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“One of the best Places in Dorchester to have a coffee”
Review of Oak Room

Oak Room
Ranked #89 of 138 Restaurants in Dorchester
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Don't be put off by the rather unassuming and unimpressive entrance off Antelope Walk / Arcade, venture upstairs and you'll be entering one of the most beautiful coffee places in Dorchester and which has played an important part of the town's history.

A 17th century Oak panelled dining room, complete with chandeliers. This used to be the court room of the bloody Judge Jeffryes, who's bones are rumoured to hidden within the panels.

A lovely, peaceful atmosphere and friendly service, good coffee and cake, plus its locally owned and managed

Why go anywhere else in Dorchester?

Thank Jethro672
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Lovely old oak panelled tea room/restaurant themed as if an old Lyons Corner House (if you're old enough to remember them like us!). We visited twice, once for lunch, a carrot and coriander soup with lovely warm bread, and a second time for tea and scones. Very reasonablee prices, good service.

Thank Salnav60
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

What a find! You have to go upstairs to visit The Oak Room, so cannot see what it's like until you venture in. This is in a very old building and the room itself was where Judge Jeffreys held his Court at the end of the 17th Century. Food here is very good and service is excellent. The waitresses all wear black dresses with white aprons and caps. Visitors to Dorchester should really make a call here for morning coffee/ lunch or afternoon tea. Closed in the evenings.

Thank DorsetNinja
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Tucked away up stairs, in a historic wood panelled room is a Lyons tea room. The staff are friendly and dressed as "thirties" staff. The food is inexpensive and fine and and it was one of our favourite lunch places for the years we lived in Dorchester

Thank jandavickers
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Not a huge choice but the food is good and the service friendly. The staff uniforms are period. At busy times you have to wait for a table - surely a good sign

Thank Rover57_12
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