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South Deep Cafe

Parkstone Bay Marina, Poole, England
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Ranked #47 of 295 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
Poole, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Silverstone, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had a lovely dinner on a fine June mid week evening. South Deep is in the Parkstone Bay Marina and don't be put off by the lack of info on the website - just go, and do book to avoid disappointment (especially at weekends). There is the main restaurant by the side of the water and reed beds and... More

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Bournemouth
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

What a delightful find and well worth the effort. I did overhear that it gets very busy at weekends but for a mid week lunch everything was calm and relaxed. This is not your usual 'cafe' but a cut above the rest serving an interesting range of meals. Warm mackerel salad might sound boring but my hard to please companion... More

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Poole
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Went for Sunday breakfast on recommendation of a work colleague. Had read mixed reviews on value for money, with some suggesting the breakfast had been on the small size. However, we ordered two full English breakfasts - which were £9.95 each - and they arrived quite quickly (but were fresh) and we both had a plateful of food, with another... More

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Only went in for a coffee and I asked for a hot chocolate.Sat outside because of the dog.I was served a mug of hot milk, a mini shortbread biscuit and a lump of chocolate on a stick.I proceeded to whizz it round and round in my milk but the end result was a tasteless pale coloured hardly choccy at all... More

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Read all the great reviews so thought we would try it. Nice location, but £12.50 for a full English breakfast + cup of tea was disappointing - consisted of 2 chipolatas, 2 rashers of bacon, cherry tomatoes, 4 tiny button mushrooms, scrambled egg and very hard toast. Nice, but overpriced.

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