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“Good quality, good service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dandelion Cafe Bistro - CLOSED

Dandelion Cafe Bistro
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
London
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166 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good quality, good service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

We had dinner and lunch here.

Dinner was excellent. I chose the from the specials board and staff were more than happy to provide vegetarian dishes for my wife. Daughters thought the fish and chips were really good.
Good use of locally sourced seafood and very nice local cider.
A good variety of dishes and an excellent specials board.

Lunch was just as good - great sandwiches and hand cut chips with steaming mugs of hot chocolate - just right after a wet walk to Durdle Door.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank DougReid
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  • English first
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English first
Winchester
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good food and helpful, friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

After a steep walk up the cliffs we arrived hungry , windswept and in walking clothes but with no booking. Despite this the staff were happy to squeeze us in amongst their more 'well groomed' customers.
I had the scallops from the specials board which were delicious. The rest of the family chose from the main menu. The childrens pizza looked fresh and appealing. Our older children enjoyed the spicy chimichurri chips.
I particularly liked the option of small or large portions. As none of us have large appetites this suited us well and also helped keep the bill down.(2 adults, children aged 12, 10 & 6 cost @£80 including drinks)
So a good menu that appealed to both adults and children and friendly, flexible staff. I would definitely return here - but would try to book first.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank LottieTwyford
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Best. Tea. Ever.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

After a tiring walk in some cruel winds to Lulworth Cove we stopped at the Dandelion Cafe Bistro for a rest and a cup of tea. They served up a fantastically aromatic loose-leaf tea that made us think, if the tea is this good the food must be pretty decent. So we returned the next evening for a meal and were not disappointed. We ate fresh, local fish including some Lulworth Cove scallops that were cooked expertly. Service was prompt despite the restaurant being fully booked and the whole place has that air of confidence that comes from the owners knowing they have something good. We rounded off the evening with some quality iced cream and enjoyed a couple of naughtily-named Dorset ales (from the "Piddle Brewery"). A great dining experience and well worth going out of the way for.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Milton_Burle
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london
Level Contributor
53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Enjoyable evening meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

The restaurant is set up well so you are not sitting too close to other diners. We chose our meal from the specials board which is more expensive, you have a good choice of prices on the menu. The fish was really tasty but only a small fillet which was fine for me but if you have a big appetite it may be best to have a meat dish. They are happy for you to make changes to the menu, but again the portions are small. On the main menu they do have small plates and large plates so you may get a bigger meal from this and the are reasonably priced. The deserts are larger and very tasty, overall a good evening.

Visited March 2013
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Thank d_l_k_m
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good Food and Setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

We enjoyed an evening meal at The Dandelion - the quality and cooking was very good. There is something for everyone and the option of smaller portions is a great idea. It can be pricey - adding extras onto a £16.95 dish is very expensive for a few veg. Overall though very good food and service in a nice dining room with cosy fire

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CostaBrava01
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