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“Nice for tea and cake but not for coffee.”
Review of The Dessert Shop - CLOSED

The Dessert Shop
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: French
Description: The business is now under new management
Restaurant details
Description: The business is now under new management
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice for tea and cake but not for coffee.”
Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

We visited the Dessert Shop on a Saturday around 11am and they were already out of scones for the day. Decided on a plum and apple tart and ricotta and orange cake instead with warm drinks. Can't fault the desserts they were lovely, tea also a nice quality but espresso and coffees were more of an after thought.

Noticeably you can see they attract a more mature crowd, not the sort you find at Starbucks or Boston, seems very popular with the over 60s and quite a quiet upper dining room (about five tables). We will be back again for more tea and dessert but not if we are after a coffee.

  • Visited April 2013
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paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
I am glad that you enjoyed the cakes on your recent visit to The Dessert Shop. We are sorry that the coffee was not to your liking but feedback from the majority of our customers is very positive.
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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“Nice food but a little cramped.”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Food was nice and homemade but the dinning room was a little cramped and the service was a bit cold. Maybe one day we will give it another go as everyone has off days.

Visited March 2013
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Thank CreamTeaMaster
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paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Very pleased to hear you enjoyed the food on your recent visit, everything is handmade by Colin. We are a small, family run business and do our best to accommodate all our customers. Seating is somewhat limited downstairs, although we have recently moved a display fridge away from the window to create more seating. We do have tables upstairs and can seat up to thirty. We are sorry you found the service 'cold'. We pride ourselves on giving a friendly and courteous service and Colin's wife Maggie, who runs the shop can only apologise on behalf of the staff member concerned.
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Farnham, Surrey, England
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Superb!”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

A friend of mine lives and works in Salisbury and suggested we eat here on one of our lunch time meet ups. Living in Farnham it is quite a journey but we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here earlier this April and are planning on going again very soon. The salmon quiche with salad was absolutely gorgeous but having read about the salt beef sandwich I know what I will be having next time. The little tart with cream that I had for sweet was delicious too. What can I say but 5 stars all round!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Beverly56_8
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paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
We are really glad that you enjoyed the quiche, but wait until you try the salt beef. It really is fantastic. Colin makes everything and that is why the quality is so good.
Thank you for your excellent review and we look forward to serving you that salt beef on rye
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A lovely place to sit and enjoy the homemade delights”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

We love calling in for a coffee and cake - absolutely excellent! Any visiting Salisbury should visit this small but intimate cafe.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank pebblehead
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paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Thank you for your comments which I will pass on to Colin and Maggie as they are presently taking a well deserved break
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UK
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Mmmmmmmmm”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Went in here for a cake and coffee today. Both were excellent and the staff very friendly. Will be going back and probably buying some of their 'stuff' for entertaining.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank TheBrownTrout
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paullilly, Public Relations Manager at The Dessert Shop, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
We are really glad that you enjoyed your cake and coffee. I must say that I enjoy everything that Colin makes. We look forward to serving you again with another of Colin's masterpieces. Thanks for you kind comments
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