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Yalbury Cottage

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Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
+44 1305 262382
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants I've been to. The food was delicious & staff were totally accommodating. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank fox23
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the whole restaurant for a party of 24. We each had a 3 course meal from the varied menu along with prosecco, canapés, mince pies, coffee and brandy! All the food came out hot and all the plates were scraped clean! The quality of the food and the service were both excellent. Whilst it is not the cheapest... More 

Thank AJK_Reviews
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights in November and had a lovely time. The rooms were spotlessly clean and comfortable, and the restaurant food was marvellous - I was spoilt for choice - being a vegan. The meals were absolutely delicious. The staff were very friendly and I would be very happy to go back.

Thank MerlinPadstow
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard a lot about Yalbury Cottage from friends who had eaten there all of whom had sung it's praises so I when I visited for an evening meal, I went with extremely high expectations. Happily my experience lived up to all of them. I found the staff friendly and felt very well looked after. The wines we enjoyed... More 

Thank Emma S
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and service on a par with some of the best eateries in London. Service was perfect. My only question is why does it not have a Michelin star? But then maybe they aren't into that. Amazing Would I recommend? Definitely Would I go back? Yes - checking the diary!

Thank LoveExcelFood
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My husband booked this for a meal for my birthday and we decided to stay to save driving home. What a delight, the room was lovely and cosy with lots of lovely finishing touches and the food couldn't be faulted. Staff very friendly and we will definitely recommend to friends and will visit again.

Thank SueB919
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

First class from the moment you open the door . They take your coats then sit you in the lounge , there is no bar because they take your order and get it for you ! Appetisers followed by a meal that can only be described as first class . Definitely booking again .people said it was going to be... More 

Thank RobinM2764
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We had a wonderful afternoon tea at Yalbury Cottage as a special Birthday treat for my mother. The food was scrumptious and the atmosphere cosy and discrete, just what was needed on a rainy November day. Thank you.

Thank Kim C
Dorchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Could not fault it - everything from the food, the setting, the waiting staff was juts brilliant!!!! - Thank you Yalbury Cottage for a lovely evening.

Thank DKingCool
Stamford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Thank you again to all the team at Yalbury Cottage. My partner and I have had a magical weekend and we were so sad to leave. The team were so welcoming and attentive, they couldn't have done any more to have made our weekend so relaxed and special. What can I say about the food..... divine!!!! Everything that we ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$44
British, European
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Bockhampton, Dorchester DT2 8PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 262382

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?