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South Deep Cafe

Parkstone Bay Marina, Poole, England
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Ranked #70 of 298 Restaurants in Poole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Midlands UK
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Decided to visit for an afternoon cake and coffee after reading rave reviews on the internet. Cake was dry and stale. Service was slow and inhospitable, had to keep asking for things that we had ordered. not worth the trek out to the marina.

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Dorset
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Recently visited the cafe with avid anticipation as both the reviews here and personal recommendations were very positive. Staff were very good but, I have to question how good a cafe/restaurant is that cannot cook a med/rare steak at two attempts and manages to produce an au poivre sauce without any flavour or pepper!! Very dissapointing.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A lovely little place down in the marina looking across the water with plenty of outdoor seating, so great for a drink on a sunny day. The food is also well worth visiting for, I particularly enjoyed the Moules Marinière, but there is plenty of other choices. There is parking in the road up to the marina but you may... More

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poole, united kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My friend and I came here for a snack and a chat around mid day on a sunny week day, we went to sit down and were told we couldn't sit anywhere on the terrace as it was all booked...this was fine as it was sunny so to be expected so we walked over to the outside bar area, a... More

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UK
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106 reviews 106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Sunday lunch with our son, daughter in law and grand child. Price for 2 course inc drinks for 5 was just £110. All the food was freshly cooked, simple dishes but tasty. Service very good. It is a bit cramped and you need to book because it is not very big.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

South deep has grown from a small shed to an elegant chalet building in the Car and boat park of Parkstone bay Marina off Turks lane. It is situated beside the harbours edge with a lawn, reeds and bamboo separating it from the water, where a fun sign reminds diners to beware of the crocodiles. There is plenty of outdoor... More

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london
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9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We came and ate at the start of this venture back in way back times. Not been for the last 18 months due to some illness and we live in London....but the place now has a good serious feel about it and it was a pleasure to have a great salad folle with a side of fries, a glass of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We recently went to south deep for lunch, we have eaten there about a dozen times before and always for lunch. There has always been a good selection of dishes with a number of specials, but what has happened? A shorter menu than on our last visit and no specials. We asked the waitress about this she said she has... More

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Popped by on a Sunday morning recently. Have eaten there several times previously albeit not since last summer. I knew breakfast is a little pricey for what you get but felt I knew the quality, location & service slightly makes up for it. I was wrong, the attitude of the waiting staff was appalling. Myself, my husband and Daughter ordered... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have been to South Deep a couple times now and absolutely love it. Great food, honest prices with a personal touch to service! I would recommend, you wont be let down! Hidden Gem of Poole/Bournemouth!

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