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Abbots Cellar Restaurant at Priory Hotel

Church Street, Wareham, England
+44 1929 551666
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“melba toast” (2 reviews)
“scallops” (5 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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12:30 - 13:45All hours
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Church Street, Wareham, England
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely reliable for superb service and food in heavenly surroundings. Go early to look at the gardens which border the river and have a drink on the terrace or enjoy it for coffee or afternoon tea. They no longer use the very atmospheric 'Abbots' Cellar'...More

Thank Elcbee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After two weeks of great food in good venues, it was a surprise and pleasure to finish off with the best of the lot at the new restaurant at The Priory Hotel in Wareham. The new space is a delight. Built with great pegged oak...More

Thank Giles T
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Have written a previous glowing review of this wonderful restaurant - now even better with the addition of the new dining extension overlooking the garden and river.I could not find fault with the impeccable service and the highest quality of food and wine on offer....More

Thank MoirEngland
Reviewed 7 June 2017

If your visiting England and want to see beautiful gardens, manicured lawns, heritage buildings and have a superb meal, this is as good as it gets. Had lunch here on the terrace overlooking the lawn and the river on a sunny day, beautiful. Staff were...More

Thank TuraTraveller
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Went for dinner as a treat to celebrate successful completion of the London Marathon. The hotel felt special from the start with hors d'oeuvres served in the sitting room. We were treated charmingly by all the staff who couldn't have been more attentive. Without exception...More

Thank Lewisclan2013
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Halibut was cooked to perfection! The scallops with chorizo were also delicious. Slightly cool but I do not hot restaurants.

Thank greatwells
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Had a lovely lunch here. Good choice on the menu. Well cooked and beautifully presented. Very attentive staff. The Priory is a beautiful place to eat. Lovely gardens and lawns going down to the river.

Thank DorsetBen
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Second visit to the Priory, the best restaurant in Wareham. Came with my partner & mum for her birthday, she wanted to go somewhere special. It's a beautiful setting, even in a crisp, cold Dec night the old building close to the river, beautiful fire...More

Thank solentforty
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Thank you so much for a wonderful night of relaxation & delicious food. My husband and I were lucky enough to have received a Priory Gift Voucher and so we used it towards a special occasion dinner, our 5th wedding anniversary. We've been for lunch...More

Thank BindonBottom
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Wonderful atmosphere with real fire in the lounge. Plenty of attention from the staff. There was some confusion over the fixed price lunch menu, which apparently finished at the end of November. However the a' la carte menu had a good choice of fare, in...More

Thank Mike M
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Peter N
31 May 2017|
Response from Lewisclan2013 | Reviewed this property |
We went "casual smart" so smart trousers/nice shirt/blouse. Most people were dressed the same - not jeans/t-shirt I would say.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Wareham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wareham
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 551666
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