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“Totally disappointing!”

galton garden centre
Ranked #81 of 129 Restaurants in Dorchester
Cuisines: British
Description: 01305 852324
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Description: 01305 852324
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Totally disappointing!”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

If you fancy a Sunday roast I would not recommend coming here.
About the only thing that had any taste was the small
(and I mean small) chicken breast and leg.
The roast potatoes were packet Auntie Bessies and undercooked.Parsnips were undercooked, and boiled potatoes passable. The gravy was a token gesture accompanying the meal watered down by the pool of water from the "seasoned vegetables". I use the term "seasoned vegetables" loosely as it was a soaking mush of boiled cabbage obviously served up with a ladle rather than a proper serving spoon judging by the amount of water it was swamped in.
The sausage wrapped in burnt bacon you would have needed a microscope to see it.
The two stuffing balls that would have given some flavour to this tasteless presentation were overcooked to the point of resembling and tasting like two rock hard boulders.
It wasn't worth £8.95 and if that is considered to be acceptable cuisine then I would suggest that Galtons management visit a few other local inns and restaurants for some cooking tips and investment in a decent cook / chief who uses proper vegetables.
We like the garden centre and we are regular customers but I am afraid that we will not be eating there in future.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Extended and improved”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Recently visited and noted prices had risen somewhat. Extensive selection of plants and all things garden. Great selection of pots and soils.new paving slabs section . Good cafe helpful cheerful staff. Unlike around the garden centre few and far between but helpful when someone could be found. Enlarged pet food etc section. Noted car park had been tarmaced which makes it so much better for pushing a trolley full of plants.

Visited May 2014
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Thank S K
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Seem to live here at the moment!”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Great garden centre! Restaurant has improved recently, with lots of choice. Part of the gardens group so can get a loyalty card, which gives great offers and vouchers!

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Maggie1985
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England
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“brill”
Reviewed 24 December 2013

Staff always wonderful and cheerful, Christmas dinner really tasty, cranberry on French stick great, well done everyone and Merry Christmas

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank thewrightsEngland
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“awful food”
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Horrid and overpriced food, nasty chips, wont be bothering again, way too expensive for the poor quality on offer.

  • Visited December 2013
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3 Thank iannpars
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