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Potters Cafe Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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19 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
+44 1305 260312
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Such a warm welcome when you come in and choice of sitting by a lovely open fire or sitting outside in the pretty little courtyard garden. I am often in for a morning cappuccino or a yummy lunch - delicious food and especially the apple cake! You can also take in your dog! Great place to either go on your... More 

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romsey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We were recommended this place by some dog walkers we met near the river as we had our gorgeous lab with us and had just done a river walk.The staff were friendly,provided a dog biscuit, and we enjoyed our meal-mushroom pancakes. The fire was lit,service good and have since encouraged friends to go who too had a great time.

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Thank penguinRomsey
Alrewas, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We were in Dorchester en-route to Cornwall and found this very nice café tucked down a side alley off the main street. We enjoyed well prepared simple food, a good ham hock terrine and salad for me and a good egg sandwich for my wife. Will visit again.

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Thank MJB1938
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Family small cafe with basic furniture however they have a varied menu and prompt service. Ordered 2 salads and was pleasantly by the presentation, quality and portion of the meals served - no hesitation in recommending this cafe and would return if the opportunity arises

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Great English breakfast in a lovely setting with a log fire. Good selection of homemade cakes and great menu.

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Thank Mushroom J
Torquay, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Very nice bacon butty and hot chocoholic good service, on the Main Street nice surrounding larger parties catered for

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Warmly greated on arrival, not pushy.....I like that. Plenty of choice to sit although as almost lunch time quickly filled up. Great menu choice, from light bite to more substantial. I had brocili and Stilton soup, fab. Very tasty, hot and plenty to fill you up, just right. The staff where lovely, discreet but attentive too. Definitely a good choice,... More 

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Thank Kate B
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Nice place with plenty of character. Lovely service. We had a good breakfast here and would definitely return

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Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We were recommended to come here for a light lunch. We had the tomato/chilly soup that was very good. The place was a bit like the kitchen of an old house; plenty of character.

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Thank Harry M
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

I love this café! The food is simple but really tasty, has a great specials board which uses fresh, local produce and if you want something which isn't on the menu, just ask! If they can do it for you, they will.. They welcome well behaved, polite dogs and are very reasonable

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 260312

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