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Oak Room

Antelope Walk | Dorchester, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
+44 1305 250760
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good23%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
“cake” (6 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
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British, Cafe
$$ - $$$
Antelope Walk | Dorchester, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why can’t other tea rooms be like this... takes me back to 1979... excellent food drinks very well presented by beautifully turned out staff... and they have sugar mice

Thank welsharcherterry2
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Initially when we arrived all seemed good. The cafe itself looked historic and a bit eccentric, but that wasn't a bad thing, and the cost of the food seemed reasonable as well. The three of us took a seat, had a look at the menu...More

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 31 March 2018

first ever visit to Dorchester , thought this place looked nice for lunch, how wrong. On walking in the older waitress of the two ORDERED us to our seat , as she did with others that we saw whilst having lunch, no manners whatsoever. we...More

1  Thank paulm m
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Lots of history to this room which is why we came and interesting to read about Judge Jeffries We were a party of four for lunch and found the tables way too small and the chairs a bit hard. Although there were not many customers...More

Thank Voyage48
Reviewed 23 February 2018

This is the essence of 'historical Dorchester' - knocks other coffee houses out of the water! The staff are friendly and helpful. The food and coffee is good and the surroundings take you back to 16th century Dorchester! The only downside is possibly the stairs,...More

Thank LindsayB15a
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Was one of the few places in Dorchester that we had not yet tried. so though we would give it a go. The Oak Room is a lovely building / setting but really does lack a bit of atmosphere. Maybe some light music (could be...More

1  Thank DKingCool
Reviewed 20 December 2017

I love this slightly quirkly place. Tucked away in one of the three arcades in Dorchester this traditional tea rooms is upstairs. With an interesting history from the time of the Monmouth uprising, it's a delightful oak panelled room with waitresses dressed in black dresses,...More

Thank Gypsy008
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The name of this tearoom accurately describes the oak-panelled dining room, where black-and-white clad waitresses take your order for coffee and cakes or light meals. Never have I seen so many laminated warning notices – multiple prohibitions about not using the loos unless you are...More

Thank hoteljunkie99
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Just popped in for cream tea with our young son. V pleasant welcome from staff who took an interest. We liked the atmosphere and the tea & scones were delicious. Would recommend.

Thank Threepiecesuite
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We went in for lunch but settled for Dorset afternoon teas. They were pleasant enough at a reasonable price, the scones were warm, we had a choice of teas, one of us had decaffeinated and the other Earl Grey. The room of course is steeped...More

Thank rosentel
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
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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