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The Dolphin

2, St Mary's Street, Wallingford, England
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Ranked #4 of 45 restaurants in Wallingford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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93% Recommend
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English first
Crowmarsh Gifford, null, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The food is great from breakfast to dinner. The atmosphere is great and staff are very friendly. I never have my breakfast anywhere else than here.

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Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

On our last morning here we decided to have breakfast at the Dolphin, what a good idea it was fantastic and we sat outside in the sunshine, very nice host and the food was delicious.

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Caversham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stopped by chance at this pub which and we shall be returning, The service was polite and friendly, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. A true gem of a pub, with the local postman asleep at the bar and looking very comfortable after a hard days graft and good beer on tap you instantly got the... More

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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 restaurant reviews
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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