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The Cloisters Restaurant

40 East Street | Wimborne Dorset BH21 1DX, Wimborne Minster, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Very popular with local people - good food, relaxed atmosphere and friendly attentive staff.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Very popular with local people - good food, relaxed atmosphere and friendly attentive staff.
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Scone's were fresh and warm, the cream was was thick and there was plenty of it and the preserve tasted homemade. We were a party of four and had two fruit and two plain scones. We sat outside in the sun. The service was excellent the price was excellent and the tea was perfect. Highly recommended x

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Love it here and pop in whenever we can ! Cooked breakfast is the best I've ever had , and always freshly cooked and piping hot !! Never had a bad experience and always encountered brilliant service and great food . Highly recommend ! Wish they opened a little earlier - maybe 9.30 would be my only suggestion x

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DorsetLife, Owner at The Cloisters Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your nice review. Just to clarify that we always open at 9am apart from Bank Holidays or other times such as on Sundays during the Folk Festival. Kind regards, Ian More

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Went to Wimborne for a wonder round and to meet a friend who lives locally for lunch. She suggested Cloisters and so that's we went. Very clean and pretty café. The service was very speedy and friendly. The food was delicious and inexpensive. It was also very nice that we were not rushed and felt we could chat and take... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

In my view Cloisters is the best breakfast and lunch-time restaurant in Wimborne. I live in the town and eat there at least once a week - sometimes twice - sometimes three times! I highly recommend their coffee - delicious breakfasts - and a particular favourite is their Steak and Kidney pie and vegetables - unless there's a roast dinner... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Cloisters is a friendly restaurant with a calm warm atmosphere. The food was extremely good. The steak and kidney pie filling was rich and the pastry crumbly. The latte I had was served just right. Not too much froth and a strong but not bitter taste. Service was quick and efficient.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Cloisters originally was a tavern(The Kings Arms) in the 17th century where Excise Officers would wait for the unwary smuggler. It still retains the atmosphere but is now a very homely restaurant. I always take friends and family there for toasted tea cakes (the size of hub caps) It has seen several changed of ownership but fortunately the food is... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Cloisters is a lovely establishment serving traditional English food in a very pleasant environment. The current Mrs W and I often stop by for a breakfast or a coffee. It has to be done when in Wimborne! I recommend the English Muffin breakfast (but swap the fried egg for scrambled - it's yummy). The coffee here is also delicious and... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

What a little gem… never eaten here before, but will put it on the list. Very homely and food generous and tasty. Prices good and service friendly.. Ideal for a relaxed lunch with a friend.

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New Forest
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The link to any website at top of page is non existent - they do not have a website. This seems a common fault with many Tripadvisor pages !!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is a simply charming cafe in Wimborne, which is very popular with the locals. I have lived locally for some years, but had the pleasure of introducing Cloisters to my friend, and the even great pleasure of introducing him to the tea cakes. I'll say no more, but we have been back 3 times since (in only a month!).... More

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