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Potters Cafe Bistro

19 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
01305-260312
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Ranked #17 of 105 Restaurants in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Portesham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Another little gem tucked off the High street. Came here today for a bite with my aunt and cousin. A great whopping cappaucino, and we each chose sandwiches. Bacon and Brie, Tuna mayo and green onions, a ham and chutney. Absolutely divine. The salad on the plates was fresh and crisp, not drowning in dressing, Well presented food, I can... More

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mrspotdorchester, Owner at Potters Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely comments, we are glad you enjoyed your time at Potters, and hopefully look forward to seeing you again. More

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Had lunch here today attracted by an interesting menu However the New York style pastrami and Gruyere sandwich on rye bread was disappointing . Rye bread or did they mean dry bread? No excuse for serving up stale bread. Also not sure the cheese was actually gruyere

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mrspotdorchester, Owner at Potters Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

I am sorry you found your sandwich disappointing, we do always check with our customers to make sure they enjoyed their meals, and we don't recall anyone complaining about the New York sandwich, if we knew we would of changed it for you, or dealt with your complaint at the time.I can assure you the cheese in the sandwich was... More

Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lunch is just that bit better at Potters. Love the grilled sardines and had a great sharing platter with my mum! Do like the decor but it's the food that's good. Simple, well thought out lunches cooked well.

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mrspotdorchester, Owner at Potters Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Great place to take a group. Our family of: 2 adults, a teenager with hollow legs, an 8 year old who is a bit fussy and our rescue lab x. Everyone had a lunch they enjoyed very much and lots of fuss made of the dog. For those who are not so keen on dogs, there is a lovely seating... More

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mrspotdorchester, Owner at Potters Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed Potters, and we hope you all enjoyed your stay in Dorset. More

Newbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Fabulous range of cafe food and drinks. Very busy though and service when busy was actually very poor. Food and ambiance made up for. Friendly customers too. Fabulous breakfasts.

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mrspotdorchester, Owner at Potters Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed Potters, we do pride ourselves on our friendly, fast and efficient service, so sorry that wasn't your experience on your visit. More

Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I visit Dorchester for a week every couple of years and always end up returning to the Potters for lunch. Its sandwiches and soups are superb, its overall menu imaginative in its use of top quality ingredients, its central location convenient, its dining areas (including an open-air courtyard) charming, and its staff efficient and friendly (and this despite the fact... More

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mrspotdorchester, Owner at Potters Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review, we really appreciate that you understand how hard we try to make our customers happy. We look forward to seeing you next time. More

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I am a little bemused by the comments above from the dog owners and wonder if I have visited the same Potters? Always friendly staff, even when my husband and I have visited with our wet pooch following a stroll to the river on Sunday mornings. He loves the treats offered to him from the cupboard under the stairs. Food... More

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mrspotdorchester, Owner at Potters Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review, I am bemused to, but unfortunately in life you can't please everyone, we look forward to seeing you and your wet pooch soon :-) More

Addlestone, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We only popped in for a pot of tea,before our journey home but we were greeted by a member of staff as we walked through the outside seating area. They were near to closing up, but didn't turn us away.We had a nice chat with the staff as they prepared things for the next day.

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mrspotdorchester, Owner at Potters Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it was lovely talking to you to, we hope to see you next time you visit Dorchester More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We recently visited the Potters Café and thoroughly enjoyed the dishes we ordered. We ordered a range of dishes this being four specials. The four specials consisted of Sea Bass with market vegetables and a bed of garlic potatoes, homemade mackerel, salad and granary bread and the homemade beef burgers with all the trimmings. The food was wonderfully presented and... More

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mrspotdorchester, Owner at Potters Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review, which is much appreciated, we are really glad u enjoyed Potters, food and service, and hope to see you again on your next visit to Dorchester More

UK
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We found this pretty little bistro last Saturday. My wife had the home-made cheeseburger and chips - very nice. It was home made and the chips were home-made, cooked twice, just the way they should be. I had the charcuterie board, cold meats, warm sausage and chutney, bread and butter and salad with dressing and olives. Wow, such a lot... More

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mrspotdorchester, Owner at Potters Cafe Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your lunches, maybe we could make some wine out of the grapes for dessert :-) More

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Additional Information about Potters Cafe Bistro

Address: 19 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
Phone Number: 01305-260312
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
Cuisine: European, Contemporary

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