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Taste*

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Cafe, European, Bistro, Family Fare
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Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1UB, England
01305 257776
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Lunch

My husband and I were in Dorchester for a few hrs and popped in here for lunch.We were not left disappointed .I had the vegetarian platter and it was simply delicious .The best veggie lunch I can honestly say I've had in a very long time.my husband had a panini which he said was delicious too..The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
caw47
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and I were in Dorchester for a few hrs and popped in here for lunch.We were not left disappointed .I had the vegetarian platter and it was simply delicious .The best veggie lunch I can honestly say I've had in a very long time.my husband had a panini which he said was delicious too..The staff were extremely friendly... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Although we liked Taste's previous décor - and the décor before that! - our lunch there today was all the more enjoyable because of the light, airy atmosphere created by the refurbishment. We chose the roasted red pepper and tomato soup with warm cheese scone and butter, and this was delicious. So was the fresh apple juice. The service was... More 

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Kingsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Visited Taste today for a light lunch where we were warmly greeted by friendly and efficient staff who served a beautifully presented meal.So refreshing and and will return for certain. Well done Taste !!

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Down in Dorset for a week recently and visited Dorchester one day. We were actually looking for a shop to buy a sandwich to take as a picnic to our next destination for the day but stumbled upon Taste whilst walking around the town. Looked funky and modern and the menu looked appealing so we went inside and had lunch.... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

As a resident of Dorchester I never really went into this business as I didn't think it looked very welcoming. However myself and friend visited today for the first time since refurbishment and found the staff friendly , the decor warm and welcoming and the coffee of good quality, a little hotter would have been nice, but that's probably personal... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We popped in for lunch and were very impressed. Taste looks fantastic following the recent renovation. We were greeted as we walked in and promptly seated. Service was excellent. The seafood platter was delicious and very generous. My wife had a Cajun Chicken Salad and loved it.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have visited here on a few occasions, it's fantastic inside (I like it even more now it's refurbished!!) The staff are extremely efficient and friendly (even when busy). And the coffee is most certainly the best in dorchester. I have only had lunch a handful of times here and I have found the food to always be delicious, locally... More 

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Staines
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I visited Dorchester for the first time, this weekend, on Monday before going to the Dorset county museum, we decided to go for coffee, as usual, I searched on tripadvisor for a recommended place and saw Taste, quickly dismissed all the reviews that harped on about the decor, what has that got to do with anything?! And... More 

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Poundbury, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We wondered why Taste needed a refurbishment because we liked it but the new layout and decoration is a big improvement. Little things like a screen for the front door to stop wind or cold impacting customers near the door. The modern bar area has a great atmosphere as does the whole restaurant with warmer colours and improved seating and... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I visited taste in a busy Saturday morning for breakfast. My need for a big breakfast was imminent and I was not disappointed. I ordered the full English with hash browns and black pudding. My wife ordered the same but with poached eggs. The choice for an alternative egg was not advertised, however the the waitress who took our order... More 

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Address: Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1UB, England
Phone Number: 01305 257776
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
Cuisine: Cafe, European, Bistro, Family Fare

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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: Cafe, European, Bistro, Family Fare

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