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Dove Cafe, Bar and Bistro

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Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere, England
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely food in a relaxed atmosphere

Visited on the second night of a package at the Wordsworth hotel. The food was lovely soufflés and ceasers salad to start and then steak and belly pork for mains . All lovely and beautifully cooked. Fo dessert I had a twist on rhubarb cheese cake very creative and very very lovely and cheese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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English first
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had a meal in the Bistro last night and while the food we had was good I was disappointed as there was still some plastic packaging on my smoked salmon, they couldn't provide us with a wine list and they ran out of the sweet my wife had selected, bearing in mind we were in fairly early. The service... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We tried to book a table for an evening meal at 2pm but despite the opening times advertised as closing at 2.30pm we found the establishment closed. We went in at 6.15pm to see if there was any chance of a table and was told very bluntly that there was no chance and that we should have booked. When we... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

After a walk around Grassmere with the dogs my partner and I decided to stop at Dove Cafe, my partner waited outside and I went in to order. Im heavily pregnant and really wanted a hot chocolate, my partner wanted a coffee. The guy behind the bar asked what I wanted, so I asked if I could have a hot... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Dove Cottage cafe is at the cottage car park just off the A591. Rather than fight your way into Grasmere stop here. The food is good and the service is excellent. This is a new venture and comes highly recommended - better than looking at dimly lit manuscripts in the museum itself!

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Visited on the second night of a package at the Wordsworth hotel. The food was lovely soufflés and ceasers salad to start and then steak and belly pork for mains . All lovely and beautifully cooked. Fo dessert I had a twist on rhubarb cheese cake very creative and very very lovely and cheese and biscuits lovely selection of cheeses... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I will qualify this by saying I didn't eat here, and haven't done previously - however I've been here a few times in previous years and enjoyed the escapism from the usual bar scene, I've enjoyed banter with the locals and the staff, but two recent visits didn't deliver any of the warmth or cheer. Having to book a table... More 

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st.helens merseyside
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We have just eaten in the Dove cafe and bistro. I will start by saying that the food we ordered was superb. We both cleared our plates! However we arrived at 7.30 pm and it was 8.15 before our food arrived. People were arriving after us and we're being served their meals before we were. I noticed that some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Popped in after walking for a bit of lunch with my girlfriend. We both had the chicken and bacon ciabatta with chips. Very tasty. Service was quick and very friendly. Would come again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Dove Cafe has been transformed by the new owners. Lovely home made, freshly prepared food, especially the home made bread. Great location near Grasmere and Kendal with lake views and cheapest car park we found all weekend only £1.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We first ate here in May 2014 and had a excellent meal then so decided to return during our short stay this week. Again the food was delicious!! Couldn't fault it one bit. My steak was cooked to perfection and the rhubarb cheese cake was amazing!! I couldn't complain about anything - until the end of the meal when I... More 

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Address: Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
Cuisine: European

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  • Address: Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

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