Dorchester has always been a popular town for enjoying a meal out.

It's full of independent eateries and has a number of chain restaurants in the popular Brewery Square development.

But what the restaurants that aren't there any more?

Scroll down to see five that are no longer with us that many of us miss!

Dorset Echo:

Judge Jeffreys restaurant, High West Street, Dorchester

his popular restaurant and coffee shop closed in 2005.

It had a good reputation in the town.

The famous timber lodgings - where Chief Justice Lord Jeffreys presided over the trials of the Bloody Assize in 1685 - contains two Jacobean rooms and Tudor fireplaces.

It went on to become a branch of chain restaurant Prezzos.

Dorset Echo:

Alishaan restaurant, Great Western Industrial Centre, Dorchester

This Indian restaurant was based by at the Great Western Industrial Centre by Dorchester West railway station.

It was owned by Masuk Uddin and helped with community fundraising for victims of the Haitian earthquake in 2010.

Dorset Echo:

Billy the Fish, off Trinity Street, Dorchester

his rustic restaurant was designed to be like a 'fisherman's workshop'. It featured nets strewn over the walls, rubber rings and fish baskets.

Serving traditional British food in the open kitchen, the freshly caught whole fish was on display, and you could choose to have it filleted and cooked how you like it, grilled, baked, fried or steamed.

The house speciality ‘homemade fish soup’ ws made from lobster and crab stock seasoned with ginger, garlic, fennel and thyme to produce a blend of flavours.

Dorset Echo:

No. 6 restaurant, North Square, Dorchester

This was a French restaurant known for its tasty food.

The premises is now occupied by Vinny at Six, which opened in 2017.

Dorset Echo:

The New Gurkha Restaurant, Dorchester

Serving Nepalese cuisine, this buffet restaurant was where you could try out Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Singaporean, Indian and English cuisines all under one roof