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Yalbury Cottage

Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
+44 (0)1305 262382
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Ranked #2 of 103 restaurants in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $50 - $60
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Swanage Dorset
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I cannot recommend this establishment enough, the food is the best, the service is the best, the ambiance is the best. Ariane, Jamie and team are to be commended,

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Visited as part of a party of 8 for lunch on Mothers Day and cannot fault. We received a very warm welcome and had drinks outside in the garden to begin with. The food and service was excellent and have to say some of the best Beef I have had for a very long time. I cannot recommend this establishment... More

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El Portal, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Every dish was excellent...try any you can---we loved all that we tried! The deserts were especially delicious. The service was excellent, too...and the restaurant is in a cozy thatched roof cottage. They serve you appetizers by the little fireplace in the lounge area---an excellent restaurant with a first class chef!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Such a great little break where we were made to feel very welcome. In all honesty we went for the food as heard it was impressive. We took the dog with us as we thought £7.50 was reasonable especially as we could take him for a nice walk which we did on a route recommended by the staff. The hotel... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

The service provided at this hotel and restaurant is to the highest standard and there is real sense of caring about their customers. The dining experience commences with being entertained in a private lounge, where drinks and hors d'oeuvres are provided, giving the diner time to review the menu. You are then shown to your table where excellent food is... More

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Dorset
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you are looking for a fine dining experience, perhaps on a special occasion, then Yalbury Cottage is a very safe choice and undoubtedly the best choice in the Dorchester area. Attentive service, a varied menu, and English country cottage character combine to make for a good night out. It doesn't have the Michelin star of Dorchester's Siena but does... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Now after another visit to Yalbury Cottage with friends this time, it just gets better!. The rice pudding dessert is what we were all talking about on our way home. Will keep going again and again….

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UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The third time we've been to this fantastic restaurant and it never fails to impress. Every mouthful is an absolute delight. We took our children aged 14 and 12 and they enjoyed it as much as we did. The service is very friendly and professional and they can't do more to please. I'd recommend this to anyone who's looking for... More

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Wimborne
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Wow what a fantastic dinner last evening - we were so impressed that we will find it hard to beat! The service was delightful in every way and the food absolutely scrumptious! The weather was appalling so we shared the restaurant with just one other couple but this did not matter in the slightest, in fact it was rather nice!... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Truly impressed by this place. The service was fantastic. The food was of an exceptional quality. The price was fair, and the wine was perfection. I came here for my birthday and I'm glad I did. I was made a lovely dessert with the words happy birthday layered in chocolate on the plate. I will be returning to this restaurant... More

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