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Durlston Castle, Swanage, England
01929 421111
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Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 117
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Something for all tastes

Good breakfast till 11am. Good cakes on display. Staff very friendly and helpful, who wouldn't be in such a great place to work, views across to Isle of Wight on good day. A little pricey but the quality of the food is well worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Carol J
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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wimborne
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I'm astonished at the review which says there were great cakes on display: I've just been there and I didn't see any! This was about 2.30/3pm, when we wanted tea & cake or an ice cream, and we didn't get either. (We'd had a marvellous lunch at Rollington Barn, as part of Purbeck Art Weeks - if you go there,... More 

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Good breakfast till 11am. Good cakes on display. Staff very friendly and helpful, who wouldn't be in such a great place to work, views across to Isle of Wight on good day. A little pricey but the quality of the food is well worth it.

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126 reviews 126 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The cafe is very good and sells, local beers as well as tea and coffee. There is a selection of snacks and cream teas to tempt you. The shop and toilets are fine.

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went last weekend for a daytime wedding, sit down dinner and dance with brilliant bar. Staff were amazing. Stunning canapes (lamb skewers my fave!), lovely food for lunch, and the bar manager was amazing, even popping out for more beer once we'd drunk the bar dry!! Stunning location, perfect size for a large group, no complaints from anyone!! Deffo put... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We had our wedding reception at Durlston Castle on the 8th May 2015 and it was just amazing. We cannot speak highly enough of Polly, Ian and the rest of the team. They worked so hard and went above and beyond what I expected to make it the best day ever. Thank you so much to all of you for... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Modern charming, with fabulous views, modern with excellent service, situated on Dulston country park. Pay to park carpark. Park well worth a walk around to see the stonework.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

During our walk along the cliffs, we stopped here for a cup of coffee and cake. As it was a lovely day, we sat outside, and what a view overlooking the sea. The coffee was very nice and also the cake. Very nice, will visit again.

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miltonkeynes
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Its always good to hear when food is locally sourced. For me I would say quality was good. Value against portion size not so good. I guess you pay for the views as well. The restaurant was very busy and tables were not being cleared particularly quickly.Tables were also quite close together so I felt like I was restricted for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Love this restaurant! Delicious fish, friendly efficient staff and spectacular views! Easy parking - part of the Durlston Castle Country Park.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We ordered food, a light snack and hot drinks. The food and drink were fine but the system to order and collect / get the food and drink is potentially very dangerous and a health and safety issue - in my opinion. Today, there was a huge cue of people waiting for ages to order and pay for their food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Durlston Castle, Swanage, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
  • Phone Number: 01929 421111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English
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

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