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Yalbury Cottage

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Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
+44 (0)1305 262382
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Celebrating!!

Had a fantastic Sunday lunch today. Everything first class from the moment you step through the door. Fantastic food, a must go to place for any special occasion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Sjthompson63
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Dorset, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic Sunday lunch today. Everything first class from the moment you step through the door. Fantastic food, a must go to place for any special occasion.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Dorset has some great restaurants this being one of them. Service, food and wine was excellent. Can not fault anything. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

A family celebration meal, and what a treat! Excellent welcome and service and delicious beautifully presented food. Such great flavours and fabulous cooking. A treat not to be missed. You must try it!

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Interesting menu and serious kitchen skills in a beautiful setting. The best restaurant in the area for a more formal dinner. Pricey but worth it. Highly recommended.

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Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Three of us went for dinner on a Tuesday evening before Easter. Everything was impeccable from start to end. We were well received and shown to a small lounge where sitting next to the fire, we were offered amuse bouche and a drink. We then selected from the very delicious menu. We were shown to our table once the first... More 

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Wimborne
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We only live a few miles from Yalbury Cottage but finally got to visit on Good Friday evening. Yalbury cottage is not to be missed! Friendly relaxed staff and some of the most amazing food you'll ever eat. We were so impressed that we immediately booked for a family birthday in the summer.

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Belfast
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27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Loved everything about Yalbury Cottage. It helped being the first lovely day of spring but we were able to sit out in their lovely garden in a beautiful peaceful setting for pre lunch drinks. We had a party of 10 and were seated inside on a big square table. The food was fantastic as was the service which was very... More 

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El Portal, CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The food is really excellent at the restaurant! The chef is creative and apparently has worked in several excellent restaurants in various places around the world before settling down in the Dorchester area with his family. The staff is helpful and friendly...the service is excellent. A truly outstanding restaurant (and a great place to stay) in a quiet little village.

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Ryde, England, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A`very comfortable couple of nights in a rather dull, wet February week. High-quality cuisine at dinner, and a freshly-cooked breakfast. Genuinely cottage-style in the restaurant, with low beams and small windows. Rather more spacious in the bedroom, and a modern bathroom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had heard good things about the restaurant at Yalbury Cottage so decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary here. We were not disappointed. The meal was outstanding - from pre-dinner drinks and canapes in the lounge through starter, main course, cheese and dessert to coffee in the lounge afterwards. Great old world atmosphere and friendly, professional service from the owners... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1305 262382

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 46 - 55
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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