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The Dolphin

2, St Mary's Street, Wallingford, England
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Ranked #5 of 45 restaurants in Wallingford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 23, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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92% Recommend
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English first
Dorchester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went there on a sunday afternoon I havn't been there for literally years was really pleased to see the place buzzing and met some old friends we didn't eat but the food coming out looked lovely so we will go for sunday lunch next time Staff were friendly & helpful it was really busy

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We have Sunday lunch at The Dolphin whenever the weather's fine and we're on the river (it's four hours downstream from Abingdon). This last time didn't disappoint. Three or four thick slices of deliciously tender beef in gravy with yorkshire pudding arrived first. Then a massive bowl of vegetables (peas, carrots, french beans and roast potatoes) enough for four (there... More

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Mombasa, Kenya
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Yet another delicious and filling lunch enjoyed with my Mum and Aunt. So many choices with specials and very tempting desserts. Have never found the Dolphin empty, most of the time you need to reserve a table or wait for one. Great value for money.

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by both the quality and variety of food and the venue itself. I had a preconceived idea that it would be a 'mans' pub with football fans etc but it was anything but and had a family friendly atmosphere and a quiet eating room separate from the bar. This was a Sat lunchtime, very convenient to... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

You really do get what you pay for some good honest pub food in a simple pub design. The food is stereotypical pub food so you know what you are getting. They are also not stingy on the cheese which is something I appreciate a lot! The portions are just right as well not too big and not too small... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

2nd friday my wife and I have eaten in the dolphin and each time the food was very good and the price very reasonable, staff were curtious and polite we could not fault it, we definitely recommend it if your in the area.

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a gem.The best breakfasts(and other food)in a lovely well looked after pub in the centre.As people leave after eating,the tables are immediately cleared and cleaned-with a fresh cloth,not the multiples manky one that makes the table stink.The pride comes through.The staff are good,efficient and friendly.Good beers."Comfortable" sounds like a cardigan but this pub is just like an oasis... More

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Eastbourne, UK
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

I was staying in the Wallingford area this week and we were recommended The Dolphin for good but reasonable priced food. This is a great understatement, the food was fantastic and the price was very, very, reasonable, I know where we will be eating next time we are in Wallingford.

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Arrived here for a bite to eat with a few friends. The bar and dining area were both fairly busy however we decided to stick around and order anyway. The menu sounded delicious so all decided to have the soup of the day and then a main course. The soup arrived after about 15 mins which concidering they were busy... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

In the past this pub in the centre of Wallingford offered a warm hearty welcome, fire would be blazing away and that was enough with that glow to make one feel, this is an ok place to be. Not so today. First off the fire was not lit, secondly, the radiators were stone cold and in fact the place was... More

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