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Potters Cafe Bistro

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19 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
+44 1305 260312
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Kingsteignton, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice café set in the centre of Dorchester next to Waitrose, the food is good and freshly cook every time, there are some fab homemade cakes and great coffee. Well worth a visit.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff are very friendly and your food is served quickly. The meals are delicious and perfect for a sunny afternoon.

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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come here often when I'm in the bright lights of Dorchester (!) and firstly the service is always speedy, polite and friendly without being over familiar or obsequious - a clever balance. However, it's the waffles that pull me in, best I've ever had, they are crispy and sweet on the outside and light and fluffy inside with tasty... More 

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Shell Cove, Australia
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Have been to this cafe quite a few times. This is our second visit from overseas to Dorchester and we made a beeline to Potters Cafe for lunch. Their variety of food is great and is so delicious. Their coffee is excellent and their service is first class. It is quite a small cafe, but has upstairs and outdoor seating... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017

If a cafe, restaurant is always used by locals, then,as the saying goes...."It is a sign that the business is really good. The Potters is always full of local people. It is friendly, homely, attentive to individual needs,dog friendly, with good food and drinks, papers provided, lovely log fire in winter, pretty courtyard garden to the rear for the Summer... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with my daughter and her newborn baby. The staff could not have been more friendly and accommodating. Good food and lots of happy locals enjoying their lunch.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

My current favourite place for lunch. Outstanding food, friendly service and a nice atmosphere. There is a lovely, rustic, homemade feel to the foods on offer and prices are very reasonable for the quality received. A great place to eat.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This is a gem hidden away. We stopped over for a coffee break en route to Devon and found this purely by accident. The courtyard setting is beautiful; food selection amazing and wonderful friendly staff. If you are in the area make a point of visiting - it's well worth it.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Such a warm welcome when you come in and choice of sitting by a lovely open fire or sitting outside in the pretty little courtyard garden. I am often in for a morning cappuccino or a yummy lunch - delicious food and especially the apple cake! You can also take in your dog! Great place to either go on your... More 

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romsey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We were recommended this place by some dog walkers we met near the river as we had our gorgeous lab with us and had just done a river walk.The staff were friendly,provided a dog biscuit, and we enjoyed our meal-mushroom pancakes. The fire was lit,service good and have since encouraged friends to go who too had a great time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 260312

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