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“Best Sunday Lunch ever, anywhere, at any price”
Review of The Dolphin

The Dolphin
Ranked #7 of 57 Restaurants in Wallingford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Pub
brinkworth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Sunday Lunch ever, anywhere, at any price”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We have Sunday lunch at The Dolphin whenever the weather's fine and we're on the river (it's four hours downstream from Abingdon). This last time didn't disappoint. Three or four thick slices of deliciously tender beef in gravy with yorkshire pudding arrived first. Then a massive bowl of vegetables (peas, carrots, french beans and roast potatoes) enough for four (there were two of us) and then a huge portion of cauliflower cheese all cooked to perfection - cost for two (exclusive of drinks) £13:50! Beat that!

  • Visited May 2014
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Mombasa, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Enormous portions!”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Yet another delicious and filling lunch enjoyed with my Mum and Aunt. So many choices with specials and very tempting desserts. Have never found the Dolphin empty, most of the time you need to reserve a table or wait for one.
Great value for money.

  • Visited March 2014
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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good pub grub”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by both the quality and variety of food and the venue itself. I had a preconceived idea that it would be a 'mans' pub with football fans etc but it was anything but and had a family friendly atmosphere and a quiet eating room separate from the bar. This was a Sat lunchtime, very convenient to break from shopping for lunch and prices very reasonable.

  • Visited March 2014
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Standard typical pub”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

You really do get what you pay for some good honest pub food in a simple pub design. The food is stereotypical pub food so you know what you are getting. They are also not stingy on the cheese which is something I appreciate a lot! The portions are just right as well not too big and not too small Definitely worth going for lunch!

  • Visited March 2014
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Sutton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“friday night out”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

2nd friday my wife and I have eaten in the dolphin and each time the food was very good and the price very reasonable, staff were curtious and polite we could not fault it, we definitely recommend it if your in the area.

  • Visited March 2014
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