Bliss Food Co. Recognised by Successful Women in Business Awards as Finalist for the Independent Food & Drink Award!

Sally Poole and Lou Condie, proprietors of Bliss Food Co. restaurant in Swanage have reached the finals in these National Awards!

The Awards and Finalist announcement happens 9th December.…!

The Successful Women in Business Awards are online this year, due to the pandemic.

Sally and Lou were overjoyed at reaching the finals for the Independent Food & Drink award this year!

After running their catering business in Swanage for over 14 years, in 2017 the food-loving pair opened their restaurant in Swanage’s Kings Road East.

3 years of hard work has resulted in a fantastically popular business, which typically enjoys welcoming returning customers from far reaches of the globe and across the UK, not just in the Purbecks and Swanage region.

Upon winning the award, our Head Chef Lou said:

“Being notified we were finalists felt like such a lovely compliment. And to think that the reason we set up Bliss Food Co in the first place was because we hated seeing beige food at parties! All we ever wanted to give people colourful, tasty food – beige food or beige taste is just not the Bliss way!”

Front-of-House, Sally added:

“After the year we have endured, having to close for lockdown, then preparing PPE and social distancing measures for reopening, experiencing a very busy August and then shutting the doors once more, this is a welcome recognition of our achievements.

All hopes are pinned on the awards ceremony which is set to take place online with the SWIB Awards judging panel, including Ros Nelmes of Fordington Gin, who sponsored this category. The determined business partners are looking forward to reopening after lockdown 2.0 and restarting their take-away and collection service alongside hopefully opening their doors to the public once more.

Goodbye for now…

Dear Bliss fans and friends

Here’s a little video message from us to you.

The last week has been a bit of a whirlwind, both professionally and personally.

We are so appreciative of the words of support many of you have shown us during these difficult times. We took it upon ourselves to launch Bliss @ Home as a way to continue serving you in this uncertain period, but over the last couple of days we have been able to do some more balanced analysis of the situation and and to think realistically about what’s possible going forward. With that in mind, we regret to inform you that we will no longer be able to provide a delivery service and we will be closing our doors for now.

As soon as we have any information about when a reopening might happen, we will be in touch. Until then, we must say goodbye. We guarantee we will be back bigger and better than ever. We also encourage all of you, our friends and Bliss fans, to be kind, be sensible, and look out for each other. These are difficult times for all of us, but we’re all in it together, and we look forward to seeing you all as soon as we can.

Stay safe

Sally & Lou

Bliss @ Home – Deliveries now available!

We’re very pleased to inform you all that, from this Friday (20th March), we will be offering FREE delivery to the local area with our new home delivery service, Bliss @ Home! 😊

We understand this can be a bit of miserable time for our customers, and we want to do our best to give options to the community and keep some Bliss in your lives! Even if you’re unable to leave your home, we can bring your special evening of Bliss to you instead!

We have a new home delivery menu which can be viewed right here:

This will be available every Friday & Saturday evening. Delivery is free to customers in Swanage, Studland, Langton, and Worth Matravers.

Give us a call to place your order over the phone. We can take payment by card over the phone, or cash on delivery.

The same Blissful dining, just @ home!

– Sally & Lou

Tapas and Wine Dining Event!

Coming this March to Bliss Food Co. – another very special Bliss dining event in association with Templar Wines!

You can expect a vibrant and delicious selection of Blissful tapas, and specially selected Spanish wine to compliment each course.

Join us for an evening your tastebuds won’t forget!

Tuesday 3rd March. 7pm.

Booking essential. £45pp all inclusive.😊
01929 792809

#Swanage #Bliss #Tapas

Set Menu, & Valentine’s!

We’re very pleased to inform all our Bliss fans that our set menu option has returned! Now available every Wednesday and Thursday:

Set Menu

And if you’d like to join us for Valentine’s Day, we have a special dessert option available too for one night only!:

Valentine’s 2020

Make your booking today by calling us on 01929 792809 or emailing


Year in review – and hello 2020!

We had a wonderful year at Bliss Food Co

We are thrilled with everything that we achieved in 2019! What an amazing year we had! We thought we would share some of our highlights with our loyal “Bliss-fans”!

Bliss Food Co has now registered as a plastic-free business! Doing our little bit to look after our wonderful planet and taking the step in becoming more green has been a very exciting leap forward into the new decade ahead!

Last year we also launched our very own range of cocktails to tantalize our guests’ taste buds. If you haven’t yet tried one, we invite you to pop in for a tasty cocktail.

In October, we hosted a successful dining event in association with Templar Wines, who brought along specially selected vino to go with our cheese infused dishes! This was such a successful event, and we look forward to working with Templar more this year…

We also had the joy of producing our first ever Christmas advert! This was a very proud moment for us at Bliss, having the opportunity to showcase ourselves more.

