drink Guide has to say about us. 

Groups: Every restaurant has a limitation as to how many clients can be successfully catered for at any one time. We strive to deliver the correct level of service, not just for groups, but to all other clients we have limited the number to a maximum of one group of twelve at lunchtimes. Smaller groups will of course be accommodated at reasonably staggered times in order to maintain the desired level of service We would be grateful if clients could respect this ruling and and that attempts are not made to circumvent it. 

NB. Tables in the café are for those eating main meals between 12pm - 2pm. We do have a coffee area if you wish to have tea & cake over lunchtime. No picnics please! Cheques not accepted. Credit cards for over £5. Regrettably no dogs allowed. A deposit of £5-00 per person will be taken for groups over 8 persons on weekend days.

Please Note: We are unable to accept ANY groups in excess of twelve people for lunch. These groups must be pre-booked and include car, motorcycle, cycle and walking groups. We reserve the right to deny serving anyone attempting to circumnavigate this ruling. You are reminded that the car park is private property and is used only with the consent of the owner. Thank you

Enjoy your visit! 

The restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday 09:30-16:30
Breakfast: 09:30 - 11:30
Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30
Snacks: 10:00 - 16:00
Coffee & Cake: 09:30 - 16:30