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The Wild Garlic

Blandford Road, | Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum,, Beaminster DT11 8QN, England
01747 811269
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Ranked #9 of 12 restaurants in Beaminster
Cuisines: British
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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English first
SW England
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We were really excited about going there for a meal, even wondering what to wear. We nedn't have bothered as it was extremely casual in more ways than one. The village teenagers were given the best seats, we were put at a very small table with both of us facing a closed door, the only light relief being an up... More

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Brittany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We went here for a birthday meal - what we had you couldn't fault but the descriptions were a bit over the top - I was supposed to have had Scallops with black pudding etc - searching for the black pudding when it arrived - there were a few crumbs of it sprinkled over the top. Not sure I'd return... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

...but only because it's moving! Visited on it's last evening opening, bit uninspired interior but the food more than made up for it. Fantastic fish and veggie option wasn't the obligatory risotto which was good news for the two veggies in our party of four. All the deserts were gorgeous. Will definitely check out the new venue.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

Not sure where those who gave this restaurant a negative review thought they were. Despite turning up 30 minutes late due to traffic, we were met courteously and shown to our table. Having read the reviews I was dubious about trying the tasting menu, but I am so glad we did. Each course was a delight of well thought out... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We have been there before and were not impressed but having made the trip to Beaminster decided to give it another try. First impressions outside paintwork peeling and it looked grubby and uncared for. No better inside food was OK but very expensive for what you get. With a great location it seems the owners have just lost interest. We... More

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Dorset
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I was given the meal at the Wild Garlic as a 50th birthday treat and was very much looking forward to it. The decor is good, the music intrusive and the service frankly poor. My local Wetherspoons would knock spots off the staff here. The menu was very limited ( good job we weren't that of quaint species that doesn't... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

We have been to Wilc Garlic on at least 8 occasions since it opened and apart from two dishes, have always enjoyed both the food and the visits and wonder why there are so many negative reviews. Mat is a very pleasant person who has always been very friendly in a reserved way and has been happy to share cooking... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Our first impression was good, although a little on the cold side for us. We were on a Travelzoo deal, it appeared to us that every other customer that evening, was also on a deal. Very sad that a "Masterchef winner has had to resort to this, the standard of food was poor, we would not return, it was not... More

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buckie
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My long anticipated and long planned special lunch for 16 people at Easter ( husband's 60th) was spoilt by poor service, inconsistent portions, mediocre starters of duck cassoulet and parsnip soup ( I think) and a lack of even some bread to stave off the very very long wait for our first course. The lemon sole was very simple and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Staying with friends, they booked the restaurant having not been back their for nearly two years they suggested we give a further try. Wednesday night just after Easter, the chef and waitress slow to welcome us the chef disappearing into the kitchen without any hello, and the waitress could have demonstrated a bit of sparkle, the only warmth was the... More

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