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Potters Cafe Bistro

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Cafe, European, British, Gluten Free, Contemporary
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19 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
01305-260312
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely lunch, caters for all pockets! Sweet outdoor seating area and loads of room upstairs and down. Good wines.

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Broadmayne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Breakfast.. Best meal of the day, and this place has a super one! Recommend half English , unless you are a heavy weight...

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Thank 141Emma
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hottest day of the year it was nice to able to sit in a quite garden and drink milk shake. the strawberry was better than the chocolate. The cooked meals looked great and so did the door step sandwiches. It was too hot for a big meal nice to see toasted tea cakes and other light bites. We will be... More 

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Thank John P
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After having read some good reviews on TA. My partner and I thought we'd try it out for some brunch. The place is lovely and we sat outside in the garden at the back which was delightful. The service is very quick. However, I ordered filter coffee, orange juice and full breakfast. Firstly the filter coffee was brewed far too... More 

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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed chirozo burger, very tasty chips, not too many, good salad portion. Service was fine, busy lunch time. Definitely go again.

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking along the main high street in Dorchester, you see an unassuming sign saying Potters Cafe, directing you down a side street. As you make your way down it's easy to be tempted into the other places to eat, as the nice smells waft around. We almost stopped at the first restaurant/cafe, but we decided to go a little farther... More 

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London, UK
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an impromptu lunch in Dorchester, and found this gem in a little side street off the main shopping street. We found a table upstairs and the staff were very quick to serve us. They hadn't warned us about the size of the portions - not something I would want to complain about by any means - but worth... More 

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South East England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very tasty lunch - cheddar and Dorset apple pickle baguette, washed down with a coffee. Really pretty bistro with a lovely garden (for when it's not lashing down with rain!).

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely café to sit in or out, but we prefer outside when it is sunny. My partner and I met here 4 years ago, having not seen each other for over 30 years. We can definitely recommend the Dorset apple cake - absolutely delicious !

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Potters has never failed to be excellent food at great value. Sunshine in the courtyard garden was a bonus. Fresh hot pot of tea first was strong and good, none of the anaemic stuff others serve. Macaroni cheese was super cheesy with salad and thick whole meal bread and goat cheese and home made chutney jacket potato a proper sized... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Cafe, European, British, Gluten Free, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: 01305-260312

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