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Abbots Cellar Restaurant at Priory Hotel

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Church Street, Wareham, England
+44 1929 551666
12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
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Poole, United Kingdom
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638 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 the end it was a lovely meal and though somewhat pricey, good value. We will... More 

Thank Mike M
Suffolk, England
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

From the pre-dinner drinks in the lounge to the coffee post-dinner the whole experience was perfection. Staff were efficient, helpful and friendly. Menu was varied as was the wine list and the food beautifully presented and cooked. Would certainly recommend.

Thank MoirEngland
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

On a sunny day, there's no better place to be in Dorset. I've been here several times for the Sunday lunch special and I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Its very well cooked and beautifully presented. Service is some of the best I've ever received. Friendly and welcoming. A great model of consistency. Very fairly priced too. Highly recommend it... More 

Thank johndim88
Poole, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We came here for an intimate couples dinner and it was the perfect setting. The food was delicious and wine very good! It was a beautiful sunny evening so we had drinks and canapés on the terrace, we then ate in the cellar and finished with coffees in one of the lounges. The Prior gives a perfect all-round experience. The... More 

Thank katie r
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

An original old building with all of it's quirky features intact. Beautiful terrace with views down to the river for pre-lunch drinks. Polite and discreet service with excellent food and wine. Well worth a stroll around the gardens afterwards.

Thank plastiman
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I have come to the Priory for my partner's birthday with her and her family for the past 3 years and the food has been exquisite every time. The faces are still the same and therefore the excellent service is still the same.

Thank fisayoroberts
Poole, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The Priory has always been our favourite restaurant, beautiful riverside location, good food and great service, whilst it is on the more expensive end it has always been worth it, however, not sure what has changed as the staff are not happy and its feels like a chore to serve you, the menu does not change, they must be very... More 

United Kingdom
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We managed to find a summery day to enjoy a very civilised lunch here on the terrace with glorious views across the lawns to the river. Service was attentive, if a little overly formal for my taste, and the food fresh and well-presented. The highlight for me was walking round the gardens after we'd eaten. They are deceptively extensive and... More 

Thank MayDupname
Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Every need catered for. Food very well presented and staff very pleasant. Have been here for three years and have yet to complain and I am very fussy.

Thank Joan S
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

...well, not your traditional Sunday lunch for me because I had the lobster. Fantastic it was, too. Great and varied wine list. wine prices were about on par for this type of hotel/restaurant. Service was second to none and to top it off it was a lovely sunny day which enabled us to take an after-dinner stroll around the garden.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?