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The Dolphin

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2, St Mary's Street, Wallingford, England
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • 29
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best breakfast for a very long time

I had been told by a friend that the breakfast here was very good , so my girlfriend and I thought we would give it ago , and sooooo glad we did as it was without a doubt the best breakfast I have had for a very long time . And no we live in warborough we will definitely be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
diggler1137
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I had been told by a friend that the breakfast here was very good , so my girlfriend and I thought we would give it ago , and sooooo glad we did as it was without a doubt the best breakfast I have had for a very long time . And no we live in warborough we will definitely be... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My favorite place to eat and drink in town. There is nearly always something on be it a band or a dj. If not the juke box is there. The management are welcoming and the food is yet to disapoint. Highly recommended for everyone

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times before and should have reviewed as quite frankly this is the best value pub diner I have eaten in. More importantly though value does not mean quality suffers as every meal I have had has been extremely well prepared and presented and the staff are so friendly. The eating area ta the back... More 

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

While visiting relatives in Oxfordshire we often go in to the town of Wallingford. While there we found the perfect watering hole The Dolphin, the ale is top's and the food is fantastic. The staff are very jovial and helpful as are the locals. A Must while in the area.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The food was nice enough - basic pub grub, if you want that then this is the place, but dont expect real home made roasties or yorkshires if you like Aunt Bessies you will be happy

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A lovely unpretentious town pub, with very friendly staff and good service. There's a rather nice dining area in the lounge bar, although there's plenty of room to eat in the main bar too. The menu was varied and the prices amazing value considering the size of the portions. My fish, chips and mushy peas was served in a timely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Cannot fault the food, whether it be Breakfast, Sunday Lunch or just a sarnie. Never had a bad meal here. Also serve a nice pint of Guinness. Can get busy (because it's a popular place) so be prepared for a wait on food orders & sometimes things can be left off your order which in the past I've had to... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great half term lunch here, nice and friendly for a town pub too. Great value for money and friendly staff.

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Savannah, Georgia
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Had Sunday breakfast with friends. Very busy so service was a little slow but it wasn't a problem for us. Huge breakfast, a very traditional English for 3 of us and a very large sausage bagette for the other one. Perhaps the food was a bit well done but very good in any event. Definitely recommended.

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Navan, Ireland
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Stopped by for an early morning breakfast. Service was slow, staff more concerned with cleaning and tidying up from the night before. Once we attracted attention service picked up a bit and a very good breakfast at a good price was served. The full breakfast was of a good quality and served piping hot. A range of sauces and a... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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