Category Archives: Wine & Dine

In case you hadn’t noticed, Dorchester has a new Italian restaurant. Basilica is a little gem of a place, offering mouth-watering pizzas and mains to rival the finest eateries in town.

This is a far cry from the ubiquitous chains, pumping out factory food at inflated prices.


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By Richard Reed

There’s a new restaurant in Dorchester, and it’s taking the town by storm. The Turquoise Kitchen, set in the historic surroundings of Judge Jeffreys, offers a taste of the delicious Mediterranean cuisine we have all come to love from our holidays.

It’s also great news for vegans, veggies and pescatarians (fish eaters),...

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Comedian Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4 musical maestro Duncan Walsh Atkins return with another selection of songs from those ingenious comedy songsmiths, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann in At the Drop of Another Hippopotamus.

They have starched their beards and trimmed their dinner jackets, and are ready to bring you an evening of wit and...

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If you have yet to discover Gennaro’s genuine Italian pizzas in Dorchester, then you are missing out on something really special.

Forget the big chains – if you want real Italian pizza, there’s only one place to go!

Nonno Peppe pizza parlour is a little hard to find, tucked away up an alley at the top end...

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By Rich Gabe

The winner of this year’s West Dorset CAMRA Pub Garden of the Year award is the Marquis of Lorne at Nettlecombe.

The Palmers Brewery pub, run by licencees Trace and Steve Brady, was a clear winner and beat off stiff competition, independently judged by a panel of CAMRA judges.

 Situated half a mile from Powerstock,...

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Dorchester has an enterprising new artisan food business in town, Nonno Peppe. Down the alley in Trinity House, Trinity Street, the former home of the Convivial Rabbit (now across the path) has been transformed into a traditional pizza parlour.

Proprietor and chef Gennaro hails from Italy and is very proud of his authentic pizzas and pasta...

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