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“Fine lunch menu, great service”

Potters Cafe Bistro
Ranked #12 of 128 Restaurants in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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“Fine lunch menu, great service”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We came for lunch on a busy Friday and found the service excellent; the servers were helping families with pushchairs find space, and generally showed a very friendly and attentive approach. My partner had a fresh wild garlic fettuccine, and I had a beetroot, feta and duck egg salad. I found the food very honest, with high-quality ingredients, like fresh, robust leaves in the salad and large chunks of cheese and beetroot. We both, however, felt they could have had slightly more oomph and cohesion in the flavours.
The menu was reasonably priced, and they have a good selection of drinks, including local Dorset beer.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“excellent”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

excellent food and service lovely atmosphere, has an open fire for the colder days quiet location off the main high street in a side street would go there again

Visited September 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Food was great with atmosphere a plenty.”
Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile


You can generally tell the quality of a backstreet cafe by how busy it is. Potters was Choc a bloc at lunchtime, but we got a nice table on the wonky 1st floor.

Our food came pretty quickly after we ordered it, and we had more than plenty to fill us up.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone, there were plenty of families taking advantage of the children's menu, I will definitely be heading back....

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Thank variusrose
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Lovely place good food and pleasant staff”
Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Was in for breakfast today we enjoy cooked breakfast and a yummy chocolate brownie . The service was quick and staff were polite &heplful

  • Visited October 2013
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Always good”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Come here quite often for lunch or tea and cake at weekends. Always have good food. Cakes are huge and delicious. Service is good. Great value for money.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Richard G
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