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All 106 Dorchester Restaurants

Yalbury Cottage

Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
+44 (0)1305 262382
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Ranked #1 of 106 Restaurants in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $49 - $58
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
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Went to yalebury cottage for a celebration meal last night . The staff are welcoming & attentive without being obtrusive . The food was first class and well presented and all locally sourced . We really enjoyed the evening it was all very relaxed and we didn't feel at all rushed .looking forward to our next visit which is already... More

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Reading
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This restaurant has a most pleasant atmosphere outside, where drinks may be taken and a most welcoming staff. The small restaurant is homely and rustic as one would expect of a 'cottage'. The food was delicious, especially so for being mainly locally sourced. Wonderful crab starter.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was our third visit in two years to Yalbury Cottage B&B and this time we ate on three consecutive evenings. The food was as ever outstanding. A number of things struck us this time. The sous-chef Chris was in charge on two of the evenings, and had we not known, we would never have guessed that it was not... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Found this little place on Internet and, based on food reviews thought we'd give it a try. Weren't disappointed in the food at all. Lovely dinner last night and magnificent breakfast this morning. All sourced locally including a great cheese board that is included in the dinner price do it's actually 4 courses for price of 3. Had a nice... More

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london
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Thank god for satnav! We set off from Swange and arrived dead on time for our reservation down some very twisty lanes full of dusk wildlife! We received a warm welcome and were shown through into the lounge for drinks and an appetiser while we studied the menu.Unusual choices for starters and a good choice of mains. I went for... More

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

My family visited Yalbury Cottage to celebrate a 'big' birthday of my wife. The arrangements were conducted by email & phone and kept as a surprise. We reserved the entire restaurant and we were delighted with everything, warm welcome, wonderful ambience, delicious food & wines, service par excellence! We could not have wished for more.

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Cork Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This was my first visit to Yalbury Cottage, a lovely little find in a pretty hamlet just outside Dorchester, Dorset. We were a party of four including two discerning locals with whom we were staying. We kicked off with pre lunch drinks in the garden on what appeared to be the hottest day of the year. Having ordered we were... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had Sunday lunch at Yalbury Cottage whilst staying with friends in the area a couple of weeks ago. From having drinks in the garden to coffee afterwards, again in the garden, everything was wonderful. I’m not a vegetarian but there are a lot of other things I don’t eat including fish so quite often when eating out I am... More

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London, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Some work colleagues and I were here very recently for a goodbye dinner, and we had ordered a 5 course dinner. We had a pre-dinner drink outside on the patio, and were escorted inside to a large rectangular table which accommodated us all very well. The food was lovely - I had a fish starter, lamb main and a panna... More

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Loved the leisurely pace of the meal we had here. From the pre-dinner drinks outside to the perfect pauses between courses to the coffee and chocs to finish. Food gorgeous too! Will be returning!

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