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Durlston Castle, Swanage, England
01929 421111
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Ranked #9 of 64 Restaurants in Swanage
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Tue 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Isle of Wight
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Stopped in for lunch on a cold January day with our two dogs after visiting the castle and globe. Had a delicious meal in very nice (if a bit sterile) surroundings. Service was excellent and the fish and chips were particularly yummy.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here yesterday, after walking the dog in the grounds. The website said dogs and muddy boots are welcome, and so they proved to be, although we were requested to sit in a particular part of the restaurant, which was not a problem. We had superb fish and chips (best batter ever), which I think was sustainably sourced.... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

“Excellent lunch” 5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 January 2015 NEW We did a great walk, some in the rain, from Durston castle and arrived at the restaurant rather damp and muddy, including two wet dogs. We were allowed, muddy clothes/shoes and dogs to sit in the restaurant and all enjoyed a great lunch. My husband had a ribeye steak which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Really enjoyed lunch here - well presented food at reasonable prices; nice choice on the specials board. All in a lovely setting with views out to see. Friendly staff too.

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Camberley
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were lucky enough to sit outside at a table in the sun, despite it being the end of October. The food was very tasty and service prompt.

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Dorset
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

To be able to serve such imaginative and fresh food in what is essentially a cafe is a remarkable achievement. To do so with a genuine smile and pleasant decor, doubly so. Unhesitatingly recommended.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you removed the wonderful setting this place would be just another expensive tourist trap. The view sort of makes up for the boring and highly cliched food but not enough to justify another visit. The staff are disorganised, flustered and the food arrived cold. Bring a picnic to Durlston and enjoy the view.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We booked just half an hour ahead of our visit, just to make sure there was a table available. Staff were so friendly and helpful both over the phone and when we arrived. They found us a window seat and made us feel really welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. The menu is very tempting and uses lots of locally... More 

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United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was our first visit to the restaurant as in the past when we have visited it has always been too busy. On this occasion however as it was out of season there were tables available outside on the balcony.It was simply wonderful to enjoy excellent fish and chips with a view to die for.

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London
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Lots of places do a full English breakfast but not many do it so well. We thoroughly enjoyed ours, so much so that we went back again later in the week. The setting is stunning and the quality of the food lives up to it.

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Address: Durlston Castle, Swanage, England
Phone Number: 01929 421111
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: English

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