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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sienna

Sienna
Ranked #10 of 123 Restaurants in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $32 - $64
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: An intimate, fourteen cover fine dining restaurant. Serving a stylish British cuisine in Dorchester.
North Wales
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

This small intimate restaurant packs a punch with fantastic food.
even on a Wednesday night had a lovely atmosphere. The canapes were excellent flavousome Jerusalem artichoke soup pre starter my Rose Veal was cooked perfctly my husband had roast Cod which was delicious but slightly under cooked for his taste. The main courses looked as good as they tasted. Breast of Gressingham Duck perfectly pink and crispy skin sat on beautiful
soft leeks while my main course was Monkfish wrapped in Sage and Pama ham simple and delicious. Too full for dessert.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent food and professional service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

For lovers of great food and excellent service this restaurant is a must. Elene greeted us on arrival and at once made us feel at ease and relaxed. She explained the menu and recommend excellent wines to go with the Tasting Menu. Russell's skills as a chef are to be marveled at, it would be difficult to say which course we enjoyed most but I think the combination of ingredients in the Walnut gnocchi with cavalo nero and vension rogout was inspired but the Golden syrup and mascarpone with gingerbread and lemon was to die for ! - we felt very lucky to have had such a special dinner. We will be back with friends very soon

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Therese B
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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Great food, cosy atmosphere, convenient in town. The taster menu was fabulous. Great for a special occasion or if you are feeling flush as it is not cheap- worth every penny.

Visited December 2011
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Bridport
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fine dining in Dorchester”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Visited on a busy evening mid week. Service and food was excellent as usual. Only comment would be that the cheese plate could do with a bit of a revamp.

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“cosy interior and excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

My partner and I booked a table to dine here for our 5 year anniversary. I had heard rumours that the wait list was very long, but we decided to contact the restaurant on the off chance that there might be a table available two days prior to our visit, and we were indeed successful.

There are two "sittings" in the evening, one at 7pm and one at 8.30pm.

As my partner is intolerant to some foods, this was taken into account and the lady attending us gave us a personalised menu catering to these special dietary requirements. Often, many restaurants do not do this, simply marking the menu items with an asterisk or a symbol, and I felt that this personalised touch was a delight.

We took the tasting menu, and I was impressed by the presentation of the food. It was clear that each dish was prepared just before we were presented with it, and the food was of a very high quality. Some reviews have mentioned the length of wait time, but one surely does not dine in such an establishment for a hurried experience. I enjoyed being able to converse at leisure over meticulously prepared dishes.

I heartily recommend this restaurant. We left feeling satisfied, with good memories on our anniversary and the name of a restaurant I am sure we will revisit in the future.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank osalinda
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Elena B, Owner at Sienna, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful review, and we're delighted you enjoyed your evening with us. It's always worth a call to see if we have a table as, other than Saturdays, we're not always booked up as far in advance as you might think!

Also, rather than sittings, we do spread our booking times out between 7pm & 9pm so that your table is yours for the whole evening. To check up to the minute availability, it's best to call us on 01305 250022.

We hope to see you again soon,

Best wishes,

Elena
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