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All 64 Swanage Restaurants

The Canteen

10 Kings Road East | Swanage, Swanage Dorset BH19 1ES, England
01929 422765
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Ranked #10 of 64 Restaurants in Swanage
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Bistro
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Chertsey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was our 4th visit to The Canteen restaurant over the last couple of years and we have always come away having had a lovely meal good value for money served by excellent staff . We shall definitely be going back on our next visit to Swanage

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

The Canteen are doing recipes of 'clean' food . This food cooked Paleo style . Cooked in the smallest amount if coconut oil if at all .fresh veg cooked to perfection . I and two friends had the confit duck leg with squash and January king cabbage . Perfect for me and my digestion ! So lovely to be able... More 

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Swanage
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I really enjoyed my previous visit to this quirky restaurant, and second time I was a tad disappointed, the menu is small with the majority this time being fish and for someone like myself who doesn't eat fish I was a little limited and was upset that there was no game on the menu , so I opted for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Friendly atmosphere, great food and service and the price for this quality completely wipes the floor with other restaurants in Swanage. We have eaten in all the towns restaurants over the years and this visit was the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

An excellent blend of: delicious interesting well prepared fresh food with changing menus;a stylish simple decor; friendly good service; house wine that is delicious and drinkable; and even the loo is spacious, clean and we'll appointed. And the prices are truly great value which would be more than 2X in London, and the Canteen would fit very well in a... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Visited again as we loved it in July but a new chef has been taken on. Yes, the food was cooked well and service very pleasant as usual but it lacked the interest and flair the last chef brought to the table. We were a bit disappointed as it was all somewhat predictable but the sweets were excellent. Pity this... More 

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Maidenhead
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

What a wonderful place. Nothing was too much trouble. My daughter, her 3 year old daughter and myself visited on Thursday evening and little miss wanted a water glass for her teddy and tiger toy, both supplied with a smile, she wanted to blow the candle out at the end of the meal, they were happy to let her and... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Food was very well cooked and presented and the service was excellent. It seems however, that this restaurant has limited opening times (not sure why) and was rather difficult to find. Perhaps the local council don't allow advertising boards directing folk to this eating venue ...?

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Cambridgeshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A very pleasant restaurant and the service is very good indeed. The menu is just right, set out on two blackboards, no tacky menus that looks as though they have been thumbed by many people, although the menu is not expansive, the list very interesting and varied, there is sure to be something for everyone. We bot enjoyed the food... More 

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

this is a small restaurant with a relatively limited menu.The food is, however, excellent and the service good as is the atmosphere.An excellent destination for a pleasant lunch.

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Address: 10 Kings Road East | Swanage, Swanage Dorset BH19 1ES, England
Phone Number: 01929 422765
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Swanage
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Bistro

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