Category Archives: Wine & Dine

La Gondola, Trinity Street, Dorchester

In these days of fast food, it’s hard to find a restaurant or even a so-called gastro pub where the food is actually made on the premises by a chef.

Bizarrely, Trading Standards allows food to be described as ‘home-cooked’, ‘freshly made’, and all the other pseudonyms you can imagine, even if...

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The Spice Centre, High West Street, Dorchester

You can probably tell people’s ages in Dorchester by the name they knew the nightclub at Top o’Town – the Buzz Inn, Liberty’s, Klimax to name a few of its incarnations. But for the last few years it’s been something completely different: the Spice Centre, an Indian restaurant.

The restaurant...

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La Caverna, Icen Way, Dorchester

The advantages of dining out are eating things you could never cook at home and not having to do the washing-up. The disadvantage is not being able to lick the plates.

This was something my companion was sorely tempted to do having consumed Franco’s wonderful duck in a sauce created from...

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No 6 Restaurant, North Square, Dorchester

One of the enjoyments of travelling in Europe is coming across small, neighbourhood restaurants which you know are going to be good because they’re always full of local people. Happily in Dorchester we don’t have to go that far – we have excellent family-run restaurants such as No.6.

The reputation of No.6...

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The King and Thai, Great Western Road, Dorchester Every so often you go to a restaurant and have a culinary experience that lingers in the mind long afterwards. So it was with our visit to Dorchester’s the King and Thai, run by the delightful Somjit Thoumnok and his wife Pranom – who does all the cooking. And what...
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