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Oak Room

Antelope Walk | Dorchester, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
+44 1305 250760
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good24%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
“scone” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, British
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Antelope Walk | Dorchester, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 16 March 2017

Visited to have tea and cake and was a bit disappointed with the reception and also the ambiance of the place. There was a lot of history in the premises and was "oldy worldy" with the waitress dressed smartly in nippy uniform all of which...More

Thank poppydog2016
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Visited today on a visit to Dorchester and was intrigued by the history. Step back in time when you enter the tea room and find old music playing, the waitresses dressed as traditional nippys and fashioned chairs and tables. We didn't eat but had teas...More

Thank cathy s
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here for lunch with my husband. Cafe is in a beautiful, old building and has a lovely feel, wood panelling and chandeliers, however is very cold. Didn't take our coats off at all. Large room so clearly not easy to heat but I think...More

Thank little-miss-magic1
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Found this by accident when we wanted a lunchtime snack. It is an amazing oak-panelled room with a superb oak fire surround and over mantle. It is just like a cafe in the 1930s. Apparently the room was used by Judge Jeffries for the 'Bloody...More

1  Thank Michael J
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We ordered pasties. The pastry was tough to the point of being inedible with very little meat and served with stale lettuce. But the cakes looked nice Both M & F toilets had problems.

Thank Colin G
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Just been here for lunch, thought it would make a achnage as haven't been her for quite a while - really wish we hadn't bothered. Steak & kidney pie - well almost! small square of pastry, most of which was so hard I couldn't cut...More

Thank PaulineLS2013
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Called in at random on a slightly overcast visit to Dorchester one Sunday whilst looking for somewhere for a quick bite to eat. The place was about half full and serviced by a single waitress who was apparently responsible for seating people, taking orders, bringing...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We are relatively new to the Dorchester area and sought this tea shop out from trip advisor although we were willing to be impartial and make up our own minds. On a positive note the surroundings are quaint, there is lots of history surrounding the...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Everything from the music, the surroundings and the 'nippy' styled waitresses sets you up for food a la the 1940s. All very interesting. We were allowed to pick our own table by a helpful 'nippy' next to the window, with a view over Antelope Walk....More

Thank OlderGuy1956
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We called in while holidaying in the area. A waitress quickly ordered us to a table, there were plenty of vacant ones! Had light snacks, soup, sandwiches and dessert. All very nice, soup could have been a little hotter. Customers following us also got the...More

Thank Carol52 C
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Antelope Walk | Dorchester, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 250760
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