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Abbots Cellar Restaurant at Priory Hotel

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Church Street, Wareham, England
+44 1929 551666
12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
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Burley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Halibut was cooked to perfection! The scallops with chorizo were also delicious. Slightly cool but I do not hot restaurants.

Thank greatwells
Wareham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely lunch here. Good choice on the menu. Well cooked and beautifully presented. Very attentive staff. The Priory is a beautiful place to eat. Lovely gardens and lawns going down to the river.

Thank DorsetBen
Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Second visit to the Priory, the best restaurant in Wareham. Came with my partner & mum for her birthday, she wanted to go somewhere special. It's a beautiful setting, even in a crisp, cold Dec night the old building close to the river, beautiful fire and welcoming staff served us drinks in the lounger before taking us to the cellar... More 

Thank solentforty
West Lulworth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Thank you so much for a wonderful night of relaxation & delicious food. My husband and I were lucky enough to have received a Priory Gift Voucher and so we used it towards a special occasion dinner, our 5th wedding anniversary. We've been for lunch on previous occasions but this was our first time down in Abbots Cellar, which was... More 

Thank BindonBottom
Poole, United Kingdom
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695 reviews
454 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Wonderful atmosphere with real fire in the lounge. Plenty of attention from the staff. There was some confusion over the fixed price lunch menu, which apparently finished at the end of November. However the a' la carte menu had a good choice of fare, in the end it was a lovely meal and though somewhat pricey, good value. We will... More 

Thank Mike M
Suffolk, England
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70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

From the pre-dinner drinks in the lounge to the coffee post-dinner the whole experience was perfection. Staff were efficient, helpful and friendly. Menu was varied as was the wine list and the food beautifully presented and cooked. Would certainly recommend.

1 Thank MoirEngland
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

On a sunny day, there's no better place to be in Dorset. I've been here several times for the Sunday lunch special and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Its very well cooked and beautifully presented. Service is some of the best I've ever received. Friendly and welcoming. A great model of consistency. Very fairly priced too. Highly recommend it... More 

Thank johndim88
Poole, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We came here for an intimate couples dinner and it was the perfect setting. The food was delicious and wine very good! It was a beautiful sunny evening so we had drinks and canapés on the terrace, we then ate in the cellar and finished with coffees in one of the lounges. The Prior gives a perfect all-round experience. The... More 

Thank katie r
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

An original old building with all of it's quirky features intact. Beautiful terrace with views down to the river for pre-lunch drinks. Polite and discreet service with excellent food and wine. Well worth a stroll around the gardens afterwards.

Thank plastiman
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

I have come to the Priory for my partner's birthday with her and her family for the past 3 years and the food has been exquisite every time. The faces are still the same and therefore the excellent service is still the same.

Thank fisayoroberts

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Wareham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wareham
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 551666

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