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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
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
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
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
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
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
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