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Vivo Lounge, Dorchester

Brewery Square, Dorchester DT1 1QR, England
+44 1305 251291
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Ranked #54 of 108 Restaurants in Dorchester
Price range: $6 - $19
Hours:
Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Contemporary, British, Bar, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Vivo Lounge is an are informal, neighbourhood food led cafe/bar open all-day everyday where families, friends, and locals can come for a coffee, a drink, or something to eat in a relaxed comfortable environment.
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English first
Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Vevo is a great bar,all be it a little pricey. Always busy so finding seating isnt always easy, but standing is just fine in there. Great service from Aiden the barman. only problem is the doors in winter, they are huge and slow closing so let in the cold ALOT if you are stood by the doors, or even near... More 

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Vivo L, General Manager at Vivo Lounge, Dorchester, responded to this review

Good afternoon StuH228 We are very pleased to read your trip Adviser regarding Vivo lounge. Especially this time of year we have been feeling up quickly and run out seats fast, we glad you had a good experience and didn't mind standing. Unfortunately the doors are slow to close but they are getting fixed so they will close properly and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I was disappointed the last time I went to the Vivo Lounge. On previous visits the food has been very good and the service speedy.There were about 30 people in the lounge. This time, December 16th, we opted for the Tapas, a favourite, but the koftas were tough, and the service slow. Don't get me wrong the girl was polite... More 

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Vivo L, General Manager at Vivo Lounge, Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Anne Thank you for your recent review regarding your visit to Vivo Lounge. It is a shame to hear that it was not up to our usual standards and as a valued customer who clearly already knows this I sincerely apologise. I have spoken to the relevant staff regarding your visit and am ensuring we are challenging the consistency... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have used Vivo Lounge on a number of occasions for a drink in the evening, and drink and bacon sandwich at lunchtime. On Saturday 6th Dec my wife and I decided to have our evening meal there, a number of items on the Specials Menu we liked. I had the pork belly, my wife had the sea bass, both... More 

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Vivo L, General Manager at Vivo Lounge, Dorchester, responded to this review

Good evening DavidR Thank you very much for your review on Trip adviser and we are extremely happy you guys had a good meal and a good experience. We hope you guys come back in soon and have an even better night Kind regards Vivo Team More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

WE go here quite a bit now, always polite staff always good drinks menu and always good tapas. Value is ok, not cheap but comparable with others. Lovely relaxed atmosphere - well worth a visit for a drink or snack

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Vivo L, Manager at Vivo Lounge, Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Tim, Thank you review at Vivo lounge, i am glad that your experience at Vivo was enjoyable and the team looks forward to see you again over the Christmas period. Thanks Gary Wolfe General Manager More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went ito Vivo Lounge for lunch. The venue looked ok if a bit faded, full of 1950s kitsch, but called itself a cafe bar. We ordered burgers, bubble and squeak and grilled hallumi, which gave us a variety of dishes. The service was very slow even though the place was virtually empty. When the food came, it was very... More 

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Vivo L, General Manager at Vivo Lounge, Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Ramblingrose, Thank you for your review regarding your recent visit to Vivo Lounge, I am very sorry to hear that your experience was not satisfactory and clearly this is below the high standards that we strive for. In order for me to fully investigate where we failed on this occasion, I would appreciate it if you could provide me... More 

Dorset
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I've always been a fan of Vivo, but I feel it is going down hill incredibly. The last few times I have been there, there have been no specials to choose from, I asked why and I was told because there was a new chef- but 2 days before I popped in for a drink and the specials were on... More 

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Vivo L, Manager at Vivo Lounge, Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear JulesandJohn, I am very sorry to hear of your recent visit to Vivo Lounge, especially from a regular customer. As I’m sure you’re aware the points raised are well below our usual standards and I will be challenging the team to reflect what we are trying to achieve, I can assure you they are very much alive and kicking.... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Vivo is in a good location of Dorchester and opposite the Market Car Park (with free parking from 6pm). The atmosphere is very good and there are plenty of tables. You can eat breakfast,lunch, dinner or just have a drink. We like the special offer of three tapas dishes and a glass of wine for £9. You have to go... More 

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Vivo L, Manager at Vivo Lounge, Dorchester, responded to this review

Good evening Lesleyannbarlow Many thanks for your review on trip adviser. We are glad you had a good experience on your visit to Vivo lounge, We strive to make everyone of our guests feel comfortable and very welcomed. We hope on your next visit it will be nice weather so you can sit outside and enjoy the outside area. Look... More 

Yeovil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Despite having a dedicated vegan menu, Vivo Lounge Dorchester has now FOUR TIMES served the vegan falafel burger in a bun containing eggs. It's says on the menu to ensure when you order you specify it's the VEGAN version which I did. When it arrived I questioned the server who didn't even know what I had ordered so checked with... More 

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Vivo L, General Manager at Vivo Lounge, Dorchester, responded to this review

Hi CatBlack1974 I’m am very sorry for your most recent experience at Vivo Lounge in Dorchester and it is with great embarrassment that indeed your order was mixed up. As it was myself who dealt with you on the evening and apologized there and then please let me once again express that I am very sorry. With yourself being with... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The location very good. The atmosphere very good. The staff very friendly and helpful. Three meals were average. My meal was called "Macaroni Cheese". The macaroni was outnumbered by chunks, not florets, of cauliflower. Kale was plentiful. The cheese sauce was extremely watery and tasteless. The extra streaky bacon, that I ordered @ £1.55p per portion, was cut in to... More 

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Vivo L, General Manager at Vivo Lounge, Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Meander007, I am very sorry to hear about your experience with us at Vivo Lounge, there is no excuse for this to happen and I sincerely apologise for your below par experience, it is a shame that you did not bring this to our attention on the evening as I am confident we would of rectified the issue to... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This cafe/bar was recommended by our son, who loves his breakfasts! Not at all disappointed! On arrival the bar staff were very friendly and welcoming, the food (Lounge breakfast) arrived soon after....delicious fresh and hot. The retro/vintage decor was very pleasing and the waiter could not have been nicer! The Vivo Lounge will be on of our regular haunts in... More 

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Vivo L, Manager at Vivo Lounge, Dorchester, responded to this review

Dear Rich and Debs Having read your trip adviser review about Vivo lounge we are extremely happy with the experience you guys received on your recent visit. We strive ourselves on all our guests receiving the best experience every visit. Please visit us again soon. Kind regards Ricky Steel More 

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Additional Information about Vivo Lounge, Dorchester

Address: Brewery Square, Dorchester DT1 1QR, England
Phone Number: +44 1305 251291
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
Cuisine: Contemporary, British, Bar, Café

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