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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: $47 - $56
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
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Delicious food, courteously delivered, in a lovely cottage setting. Friendly attentive staff the only problem is they're so popular it's hard to get a table in the future - what a pleasant problem to have!

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Really great tasting food, beautifully presented, good sized portions (not crazy big, but generous, I just managed to fit in 3 courses) and great service. I was particularly impressed with the imaginative options they presented for one member of the party with dietary restrictions, we didn llet them know in advance, but even then in most places that means just... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Yalbury Cottage is a gem. We are local so just eat there but we have sent friends who tell us that the accommodation is great too. The food is simply wonderful and good value

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Perfect setting, amazing cooking and wonderful friendly staff. I have nothing but the highest praise for this family run restaurant, already booked for several more visits.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Ate here with the lovely wife and her parents for the lovely wife's birthday. And what a find. All the food was just about perfect, with the mother-in-law saying the beef medallion she had was the nicest beef she had ever eaten, better even than Kobe beef in Japan!!! Personally the deserts were a highlight, but I could have eaten... More

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Bridport, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Having met owners Ariane and Jamie on numerous occasions before- my partner and I FINALLY got round to visiting. We were greeted by a very friendly, efficient gentleman-(sorry we didn't get his name!) And from there on in we were amazed by EVERYTHING! The presentation was fantastic and all the flavours were out of this world. The service was second... More

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Bridport, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Having met owners Ariane and Jamie on numerous occasions before- my partner and I FINALLY got round to visiting. We were greeted by a very friendly, efficient gentleman-(sorry we didn't get his name!) And from there on in we were amazed by EVERYTHING! The presentation was fantastic and all the flavours were out of this world. The service was second... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

While on holiday in the area, we enjoyed a pleasant evening at this restaurant, which is located in a lovely area. Food was of a good standard and restaurant had a nice atmosphere. Service was quintessential. Overall very nice.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I have one big complaint about this restaurant, it's in Dorset and I live in Devon so will not be able to eat there every week as I'd like to. Once in a while we meet up with a group of friends who live in Southampton for a get to together luncheon trying to find somewhere that is about half... More

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The food is amazing. Couldn't fault any part of it. The taste experience is out of this world. I had the starter of Pork and hubby had the crab. We had Duck and the Venison for a main meal, and the Bakewell tart for dessert. The cheese board offered cheeses that were unusual but very tasty.

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Additional Information about Yalbury Cottage

Address: Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1305 262382
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
Average Prices: USD 47 - 56
Cuisine: French

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