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Taste*

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Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1UB, England
01305 257776
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 141
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Favourite cafe in Dorchester

I love this place. The coffee really is the best in town. I also regularly have lunch here with friends and I'm never disappointed. The staff are all helpful and eager to please, especially the young lady who I think may be a manager. I have also been to a few of the evening events, again... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Amanda S
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this place. The coffee really is the best in town. I also regularly have lunch here with friends and I'm never disappointed. The staff are all helpful and eager to please, especially the young lady who I think may be a manager. I have also been to a few of the evening events, again thoroughly enjoyable and the... More 

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2 Thank Amanda S
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped into Taste for breakfast and have to say the service was very quick even though they were busy and the full English was lovely. Will have to try lunch sometime. Give it a try you won't be disappointed.

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2 Thank clenowen
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very busy but didn't effect the excellent food, service and value for money. Excellent food and a good environment to socialise with my friends.

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1 Thank Maureen H
Maidstone, Kent, UK
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu, really nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Comfortable and warm. Really wanted to stay for cocktails and cake!

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1 Thank beadfc
LMM5768, Owner at Taste*, responded to this review

Cocktails and cake, what a fantastic and outrageously naughty idea, Im glad you enjoyed your visit to Taste, and we hope to see you again soon, maybe we could serve you a cheeky Black cow vodka espresso martini More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered blt with side of chips and asked for no salad. Meal turned up with salad and no l and t in the blt!!! Too late to send back as my lunch hour. Also cling film on bottom of roll. Not impressed for what is an expensive lunch.

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Thank Nick J
LMM5768, Owner at Taste*, responded to this review

The assistant manager remembers you well, she brought your BLT which you asked for no salad, and when you discovered there was no salad in it, she said not a problem, it will take me 2 seconds to rectify this, and you said no its ok, so why do you run to tripadvisor and slate us. Im sorry for the... More 

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered a vegetarian platter and were very disappointed when it arrived. Tasted like shop bought hummus, the falafel were super dry, bread didn't seem homemade (like it said on the menu) and the 'crispy' courgette and sweet corn fritter turned out to be a soggy omelette on top of a salad. The price for the platter was £11.50 which... More 

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Thank snowdrop1985
LMM5768, Owner at Taste*, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review, It is certainly not the sort of review we are used to, I am sorry that you didnt enjoy your Vegetarian platter, it is something we have generally had good comments about. The falafels, courgette fritter and pickled vegetables are all homemade, the bread is baked from a par bake state on site and... More 

Hampshire78
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very pleased with this cafe/ restaurant. Really, in many ways, a model for others. It began as soon as I was spotted as I entered on a busy lunchtime. Table for one? No problem. The waiter soon approached with menu and organised drinks. The lunch - grilled sardines and salads. - was excellent. Another customer saw my dish... More 

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Thank Hampshire78
LMM5768, Owner at Taste*, responded to this review

A great review, but a bit harsh on the stars, 3 stars actually makes us go down in the rankings More 

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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about this lovely place so wanted to give it a go. Fab choice on the menus, we throughly enjoyed our lunches. Service bit slow but worth the wait but it was extremely busy and the manageress did apologise. Want to go back to try the pudding club when it's next on.

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Thank Sazmerv
LMM5768, Owner at Taste*, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we will be holding a pudding night later in the year, so keep your eyes peeled for the posters More 

SW England
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely interesting menu with beautifully served dishes that are reasonably priced. Always busy but very worth a visit. Perfect for a lunch with friends or whilst shopping. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank UTFDorset
LMM5768, Owner at Taste*, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, we try our best, so it is great when someone recognises what we do More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is a cut above the rest in Dorchester . Great food , great staff and a real pleasure to visit. If you are in Dorchester , give it a try .

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1 Thank DorchShopOwner
LMM5768, Owner at Taste*, responded to this review

Wow what a review, couldnt ask for better. Thank you More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1UB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: 01305 257776

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, British, French, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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