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Abbots Cellar Restaurant at Priory Hotel

Church Street, Wareham, England
+44 1929 551666
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Church Street, Wareham, England
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were fortunate to have been given a £100 voucher for The Priory. In broad terms, this buys a three-course dinner for two (drinks extra - pricing is 'ambitious'). Our visit was on a wet Saturday evening, so we were unable to take advantage of...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This hotel restaurant manages to get the balance right between posh and relaxed. The cooking is excellent, the menu imaginative. We stayed in the hotel 3 nights and ate here each evening without getting bored or disappointed.. Attentive and professional service.

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We had a bank holiday dinner for my 30th birthday that was was fantastic from start to finish. Sat overlooking the lawn and river with canapes and drinks, and moved into the lovely modern dining room to eat. All staff were very friendly, remembering my...More

Thank Philip O
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We went to the Priory for my husbands birthday and there were 6 of us. It was a beautiful, warm evening and we had drinks on the terrace overlooking the Wareham river and had a wander around the gardens, all beautiful and relaxed. They have...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We ate here for dinner as well as 2 breakfasts. It's kinda confusing: views and rnew building design are modern. 1) Wait staff are dressed for conservative-formal-stiff-uncomfortable...from the old school space rather than this new amazing decor and room with incredible views. 2) Menu is...More

Thank SanMo
Reviewed 28 July 2017

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 16 July 2017 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

1  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
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5 August 2017|
Response from Lewisclan2013 | Reviewed this property |
I think they will do because we purchased our meal as a voucher in a charity auction. They're really helpful, so I would suggest calling them.
Peter N
30 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
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
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12:30 - 13:45
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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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