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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Before opening this popular restaurant in an old market town, Stuart and Frances Collins spent many years working overseas, and their tasting menu refl...
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The year was 2021 ! And that year was my last time i come to Docket no33! The year is now 2024 and it was definitely high time i come back to the restaurant with missing open arms, and boy have i missed this place...with a passion! And boy was i excited to come back to Docket knowing that a friendly front of house is ready to greet me.. With information that the head chef from Palé Hall was now doing, his magic was well at Docket... so it was time for the food delights as i sat down on a Saturday lunchtime sitting.. This brilliant mackerel croustade was handed to me! Such powerful flavours was come from this, so moreish and sexy.. Next was the regular chickpea chips with a dip that just got the tastebuds going. Next up was this type of white onion soup thing! Well why much better than a "soup" the Thyme coming from this reminded me of a chicken Sunday dinner ! Plus it come with a duck Muffin to mop up everything. Celeriac was up next ! And boy this had powerful Celeriac flavour, not to much that it Destroyed all the other elmlements with this.. Let's talk pork... Pork & black pudding slice was da bomb, loved this dish! Fish time and it wss cod and Jerusalem Artichoke, the cod was cooked to perfection! To a point that it probably the best bit of cod i had in the past 12 months. Then it was time for the venison loin, this main was brilliant the venison was cooked so well, could of done with another one of the duck muffins to mop up the Jus. Normally i don't do the cheese course! But having seen someone have one, it just looked the right amount for me to eat, so it was worth having one.. Now for the Pre-dessert which consisted of orange Sorbet covered on a chocolate coating, this was so refreshing and got you ready for the dessert. Which brought us to another refreshing dessert as well, pineapple & and passionfruit Finished the lunch off in style with tropical flavours... Then a bountiful of pick & mix petit Fours was placed down... So it was really dam nice coming back to the Docket, with great food, great wine, and great FOH, it's a dam sure I'll be back it the end of this year...More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My best friend has been wanting to come to this restaurant for a long time. We decided to make this our Christmas present to each other a bit of a treat and what a treat it was. Wow wow wow. We decided to have the...flight pairing with the Ten course meal. That was a very good decision. We really really enjoyed trying the different wines with the food. the service couldn’t have been any better. The waitresses were delightful. Very intelligent, knew everything about the dishes they served. The lady that poured the wine was so knowledgeable and interesting. It made our visit really fantastic. The food itself was out of this world. It was just stunning. Every mouthful was a burst of flavour, I’m so impressed with this restaurant, I wish I could afford to go more often. if you have a special occasion or just want to treat yourself, I highly recommend this restaurant we came from Shrewsbury on the train. It was easy not so easy getting home after six glasses of wine😂More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and great atmosphere, the restaurant is elegant but not pretentious. The chef came out to serve a course which was great. We’re now huge fans of Docket no33, well worth travelling here.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have wanted to come to Docket for a long time and finally got here. Such a lovely experience. All the staff a lovely and you can see the owners put their hearts and souls in to the restaurant. I will definitely return.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

We recently came across this little restaurant in the main Whitchurch high street, we noticed it had been awarded a Michelin plate so we immediately booked for the 10 course tasting lunch with wine flight. After a few weeks of waiting for a table, our...afternoon stated with cocktails at the bar before we were shown to our table.. the food started strong and just kept on getting stronger. It's very obvious the chef is accomplished, ambitious, creative and innovative.. the flavours and presentation were executed well, whilst the service strong. The team were knowledgeable and enthusiastic with just the right amount of attentiveness. The lunch was great value given the quality of food, wine and service - I don't think they are too far from a star... We will be watching attentively and definitely going backMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

From the moment we walked into the restaurant we were greeted with a warm welcome which continued all evening. The most attentive staff who are so knowledgeable about the food and background to each aspect of the menu. The food was unbelievable so well balanced...and each dish an explosion of flavours. The atmosphere of the restaurant is relaxed and you are able to talk comfortably and not felt overheard. This is the most amazing experience and a true dining experience I cannot wait to visit again later in the year Thank you Fran and Stuart exceptional service and food.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 17 February 2024 via mobile

This place just gets better……another fabulous evening at this beautiful restaurant. Incredible food served by the best front of house team and Stuart himself. Some restaurants get complacent when they have a busy reservation diary but not here. Every diner is treated to a brilliant...experience. Worth every penny and can’t wait for our next visitMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

Such a lovely evening . We had tasting menu with wine pairing and it was beautiful. The food was so tasty and served with lovely wine.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

Another fantastic dining experience from start to finish. We booked the private dining room Which seats people for our friends 60th. High quality service and food from start to finish.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

7 course tasting menu .. wine pairing too ! This was from start to finish a delight … honestly every course a joy .. service friendly and very knowledgable both with food and wines .. I would go back and recommend time and time again

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023

From the moment we walked in we knew we were in for a treat. The decor was beautiful with stunning artwork tasteful hung. Firstly were welcomed by the friendly, professional staff. They were extremely knowledgeable and attentive. The taster menu was a taste bud rollercoaster....It dipped and dived in to so many flavours and textures. It was absolutely delicious. My personal favourite was the fish dish, sweet and delicate. Each dish was explained in great detail but very swiftly so we could eat. We would recommend and will definitely be going back.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

I am running out of superlatives to describe this superior dining establishment. On arrival you receive a smiling front of house greeting prior to being seated for outstanding cuisine that is served by a first class team under the stewardship of a brilliant chef. The...tasting menu consisted of 11 courses of high class food that you immediately appreciate have taken professional skill to create for your delight. Highly recommend without doubt ! Thank you to the Docket team for a great evening.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

We have been to docket many times.tonight was as always awesome. Stunning food perfectly matched wine and great service knowledgeable waiting on staff. Fabulous very highly recommend it.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023 via mobile

First time here and had the most incredible 10 course tasting menu. Each dish was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic. Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and look forward to returning.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

What a fabulous experience - we spent our wedding anniversary here on Wednesday. The food is outstanding, a tasting menu that takes you through the evening, with tastes never experienced before! We adored each and every course, the ladies that brought them and explained each...dish and all its ingredients made the whole evening outstanding. This was our first visit and we shall definitely be back - just loved it!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Docket No.33 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5