Places to eat in Dorset

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    Saxon Arms.: Good Dorset Pub

    by CDM7 Written Dec 5, 2012

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    A good thatched and flint built pub with a log fire and a cosy atmosphere, together with a warm welcome.Nice food with a good selection of real ales.You have a choice of food,either from the specials board with such things as local pigeon,duck and fresh fish or from the usual menu.Deserts are home made.

    Favorite Dish: Dorset lamb with fresh vegetables followed by chocolate torte with Dorset clotted cream.

    Saxon Arms pub. Bar area. Bar area. Looking through to the restaurant. Chocolate Torte
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    Frampton Arms Hotel: Nice lunch

    by CDM7 Written Mar 28, 2013

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    Four of use visited here for lunch and all agreed that we would return again.We choose to eat in the conservatory restaurant which was nice and warm,you can also eat in the bar restaurant.
    A good menu with a nice choice with meat,fish,platters and vegetarian dishes.Our food was hot,tasty and nicely cooked.

    Front of hotel Conservatory restaurant. Bar restaurant. Conservatory restaurant.
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    Isle of Purbeck Golf Club.: Great Views.

    by CDM7 Updated Dec 11, 2012

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    Although this is a golf club the clubhouse has now been opened for everyone.Excellent menu at a reasonable price with fantastic views across to Poole harbour and Poole.The winter menu consists of such things as Beef steak and mushroom suet pudding with Guinness gravy & hand-cut chips,Cumberland sausage with creamed potato and onion gravy,Wiltshire gammon with parsley sauce with hot battered potatoes and several other tasty dishes.Sweets include Jam roly poly,Winter fruit crumble and treacle tart.Two courses +coffee for £12.
    Large free car park.

    View from the clubhouse towards Poole Harbour. Bar area. Clubhouse with views of the greens. Clubhouse
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    The Poachers Inn: Nice village setting.

    by CDM7 Updated Dec 16, 2012

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    Warm welcome upon arrival,nice food and service made this a good place to meet friends for lunch.It was nice to spend time in the lounge to have coffee after lunch.The Poachers is situated in a peaceful village close to Dorchester.

    Favorite Dish: The smoked fresh haddock served over creamy herb mash with poached egg and finished with a Cheddar cheese sauce.
    Home made sticky toffee pudding served with local ice cream.

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    THE PULPIT INN.: Nice place for lunch.

    by CDM7 Updated Nov 4, 2012

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    Stopped here for lunch after a walk around Portland Bill.We found a varied menu which included sandwiches,home cooked dishes with fresh fish,steaks,chicken,duck and curry.On Sundays they put on a Carvery.
    Good service together with nice food and a good selection of beers made this a pleasant pit stop.

    Pulpit Inn Portland Bill lighthouse. Pulpit Rock. Looking towards Chesil Beach from Portland Bill. Portland Bill.
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    Cock and Bottle Pub: Great Evening

    by CDM7 Updated Sep 22, 2013

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    From the moment we entered and were given a friendly welcome by Paul and Pat the hosts at the Cock and Bottle,until leaving we could not fault this pub.This is a pub you should not miss when in the Wareham area.
    Set in the small village of Morden just off the A35 main road.

    Favorite Dish: We had the scallops as a starter which we all agreed were the best we had ever eaten,cooked to perfection and full of flavour.We then went on to have the Sea Bass, this was likewise.This chef certainly knows how to cook and present food!
    The friendliness and service of the waitresses was exceptional.A nice touch being when Pat came to our table for a chat and to make sure everything was alright.
    You also have a good selection of English ales.

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    Colonial Tea House: Colonial Tea House

    by freya_heaven Written Aug 6, 2005

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    This restaurant / tea house is a wonderful old colonial style building in a beautiful setting, with terraces out the front & a lovely dark interior.

    Freya & I stopped off here for a drink & a flapjack after we had walked around the Sub Tropical Gardens. You can have a meal or just have a drink, we were there not long before closing so not a lot was on offer. Prices are very reasonable, it is part of the Sub Tropical Gardens of Abbotsbury, but you can just come here & not pay to enter the gardens.

