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Potters Cafe Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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19 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
+44 1305 260312
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Alrewas, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in Dorchester en-route to Cornwall and found this very nice café tucked down a side alley off the main street. We enjoyed well prepared simple food, a good ham hock terrine and salad for me and a good egg sandwich for my wife. Will visit again.

Thank MJB1938
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Family small cafe with basic furniture however they have a varied menu and prompt service. Ordered 2 salads and was pleasantly by the presentation, quality and portion of the meals served - no hesitation in recommending this cafe and would return if the opportunity arises

Thank paul a
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great English breakfast in a lovely setting with a log fire. Good selection of homemade cakes and great menu.

Thank Mushroom J
Torquay, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice bacon butty and hot chocoholic good service, on the Main Street nice surrounding larger parties catered for

Thank samf1992
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Warmly greated on arrival, not pushy.....I like that. Plenty of choice to sit although as almost lunch time quickly filled up. Great menu choice, from light bite to more substantial. I had brocili and Stilton soup, fab. Very tasty, hot and plenty to fill you up, just right. The staff where lovely, discreet but attentive too. Definitely a good choice,... More 

Thank Kate B
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place with plenty of character. Lovely service. We had a good breakfast here and would definitely return

Thank Mango051
Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to come here for a light lunch. We had the tomato/chilly soup that was very good. The place was a bit like the kitchen of an old house; plenty of character.

Thank Harry M
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I love this café! The food is simple but really tasty, has a great specials board which uses fresh, local produce and if you want something which isn't on the menu, just ask! If they can do it for you, they will.. They welcome well behaved, polite dogs and are very reasonable

Thank chrissybrooks19
Gillingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I have been visiting since the 1990,s and I have never been disappointed, well done, it so good that some things remain constant. Very good value and good food! Very helpful and friendly staff. The cakes are truly delicious.

Thank peterpugh
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Really impressed with how professional the young waiter was who served us. He was very polite and considerate. I had a brunch of scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, so delicious! I found the eggs a bit milky as prefer them without milk. But really like this cafe and they serve my favourite tea in a pot - darjeeling. So really... More 

Thank HilaryAC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 260312

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?