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Taste*

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Café, European, Bistro, Family Fare
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Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1UB, England
01305 257776
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 87
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  • 7
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  • 4
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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
Tasty, good value food with a local bias

We tried Taste on the off-chance while visiting. Food was excellent - with a firm emphasis on buying local - and very good value. They also offer evening specials. This is now our local for lunch when we go to Dorchester and it does not fail to deliver. Might be a bit busy but don't be put off.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Anita M
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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We tried Taste on the off-chance while visiting. Food was excellent - with a firm emphasis on buying local - and very good value. They also offer evening specials. This is now our local for lunch when we go to Dorchester and it does not fail to deliver. Might be a bit busy but don't be put off.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food and service are excellent. Don't be surprised if there are no seats available though because it's popular. Ideal for lunch with a large selection of filled baguettes, paninis etc as well as soups and platters.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

my wife and I had not been to Dorchester for about 6 years. We were looking for a good lunch. We found it at Taste. Food and the leaf tea were excellent which was only surpassed by the excellent staff. Would recommend Taste to anyone who wants a good lunch. Nigel from Margate

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Dorset
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124 reviews 124 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

A handy place to pop in for a coffee at least. Cakes, snacks and luncheons also available but did not try these. The americano coffee is quite acceptable.

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Haven't been here for a while cos as a veggie they only offered cheese sandwiches etc which is deeply uninspiring . However they had hummus sandwiches so thought I would give it a go. Unfortunately when it came it was hot (not described as such on menu) so the hummus had turned to grease. And personally I dislike hot sandwiches,... More 

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Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I visited here with my family for breakfast at the start of February for my sister's 18th birthday. I'd been before but my family hadn't and they were quite reluctant to go as they said it didn't look much from the outside. However, everyone loved it and the food was excellent. It's slightly more pricey than your average cooked breakfast... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

A lovely buzzy cafe for a light lunch on our first visit to Dorchester. Excellent service and tasty food - very happy to recommend Taste - we intended to try their other cafe on Chesil Beach but our timing didn't work out - hopefully one for next time!

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Great little cafe on Trinity Street Dorchester, very clean, good food, good selection of drinks. Been here a few times for both pleasure and for meetings always helpful friendly staff. Spotless loos :)

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Went here for a work night out. The service was VERY quick and friendly and the food was excellent. There was a menu of 12 mini puddings. I was defeated after 5. Recommend to all

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Portsmouth
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Would highly recommend this for a lovely breakfast - staff were really friendly, food was really quick to come and great quality - really nice bacon and sausages especially! Good value as well - and the café had a nice atmosphere.

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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: Café, European, Bistro, Family Fare

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