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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Warm and friendly service, a great atmosphere and fantastic food

We visited as a couple for our anniversary meal and were welcomed into the lounge area for a drink and canapés whilst we chose our mains. Taken through into the dining area and served a FANTASTIC meal with super-friendly (and not fussy) service before retiring back to the lounge for dessert. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
James N
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Poole, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited as a couple for our anniversary meal and were welcomed into the lounge area for a drink and canapés whilst we chose our mains. Taken through into the dining area and served a FANTASTIC meal with super-friendly (and not fussy) service before retiring back to the lounge for dessert. A special occasion made memorable through a wonderful experience.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is the best service and food in the area for miles. The attention to detail is outstanding. Such quality and value for money. Thoroughly recommend - we had dinner for my mothers 85th birthday and eleven of us had the most delicious food. Thank you!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

To be honest I think everything has already been said about this fabulous place. If you are ever in the area, you must visit. Great food, great staff and great place.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a really great place to go for good food and excellent service in a very relaxing restaurant. A pleasure to dine here. Just the place to go when you want to impress and enjoy. You will need to book well in advance

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I am so reluctant to heap further praise on this already highly-acclaimed restaurant as I fear it will become so successful that we will not be able to get a table again or they will realise how much they could charge and we won't be able to afford it ourselves! So don't visit. Really, don't. Find somewhere else. Please? (Anniversary... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We live locally and still book an overnight stay at yalbury cottage the rooms are beautiful and the dinner & breakfasts are sublime book really early if you have a special event as word has spread about how lovely yalbury is

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

At Yalbury Cottage, we had excellent food and service, all in a delightful surroundings. On top of this it proved to be great value too, two courses with canapes and coffee/tea to finish (we had three, which also included cheese and biscults or their own welsh rarebit) for £32.50... We will definitely be returning again.

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York, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stayed here for three nights in July and loved every moment. The rooms are delightful and furnished beautifully and the hosting was as good as it gets. We had three breakfasts and one dinner during our stay and the quality of the ingredients (mostly local) was simply superb. The menu is extremely extensive for both breakfast and dinner. Breakfast... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I am not sure how we discovered this restaurant but I am glad we did , it is a small restaurant in a Dorset Village,it has a very homely atmosphere and the staff are very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was calm and relaxing The menu was good, we had Sunday lunch which was delicious. I would absolutely recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Service great food great atmosphere great faultless evening very impressed well recommended very impressed

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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