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Potters Cafe Bistro

19 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
+44 1305 260312
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (70 reviews)
“sandwiches” (19 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
19 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic breakfast.Best in Dorchester.Lots of space so you are always able to get a table.Very efficient service and always with a smile.Generous portions on every meal we have had.Lovely looking home made cakes but always to full to eat one.Freshly ground coffee which is lovely.

Thank rebecca428
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Travelling on a Sunday on the A35, the roadside pubs were a nightmare. We needed somewhere that allowed dogs and, since it was raining, allowed them inside. So we took a chance and diverted into Dorchester. Glad we did. This place was near a town...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This was a delightful discovery while wandering the streets of Dorchester on Wednesday, Market Day. Just off the high street in a quaint old building, with a modest (room for 8 tables) 'secret garden' patio area. The setting is a wonderful escape from the hustle...More

1  Thank jnigelt
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Great variety good food just need tables for larger people than Hobbitts as how anyone can get their legs under the tables i will never know either the tables too low or legs too high?

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We were here on a very hot day and the garden area was packed- so we sat inside in the cool. Butternut squash and chilli soup and baked potato with mushrooms and stilton cream sauce- both very good and piping hot. Good selection of specials...More

Thank Valettaboy
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Great little cafe. Off the beaten track but not hard to find - do look for it. On a lovely sunny day sat in the courtyard beneath the umbrellas, so nice and quiet. Needed a quick fish-and-chips lunch while traveling. Even though they were busy,...More

1  Thank Peter G
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Fabulous lunch here at potters with a friend. Made to feel very welcome. Staff not pushy and in your face, I like that! Loads to choose from on the menu, jackets are how they should be.....from the oven, not warmed! Quick service too. Different fillings...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I took my children for lunch last week and encountered friendly and efficient staff despite it being a busy lunch period. There was a friendly and engaging atmosphere, the facilities were clean but best of all was the quality of the food. Can't recommend highly...More

Thank Seapup31
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This place always produces good food, the breakfasts are great and lunch is always interesting if you can get a table. Very popular with locals as not standard cafe. Good service and food at reasonable prices.

Thank Lego1360
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Lunch time menu was varied, tasty and good value for money, staff very friendly with service prompt and they were helpful with regards to other information about other locations nearby.

Thank Jennifer S
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19 October 2015|
Response from mrspotdorchester | Property representative |
Hello, we are just a cafe, would you like the name of the local swimming pool?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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