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“Great food, great folks!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Durnovaria Wine Bar - CLOSED

Durnovaria Wine Bar
Price range: US$1 - US$34
Cuisines: Wine Bar, British, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, After-hours, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Description: Durnovaria Bar is not just about drinking, Oh no, we offer a fantastic selection of foods which are all distributed from local producers. You can enjoy coffees with cakes and if you really like something, you can actually buy whole produce over the counter too!
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food, great folks!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

Popped in on the off chance a couple of weeks ago for a coffee with my wife and ended up trying the meat platter. It's a must do!
Have found my new local!

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank Therealbil
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38 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
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  • English first
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English first
Swanage, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“working lunch”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

Myself and colleague met for working lunch. We will not be back and although I wrote a complaint which I hand delivered (so they cant say it never reached them) 10 days on have had no reply.
We arrived at 1 and although it was not busy none of the staff explained the system for ordering food until we asked. We shared a meat platter. When it arrived we were both shocked at the tiny portion and at over £12.00 thought it was very over priced.The meats where shaved very thin and were like scraps not really even enough for 1 person. The olives that with it rather dull and although a generous amount of bread it didnt taste very fresh. There was a green salad garnish but underneath the top leaves it twas wet and wilted. I asked a waiter who didnt seem that concerned so we mentioned it again and he told us it should be fresh. We said we would like it replaced and he came back with a little more saying the salad bag had got pushed to the back of the fridge and squashed. So clearly salad is taken straight out of the bag and not checked or rinsed. We decided to have coffee but there was none unless we wanted decaff or a flavored coffee. We were told it was very popular -but how can they not have coffee at lunch time. We were made to feel that this was our problem. A very disappointing negative experience and clearly as there had been no reply to my complain the manager does not care about this

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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4 Thank ruthlet60
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

Enjoyed the atmosphere went in for coffee during the day with kids and back for drinks in the evening. Nice to see in he town relaxed and great service

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Richard S
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Had an amazing night last night in durnovaria! its so nice to see a bar like this in dorchester. I had to try the corpse reviver and have got to say its the best drink i have ever had. wow wow wow. Didn't get chance to eat as we had a crappy meal in a chain bar up the road but the food here looks so good. I will be back for more!!!!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank BestSouthWest
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Welcoming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

Friendly, warm atmosphere. Gorgeous platters, amasing wine selection. Great music. A breath of fresh air.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Dorchvegas
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