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    The Lion Hotel: Cheap Eats

    by freya_heaven Written Aug 5, 2005

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    After failing to find an Italian restaurant we settled on the Kings Arms, on the Dorchester High Street. This 300 year old coach house, was full of architectural atmosphere, if a little rough around the edges.

    As well as the specials board you can order 2 meals for 10.00 pounds which we ended up doing. I had a Spinach Fritiata with a strong tomato sauce, which was suprisingly enjoyable

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    The Cottage Bakery: The bakery

    by freya_heaven Written Aug 5, 2005

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    This little cafe is essentially a bakery, with a few tables in the conservatory. Its ok for a quick bite to eat, I had jacket potato with beans & coleslaw which was nice, but from memory that seemed to be the only vegetarian dish they had on offer.

    It seemed a popular place for peple buying cakes, bread & rolls to take out.

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    Little Chef: Road Stop

    by freya_heaven Updated Aug 5, 2005

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    We stopped at this Little Chef at Winderbourne Abbas which is a couple of miles west of Dorchester. This restaurant chain is dotted all over the UK. Not known for its culinary achievements but an ideal pit stop.

    I would however recommend the French red onion tart, its gorgeous!! Prices are average, £6-8.00 for a main course. It is not unusual to see BOGOF in the national press

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    The Gurkha: All you can eat buffet!

    by mintola Written May 21, 2005

    Favorite Dish: This only opened last year but is already very popular with locals. The dishes change so you can't guarantee that what you liked one time will be there the next. Dishes from China, Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India...... Extremely friendly people there, excellent food, great value for money. Currently £11.95 per person

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    Harbour lights: Great meals

    by LouiseTopp Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Harbour Lights in on the 1st floor next to the I-Max cinema. You can take a lift, but I prefure the stairs as it's so slow.

    Harbour Lights is a bit like the Harvester resturants. There's a seperate bar for drinks & another for odering food, there's also an outside area with metal tables & chairs which overlooking the seafront.

    It's wise to get there early in an evening as it can get pretty busy. The rest room is at the end of the building, & there's a nappy changing area.

    Food is served Monday-Sunday 12.00-10.00. Children are allowed, & facilities for the disabled are good.

    A glass of Rose wine is £1.30 & there's always special offers on.

    Favorite Dish: I chose the roast dinner as it's very good. The staff are very polite, & look after their customers.

    The Harbour Lights
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    The New Inn: Not so new Dorset inn

    by CDM7 Updated Jun 24, 2014

    Built in the 17th century and originally part of a working farm the building has been a public house for over 200 years.As we were passing close by decided that we would stop here for lunch.Friendly welcome and good service throughout.However,several things let this place down.The flowers on some of the tables were half dead and should have been replaced.Tables not cleaned between customers,with marks on the table from previous customers drinks.
    Large car park at rear of inn.Outside tables at rear with country views.

    Favorite Dish: Trout with fresh vegetables and new potatoes.Cannot say that was my favourite dish as the vegetables (swede,broccoli,carrots,potatoes lacked any flavour.

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    The Beachcomber: Dance floor in a cafe

    by LouiseTopp Written Sep 13, 2004

    on Bournemouth pier is a cafe called The Beachcomber. It's near the end by some merry-go round's, it's also attached to a bar.

    The window's overlook the pier walk & the sea. There's benche's outside which is a bit windy in rough weather, below you can see fishermen hoping to bag their lunch or what ever it is their trying to catch!

    This cafe is used for fuctions & has a large dance area with wooden floor, & one of those silver ball thing's in the celing; the kind you used to get in the 1950's.

    Favorite Dish: A pot of tea here is £1.10 served in big white tea cups, you can also get hot chocolate with cream, doerset cream tea's (not as nice as the Devon One's), sandwitches, meal's & lot's of other thing's. Bournemouth cafe has wooden chairs & wobbly table's with fake marble pattern's on them, toilot's are out the back.

    The Pier (the boat is the Dorset Bella)
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    Cafe Blu: International Spirit of Bournemouth

    by Taitsu Written Nov 29, 2002

    This place is rather small, but the staff are always friendly. You don't feel like a customer, but their mate morelike. Don't you just hate those place where the service is just so formal, and staff are nice to you, just because they have to be rather than that they really genuinely want to be that???

    Favorite Dish: I love the nachos they do.... yummy!

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