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The Cloisters Restaurant

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40 East Street | Wimborne Dorset BH21 1DX, Wimborne Minster BH21 1DX, England
+44 1202 880593
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: Very popular with locals and toursts alike - good food, relaxed atmosphere...
Very popular with locals and toursts alike - good food, relaxed atmosphere and friendly attentive staff. Quality of food and customer service are our trademark.
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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Frequent local visitors.

We frequently visit this small but welcoming restaurant for our breakfasts - just as a little treat. A warm welcome and a smile is always quickly followed by a freshly prepared cooked breakfast, toast & chunky marmalade and piping hot cafetière coffee with hot milk, if required - all at a most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Comfortlover245
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We frequently visit this small but welcoming restaurant for our breakfasts - just as a little treat. A warm welcome and a smile is always quickly followed by a freshly prepared cooked breakfast, toast & chunky marmalade and piping hot cafetière coffee with hot milk, if required - all at a most reasonable cost. Nothing seems to be too much... More 

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1 Thank Comfortlover245
Glenn H, Owner at The Cloisters Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. The team work hard to offer a great experience for every customer., it is good to hear we are getting it right. Thanks for taking the time! More 

Ringwood, England, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely decor, great staff, great service and amazing food, the latte was perfect and the food cooked to perfection, great products and not too long a wait, a great experience and one I would do again.

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1 Thank MarkDotJames
Glenn H, Owner at The Cloisters Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such positive comments, we are very proud of our hard working team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in here on a cold winters morning, I really enjoyed my warm welcome and nice strong coffee, so hard hard to find around here sometimes! The waitress (who was rather pretty ) recommended a cake which was delicious and freshly baked. I've since been back a couple times and have been impressed each time, today was my first breakfast... More 

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Thank Lukeysarbear
Glenn H, Owner at The Cloisters Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to rate us! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came with a toddler. Toddler loved the coleslaw (I hadn't even realised she had enough back teeth to chew it, but clearly she did). She also happily ate a tuna crunch sandwich. The staff provided a straw for her milk without me having to ask. Our soup was delicious. We've been here before and we will be back again. Peaceful... More 

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Thank Judith_Proctor
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Fantastic food whether breakfast or lunch! Plenty of choice, satisfactory food, fast service, and smiling faces. All the locals loves it.

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Thank Randle1
Swansea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

A really lovely restaurant with great food and lots of character. We visited on a couple of occasions- I had the cooked breakfast, gingerbread hot chocolate and a Cajun chicken wrap and everything was absolutely delicious. Brilliant service and a lovely atmosphere inside, especially with all the individual bits of décor which really make the place feel homey and suitable... More 

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Thank Grace M
Glenn H, Owner at The Cloisters Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to rate us! Glad you enjoyed your 'Cloisters' experience. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Lower Parkstone
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92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Great place to drop and grab coffee and cake very tasty caramel slice and a great mocha the service was from some very nice ladies

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Thank tannar
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A regular place we eat, but had a fuller lunch than normal last week as we would not have chance for a full meal later. We had to wait a few minutes to get a table - the word on how good it is must be spreading. As always the food was excellent and the service very friendly. Took a... More 

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Thank Peter S
Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Cloisters opened late to combine with late night shopping in Wimborne. Serving fizz (only £10 for a bottle of Prosecco!) wine and beer and lots of FREE gorgeous canapes, this restaurant and cafe by day became a fabulous bistro style bar by night with a wonderful and welcoming atmosphere. Staff were really friendly and polite and service was excellent. I... More 

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Thank Tracie B
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Popped in for Cloisters' first late night opening and what a wonderful evening it was! Delicious food, great Christmassy fare and just a lovely atmosphere. We'll be back for the next one!

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Thank Howard C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 East Street | Wimborne Dorset BH21 1DX, Wimborne Minster BH21 1DX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wimborne Minster
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 880593

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
  • Cuisine: British, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Very popular with locals and toursts alike - good food, relaxed atmosphere and friendly attentive staff. Quality of food and customer service are our trademark.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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