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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Hidden Gem

Delicious cake and coffee for a mid-morning break. Deceptively spacious, we wish we had discovered Taste sooner during our 5 day stay in Dorchester. Would recommend for breakfast, mid-morning and lunch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
r0manmr
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Delicious cake and coffee for a mid-morning break. Deceptively spacious, we wish we had discovered Taste sooner during our 5 day stay in Dorchester. Would recommend for breakfast, mid-morning and lunch.

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Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

As Usual standard of food very good and service is always top class very attentive and always try to accommodate and special requests.

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Dorchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place, recently refurbished, is great for well-cooked, good-value breakfasts. Coffees and teas are good, and there is a good choice of main meals, including a changing roster of specials. Service is prompt and efficient.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The small town of Dorchester is not where I expected to be served such good food. Went in for lunch with a local who recommended it. Service was prompt. The food was very good. Went for the deep fried poached egg. yolk still runny. Yummy I would not hesitate to go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Stumbled across this place after a visit to maiden castle. (which i recommend). Service was fast and friendly. However the food was fantastic. I loved the squid, so too did the rest of the table! My wife had the fish platter also spot on. If passing go visit, we will. Dave

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We enjoyed an excellent lunch of soup and calamari. The salad with the calamari was imaginative, well presented and very tasty. There is great ambience in the restaurant created by friendly, efficient staff who work in attractive decor.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Taste is very good, home made food without pretensions. Soup is always brilliant and the seafood platter I had the other day was excellent. Beautifully potted shrimps, smoked salmon, smoked mackerel pate, etc. Watch out for timing, as everything is freshly prepared. At lunchtime one can wait for a while.

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Been coming here for years and it is consistently good. Nice staff and excellent coffee. Just one big plea - could there be a vegan dish. Then my vegan friends could join the rest of us.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Taste had a big refurbishment in June 2015 and looks great. There's a really nice atmosphere in Taste and the lattes are the best. The lunch menu is extensive and exciting (not the usual array of dull sandwiches etc). They also have a special board which usually offers at least one local catch of the day dish. My favourite menu... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I have been here often for coffee and occasionally for a very quick lunch and have never been that keen on the place, I am not sure why I cannot really point at any particular shortcoming. However being in town very early I decided to try it for breakfast and was pleasantly surprised. I had the Full English. It was... More 

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LMM5768, Owner at Taste*, responded to this review

Thanks for writing another review, it seems we may be winning you over slowly, we try to source as much of our produce as possible, and we have only recently found these sausages after years of research, you should try our lunch menu again or one of our evening events, you might find that there is nothing to dislike about... 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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  • 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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