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Walnut Grove

25 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
+44 1305 268882
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (40 reviews)
“cakes” (18 reviews)
“crisps” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
25 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

On a busy Friday in December we visited this cafe and this time took the opportunity to sit upstairs which is cosy and has its own toilets. As our previous visit we were impressed at the food options and reasonable prices. We both chose the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AngieP49
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yesterday with 2 visitors were about to open the door of this establishment when it was opened by a lady who said to us ‘How many?’ We pm on the coldest day of the year. The wind was whipping down the lane. After 10 minutes...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank caroleem48
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was in town with a friend and wanted a place for lunch. We came past the Walnut Grove, had a look inside and we decided to go there for our lunch. I did like the vegetable lasagne very much and my friend had a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank peterwillemse1953
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have lunch on a regular basis every time we visit Dorchester and the food and service is always superb, such a varied and interesting menu mixed in with traditional old favourites all prepared to highest possible standards what a tasty treat today with kale...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank paulbF6436JB
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We had lunch on a Monday - obviously very popular as we had the only free table. Pleasant atmosphere, cheerful staff. My walnut salad arrived without walnuts! But this was quickly put right, with apologies. Very tasty salad. OH had cheesy potato wedges which he...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jwf322
Reviewed 8 October 2018

After wandering around Dorchester we needed somewhere to sit down and relax, and came across the Walnut Grove restaurant. We had quite a simple lunch, soup, sandwiches, and potato wedges, with tea and coffee - simple but quite tasty and satisfying. The total cost was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank aramis
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Had carrot cake ....enormous slices, almost like two separate cakes on top of each, deliciously moist, and 2 pots of tea equalling 6 cups between us. A meal in itself. Took a £10 and a £5 out of my wallet...and was able to put the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 653philipb
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We had a very nice coffee with great service. There were plenty of other customers making a friendly ambience.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MikeyB1963
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Came across this little gem by chance as the usual restaurant I visit in Dorchester was closed for maintenance. My friend and I were welcomed by friendly staff and shown to a table upstairs as downstairs was mega busy.There was a good menu with a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lauren S
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Stopped here for a snack at lunch time. It was very busy - we got the last empty table. We both opted for jacket potatoes with different fillings - good sized portions with side salad. Very tasty - good friendly service. Upstairs seating available too....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MegDorset
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Durngate Street, Dorchester DT1 1JP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 268882
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