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Oak Room

₹₹ - ₹₹₹British, Cafe
Antelope Walk | Dorchester, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
+44 1305 250760
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good23%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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“sandwiches” (11 reviews)
“wedges” (2 reviews)
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British, Cafe
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Antelope Walk | Dorchester, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
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1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in yesterday as we'd never been (it's quite well hidden) Thought the waitresses were very friendly and polite. The cream teas were lovely. We'll be back

Thank Craig143
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for soup at 2.30pm. The sign indicated to wait to be seated but nobody came so I went in and up to the counter as far as sign which said 'no customers beyond this point'. Still couldn't make myself heard so a passed...More

1  Thank Haddocklady
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hidden away upstairs above Antelope Walk Courtyard is hidden the Oak Room on the first floor. Apparently it was once famously used by Judge Jeffreys (see below). Table service is provided by waitresses in ‘Nippy’ uniform, based on the old style Lyons Corner House service...More

Thank DoctorFeelgoodDorset
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I popped in for spot of lunch with a friend, I ordered a ham salad & my friend ordered a cheese salad. The service was good but the food looked & tasted like it had been bought from the economy section of a supermarket. Cheap...More

1  Thank Phillip O
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The waitress ordered us to a table in a unfriendly manner her demeanor was of a strict teacher telling off her children in the classroom. She hurried us with our ordering. We ordered a vegetable curry and a jacket potato. I have had a vegetable...More

1  Thank Chelsey H
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Visited to have tea and cake and was a bit disappointed with the reception and also the ambiance of the place. There was a lot of history in the premises and was "oldy worldy" with the waitress dressed smartly in nippy uniform all of which...More

Thank poppydog2016
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Visited today on a visit to Dorchester and was intrigued by the history. Step back in time when you enter the tea room and find old music playing, the waitresses dressed as traditional nippys and fashioned chairs and tables. We didn't eat but had teas...More

Thank cathy s
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here for lunch with my husband. Cafe is in a beautiful, old building and has a lovely feel, wood panelling and chandeliers, however is very cold. Didn't take our coats off at all. Large room so clearly not easy to heat but I think...More

1  Thank little-miss-magic1
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Found this by accident when we wanted a lunchtime snack. It is an amazing oak-panelled room with a superb oak fire surround and over mantle. It is just like a cafe in the 1930s. Apparently the room was used by Judge Jeffries for the 'Bloody...More

2  Thank Michael J
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We ordered pasties. The pastry was tough to the point of being inedible with very little meat and served with stale lettuce. But the cakes looked nice Both M & F toilets had problems.

1  Thank Colin G
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  • Food
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Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Antelope Walk | Dorchester, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 250760
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