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The Oak Room

5b Antelope Walk | Dorchester, West Lulworth, England
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Cuisines: English
Description: Can be found on the Dorchester, Dorset website. It is a very old tearooms and restaurant, open to the public with waitress service, steeped in history. the room was once the room where Judge Jeffreys held the terrible 'Bloody Assizes'. The service is excellent and the hot food, tea and cakes are good quality, reliable and the tearoom is well run, friendly and very popular.
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Description: Can be found on the Dorchester, Dorset website. It is a very old tearooms and restaurant, open to the public with waitress service, steeped in history. the room was once the room where Judge Jeffreys held the terrible 'Bloody Assizes'. The service is excellent and the hot food, tea and cakes are good quality, reliable and the tearoom is well run, friendly and very popular.
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English first
Berkshire, UK
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We called into The Oak Room for a lunchtime snack out of curiosity because of the Judge Jefferys historical connection. We were surprised to have walked into what seemed to be something of a time warp! The waitresses were friendly, smartly attired, efficient and polite and the menu choice was extensive for a tea room. We noticed a good number... More

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Basildon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Only popped in for a coffee and tea but ended up having some beautiful cakes, service was good and reasonably priced.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Good food and service. Quite a good atmosphere with the waitresses dress in old fashioned outfits. Not good for wheel chair users as it is upstairs. Better off going to The Horse with the Red Umbrella where they also serve delicious all home cooked food.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

What a find! You have to go upstairs to visit The Oak Room, so cannot see what it's like until you venture in. This is in a very old building and the room itself was where Judge Jeffreys held his Court at the end of the 17th Century. Food here is very good and service is excellent. The waitresses all... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Tucked away up stairs, in a historic wood panelled room is a Lyons tea room. The staff are friendly and dressed as "thirties" staff. The food is inexpensive and fine and and it was one of our favourite lunch places for the years we lived in Dorchester

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Southport, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

I am a sucker for a traditional looking tea rooms and when I spotted this one where the staff wore the old fashioned black and white uniform I was initially pleased. Sadly this did not last long. The actual food was of a good standard, between my self and my two guests we had baked potato, Steak and Kidney pie... More

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