What you can look forward to

This March, in association with Templar Wines, we will be hosting a Tapas night! We will post all booking information soon and hope that you will join us for what we are sure will be a wonderful and delicious event!

Our Social media pages will be brimming with exciting things to keep our lovely community up to date with everything coming up over the year.

Lastly, we just want to say a belated Happy New Decade to all our customers, we love hosting you and hope to see you again soon. For those of you who’ve yet visit us, why not try adding a little Bliss to your life in 2020? Book now!

From Lou, Sally & the Team at Bliss Food Co

#Blissmas Is Here!

To celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, we’ve only gone and made our own Christmas ad! Watch it right here!

We do hope to see you this festive season. Our Christmas Menu runs until the 21st December. Advanced booking and pre-orders are required, plus £10 deposit. 😊

Give us call to make your booking today! 01929 792809

Please note, we have some slightly different days we’re open and closed this December. It’s mostly business as usual, but we will be open for extra days on

Tuesday 10th December

Monday 30th December

Tuesday 31st December

We are then closed from 1st Jan, and reopen on the 22nd Jan, ready for a fresh start in 2020!



🍷🍽🧀The news is out! We are oh so excited to be hosting a very special dining event along with Templar Wines who will be on hand offering specially selected vino to go with our cheese infused dishes! 🧀🍽🍷

Join us on Tuesday 15th October for an autumn evening you’ll never forget, and let your taste buds be delighted by our FIVE COURSE menu as Templar Wines take your palate on a global journey.

Take a look at the menu preview right here (wines are secret until the night!), then give us a call to make your reservation!

🍽Tomato & mozzarella salad with fresh basil, olive oil & balsamic vinegar

Served With: French Rosé

🍽Cheesy smoked haddock pots with sourdough bread (with parmesan & gruyere)

Served With: South Australian Chardonnay

🍽Beef cobbler with cheddar & rosemary scones served with three cheese cauliflower gratin (gruyere, emmental & parmesan)

Served With: Argentinian Malbec

🍽Raspberry & white chocolate cheesecake (mascarpone & cream cheese)

Served With: Chilean Sauvignon

🍽Sharing cheeseboard (Coastal cheddar, Dorset blue vinny, Somerset brie, Dorset smoked red)

Served With: Portuguese Port

Bookings are just £40 per person – this includes ALL five courses and a glass of wine with each course AND a welcome drink! 😊

Call 01929 792809 to book, spaces are limited!

Choose our Carnival Cocktail!

JULY 24th UPDATE – VOTING CLOSED! The Winner is THE MASQUERADE and it will be available all Carnival week! See you then!

Swanage Carnival week is coming up and we need YOUR help!

Who enjoys a delectable summer cocktail then? We just can’t decide which special carnival themed cocktail to offer to our lovely locals and travellers to Swanage while the celebrations are underway! 🎉🎉

Take a look at these 4 options for carnival cocktails and cast your vote in our poll below to decide which one we bring to life!

🍹Bliss on the Beach – vodka based with peach schnapps
🍹Blissful Sunrise – tequila and orange juice based
🍹The Masquerade – gin based with elderflower cordial
🍹Carnival Queen – dark rum based with orange and pineapple juice


The most popular choice will be available all week when the carnival is on, and to make things even more special, we’ll be picking one commenter on facebook at random to receive a FREE cocktail on us. Head over to our page now!

Get voting and let us know what you think! 🍸


Book your stay in Swanage.

You often hear us saying we love the community we live and work in! Situated on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, Swanage is the perfect getaway destination, no matter the season.

Whether it be a family holiday, romantic break for two or an active holiday – Swanage is nestled perfectly within the Jurassic coast with plenty of activities, attractions and picturesque villages to explore. Corfe Castle, Studland and Worth Matravers to name just a few. Plus, Swanage Beach has been awarded the Blue Flag Award for the 18th Consecutive year in a row – making it one of the best beaches to visit in the world!

As there are many beautiful, traditional B&B’s and holiday properties within Swanage – we thought we would take this opportunity to share a few with you for inspiration. In no particular order our top ten recommendations are:

If you are looking book a stay in Swanage we would love to welcome you for dinner at Bliss Food Co, currently the Number one restaurant in Swanage on TripAdvisor (correct as of the 16th May 2019). Take a read of our wonderful reviews here.

Open Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm-11pm our unique, welcoming restaurant specialises in freshly prepared homemade locally sourced food.

We take great pride in catering for all with vegetarian, vegan, gluten and diary free options available.

Take a look at our menu or contact us to book a table or discuss any dietary requirements.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.