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Potters Cafe Bistro

19 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
+44 1305 260312
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (70 reviews)
“sandwiches” (19 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
19 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well what a lovely cafe really lovely food great staff I wouldn't expect anyone to be disappointed in visiting and value for money

Thank earlystarter
Reviewed 1 week ago

wandering around Dorchester we came across Potters and fancied the look of the specials menu its only small downstairs but there is a larger room upstairs and the staff were friendly and attentive we choose the Irish lamb stew and the chorizo and gruyere focaccia...More

Thank adrian b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here once again and as usual food and service top rate. Nice latte and tea and then sandwich and chips for the two of us. Both really nice- chips hot- this is a very good restaurant that just gets the food right with a good...More

Thank Valettaboy
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic breakfast.Best in Dorchester.Lots of space so you are always able to get a table.Very efficient service and always with a smile.Generous portions on every meal we have had.Lovely looking home made cakes but always to full to eat one.Freshly ground coffee which is lovely.

Thank rebecca428
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Travelling on a Sunday on the A35, the roadside pubs were a nightmare. We needed somewhere that allowed dogs and, since it was raining, allowed them inside. So we took a chance and diverted into Dorchester. Glad we did. This place was near a town...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This was a delightful discovery while wandering the streets of Dorchester on Wednesday, Market Day. Just off the high street in a quaint old building, with a modest (room for 8 tables) 'secret garden' patio area. The setting is a wonderful escape from the hustle...More

1  Thank jnigelt
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Great variety good food just need tables for larger people than Hobbitts as how anyone can get their legs under the tables i will never know either the tables too low or legs too high?

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We were here on a very hot day and the garden area was packed- so we sat inside in the cool. Butternut squash and chilli soup and baked potato with mushrooms and stilton cream sauce- both very good and piping hot. Good selection of specials...More

Thank Valettaboy
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Great little cafe. Off the beaten track but not hard to find - do look for it. On a lovely sunny day sat in the courtyard beneath the umbrellas, so nice and quiet. Needed a quick fish-and-chips lunch while traveling. Even though they were busy,...More

1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Fabulous lunch here at potters with a friend. Made to feel very welcome. Staff not pushy and in your face, I like that! Loads to choose from on the menu, jackets are how they should be.....from the oven, not warmed! Quick service too. Different fillings...More

Thank Kate B
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19 October 2015|
Response from mrspotdorchester | Property representative |
Hello, we are just a cafe, would you like the name of the local swimming pool?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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