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Taste*

Trinity Street, Dorchester DT1 1UB, England
01305 257776
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Ranked #14 of 103 restaurants in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: European, Café, Bistro, Family Fare
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

I regularly pop in for taste's delicious cheese scones.You can eat in or take them away,which I do as I have a business close by.The soup of the day is delicious and perfect for lunchtimes at work.The staff are always very welcoming and friendly.

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Dorset
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Whenever I'm in Dorchester I always stop off for either coffee or lunch here. The food is always excellent - very fresh - presented well The coffee is also very good

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Langton Matravers
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We are regular visitors to Taste for breakfast on Wednesdays (market day in Dorchester). We recommend the smoked salmon and scrambled egg on brown toast. The cafe is clean and bright and the staff are efficient and friendly. The food is excellent and the prices are fair. We have introduced friends to Taste and we took our Australian grandchildren there... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Came here with friends to experience the pudding night. I have a very sweet tooth so arrived with high expectations and left completely fulfilled probably from the sugar high! We were greeted by friendly staff and quickly brought our glass of free wine. We then had time to peruse the menu and choose a main course before we settled in... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

I love visiting taste the staff are friendly the business is well set up and most importantly the food is amazing! Recommend always looking at the specials board and if there is a pie always have the pie best pie i have ever had! Thanks taste you are awesome!!!!!

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This could be a very useful addition to Dorchester's lunchtime eateries. However, it all seems a bit rushed - as though the staff are trying to get you out of the door as soon as they can ('Have you finished your coffee'? etc). Furthermore, there really isn't enough choice on teh menu, especially if you don't like cooked cheese with... More

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LMM5768, Owner at Taste*, responded to this review

Dear Robyn47, Thank you for taking the time to review taste* Not enough choice doesn't really sound quite right, we have 41 dishes on the menu and normally 3 specials and a soup, 25 of the dishes do not have cheese. We take our service very seriously, and don't want people to feel rushed, but also we like to make... More

Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

A friend and I popped in here for lunch this week. We were very pleased with the food we ordered, I had a pitta bread with pulled pork and apple sauce that was delicious and she was equally pleased with her smoked salmon baguette. We found the service excellent and I noticed how well the manager was managing - really... More

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LMM5768, Owner at Taste*, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review taste* and for the comments you have made about us. More

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I have had meals in both 'Taste' restaurants - Dorchester and the Chesil Beach Centre. Food is top quality, generous portions, and service is excellent.

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LMM5768, Owner at Taste*, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent review, I have passed on your comments to the manager at taste regarding his great service. More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

We were meeting up with old friends and fancied a light lunch in Dorchester. Not knowing what to expect we popped in and discovered a gem of a place. The restaurant area is spacious, light and clean and the staff were attentive and extremely courteous. Particular mention to the manager Ross who was a delight and made sure that we... More

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LMM5768, Owner at Taste*, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing taste* especially for describing it as a little gem, iwe have a great team at taste, who take pride in their service and the food they serve. More

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

As always a brilliant evening. The choice of main meals was really good. we had the linguine with a smoked salmon cream sauce with cognac, oh so good and their garlic bread is to die for. The choice of 13 puddings was really good some of the best. If you haven't tried the pudding club give it a go.

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LMM5768, Owner at Taste*, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed our Pudding night, and thank you for your comments, we try to do things a little different at taste* and we appreciate your good comments. More

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