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Dandelion Cafe Bistro

Lulworth Mill House, West Lulworth BH20 5RQ, England
01929 400404
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Cuisines: British
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Fareham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Had a wonderful week in West Lulworth 18 - 22 February 2013 and on our first evening we decided to try the Dandelion Cafe Bistro. It classes itself as a Cafe Bistro and is probably the right size and decor for a cafe bistro, however, beware, they do charge restaurant prices! Don't get me wrong, the food was wonderful, the... More

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Lapworth, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We usually eat at the Lulworth Cove Inn when spending time in the area. However, it was closed for what looked like a complete refurbishment when we were there recently so we had to look elsewhere for lunch on a freezing cold February day. Just down the road we found the Dandelion cafe. A pretty standard menu, but the food... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is the second time we've had lunch here , we have friends who live in East Boldre and last year we had a days visit to Lulworth cove and discovered Dandelions , that's why when we visited again we ended up here , the food is really lovely , good service and nice atmosphere ,lovely outdoor seating area too... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

I came in with my partner for a quick drink before a long journey home. We were greeted with the sight of one of the waitresses sticking her finger in a plate of left overs from the table she had just cleared and licking them clean just before bringing out ther dessert! Several waitresses looked at us but not one... More

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Sarah D, HF Holidays Ltd at Dandelion Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding the Dandelion Cafe Bistro. I am very sorry that you were disappointed when you visited recently and assure you that we take all customer feedback very seriously. We have taken direct action as a result of your feedback as the experience you described is not representative of our usual high standards. We do all... More

London, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We called in here for a snack lunch after bracing walk to Durdle Door and back - wonderful welcome, warming open fire, very good coffee and veggie paninis with salad garnish all very tasty and good service. Went back later for tea from their extensive Suki range of fairtrade organic leaf teas. Definitely recommend for these meals. They even stoked... More

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Gloucestershire England
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Disappointing. This is a pleasant cafe but the food is not good enough to make up for the very amateur service and lack of atmosphere in the evening, and it's not cafe prices. The cook managed to remove the taste from good ingredients. Scallops, sea bream and salmon all had little flavour. The fish at the nearby fish and chip... More

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somerset
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Popped in here after a windy walk along the coast path. Amazed by the breadth of menu , in the end went for pizzas and haddock and chips. Food was all cooked to order and came piping hot with yummy chips and bubbly batter on the haddock. Pizzas had a good thin base and plenty of topping. Mine (seafood) was... More

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Barrigada, Guam
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We had some very nice scallops along with an in-depth account from the staff about how the local divers fish them up out of the local waters. The service here is great, and no amount of crowding with tourists has any effect, it seems. Highly recommended.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We went in for coffee and ended up having sandwiches and a side if the best chunky proper chips we'd eaten in ages. We went in next day just for drinks and service was a tad slow but we forgave em due to the quality of the carrot cake!

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

After reading great reviews of the Dandelion in Lulworth we decided to give it a go. It was a rainy Friday evening and the sign outside was welcoming asking us to pop in for a drink and sample the local brew. We ordered drinks and were answered in whispers as there was a party of guests in the restaurant having... More

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