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South Deep Cafe

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Parkstone Bay Marina, Poole, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice feel and fresh tasty food

Have been here quite a few times and it is always good. Lovely fresh food and a good choice of meals. Over the years it has been extended but it retains a cosy atmosphere even in the outside eating and bar areas. A lovely place to go on a summer evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Dorset
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Poole, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Really disappointed- their food has gone down hill with much smaller portions, higher prices and poorer quality food. Won't be eating there again.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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390 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Lovely seeing on the edge of the harbour. Pleasant atmosphere inside and out. Our food was excellent, well cooked and presented. Staff willing and friendly. Best to book, especially if the weather is inclement. Parking may be an issue in the winter when the boats are out of the water.

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Dorset
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Have been here quite a few times and it is always good. Lovely fresh food and a good choice of meals. Over the years it has been extended but it retains a cosy atmosphere even in the outside eating and bar areas. A lovely place to go on a summer evening.

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Poole
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Most of what others say is true, my only additional contribution is that the restaurant has a web page but doesn't publish its menu. They must have a core menu of dishes which doesn't frequently change and it would help to know if they have dishes that would interest us. Hoipefully they read the reviews and might take notice.

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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

my husband and I lunch, I had dressed crab which was the best I've ever had, and I've had a few. Great place to lunch in a marina! Can be a little yummy mummyish!!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Having decided late to enjoy breakfast outside. I went on their website to find out what time they stopped breakfast but the website had little information so had to call them, but atleast it ment we could let them know we would prefer to sit outside. We arrived and they had reserved us a table outside as requested. We were... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited South Deep as a family on Saturday 18th July 2015 and had a truly wonderful lunch. The food, service and environment totally exceed our expectations; the weather was also kind to us and it was a perfect day. Would highly recommend!

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Simple, well presented, beautifully cooked food plus attentive service with a smile. Oh and the homemade cakes are to die for! Thoroughly recommended!

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Potters Bar
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We always enjoy our breakfasts at South Deep. Located in the boatyard at Parkstone, it is very pleasant walk around the harbour from Poole Quay. Can get very busy on sunny days so would recommend booking. They offer a half English for those with smaller appetites and eggs Benedict among the breakfast choices. Staff are always welcoming and very friendly.... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food is nice, but when the waitress got a drink wrong we got no apologies. The drink was a simple orange juice and soda and when told that it tasted flat, was told the orange juice would make the soda flat!!! However, the drink was replaced. I wouldn't rush back there, however, the views and setting are great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Parkstone Bay Marina, Poole, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

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