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Durnovaria Wine Bar

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Ladies that lunch

Food - amazing!!! The food list is full of local produce and fresh yummy goodness. The staff gave... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2014
Somerset, United Kingdom
via mobile

This bar has closed down, was good while it lasted. For something similar there is a wine merchant... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2016
Jonny A
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good7%
  • Average7%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible7%
30 Aug 2016
“Shutdown ”
23 Sep 2015
“Closed down!”
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Unit 1, 43 South Street | ., Dorchester DT1 1DH, England
+44 1305 756019
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Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

This bar has closed down, was good while it lasted. For something similar there is a wine merchant just of brewery square offering sit down tastings in a nice setting.

Thank Jonny A
Reviewed September 23, 2015

Well, after several days of closed doors, the Dorset Echo announced that the "wine bar" had closed down. No notice, or thanks for custom, on the door! Rude in the extreme. Although my wife and I visited Durnovaria frequently: the ambience was never quite right....More

1  Thank David J
Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Had a really great night last night making cocktails for my friend's Hen Night, really friendly, accommodating staff.

Thank Racheljb282
Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a wonderful evening there recently. What an attractive wine/cocktail bar with delicious local food served by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. They have a wonderful display of local artwork and are clearly intent on helping the local community in every way. What a...More

Thank Emily B
Jim R, Owner at Durnovaria Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2014

Dear Emily B, Thank you so much for your Trip Adviser review, we try very hard to promote all that is great about Dorchester and Dorset attempting to get involved in selling and promoting the culture and incredible produce. This ensures us great quality, means...More

Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have been to this bar a few times over the last few months and enjoyed the venue until tonight. I and a close friend were shocked by the behaviour of a member of the staff which ruined a very good evening out for us....More

4  Thank Karen T
Jim R, Owner at Durnovaria Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2014

Dear Karen T, Of course I was very upset to read your comments about our bar. We are very proud of our levels of service as you will see from the positive comments from others on TripAdvisor. For our licensing requirements we have an incident...More

Reviewed September 2, 2014

not disappointed we have visited for coffees and wine and platters tasted delious music very good too, would visit from Weymouth again.

Thank mariawakeley
Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

I visited here with family. It's clean and the staff were friendly. The cocktails looked interesting and there were adverts for a quiz night and live music. The menu was a bit confusing with some items needing some explanation. I asked what the Dorset Coppa...More

Thank Isabel H
Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Food - amazing!!! The food list is full of local produce and fresh yummy goodness. The staff gave great descriptions of everything on the menu and clearly knew their stuff!! We asked for two seperate dishes as we intended to share half of each for...More

Thank Rachaeljkerswell
Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stopped here by chance at lunch time... the staff were really friendly and we had all kinds of cold meat and cheese platters and salads : all fresh and tasty -from local produce.... we couldn't leave without purchasing some more of the gorgeous smoky...More

Thank Yaniv_65
Reviewed April 25, 2014

Durnovaria is Dorchester's best drinking establishment in my opinion! Friendly staff, a fantastic selection of wines and wonderful food all sourced locally - it reminds me of osterias in Italy. The meat, cheese and now fish platters all taste wonderful and knowing that they have...More

Thank Elizabeth J
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