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Potters Cafe Bistro

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19 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
01305-260312
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very friendly with a cosy warm atmosphere. My husband and myself went for lunch. he ordered chesil beach caught mackerel with salad and chips. It was absolutely delicious, the mackerel tasted fresh from the sea beautifully cooked with with tasty chips and a great dressing on the salad ( something often missed from salads in uk). I had a delicious... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved, loved, loved...It was very simple and very relaxed however, when I walked in I felt like I had just jumped from the street right into the page of an old book! For some readon I actually wanted it to be December and I wanted that fireplace to work, a book...and way less sugar in my hot chocalate! Seriously, that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent little cafe with some great choices on the menu - lots of varied options to suit all appetites including unusual items. If you want something different from the standard sandwiches and cakes this is the place to come. Friendly 'cafe' style service. Recommended.

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Thank MAR-AM-UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slightly hidden off the Main Street but well worth spending the extra 1 mins walk. We could have ended up at Costa but saw this down the street out of the corner of our eye. It was open on Sunday so it was perfect for our lunch time visit. Staff were very welcoming and when we had settled and ordered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here for the first time a couple of months ago and have been back almost every week since! Lovely friendly welcome on arrival, happy speedy service and plenty of choice food wise for breakfast or lunch. Decent portions and reasonable prices. Will definitely be visiting again!

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Brandon, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch with friends while walking around Dorchester. Fine establishment for lunch - good food, good service, fine atmosphere, and reasonable prices. I would eat here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely little venue, delicious lunch- loads of choice with sandwiches, foccacia, salads, more substantial meals. Highly recommended!

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not notice this Bistro on previous visits - perhaps it is fairly new - but will certainly use it in the future. Food, service and surroundings are first rate.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had lunch here when we stopped at Dorchester. The egg mayo sandwich was one of the best I have had (and I have downed a good number of these in my time). Good coffee and food at this place so worth a look if you are in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this place by accident after shopping in Waitrose. What a gem, small back shady garden, with plenty of room inside both down stairs and up stairs. The sandwiches are of the old fashioned door stop size and the food is tremendous and what great value in terms of price. The staff were very helpful and service was excellent.... 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 Options, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?