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Yalbury Cottage

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Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
+44 (0)1305 262382
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Following the TomTom directions, we drove right past Yalbury Cottage; there are no large signs, just a discreet notice on the gate to the small car park. We booked a table 3 weeks in advance as they were fully booked before and the Sunday lunch was well worth the wait. The staff were friendly and gave us a warm welcome.... More 

Thank Litestream
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took my sister and husband after raving about the food. Lived up to all expectations food looked and tasted good. Service was everything you would want it to be friendly efficient and always delivered with a smile. Sometimes when you recommend a restaurant to friends it lets you down but not this time. My sister and husband thought it was... More 

Thank Dorset60
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An ideal small hotel/restaurant for a celebration. Service was extremely friendly and helpful. Rooms were well equipped and clean. Food was excellent.

Thank teb_home
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sunday lunch at YC is a real treat, the team are friendly and make you feel very welcome. The food is consistently excellent and the portions generous and beautifully presented. The service is relaxed yet very efficient and the team make it look easy. They deserve their excellent reputation. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank Mel H
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a night here on a trip to Dorset. This is a highly recommended small hotel and restaurant. Our room was comfortable, the dinner of high quality and the service was very personal. An excellent base for exploring Hardy County.

Thank frank h
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256 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've tried to eat here several times when visiting my parents who live 4 miles away. This time we managed to get in on a Wednesday evening. The setting is lovely, and once inside you are greeted in the small reception area and taken into a large lounge area for pre dinner drinks and menu selection. The menu is not... More 

Thank Sheffview
West Sussex, UK
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food and good wine with very good service - not what you would expect to find in a tiny village in the middle of Dorset but Yalbury Cottage is well worth a visit if you are in the area. I had the twice baked cheese soufflé and my husband had the scallops to start, then the beef fillet with... More 

1 Thank JPacker
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Yalbury Cottage for a birthday lunch on Sunday and I must say that it was one of the best meals I have ever had in a wonderful setting with excellent service and almost unbelievably good value for money. First impressions were very favourable; the setting is beautiful (it helped that it was a sunny day) and we were... More 

Thank Barry M
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the best restaurant in Dorchester. Wonderful tasty food excellently cooked which uses fresh, local produce that is in season.

Thank chrissybrooks19
Llanddulas, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate in the restaurant each night and the food was absolutely FABULOUS in all ways. The service was superb, slick, professional and friendly. The menu was extensive enough for me to have a different starter, main and dessert every night. It was always cooked to your preference which the staff requested from you when ordering. As I was staying... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$37 - $44
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1305 262382

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