We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Le Petit Canard

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Dorchester Road, Maiden Newton DT2 0BE, England
+44 1300 320536
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 41: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Booked a meal for my fiancée 40th birthday. Cathy went beyond her role as hostess to ensure our evening was a memorable one...the service and relaxed atmosphere was impeccable. The young gentleman waiting on the tables was highly professional, polite and efficient...a credit to the restaurant! Now the food , wow, all we can without going on about this too... More 

Helpful?
Thank Louise B
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Have been to Le Petit Conard several times, and have always been made very welcome by the owners. The menu is always local and seasonal and the food is cooked to perfection. Have enjoyed every meal we have had there.

Helpful?
Thank RWP01
Huddersfield
Level Contributor
98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The early set menu seemed reasonable enough but we made the mistake of not checking a la carte before we booked. Everything was good quality and well cooked, we both had fish (salmon and trout) which can be subtle but bordered on bland. I had beef bresaola and my Mrs had warm lemon tart, likewise both subtle. The amuse-bouche soup... More 

Helpful?
Thank RichardaHuddersfield
Wareham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

I seldom bother to review restaurants; life's way too short. However. I went to the Petit Canard last night with three other people for the first time and discovered a real gem, in the unexpected location of sleepy Maiden Newton. We couldn't fault the quality of the food, wine or service; one of the best meals I've eaten in a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Prunus_avium
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Interesting menu, with lots of daily specials as well. Nothing fancy, but good cooking which is evidenced by them being awarded an AA Rosette for the last 14 years (based on the awards on show).

Helpful?
1 Thank Alan C
Broadwindsor, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Le Petit Canard has never disappointed (except on Valentines Day a couple of years ago when a storm caused a power cut whilst we were en route. We arrived to find candles lighting the dining area, the kitchen in deep darkness and a number of hapless would-be diners who dining plans, like ours, Mother Nature had just thwarted!). We have... More 

Helpful?
Thank LindyLou552
UK
Level Contributor
104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

First visit to this attractive little restaurant. Disappointing quality at a high price for the area. Maybe it was just unfortunate choice of dishes. Not sure I will try it again unless they make their prices more competitive with other places in west dorset.

Helpful?
Thank BucksFizzUk
St Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We have dined here on many occasions in the past 10 years as my mother lives locally and never had a disappointing meal. For Dorset Maiden Newton is a rather unprepossessing village so it is unexpected to find a restaurant of this quality. It is small - only about 25 covers maximum - and the tables are well separated in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andrew R
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

What a lovely meal, we were given an amuse bouche of tomato and tarragon soup, delicious, I had the crab rissoto as a starter fantastic! The venison was perfectly pink With a very nice jus, veg was well cooked, if I was overly critical I thought that turned carrots would have been nicer! But that is a harsh criticism! The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jerry M
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

It is four or five years since we visited this restaurant for Sunday lunch. However, we were welcomed warmly and the owner said she remembered the occupation of my father. The restaurant is open on two Sundays per month for lunch (and Tuesday to Saturday evenings). The restaurant has an AA Rosette which it has held since around 2005 and... More 

Helpful?
Thank jkblue

Travellers who viewed Le Petit Canard also viewed

Maiden Newton, Dorset
Maiden Newton, Dorset
 

Been to Le Petit Canard? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$47
Cuisine
French, European, British
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dorchester Road, Maiden Newton DT2 0BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Maiden Newton
  • Phone Number: +44 1300 320536

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Le Petit Canard staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?