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Taste*

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

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  • 103
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
    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
Little gem of a find

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Linda A
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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English first
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
29 helpful votes 29 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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kyoto
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have tried to eat here before on three occasions. It has been remodelled and it's really nice. We had a fish platter and halloumi burger which came with fries and a salad. Both were very nice. Staff were very friendly. They have WiFi. They have a loyalty card but it is better to pay separately to take advantage of... More 

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Taste has recently been refurbished and their menu has also been upgraded. The new format is just lovely; the food was always good but now it is even better! Well done! We love it.

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LMM5768, Owner at Taste*, responded to this review

Just the sort of review that anyone in our business would like, we have made significant changes to both the decor and the food, we still serve all the favorites, we have just added a few more complex dishes to add to the experience, so to have you post excellent comments on both aspects is fantastic. More 

Warminster, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have been visiting Taste for several years and always loved their food. Now refurbished, my favorite meal is no longer on the menu! That's it then. Shan't come here again. You know what I mean! Well I did stay and had the burger, chips and mixed salads. I am not a lover of burgers but this was quite exquisite... More 

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LMM5768, Owner at Taste*, responded to this review

Thank you for your very honest review, you are not the first and wont be the last to make the mistake, we do try to have a varied menu and we now try to source as much food locally as possible, and i would urge you to always ask about a dish, just because its not on the menu, doesn't... 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: Coffee Shop, European, Bistro, Family Fare

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