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Dove Cafe, Bar and Bistro

Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere, England
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Ranked #12 of 34 Restaurants in Grasmere
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Barcelona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Went here for dinner, in the bar( as there was a function on ) when we were in the village. I have the pasta which had too many ingredients on the plate......spinach, sundried tomatoes, black olives, pesto, parmesan.........sometimes more isn't better, it is just more. I had to move most of it off to the side of my plate. Just... More

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We use Grasmere as a lunch break on many of our walks. We always have a sandwich and a couple of pints in the bar area of The Dove as they allow our dogs inside. The food is consistently good as is the service. Special mention to the barman on our last visit, September 8th, who although working solo, pulling... More

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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A lovely meal, a varied menu, and good staff which made our visit pleasant. Had not booked so sat in the bar, which was fine.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Have eaten here on previous visit,Good food &variety for a Bistro.Friendly staff nice setting in convenient location.Good lunches.

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited this bistro in April and thought we would go again on our next visit. I would recommend booking as they do not fill the restaurant and seem quick to turn people away if they haven't booked. This time we were both a little disappointed. Although it was the same menu and obviously price it just wasn't as good... More

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Monte Carlo
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We visited The Dove for an evening meal during a 3 night stay in Grasmere. The decor is mishmash and it seems more like a twee teashop than a restaurant but once dinner was underway---our surroundings---a low table and benches---were forgotten about. He had the Lamb Tagine, I had Fish and Chips. Brownie and ice cream for him and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

In centre of Grasmere a lovely place to eat in the evening. Interesting menu, food was extremely good. Very good service, friendly staff.

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St Ives
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Dove Cafe is attached to the Wordsworth Hotel, and provides an informal option to the hotel dining room. We eat there on two evenings this week and found it to be good value, Service was excellent. We also found that at lunchtime, well presented sandwiches with trimmings were far better and cheaper than most of the Grasmere lunch spots... More

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Liverpool
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Such a cosy little bistro that won't disappoint!! Great atmosphere and staff, it's our 3 rd visit here an each time it gets better. It has a great menu, we love the steak, an good choice of wines. Well worth a visit if in Grasmere!!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We ate outside The Dove in the early evening with the sun shining across Grasmere in towards the restaurant. Good real ale and excellent food served by very friendly staff. Will never forget this night as Germany also beat Brazil 7-1 on the TV when we retired inside the bar area.

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