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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: Lunch, 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
The best meal in Dorset in 20 years

We were lucky enough to get a cancellation on a Friday evening. It was an early birthday present for my wife and it didn't disappoint. There wasn't one aspect that wasn't exceptional. I could go on how the fish or lamb were amazing or how the cheeseboard was something special. I only wish you were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Dorch_Vineyard
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Weymouth
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Weymouth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to get a cancellation on a Friday evening. It was an early birthday present for my wife and it didn't disappoint. There wasn't one aspect that wasn't exceptional. I could go on how the fish or lamb were amazing or how the cheeseboard was something special. I only wish you were allowed to give 6 stars... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We've just had an absolutely fantastic nights stay at the Yalbury Cottage on their dinner, B&B offer. Jim was extremely welcoming, attentive and friendly. He definitely made our stay that much better. The food was delicious- prepared and presented to an extremely high standard. The canapés with the quails-scotch egg also excellent. We particularly enjoyed relaxing in the lounge after... More 

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Aubonne, Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Delicious snacks were served with our drinks in the comfortable sitting room adjoining the restaurant. We ate there two nights in a room and the service was faultless and friendly. The Cornish scallops were delicious on an unusual base of puréed apple. Rack of lamb followed which was cooked to perfection, as were the accompanying vegetables. On the second evening... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We had previously eaten at Yalbury Cottage but not for some time. It is a lovely, atmospheric, restaurant with excellent service and should be 'a treat'. Unfortunately on this occasion neither my husband nor I enjoyed our main courses. I found my duck dish over-rich (parmesan had been used on the crispy roast potato pieces and that, combined with the... More 

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poole
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Stayed for one night to celebrate our wedding anniversary of 43 years. Our son gave us a voucher for wine and dinner. After reading the impressive room reviews and the breakfast we decided to stay over after our meal and were not disappointed. Before dinner we took the walk along the Frome and visited the ancient and lovely Stinsford church.... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My partner will be soon be fifty years young so four good friends joined us for our visit to Yalbury to celebrate this momentous occasion in style. Three double rooms, after an evening meal and of course breakfast we left pampered, well fed and totally relaxed, just what the doctor ordered. Our room was as good as we were expecting,... More 

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Weymouth
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It was our 43rd wedding anniversary recently and on the spur of the moment, decided to have dinner at Yarlbury Cottage where we had actually celebrated our Ruby Wedding Anniversay three years previously. Also decided to make the most of our celebration and stay the night. It was everything we remembered, the meal was wonderful, service exemplary even though the... More 

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Dorset
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

A very enjoyable and relaxed evening. The food was presented beautifully and tasted fantastic. Exceptional value for the quality received. The service was excellent. Will be visiting again soon.

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Sussex
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Having eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner at this restaurant over the last few months I would recommend it as THE place to eat in the Dorchester area. The presentation of the food is immaculate and it is all perfectly prepared and cooked. That applies to all meals, at all times of the day. The chef deserves a Michelin star or... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?