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Yalbury Cottage

Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
+44 (0)1305 262382
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Ranked #1 of 105 restaurants in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $51 - $61
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
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Me and my girlfriend had a spotless dinner with superb and genuinely friendly service from the lovely couple running the restaurant. We both regret we didn't stay the night, as we had booked elsewhere already. The food itself was in many ways just as good as any Michelin restaurant we have been to, with a unique British-French touch to it... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wonderful menu, 5 course dinner ( if you include the cheese course) excellent wine list and outstanding, attentive service.

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Dorset
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went to Yalbury as a group of five. The weather was with us as the sun was shining and we sat outside before and after the meal. The group worked through three options for each of starters, mains, and desserts, so we explored the menu (which is not huge) and everything was first class. Highlights were the dressed crab... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Today we celebrated a special family birthday with Sunday lunch at Yarlbury Cottage. The food and service were perfect - not a scrap was left on any plate. We have been wanting to visit for some time and will certainly be back soon. It certainly deserves it's number 1 rating! Thank you.

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Mandurah, Australia
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286 reviews 286 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had lunch sitting in the pretty cottage garden here and it was delightful. We had a variety of dishes including beer battered calamari, crab etc followed by a light and tasty limoncello cheesecake. It gets very booked up especially at weekends. It seems to be everyone's favourite restaurant amongst the locals.

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Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Do not be fooled by the menu - this is one of the best crafted and original Sunday lunches you will experience. Dressed crab that was a delight, a baked cheese souffle that was so good my wife took it away from me. A porh wellington and a mushroom & aubergine stack dish with a smokey aubergine flavour that could... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had one of our best evenings ever. The atmosphere was great. Sitting in the lovely cottage garden for a drink before our dinner and then some of the best food we have ever had..The staff were very friendly and welcoming and they made a fuss of my husband on his birthday. Have already booked for my birthday.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Small and intimate dining area with low beamed ceilings. The view and Gardens are beautiful and lovely to sit out on a sunny day like we did.Extreemly helpful and friendly staff! And to top it off the food was amazing. We went for a wedding and had Tomato and red pepper soup served in dainty but quirky shot glasses for... More

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Wonderful restaurant and fabulous food. Lovely owner and staff. Somewhere a bit special. Would like to go in the summer and sample the dining outside. Will definitely return.

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Dorset
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is the second time I have eaten at this delightful family run restaurant. Both times the weather helped with the experience as it was nice to sit out in the pretty garden and drink and chat before ordering. The small pond and shrubs shielded you from other guests. The menu was minimal but I decided on the venison. Every... More

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