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The Loft

16 Antelope Walk, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
+44 1305 261382
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“warm chicken” (8 reviews)
“sausage rolls” (10 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 Antelope Walk, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in here for a snack before going to the cinema, and was pleasantly surprised at the lovely selction of really tasty home made food. Not a very large place but well worth 'squeezing' in as the food is some of the tastiest of have...More

Thank Cjay407
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always delicious, always friendly - a great choice of savoury and sweet food all prepared from scratch on the premises

Thank DarvitDorchester
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

We've visited Dorchester many times over the past seven years spending Christmas near Abbotsbury but have never used The Loft. On this visit we did and all I can say is that we've missed out on a little gem. The food options were great and...More

Thank Clive O
Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

It wasn't busy... sadly it was cold... other custumers commented..and surprisingly expensive!!!.... and sitting upstairs... all could be heard was the staff loud conversation...

Thank carole194
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I chose to have lunch here on a Friday and were not disappointed. For such a bijou venue it has a giant of an attitude whereby the food is prepared homemade, individual and delicious. Definitely worth putting yourself out for and the...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed December 9, 2017

Called in here for a mid-morning tea and cake. Lovely mince pie twist, and a decent cuppa from a teapot that didn't leak. Quite crowded though, with too many tables forced into quite a small space. Quite expensive too - over £8 for a tea,...More

Thank OlderGuy1956
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across The Loft down an attractive parade of shops. Feeling hungry we were tempted in by the home cooked delights and the warm welcome of the owners. Beautiful soup and frittata, with great beer choice, and nice cakes for desert. Shop downstairs and seating...More

Thank StoneBalancer
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Fabulous selection of food. Lovely coffee and warm cheese scones. Bakewell tart delicious too. Brilliant staff and great location. It is nice to sit outside and watch the world go by.

Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Looking for an independent coffee shop, we chanced upon The Loft and were very impressed! Freshly baked, home cooked food and delicious coffee in a quirky setting above the tiny alley of shops! Perfect, welcoming staff and a most enjoyable experience!🤗

Thank mog_19
Reviewed September 22, 2017

We called here for lunch. there were 4 adults and two small children and one of the adults and the two children were vegan/vegetarian. The staff were extremely helpful in catering for the various needs and even "made" up a suitable lunch for the vegan...More

Thank Frank M
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Questions & Answers
June 9, 2016|
Response from Sally D | Property representative |
Other people's food always tastes better!
May 21, 2016|
Response from Sally D | Property representative |
Hi there. Very happy to pass on the recipe and so glad you enjoyed them. Melt 450g butter with 375g sugar and 7 seconds of golden syrup (we use a jumbo bottle so I have to measure by seconds!), then add 600g jumbo oats... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Antelope Walk, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 261382
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