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Dove Cafe, Bar and Bistro

Wordsworth Hotel, Grasmere, England
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Ranked #14 of 33 restaurants in Grasmere
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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Suffolk
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We visited four places to eat in Grasmere during our short break and in all honesty the bistro was probably the one we enjoyed least. Its not that the food was poor, it might even be that other places were so good, it just lacked something. When I called to book the table the only time available was 8.15pm and... More

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Mississippi
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130 reviews 130 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is part of the Wordsworth Hotel in Grasmere, which is a tiny town with one claim to fame, as far as I could tell. My wife and I split the soup of the day (root vegetables, pureed, of course), a mixed green salad, potato chips, and ciabatta sandwich with avocado and brie. The food tasted good, and the waiter,... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is a very pleasant bar and restaurant. The food is simple and plentiful. The beer is good and you call tell it is cared for. The staff are friendly and polite.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Stopped for lunch to get away from the pouring rain. Waiter was friendly. Food was very nice, fresh ingredients and well presented. Would visit again without question.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

We visited during our weeks holiday with family and wanted one night out on our own. We booked the table the day before. We arrived about 20mins early and were invited to take a seat in the bar while our table was made ready, we also had the menus to start making our choices. Showed to our table dead on... More

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Reading
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Great choice of lunches, very delicious and cosy atmosphere; try the local ales on offer! Reasonable prices - overall great value for money

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch here and although the food was quite nice when it came the service was very poor. We had to ask for a menu, were never asked if we wanted more drinks or if our meal (when it came after a thirty minute wait we were not advised of) was okay. We were disappointed and didn't go... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Ate here whilst staying at the Wordsworth hotel. Food was lovely, the atmosphere was warm and cosy and the staff (Rachel) was very polite and efficient. Would definitely eat here again!

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Darwen
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The food and service here was very good. Much better than I was expecting as from the outside it looks a little pokey. Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere, prices good, would return on my next visit to Grasmere.

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doncaster
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We ate hear with friends on the second night , after along walk in the mountains . Service and food were great , I had the burger which was delicious . My wife had the venison with red wine sauce which she was still talking about the next day ! .we shared a taster desert for to (very naughty) which... More

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