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Yalbury Cottage

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Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
+44 (0)1305 262382
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 133
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Well worth the accolades

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
pjdorset2014
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have had a few meals here and without fail always outstanding. The warmth of the lounge where you can enjoy a pre-dinner drink with canapes and the intimacy of the cottage restaurant make the whole dining experience relaxed. The food is of the highest quality with a small but varied choice that should suit all palates. 10/10 for presentation and... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Been to Yalbury Cottage a few times now for Sunday lunch. Food always excellent. Hospitality superb. Lovely small, friendly, family atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is a hidden gem of a restaurant - very intimate, lovely lounge to sit in to have aperitifs and coffee/tea, and a superb meal with a great selection of locally produced dishes suitable for all tastes. My mother in law needs gluten free and this was catered for brilliantly. I can't recommend highly enough

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This was our second visit in 3 months. We took our teenage son for his birthday celebration and what a wonderful time we had! Every little detail, from the warmest of welcomes to the amazing food, was second to none. We had heard many fantastic comments regarding this hidden gem but the experience we had certainly surpassed our expectations! We... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Having sporadically tried to book for an evening meal we finally managed to get a reservation recently. Our last visit was for a tapas style lunch, it was exceptional. We agreed to give it a full go for dinner but every time we tried to book it was full. The wait to get a table was absolutely worth it and... More 

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Dorset
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Delicious, imaginative food in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for a special occasion or where we go for a treat. Sensational!

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had heard a lot about Yalbury Cottage and read several reviews, all of which had been very positive. We were not disappointed at all. The service was very good from the minute we arrived, the food was delicious and the Wine selection is very impressive. Yalbury deserves this rating and we will visit again in the near future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

We have been visiting Jamie and his family for over 4 years. The food and service is what brings us back time after time. Jamie prides himself with cooking the best local food. The country side surrounding the area is fantastic walking. Its a great place to visit. So much so will be going again shortly.

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Manchester
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Food and value was top notch, worth paying more to experience it, would go back to eat again.....................................................

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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 45 - 54
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?