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“Lovely food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Clavell's Cafe

Clavell's Cafe
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Kimmeridge
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely food”
Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful food, tea with real loose tea in a pot, attentive service. A+

Eat here and you won't go far wrong, we shall return next time we are in the area!

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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“Fish 'n chips”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

Lovely place for tea and cakes & it is open in the evening on a Thursday for fish & chips. Cafe has won an award this year as the best cafe in E. Dorset I believe

Visited November 2013
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Wareham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Best restaurant for miles”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We have been eating at Clavell's for some years and really think it can't be beaten on quality and price in this part of the world. It's a friendly family business, and most of the meat served comes straight from the family's nearby farm. Other produce is locally sourced as far as possible. The standard lunch menu has a good selection, and there are always some specials on the board. The other day for instance I had my favourite, moussaka. The lamb mince was lean and deliciously cooked with aubergines and a cheese sauce, accompanied by new potatoes and a generous Greek salad at least as good as anything I've ever encountered in Greece. Desserts are tempting too: try the hazelnut meringue if available (my wife's personal favourite), or perhaps the local Purbeck ice cream, one of the best available in my opinion. The wine menu is varied, and even the house wine is always excellent. Watch out for special '2 for 1' main course vouchers in the local press and on the restaurant's own website for even more superb value. Evening menus are more elaborate, and make for a really special night out. The staff are unfailingly friendly and welcoming, and service is efficient.

  • Visited November 2013
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Wareham, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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“It's official: the best café/tea room in Dorset”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We always knew Clavell's is the best but now, it's official. They are the Winners of the Taste of Dorset Awards 2013 and it is well deserved. We had another delicious meal at lunchtime, fresh tasty food, friendly welcome, and then purchased some fresh meat from the chiller cabinet to enjoy at home. Definitely our favourite lunch venue.

  • Visited October 2013
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Truro, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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“An excellent meal”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

My friend and I had an evening meal here on a Saturday night. Although the place was busy, the staff were more than able to cope and never looked stressed or attempted to rush the diners. Whoever the chef is, he certainly knows how to cook. We both had duck as the main course and it was so tender. The accompanying vegetables were just right. As for the sweets, oooooh! So difficult to decide.
This restaurant has such a nice atmosphere and is well worth a visit. If you are thinking about it, don't hesitate.

  • Visited October 2013
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