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Potters Cafe Bistro

19 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
01305-260312
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Ranked #18 of 106 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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English first
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 NEW

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
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

From the street this café did not look so promising but once inside the door we realised that we had stumbled on a gem. We had cake and a drink. Everything lovely, including the efficient staff. Attractive inside and outside seating. When we return to Dorchester we intend to have lunch at Potter's Café not just a tea break.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review, and we are so pleased you like Potters, we look forward to seeing you for lunch next time. More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Dogs welcome???? Not allowed to sit on terrace where there was an unoccupied table in the shade. Instead we were confined to an uncomfortable table in a cramped space between 3 very busy doors in full sun (no shade for the dogs). Dogs welcome? I don’t think so! We were basically treated like leppers and humiliated in front of the... More

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

I am so sorry you had a bad experience at Potters, the tables in question in the garden were reserved I'm afraid, apart from reserved tables we do allow our customers to sit where they choose, we all love our four legged friends and always make them feel welcome, as many of our customers have told us, and have commented... More

Dorset
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited potters after some friends had suggested it, we went on a busy lunch time, were greeted by friendly smiles, promptly had our orders taken, me and my husband both had the homemade lamb pie which was lovely, big portions, fresh vegetables, and chips! What more could you want! Brilliant service too, couldn't recommend this place more!

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

Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad you liked the homemade Lamb pies, look out for the different flavours coming up soon. More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Been here a few times when passing Dorchester, always a warm welcome and interesting menu. Everything we have had has been 'top notch' always freshly prepared with good quality produce. Salads extra special with choices at lunchtime to suit all tastes.

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

Thank you very much for your kind review, we look forward to your next visit. More

nottingham
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

We went for lunch and enjoyed great sandwiches on thick cut proper bread. Would highly recommend the coronation chicken. A little expensive but probably value for money given the portion size.

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

Thank you very much for your kind review, we are glad you enjoyed the sandwiches. More

Ashford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A little gem of a place whether ti be for a coffee, hearty breakfast or lunch. Lovely atmosphere with friendly staff and food and drink of high quality.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review, it makes all the hard work worth while, thank you. More

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