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Steamer Trading has a huge range of top quality products laid out clearly and logically. Knowledgable and enthusiastic staff, demonstration areas and all the iconic brands. Whether you're after a classic such as a Sabatier knife or a state of the art coffee machine, Steamer Trading will always be able to help and advise.

- Russell Brown, Michelin-Starred Chef, Former Patron at Sienna, Dorchester

Russell and wife Eléna, formerly owned and ran the Michelin-Starred Siena restaurant in Dorchester, for over 13 years, before selling the business in 2015. Russell had been delighting customers since they opened in 2003 with seasonally-led menus and locally-sourced produce. The restaurant gained a Michelin star in 2010 and held 3 AA rosettes since 2007. Previously famous for being Britain’s Smallest Michelin-Starred Restaurant and with kitchen space at a premium, Russell’s favourite products really had to earn their keep – there just wasn’t room for non-essentials in his small-but-perfectly-formed kitchen!

Photography by Oliver Perrott.

"The town is populous, tho' not large, the streets broad, but the buildings old, and low; however, there is good company and a good deal of it; and a man that coveted a retreat in this world might as agreeably spend his time, and as well in Dorchester, as in any town I know in England". Daniel Defoe, in his A tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain (1724-1726).

Dating back to settlements as early 4000 BC based around the Iron Age hill fort at Maiden Castle, Dorchester has a long and fascinating history. The Romans occupied in 70 AD and walled the town – a section of which still exists today, along with remains of a Roman town house alongside the County Hall. Perhaps most famously, Dorchester was the inspiration for local author Thomas Hardy, who based The Mayor of Casterbridge on the town.

Two doors away from the building that Hardy imagined as the Mayor’s house sits our beautifully restored Dorchester Steamer Trading. Opened in 2012 (the last day of Olympic sailing at Weymouth competed for attention with our first day of being open!), our lovely store has one of the most wonderful selections of kitchen goodies to be found anywhere. We’ve got great selections of coffee machines (try your hand at making an espresso or cappuccino – they’re all ready for testing), cookware (and our demonstration table), knives (with lots of advice and practice on how to keep them sharp), together with kitchen electricals, tools, baking, tableware, glassware. We’re pretty confident that whatever you’re looking for, if it has a place in the kitchen, Steamer Trading will stock it.

Come in and see us in Dorchester – you’ll find a warm, friendly welcome, great service and advice – and not to mention a fantastic town to explore.

How to find us

South Street is the main pedestrianised street in the centre of the town – our address is 7 South Street, Dorchester DT1 1BL. By car, there is convenient parking (just behind our shop) on Acland Road. By train, Dorchester South and Dorchester West stations are both within easy walking distance. Dorchester is also well served by regular bus services.

Access

You’ll find our shop easy to navigate and on a single level. Should you require any assistance during your visit, please let our staff know and they’ll be pleased to help. 

Contact Us

You can call us during store opening hours, or email or write to us using the details below - or, of course, you can come in and see us – we’ll always make you welcome!

Come in and see us

7 South Street,
Dorchester,
DT1 1BL

01305 753418 Dorchester@steamer.co.uk

Monday: 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:30
Friday: 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday: 09:00 - 17:30
Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

Steamer Trading provides a fun and friendly environment to work in and as a family business has a small, friendly, helpful team both in store and at head office.

I love that we can demonstrate our products to our customers, what better way to pique their interest than making delicious soups, chutneys and cakes in-store?

 

- Lisa Cookson, Store Manager

My absolute favourite products are:

Gefu Spiralfix
I love vegetables and this is a perfect gadget to enable me to prepare and serve them in an interesting way.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
It has to be stroked as it is so beautiful, but practical too - I love it.
Le Creuset TNS 3 pan Set
I really like this robust, non-stick set, as it is perfect for all my cooking needs.

Steamer Trading - Dorchester

"The town is populous, tho' not large, the streets broad, but the buildings old, and low; however, there is good company and a good deal of it; and a man that coveted a retreat in this world might as agreeably spend his time, and as well in Dorchester, as in any town I know in England". Daniel Defoe, in his A tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain (1724-1726).

Dating back to settlements as early 4000 BC based around the Iron Age hill fort at Maiden Castle, Dorchester has a long and fascinating history. The Romans occupied in 70 AD and walled the town – a section of which still exists today, along with remains of a Roman town house alongside the County Hall. Perhaps most famously, Dorchester was the inspiration for local author Thomas Hardy, who based The Mayor of Casterbridge on the town.

Two doors away from the building that Hardy imagined as the Mayor’s house sits our beautifully restored Dorchester Steamer Trading. Opened in 2012 (the last day of Olympic sailing at Weymouth competed for attention with our first day of being open!), our lovely store has one of the most wonderful selections of kitchen goodies to be found anywhere. We’ve got great selections of coffee machines (try your hand at making an espresso or cappuccino – they’re all ready for testing), cookware (and our demonstration table), knives (with lots of advice and practice on how to keep them sharp), together with kitchen electricals, tools, baking, tableware, glassware. We’re pretty confident that whatever you’re looking for, if it has a place in the kitchen, Steamer Trading will stock it.

Come in and see us in Dorchester – you’ll find a warm, friendly welcome, great service and advice – and not to mention a fantastic town to explore.

How to find us

South Street is the main pedestrianised street in the centre of the town – our address is 7 South Street, Dorchester DT1 1BL. By car, there is convenient parking (just behind our shop) on Acland Road. By train, Dorchester South and Dorchester West stations are both within easy walking distance. Dorchester is also well served by regular bus services.

Access

You’ll find our shop easy to navigate and on a single level. Should you require any assistance during your visit, please let our staff know and they’ll be pleased to help. 

Contact Us

You can call us during store opening hours, or email or write to us using the details below - or, of course, you can come in and see us – we’ll always make you welcome!

7 South Street Dorchester DT1 1BL
01305 753418