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Durlston Castle, Swanage, England
01929 421111
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Today
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Excellent position but

Views are exceptional but service is slow. It took ages to get two latte's. Choice of food to go with a coffee is limited better for afternoon tea. Have been here a few times now and find it mixed. Go for views more than anything else. Evening and lunch time food however is good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Michael W
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Views are exceptional but service is slow. It took ages to get two latte's. Choice of food to go with a coffee is limited better for afternoon tea. Have been here a few times now and find it mixed. Go for views more than anything else. Evening and lunch time food however is good.

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Swanage, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Took a lovely walk up to durlston and stopped for a drink at the Seventh Wave restaurant at Durlston Casle. We initially sat outside with our drinks. . Decided to have a meal in the restaurant and ordered the fish and chips and a bottle of Sauvignon blanc. The food was absolutely perfect. Crisp Batter and gorgeous Haddock. Chips and... More 

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Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Fabulously Scrummy romantic Valentines dinner ..super slick sexy Sax to accompany and top notch service ...food out of this world Thankyou seventh wave heaven xx

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Isle of Wight
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96 reviews 96 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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30 reviews 30 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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