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14 Institute Road, Swanage, England
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice staff, good food!

Good family restaurant, the food isn't complicated but is well cooked and tasted great. 6 of us managed to eat a wide variety from the menu and it was all good. The Apple cake, cream teas and cauliflower cheese were highlights for me but I am vegetarian. The meat eaters were very happy with their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Clare B
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Ipswich
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I came here 2 weeks previous to this visit with my whole family and found it quite nice, so when I returned with just my 4yo I thought I knew what to expect. I was wrong. I am so glad I had forgotten to review this restaurant on my first visit. As we walked in all the "waitresses" were stood... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Visited on a rainy day in Swanage. The restaurant is nicely decorated and service was prompt even though the place was busy. The food itself was also good but on the pricey side (£3.50 for beans on toast, £7.25 for jacket spud with cheese and beans).

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Ipswich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Good family restaurant, the food isn't complicated but is well cooked and tasted great. 6 of us managed to eat a wide variety from the menu and it was all good. The Apple cake, cream teas and cauliflower cheese were highlights for me but I am vegetarian. The meat eaters were very happy with their burgers, chicken and fish dishes.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Ok for basic sandwiches, but nothing special. The clotted cream was frozen, the scones dry. The baby change table was dirty and broken.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We last visited in 2011 and were back again recently. Another good lunch, especially the toasted sandwiches and the milkshakes. Prompt service and tasty food!

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Twyford, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Simple but decent menu and a nice selection of specials. 6 of us ate here and the food came very quickly. Milkshakes for the kids went down well. Food was good, without being amazing. This is a place to go to after leaving the beach, probably not one for your main evening dinner treat. Kids menu was good size portions.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Popped in for lunch on a busy Tuesday afternoon, ordered our food prior to sitting down, very quickly discovered a massive price difference for sitting in and would not repeat. Food was nothing special, seating area was overly cramped with as many chairs squeezed into an already small space to get more people in. Staff did not seem to know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have had nice experience dining with the family ! The food was great I don't remember the dishes name but in general fish and chips of course! Next visit I will try their dessert ! I posted pic .

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Had a family meal at this restaurant. It was very busy but the staff managed to fit us in a party of being a party of six. The menu was very varied and had a good selection for the children. Service was great and the staff were very friendly and attentive. The cottage pie is well worth a try

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We really enjoyed lunch here. Food appeared home cooked and presented very well. Not too expensive. Staff are really friendly too! Been back for afternoon tea with scones are delicious

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Institute Road, Swanage, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

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