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Oak Room

€€ - €€€British, Cafe
Antelope Walk | Dorchester, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
+44 1305 250760
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good23%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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“sandwiches” (12 reviews)
“cream and jam” (2 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
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British, Cafe
€€ - €€€
Antelope Walk | Dorchester, Dorchester DT1 1BE, England
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

The name of this tearoom accurately describes the oak-panelled dining room, where black-and-white clad waitresses take your order for coffee and cakes or light meals. Never have I seen so many laminated warning notices – multiple prohibitions about not using the loos unless you are...More

Thank hoteljunkie99
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Just popped in for cream tea with our young son. V pleasant welcome from staff who took an interest. We liked the atmosphere and the tea & scones were delicious. Would recommend.

Thank Threepiecesuite
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We went in for lunch but settled for Dorset afternoon teas. They were pleasant enough at a reasonable price, the scones were warm, we had a choice of teas, one of us had decaffeinated and the other Earl Grey. The room of course is steeped...More

Thank rosentel
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Popped in yesterday as we'd never been (it's quite well hidden) Thought the waitresses were very friendly and polite. The cream teas were lovely. We'll be back

Thank Craig143
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Called in for soup at 2.30pm. The sign indicated to wait to be seated but nobody came so I went in and up to the counter as far as sign which said 'no customers beyond this point'. Still couldn't make myself heard so a passed...More

1  Thank Haddocklady
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Hidden away upstairs above Antelope Walk Courtyard is hidden the Oak Room on the first floor. Apparently it was once famously used by Judge Jeffreys (see below). Table service is provided by waitresses in ‘Nippy’ uniform, based on the old style Lyons Corner House service...More

Thank DoctorFeelgoodDorset
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I popped in for spot of lunch with a friend, I ordered a ham salad & my friend ordered a cheese salad. The service was good but the food looked & tasted like it had been bought from the economy section of a supermarket. Cheap...More

1  Thank Phillip O
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The waitress ordered us to a table in a unfriendly manner her demeanor was of a strict teacher telling off her children in the classroom. She hurried us with our ordering. We ordered a vegetable curry and a jacket potato. I have had a vegetable...More

1  Thank Chelsey H
Reviewed 15 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 28 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
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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  • 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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