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The Dolphin

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2, St Mary's Street, Wallingford, England
01491-83-73-77
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 46
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The best roast in Oxfordshire!

I am a support worker based in the area and I regularly have Sunday lunch here with the people that I support. The service is fantastic! The prices are really good value for the hearty portions and delicious food! We always receive a really wonderful welcome and the roast dinners! Well you have to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
SianEmelia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a support worker based in the area and I regularly have Sunday lunch here with the people that I support. The service is fantastic! The prices are really good value for the hearty portions and delicious food! We always receive a really wonderful welcome and the roast dinners! Well you have to try one! The lamb shank is... More 

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Thank SianEmelia
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Very traditional pub atmosphere. Real ales; usual range of pub food, at very keen prices. Over 50s menu on Wednesday lunchtime, offering ever cheaper meals. Food quality was good.

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Thank Graham W
Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The Dolphin has a pleasant exterior, however, even this does not do it justice. I took my two young children and adult son for an excellent lunch at 'The Dolly in Wally'. It has a beautiful restaurant room at the back and traditional bar at the front. There is also an attractive yard seating area. Friendly staff and something for... More 

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Thank Mrs L
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is such an exemplar of what a pub should be.It does amazingly good food at reasonable prices and their breakfasts are literally famed for value.Beer kept well. A comfortable female(and male) and family friendly pub.

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Thank JNDawson
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Just had a lovely Sunday lunch with my brother and his partner. Although we live in Kent....i would happily drive to Wallingford for Sunday lunch! Although there wasnt a lot of veggie options...i was more than happy with my delicious cauliflour cheese and veg.The pub is clean, warm and inviting.All the staff were really friendly. 10 out of 10 to... More 

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Thank kimberleyann12
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

After a week in the Isle of Man (which was great) we walked into Wallingford to round off our holiday in the Dolly. WHAT A GREAT CHOICE. We eat here occasionally and I thought I'd chance a Ploughman's. FAB. Whilst I got raised eyebrows ordering a side of mushy peas (elixir of the gods) the service was, as ever, great.... More 

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Thank A_W_M-GB
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We were visiting Wallingford for the 1940's train station weekend, so decided to visit the Dolphin for our Sunday roast, we had been in May and and as then enjoyed a great roast.

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Thank Maureen B
Tetbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Went there for lunch, 7 of us. Waited at the counter 30 mins to be served. Ignored by waitresses, got a curt reply when asked to be served. Dreadful and arrogant. reply "

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2 Thank Lesley T
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

We went for a breakfast during bunk fest weekend, the bar staff didn't seem interested in taking our order, and when the food eventually turned up in dribs and drabs most of the breakfasts were wrong, when I told the French waiter the food was not how we ordered it he called me rude, There are lots of other lovely... More 

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4 Thank otty2273
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

As we stayed at The Patridge Inn, we needed a place for breakfast. At the Dolphin we found excactly what we needed a very good Traditional English breakfast. Very tasty.

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Thank Kirsten2400

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2, St Mary's Street, Wallingford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Wallingford
  • Phone Number: 01491-83-73-77

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?